Baroque Music Montana concert slated for Jan. 12

Friday, January 7, 2022

On Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Columbus Congregational Church, join Baroque Music Montana’s international quartet cast in exploring the musical life of Sara Levy. Sara Levy was the favorite student of Johann Sebastian Bach’s son and Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn’s great aunt. A brilliant and history loving pianist, Sara Levy was at the center of Berlin’s musical life at the turn of the 19th century. This program includes selections from the Bach family including “Art of Fugue” paired with a fugue by young Bozeman composer Athena Carson, a French battle piece about the Napoleonic Wars written during the occupation of Berlin, and Felix Mendelssohn’s Op. 80 String Quartet composed in remembrance of his sister Fanny.

Pieces are performed on period instruments and historical bows by musicians in historic performance style, notable for a rarely heard lens towards Mendelssohn’s early romantic work.

There is no admission charge and donations for the musicians are welcomed.  For more information contact Kathleen Ralph at 322-1117.