Join us for a celebration of the master's 322nd birthday with a musical party, featuring Bach family videos, a wig tossing contest, and an intimate performance of several of his wonderful Brandenburg Concerti. Featuring the award-winning Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra and their music director, Benjamin Simon, this evening will be an opportunity to brush up on your Bach trivia, have a fugue explained to you, and learn the names of all of Bach's twenty-plus offspring. Those attending in period costume are eligible for valuable door prizes!
Music Director, San Francisco and Palo Alto Chamber Orchestras
Ben Simon is a former member of the Stanford String Quartet and is currently the Music Director of the Palo Alto and San Francisco Chamber Orchestras. Simon has been teaching Continuing Studies music courses since 1996. He has also organized popular winter celebrations of Mozart, Beethoven, Bartók, Schubert, and Bernstein.