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Concert festival goes ‘Bach to Bach’

Bach fans will rejoice with the four “Bach to Bach” concerts planned for the Arizona Bach Festival 2014.

Area Agency on Aging Benefits Assistance Program Director Glen Spencer and SMP volunteer Bobbie Garland giving an SMP presentation at the Phoenix Area Agency on Aging (submitted photo).

Area Agency on Aging Benefits Assistance Program Director Glen Spencer and SMP volunteer Bobbie Garland giving an SMP presentation at the Phoenix Area Agency on Aging (submitted photo).

First up is the maestro’s E Major Keyboard Concerto and the two Cantatas drawn from it, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 6300 N. Central Ave. The concert features Dr. Guy Whatley, with harpsichord, orchestra, and vocal soloists.

Next, enjoy the “Wayward Sisters” Baroque Ensemble in an all-Bach program, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 at Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Drive.

Pianist Kimiko Ishizaka plays the “Goldberg Variations” and well-tempered Clavier Book One, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 at Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Ave.

The festival closes on Sunday, Jan. 26 as Organist Jonathan Dimmock plays an all-Bach program on the glorious Visser organ at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 6300 N. Central Avenue. The concert begins at 3 p.m.

A pre-concert talk precedes each event one hour prior to the concert. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at the door for all concerts except the first one, which is $27 in advance and $30 at the door. A special Festival Pass for all four concerts also is available for $85.

For tickets or more information, go to www.ArizonaBachFestival.org. For questions, contact Scott Youngs at syoungs7@yahoo.com or 602-279-5539, ext. 128.

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