From our friends at The Community Music School of the Piedmont –
The Community Music School of the Piedmont presents ‘The Joy of Bach’, the 5th Annual Candlelight Concert featuring the internationally acclaimed J. Reilly Lewis and performers from The Washington Bach Consort. The fundraising event and silent auction will take place on Sunday, February 19th, 2012 at 4:00PM at Barton Oaks Ballroom in The Plains Virginia.
The event will feature the highly talented conductor and keyboard artist, J. Reilly Lewis. “Lewis’s performance journeyed well above the timberline into the heart and soul of Bach’s genius, said The Washington Post of his playing and conducting. “It was clear from his reading of it that Lewis loves this music deeply; it was a performance so tender you never wanted it to end.”
Highlights of this year’s program will include The Italian Concerto, The Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook, the French Suite in G Major, among others. All will be performed by stellar soloists and instrumentalists from the Washington Bach Consort conducted by Maestro Lewis.
As the sole, annual fundraising event for the school, the Candlelight Concert series was established to provide world-class music to the local community, and to raise critically needed scholarship and outreach funds for the Community Music School of the Piedmont. Tickets for this one-night event are $125 and can be purchased online at www.piedmontmusic.org. Through music instruction and ensemble opportunities, the Community Music School of the Piedmont enriches the lives of over 450 community children.
Since 1994, the Community Music School of the Piedmont has been dedicated to providing high quality music instruction and performance opportunities for all members of the community. Headquartered in Upperville, Virginia, the school is an independent, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. For more information on the Candlelight Concert Series, please visit the Community Music School of the Piedmont’s website at www.piedmontmusic.org or call (540)-592-3040.