Concert Program

Suite 1 in G Major, BWV 1007, J.S. Bach

Quintet for Tuba and Strings (1978), Jan Bach

Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034, J.S. Bach

Concert Variations (1977), Jan Bach

Ballade (2002), Roland Szentpali

Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival

The Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Big Rapids, Michigan.

Since its inception in 2006, Tuba Bach has brought hundreds of exceptional musicians from around the world, across the United states, and from every corner of our state to present concerts and educational programming in West-Central Michigan, free of charge and available to all.


Past Seasons Archive > 2006 Concert Season > Concert 1

Concert 1
Sunday, September 17, 2006 • 4:00 P.M.

Bach to Bach

First Baptist Church, 200 Stewart St., Big Rapids, Mich.

Presented by
Chemical Bank of Big Rapids
Pete and Carol Cheesebrough

Dedicated to the memory of
Mildred Bachellor (1911-2001)

Featuring the principal string quartet of the Grand Rapids Symphony, including Chris Martin and Gene Hahn on violin, Leslie Van Becker on viola and David Peshlakai on cello

Also featuring Brazilian pianist and harpsichordist Rubia Souza Santos.

A celebration of the music of J.S. Bach contrasted with the music of contemporary composer Jan Bach. In addition to the first cello suite, the program will feature one of J.S. Bach's flute sonatas, a quintet for tuba and strings by Jan Bach, as well as his 'Concert Variations for euphonium and piano', and a United States premiere performance of Hungarian composer Roland Szentpali's 'Ballade' for tuba and string quartet.