Bach Harpsichord Concertos
11:00 AM, Monday, June 6
TRINITY CHAPEL – 2320 Dana Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available at the door. Price: $20/$15
Janine Johnson and Yuko Tanaka play three beloved J. S. Bach harpsichord concertos with an ensemble of superb baroque string players. Janine will play the d minor Concerto, BWV 1052, Yuko will play the D major concerto, BWV 1054, and the two together will play the c minor double concerto, BWV 1060. It should be a huge amount of fun for everyone and a wonderful early start to the Festival.
ENSEMBLE: Janine Johnson and Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord; Elizabeth Blumenstock and Kati Kyme, violin; David Bowes viola, David Morris, cello; Kristin Zoernig, double bass
Janine Johnson: Known for the intricate artwork with which she adorns world-class harpsichords, the multitalented Janine Johnson is also a gifted harpsichordist and pianist in her own right. Her style of playing is elegant yet extremely agile, and she has performed extensively in the Bay Area and beyond.
Ms. Johnson began her musical studies on the modern piano and started playing the harpsichord as a teenager. She majored piano performance and two dimensional art at California State University, Northridge and began building and decorating harpsichords in earnest at this time. She has continued as an instrument maker ever since and is now working with renowned harpsichord builder John Phillips in Berkeley, California.
Yuko Tanaka is active as a harpsichord soloist and ensemble performer. She performs with numerous ensembles including Music of the Spheres, Philharmonia Baroque Chamber Players, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, and American Bach Soloists. She has appeared with the San Francisco Symphony and the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. She maintains a private studio, conducts master classes, and appears as guest lecturer at various universities.
Ms. Tanaka holds a DMA from Stanford University.
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