Bach Sonatas and Partitas, to Honor Olga Bloom

This week Bargemusic presents a mini-International festival. The concerts feature a violinist from Prague, a violinist from England, a pianist from Germany and a chamber orchestra from Montreal. On Thursday at 8 pm, Jazz Night features pianist Don Friedman. On Friday at 8 pm, violinist Ivan Zenaty plays all six of Bach’s sonatas and partitas for solo violin. On Saturday at 8 pm, Yuli Turovsky conducts I Musici de Montreal in a program of pieces by Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky. On Sunday at 4 pm, violinist Helena Baillie and pianist Julian Riem play pieces by Tommaso Vitali, Mozart, Schumann, Prokofiev, Pärt and Debussy.

Dear Music Lovers,

Last night Barbara Walters did a special on ABC about living to be a 150 year old. She noted that there are 84,000 Americans who are 100 years or older. Today is Olga’s birthday. She turns 89, so she has a long way to go. This week in her honor, Friday’s program contains all of Bach’s sonatas and partitas for solo violin, which she practices herself religiously every morning. So tutti bravi, Olga!

Lots of Love,
Mark Peskanov

One Response to “Bach Sonatas and Partitas, to Honor Olga Bloom”

  1. Anne Says:

    Happy Birthday, Olga! Hope Bach brings you joy and serenity for years to come!