The Baroque Room
Lunchtime Concert Series: Solo Bach with Surprises
Admission is FREE
The Suite No. 1 in G major by J.S. Bach is like a garden of motifs, well- walked, but refreshing. The Suite No. 3 in C major is a pure celebration of sound, featuring the well-known dance movement, the Bourèe (which may have a surprise dance). These Bach Suites come paired with surprises, including movements from Cello Suites by Bach’s contemporary Jacob Klein, as well as light cello Capriccios by Guiseppe d'all Abaco, a traveling Italian virtuoso.
Program chosen from:
Suite for Solo Cello in G major - J. S. Bach
Suite for Solo Cello in C major - J. S. Bach
Selections from Sonatas for Two Cellos by Jacob Klein
Selections from Capriccios by Giuseppe d'all Abaco
Charles Asch completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Minnesota this May 2017. He received his master’s degree at Juilliard. Dr. Asch performs solo and chamber music recitals of varied character and style, from Bach and Brahms to contemporary works. He performs on a Baroque cello from c. 1710 Vienna, with a baroque bow by Cristopher English. His ensemble work includes performances with Lyra Baroque Orchestra, Minnesota Bach Society and the Minnesota Opera. Dr. Asch is currently cello faculty at UW-River Falls, MacPhail Center for Music and Mount Calvary Academy of Music. Aside from cello, he studied both piano and voice. He is currently a member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel Choir, which performs each Sunday on music ranging from works by Duruflé, Faure and renaissance composers such at Tomás Luis de Victoria.