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B-A-C-H Prisms

October 13th, 8:00pm
Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church, Cambridge

October 14th, 3:30pm
First Parish in Lexington, Lexington

Sarasa opens its 20th Anniversary Season with a performance of Bach’s monumental Art of Fugue, which he was working on towards the end of his life and never completed. Its 15 fugues and 4 canons, all based on a single musical idea, are a reflection of meticulous craftsmanship and brilliant technique in counterpoint. Our program is interspersed with short waves of light by 20th-century composers, which bounce off the prism cast by Bach in his final and enduring work, one of combined simplicity and complexity.

Rodolfo Richter, Rebecca Huber, violins; Jenny Stirling, viola; Jennifer Morsches, cello