Bel Canto Company opens its 35th Anniversary season with a concert for chorus and orchestra celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach.
Bach’s influence on the development of music can hardly be overstated. Not only are his compositions still performed today, nearly 300 years later, but countless composers learned their craft by studying his music, arranged melodies he originally composed, and developed their unique styles by “breaking” his musical “rules” (rules which he himself often flaunted to great effect!).
Ask nearly any professional musician who the greatest musical genius of all time was, and time and again the answer will be, without hesitation, “Bach.”
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