Baroque Music on Period Instruments


C.P.E. Bach at 300 Festival

November 21, 2014, 05:30 PM - November 23, 2014, 05:00 PM
FSU College of Music and St. John's Episcopal Church

The “C.P.E Bach at 300” Festival features three days of performances and outreach events that celebrate the life, music, and influence of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, born 300 years ago in 1714. (C.P.E. Bach was the fifth child of Johann Sebastian Bach.) The festival is presented through a partnership with the FSU College of Music – Musicology and Early Music Ensembles, and the Tallahassee Bach Parley. Events will include lectures and concerts to entertain and educate modern audiences about the musical treasures of the past. Most of the performances will be on period instruments to create an authentic sound that gives audience members a chance to step back into the past. The festival will culminate with the Tallahassee Bach Parley concert "C.P.E. Bach at 300," part of our "Back to Bach" season, at 3 PM Sunday.

The “C.P.E. Bach at 300” festival schedule is:

Friday, Nov. 21:

  •  “Delicacy, Precision, and Spirit”: Carl Philip Emanuel Bach’s Music for Clavichord,
      Lecture by Charles E. Brewer, FSU Professor of Musicology
      5:30PM, Kuersteiner Music Building Lounge at FSU (Limited Seating)
  •  “C. P. E. Bach at 300, An Overview: Life, Family, Works, Reception”
      Keynote Lecture by Mark Knoll
      6:30PM, Lindsay Recital Hall, FSU

Saturday, Nov. 22:

  •  Pre-concert lecture by Mark Knolll
     6:00PM, Opperman Music Hall at FSU
  • Chamber, Vocal, and Keyboard Music of C. P. E. Bach
    7:00PM, Opperman Music Hall, FSU

                   Iain Quinn, organ
                   Sarah Eyerly, soprano
                   Joel Hastings, fortepiano
                   Eva Amsler, flute & traverso
                   Vivianne Asturizaga & Sarah Jane Young, traverso

Sunday, Nov. 23:

  • Tallahassee Bach Parley and FSU Baroque Ensemble present “C.P.E. Bach at 300”
    Orchestral and Chamber Music by C. P. E. Bach
    3:00PM, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 211 North Monroe St.

           Concerto in A major with Kim Jones, cello

                   Eva Amsler, traverso
                   Valerie Arsenault, violin
                   Melissa Brewer, violin
                   Josh Lee, viola da gamba
                   Iain Quinn, harpsichord

C.P.E. Bach at 300

November 23, 2014, 03:00 PM
St. John's Episcopal Church

“Kids Go for B'roque”

March 15, 2015, 03:00 PM
Longmire Recital Hall, FSU

Bach & Sons

March 22, 2015, 03:00 PM
St. John's Episcopal Church

J. S. Bach Organ Recital

April 19, 2015, 03:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church

featuring Iain Quinn, organ

Musical Offerings & Membership Reception

June 7, 2015, 03:00 PM
St. John's Episcopal Church


All Tallahassee Bach Parley concerts (except "Kids Go for  B'roque and the Organ Concert) are held at St John's Episcopal Church, 211 North Monroe St., Tallahassee, 32301.

View map here.

A $10 donation is suggested and appreciated; free childcare is available.

As always, the Tallahassee Bach Parley provides accommodations for persons with disabilities. Please notify the music director at 850-224-8025 or at least five working days prior to a concert if accommodation for disability or if a program in an alternative format is needed.

Dermatology Associates of Tallahassee   Hancock Bank

City of Tallahassee Leon County Council on Culture & Arts Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority

This program sponsored in part by the City of Tallahassee, Leon County, Tallahassee Downtown and the Council on Culture & Arts.