What is BACH AND BOOMBOX?
It’s the excitement of great music performed live, in a relaxed, casual setting.
I play pieces by Bach and other classical composers on my cello, and we listen to recordings by pop and jazz artists like the Beastie Boys and Miles Davis on the boombox.
Aren’t classical concerts formal?
Not these. First of all, we get to talk!
We each connect with music in our own unique way, and I really like hearing how the music speaks to you. I also tell funny stories about the lives of Bach and other great composers, as well as tales from my years of playing at the White House! Not many musicians can say they’ve been conducted by Walter Cronkite, or have accompanied Stan Musial! (He played a mean harmonica)
Why the boombox?
Duke Ellington once said: “If it sounds good, it is good.”
All great musicians use the same tools in their work, and hearing these different styles side by side helps us hear connections between what we already love and what’s new to us.
Can I bring my iPod?
During the program, the pieces I play may remind you of a song you love.
Bring it up to play through the boombox! Anything with a headphone jack can plug into it.
We’ll have time during each session for you to add your favorite music to what we’ve been hearing.
Where can I hear
BACH AND BOOMBOX?
I come to you!
BACH AND BOOMBOX takes great music out of the concert hall and to anywhere there are chairs and an electrical outlet.
Who is it for?
BACH AND BOOMBOX is great for performing arts organizations reaching out to new audiences, for schools who want to expose their students to the joy of live music, and for businesses, too – your employees will be invigorated and inspired after a lunchtime performance in the conference room!
Come experience BACH AND BOOMBOX – together, we’ll learn more about the great music we love, and discover something new, too!