SINFONIA SPIRITUOSA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA THESPIRITOFIMPROVISATION D edicated to presenting bold, historically-informed performances on period instruments, the spectacular new Baroque ensemble Sinfonia Spirituosa draws its performers from across the United States and Canada. Through vibrant, collegial exchange, they aspire to faithfully bring to life the broad spectrum of color, affect, and rhetoric inherent in the music of the Baroque era, and their unique and varied instrumentation allows for programming which displays an astonishingly wide variety of national styles. SATURDAY, MARCH 9 7:30 PM | ZINGG RECITAL HALL TICKET PRICING FOR THE ABOVE PERFORMANCES: $15 ADULT | $13 SENIOR $6 YOUTH & CHICO STATE STUDENT THREE WONDER FILLED DAYS OF BACH Plus,free Bach-to-Bach coffee,lecture, workshops, andmasterclasses THECOFFEECANTATA Johann Sebastian Bach’s Coffee Cantata for soprano and bass soloists is presented on the patio outside The Creekside Café (Colusa Commons), with complementary coffee supplied by 6 Degrees coffee company. Come and hear the satirical side of Bach and enjoy a cup of joe. FREE THURSDAY, MARCH 7 | 3 PM COLUSA COMMONS ORGANWORKSHOP Guest organists Annette Richards and David Yearsley of Cornell University present a workshop for organists from Northern California employing the grand Centennial Organ. Sponsored in part by the American Guild of Organists, Northern California Chapter. FREE SATURDAY, MARCH 9 | 11 AM–1 PM HARLEN ADAMS THEATRE STAGE SINFONIASPIRITUOSA WORKSHOPS/MASTERCLASSES The professional members of Sinfonia Spirituosa will coach and offer tips and advice to local musicians, including CSU, Chico students and the Music Teachers Association of California. Contact David Scholz at if interested in participating in a masterclass for strings, flute, bassoon, harpsichord, or guitar. FREE SATURDAY, MARCH 9 | 1–3 PM • ZINGG RECITAL HALL • ROWLAND-TAYLOR RECITAL HALL • PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 132 BACHLAUGHS GUEST LECTURE WITH DAVID YEARSLEY, CORNELL UNIVERSITY No composer’s image is sterner than Johann Sebastian Bach’s. Yet, his early admirers painted a more varied picture of the composer. Indeed, they went out of their way to applaud his comic talents, a fact mostly ignored by later commentators. This lecture takes a fresh look at, and listens to, the first Brandenburg Concerto (among other works), attending to the piece’s bizarre and brilliant musical ideas and gestures. FREE SATURDAY, MARCH 9 | 3 PM ROWLAND-TAYLOR RECITAL HALL ORGANISTS ANNETTE RICHARDS AND DAVID YEARSLEY OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY BACHANDSONS J ohann Sebastian Bach was the greatest—and one of the most prolific—organists of his, or perhaps any other time? He was prolific in the making of sons, too, yet his boys left behind precious little organ music even though they were renowned as players of the king of instruments. This program on the Centennial Organ brings together two generations of Bach’s, pairing masterpieces by the father with works by the sons. SUNDAY, MARCH 10 2 PM | HARLEN ADAMS THEATRE STAGE 42 CHICO STATE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS 2018–2019