It’s Time to Bach Around the Clock

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Enjoy the music of Johann Sebastian Bach in this 24-hour live music marathon, with performances by Toledo Symphony Orchestra musicians and others from the region led by Merwin Siu, principal second violinist for the TSO. Additional support and programming is provided by ADJ•ective New Music. The program beings at dawn on Saturday, Aug. 13 and ends at dawn on Sunday, Aug. 14 outside of the GlasSalon. A 24-hour pass to all the related programs is $36 (Museum members and TSO members will receive a free t-shirt); individual tickets for Bach’s Mass in B Minor are $20 for adults and $5 for students. For details on performance locations or a link to purchase tickets, visit

The B Minor Mass is made possible by the generous support of the Perrysburg Secor Woods Friends: Lucille Gorski, Sue and Doug Neckers, Chuck and Carol Stocking in memory of Ted Gorski, Leigh and Jim Mitchell.

Event Schedule

6:41 a.m. Sunrise Salutation Silent Music II
Cello Suite No. 1 Renee Goubeaux, cello
7:15 a.m. Bach Breakfast GlasSalon
Violin Sonata No. 1 Merwin Siu, violin
Violin Partita No. 1 Cheryl Trace, violin
Cello Suite No. 4 Damon Coleman, cello
Cello Suite No. 3 Amy Chang, cello
9:30 a.m. Toledo Symphony School of Music Main Terrace
9:58 a.m. Trumpet Fanfare Main Terrace
10 a.m. Coffee Cantata Libbey Court
Carol Dusdieker, soprano; Bradley Piri, tenor; Lance Ashmore, baritone; Sara Jobin, conductor; Jillienne Bowers and Mallory Tabb, violins; Kalindi Bellach, viola; Shelbi Wagner, cello; Amy Heritage, flute; Wayne Anthony, continuo
10:35 a.m. Partita Processional Galleries 35, 33, 32, 31, and 28
Violin Partita No. 3 Caroline Chin, violin; Merwin Siu, violin; Jillienne Bowers, violin; Mallory Tabb, violin; Cole Habekost, violin
10:55 a.m. Bach to the Future, Part I Levis Galleries
Corigliano Fancy on a Bach Air Kalindi Bellach, viola
Schiffer Seventh Suite Rene Schiffer, cello
Bach Two Part Inventions Andrew Martin Smith, clarinet; Jamie Leigh Sampson, bassoon
11:35 a.m. Bach to the Future, Part II Great Gallery
20th and 21st century works inspired by Bach
Curated by ADJ•ective New Music
1:15 p.m. Bach on the Keyboard Great Gallery
Selections include Preludes and Fugues from Book I of the Well Tempered Clavier
With performances by Frances Renzi, Michael Boyd, Robert Satterlee, and numerous other pianists from the Toledo area
3:33 p.m. Goldberg Variations Great Gallery
Tea Prokes, violin; Tim Zeithamel, viola; Martha Reikow, cello
5:00 p.m. BACH-yard BBQ Peristyle Terrace
Concerto for Two Violins
Air on the G String
Schiffer – Concerto in Tess-dur
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Caroline Chin, Tea Prokes, Cheryl Trace, Jillienne Bowers, violins; Kalindi Bellach, Alice Petersen, Mihaela Ragusitu, violas; Robert Clemens, Martha Reikow, Andrea Yun, Rene Schiffer, celli
6:00 p.m. Bach on the Skinner Organ Peristyle
Pièce d’Orgue, BWV 572 James Kibbie, organ
Selections from Clavierübung III
Trio in C Minor, BWV 21/1a
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit, BWV 668
Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582
7:15 p.m. Pre-concert conversation Peristyle
Merwin Siu
8 p.m. Mass in B-Minor Peristyle
Jennifer Cresswell, Nicole S. Joseph, sopranos; Nora Graham-Smith, mezzo-soprano; John Bellemer, tenor; John Cheek, bass-baritone; Sara Jobin, conductor; Toledo Mass in B-Minor Chorus and Orchestra
10:30 p.m. Bach and Plensa Heart of Trees
Contrapuncti for Brass Quintet Lauraine Carpenter, trumpet; Thaddeus Archer, trumpet; Emily Price Dietz, horn; Garth Simmons, trombone; Aaron Hynds, tuba
11:15 p.m. Solos in the Salon GlasSalon
Cello Suite No. 6 Andrea Yun, cello
Schiffer – Duet for Two Celli Rene Schiffer, Andrea Yun, celli
Sonata No. 1 for Violin & Continuo Jillienne Bowers, violin; Valrie Kantorski, continuo
Cello Suite No. 5 Rene Schiffer, cello
Cello Suite No. 2 Robert Clemens, cello
1:15 a.m. Bach-tar – Bach on Guitar and Lute GlasSalon
Peter Kharcenko, guitar and lute
2:15 a.m. Switched on Bach with Heavy Color GlasSalon
Heavy Color
3:50 a.m. Partita No. 2 GlasSalon
Merwin Siu, violin
4:50 a.m. Sleepers, Wake GlasSalon
Wachet auf! Merwin Siu and Cheryl Trace, violins
Art of Fugue Kalindi Bellach, viola
Wenn wir in höchstein Nöten sein Renee Goubeaux, cello

Note: Events are subject to change.

One Response to “It’s Time to Bach Around the Clock”

  1. Anne Doerfler says:

    Merwin, reBACHable collection of musicians and performances! Congratulations!! We have a concert pianist from NY coming for the Peristyle concerts.

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