SCARLATTITOSCHUMANN FRIDAY, MARCH 9 | 7:30 PM ZINGG RECITAL HALL Internationally renowned pianist, recording artist and Chico State piano professor Natalya Shkoda takes center stage in the first recital of the 2018 Chico Bach Festival. Dr. Shkoda’s program includes the works of J.S. Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, and Robert Schumann. Dr. Shkoda’s performances were praised for “impressive pianistic range” (International Piano), “considerable power” (All-Music Guide), and “extremely natural piano sound” (Music Web International). VIVALDIANDBEYOND SATURDAY, MARCH 10 | 7:30 PM ZINGG RECITAL HALL Piano professor emeritus Dr. Robert Bowman, flautist Yael Ronen, soprano Dara Scholz, cellist Burke Schuchmann, violinist Matt Raley, and others highlight the music of Antonio Vivaldi in this Saturday evening recital. J.S. Bach studied the music of Vivaldi and was strongly influenced by his compositional style. FRESCOBALDIANDFRIENDS SUNDAY, MARCH 11 | 7:30 PM HARLEN ADAMS THEATRE STAGE Chico State alumnus Jeffrey Cooper will perform an organ program tracing the work and influence of Italy’s greatest organist, Girolamo Frescobaldi, as it spread across Europe through the seventeenth century—finally to become a key ingredient in the North German tradition that gave rise to J.S. Bach’s organ music. Other composers represented include Buxtehude, Schildt, Sweelinck, and de Grigny. THE ITALIAN INFLUENCE 2018 J .S. Bach was the consummate professional musician, and he studied the works of many other composers. Although he lived in the same section of Northeast Germany his entire life, he was familiar with the works of many Italian composers, including three of his contemporaries—Domenico Scarlatti, Antonio Vivaldi, and Girolamo Frescobaldi. This year’s Bach Festival will trace the influence these Italians had on Bach and beyond. TICKET PRICING FOR EACH PERFORMANCE: $15 ADULT | $13 SENIOR | $6 YOUTH & CHICO STATE STUDENT 41 TICKETS: 530.898.6333 • ChicoStateTickets.com • SchoolOfTheArts-CSUChico.com • ChicoPerformances.com