Sunday, October 23, 2016
LA Bach Festival Finale Concert
We are pleased to host the LA Bach Festival Finale Concert, featuring Dale Henderson, who has been praised by Yo-Yo Ma as “a very gifted musician, a natural cellist...”, as well as soloist and Oxy Music faculty member Desiree La Vertu.
Dale Henderson, Founder, Bach in the Subways
Bruce Mayhall Rastrelli, Concert Lecturer
Lori Marie Rios, Director
Desiree La Vertu, Soloist and Director of Choral & Vocal Activities at Occidental College
Cello Suite No. 6 – J.S. Bach
Italian Cantata HWV 189 – G.F. Handel
Italian Cantata HWV 192 – G.F. Handel
Other selected Bach pieces
About Dale Henderson
Dale Henderson founded Bach in the Subways in 2010 as a solo project to sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers. It has since flowered into a global musicians’ movement, bringing live Bach to new audiences in 140 cities in 40 countries. Henderson lives in New York City, where he teaches and performs locally. He also performs around the country and enjoys collaborations with pianist William Chapman Nyaho and harpist Elisabeth Remy Johnson in the newly formed Parsa Duo. Read more about Dale here.
About the Los Angeles Bach Festival
The Los Angeles Bach Festival (LABF) is the oldest fine arts cultural festival in the City of Los Angeles and the oldest Bach Festival west of the Mississippi. The LABF was founded in 1934 by John Smallman, Director of Music at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. As Director of the Los Angeles Oratorio Society and the Smallman A Cappella Choir, he was a leader in introducing large choral works of Bach and other master composers to Los Angeles audiences in the 1920s and ’30s. Previous artistic directors are Thomas Somerville, who served for 23 years, Alex Ruggieri, Jonathan Talberg, and most recently James Walker.
The Festival presents organ, choral, and orchestral performances to audiences in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Its mission is to present high quality entertaining and educational public performances of music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, his contemporaries, and Bach-inspired works. The Festival continues to encourage and has traditionally supported young musicians and youth audiences through Children’s Concerts and Junior Bach Competition recitals.