Cool DC Events: Bach Sinfonia- C.P.E. Bach’s Sensitive Side

As you may or may not know, our very own professor Dan Abraham moonlights as the conductor and artistic director of the Bach Sinfonia, a Maryland organization which hosts concerts, lectures, and other events devoted to Baroque and Classical period music (hence the name). The Sinfonia’s first brush with internet fame on our blog came in January when they hosted a performance by Chatham Baroque.

This Saturday they are hosting their next event at the Cultural Arts Center at Montgomery College, Silver Spring. It is a showcase of the works of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (son of the famous Johann Sebastian), in his Empfindsamer Stil (“Sensitive Style”). Turns out, C.P.E. knew exactly how to turn it down while keeping it passionate. This event is to celebrate his 300th birthday!

C.P.E: Strictly for the headz.

Featuring Douglas Poplin on cello and Adam Pearl on harpsichord, this event will include two symphonies, a cello concerto and a set of variations. There will also be the FIRST performance in North America of a recently identified Sinfonia by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. Exciting!

It all starts at 8 pm on Saturday (4/5). Tickets are $30 but students get in for $15! Here’s the event page:

as well as Professor Abraham’s own page, if you’re interested in other upcoming events: