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V.25 No.2 | 01/14/2016
Bibliotheque National de France

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Bach to the Future

Saturday, Jan 16: St. John's Bach Project

Pianist Amy Greer performs the French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817 and more.
V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015

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Winter's Solemn Song

Saturday, Nov 28: Annual Winter Solstice Concert

Bach Violin Concerto in A minor, Cantata BWV 151, a selection of beautiful Renaissance motets of the season and recent music from Irsee Monastery in Bavaria.
V.24 No.42 | 10/15/2015
courtesy of the artist

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Delights of a Musical Garden

Sunday, Oct 25: Chatter Sunday: Gardening at Gropius House

A Chatter Sunday event featuring "Gardening at Gropius House" by Neil Rolnick.
V.21 No.16 | 4/19/2012
Photo by Andrea Bucheli

Arts

Pianist Lara Downes at Sunday Chatter

San Francisco-born Lara Downes has become world renowned for her take on Bach’s classic Goldberg Variations. She plays her reimagined piece today at 10:30 a.m. at Sunday Chatter at The Kosmos (1715 Fifth Street NW). Read about it in this week’s Performance Preview.

Photo by Andrea Bucheli

Performance Preview

Bach to the Future

Pianist brings modern touch to a centuries-old classic

Most kids don't relish the thought of spending their entire Saturday glued to a piano bench. (It sounds like cruel, Victorian child torture if you ask me.) But that wasn't the case for Lara Downes, who grew up in San Francisco and began playing regularly at the age of 3. "I didn't know there was anything different," says Downes. "I always loved it, I never really wanted to do anything else."

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