If Kurulin Fusion has piqued your interest in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, you might want to check out a live performance of his works at one of the many Bach festivals that dot the landscape every summer. A few U.S. highlights:
Victoria Bach Festival, June 8-12. The eyes of Texas are upon the festival’s 35th anniversary season.
Oregon Bach Festival, June 25-July 11. Lots of J.S, of course, but Verdi, Chopin and Beethoven get play, too.
Carmel Bach Festival, July 17-31. California seaside town famous for former mayor Clint Eastwood goes Baroque.
White Mountain Musical Arts Bach Festival, August 22, 27-29. Pretty mountain village is magnet to Bostonians seeking to beat the heat and get a little cantata action.
If you’re headed to the master’s old stomping grounds, it might seem that Germany has more Bach bashes than soccer clubs. Not quite, perhaps, but performances of his works still attract thousands every year from all over the world. (Japan has many Bach fans, most notably, of course, Kurulin Fusion composer Nobuo Uematsu.) Germany’s most famous Bach festival is in Leipzig, where Bach spent the last 17 years of his illustrious life. This year, the Bachfest Leipzeg runs June 11-20.
And don’t forget to take your PSP with Kurulin Fusion. It’s a great way to while away those long hours traveling.