Trinity Episcopal Church and Pacific MusicWorks Underground are teaming up to present Bach’s Coffeehouse, a new fun and informal concert series that blends Baroque music by Bach, Vivaldi, and their contemporaries with beer, wine, and mead tastings and innovative multimedia program notes (think VH-1’s Pop-Up Videos for classical music…) It’s a great night out for both first-time concertgoers and experienced music lovers looking for a fun, new, social experience.
At the turn of the 17th century, a new style of music began to push the boundaries of instrumental writing, demanding more from both musicians and their instruments. A significant amount of this new music was based on improvisation on popular songs of the time, much like American classic Jazz. Baroque violinist Aaron Westman and baroque bassoonist Anna Marsh join organist Henry Lebedinsky for a fun, illuminating, and even breathtaking exploration of this repertoire, including music from Italy, England, Germany, and Poland.
Admission is $25 (only $20 over 65 and under 30), under 18 free. Tickets available at the door. Trinity Episcopal Church is handicapped-accessible.