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AGAVE and Reginald L. Mobley, countertenor

February 27 @ 7:30 pm

$15 – $55
Agave Group 112ppb

Johann Sebastian, Johann Christoph, Johann Bernhard, Johann Michael, and Heinrich are all in the family . . . the BACH family. The Grammy-nominated team of AGAVE (Aaron Westman and Anna Washburn, violin; Kati Kyme, viola; William Skeen, violoncello and viola da gamba; Henry Lebedinsky, organ; and Kevin Cooper, theorbo) and star countertenor Reginald L. Mobley perform BACH/Family, a celebration of this illustrious musical family, active from the age of the Thirty Years’ War all the way through the end of the 18th century. This musical family reunion includes Johann Sebastian’s beautiful and brilliant Violin Sonata in G and a choice selection of virtuosic arias from his cantatas; a passionate wedding chaconne by second cousin Johann Christoph; a wild sonata by Christoph’s brother, Johann Michael; the Orchestral Suite no. 1 in G minor by an immensely talented cousin, Johann Bernhard; as well as works by early Bach contemporaries Philipp Heinrich Erlebach and Johann Rosenmüller.


Johann Michael Bach (1648–1694)
Sonata and Capriccio in G Minor

Johann Bernhard Bach (1676–1749)
Suite No. 1 in G Minor

Philipp Heinrich Erlebach (1657–1714)
“Trocknet Euch Ihr heißen Zähren”

Heinrich Bach (1615–1692)
Chorale prelude, “Erbarm dich mein, O Herre Gott”

Johann Rosenmüller (1619–1684)
Christum ducem, qui per crucem

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Sonata for Violin and Continuo in G Major, BWV 1021
Quoniam, Lutheran Mass in F, BWV 233


Johann Sebastian Bach, after G.H. Stölzel
“Bekennen will ich seinen Namen,” BWV 200

Johann Bernhard Bach
Suite No. 1 in G Minor

Johann Sebastian Bach
“Mit allem, was ich hab und bin,” Alles nur nach Gottes Willen, BWV 72

Johann Christoph Bach (1642–1703)
Ciaconna: “Mein Freund ist Mein,” from Meine Freundin, du bist schön
“Es ist nun aus mit meinem leben”

All concerts are preceded by a pre-concert lecture presented by Nuvi Mehta at 6:45 p.m. (generously underwritten by Gordon Brodfuehrer in honor of Erika Torri) and are followed by a reception with the artists in the Sharon & Joel Labovitz Entry Hall.

The concerts will be in person at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. There are no physical tickets for these events. Your name will be on an attendee list at the front door. Doors open at 6.:15 p.m. Seating is first-come; first-served. These events will be presented in compliance with State of California and County of San Diego health regulations as applicable at the time of each concert.

Masks optional. If you have a fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms, please stay home.


February 27
7:30 pm
$15 – $55
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Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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