12 December 2019

Munich Germany , Prinzregententheater
Munich Chamber Orchestra/ Ilan Volkov
Münchener Kammerorchester
GYÖRGY LIGETI ›Continuum‹ für Cembalo
JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU Suite aus der Oper ›Les Boréades‹
FRANK MARTIN Konzert für Cembalo und kleines Orchester
BEAT FURRER ›Xenos III‹ für 2 Schlagzeuger und Streicher
FRANZ SCHREKER Kammersymphonie

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8 January 2020

Hong Kong People’s Republic of China , Hong Kong City Hall
J.S. Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos (BWV 1046-51)
Mahan Esfahani returns as a soloist and guest lecturer for Beare’s Premiere Music Festival 2020 with Cho-Liang Lin (violin) and other world-renowned colleagues.
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18 January 2020

London United Kingdom, Barbican Centre
‘Evening in the Palace of Reason’
In ‘Evening in the Palace of Reason,’ harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and author James R Gaines explore the story of Bach’s Musical Offering. And no question, it’s a powerful story – of timeless genius pitted against pure reason; of faith against Enlightenment; and two of the greatest figures of world history, king and musician, locked in philosophical combat.

James R Gaines, author of the bestselling account of their meeting, explains the human dimension, but the real miracle is Bach’s music. Performed by harpsichordist-without-limits Mahan Esfahani, it unlocks our weekend-long exploration of music’s most beautiful mind.
1.30pm, Talk: Introduction by author James R Gaines (Evening in the Palace of Reason)

2.30pm, Concert
J S Bach: Sonata in E minor for violin and continuo BWV 1023
Frederick the Great: Sonata for flute and continuo in C minor
J S Bach: Sonata in E major for violin and harpsichord BWV 1016
C P E Bach: Sonata II in C minor, “Prussian” (1740)
J S Bach: Partita in D minor for solo violin BWV 1004

5pm, Panel discussion: a group of Bach experts dig deep into the contrasting mindsets of J S Bach and Frederick the Great

7.30pm, CONCERT
C P E Bach: Sonata in G minor for viola da gamba and cembalo obbligato
C P E Bach: Sonata for solo flute in A minor
Quantz: Trio Sonata in A minor
J S Bach: The Musical Offering, BWV 1079

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Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord & curator
James R Gaines, author
Adam Walker, flute
Antje Weithaas, violin
Richard Boothby, viola da gamba

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23 January 2020

San Francisco United States , Herbst Theatre
Recital with Stefan Jackiw, violin
J.S. BACH: Sonata No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1014
VIKTOR KALABIS: Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord
C.P.E. BACH: Sonata in B minor
WALTER PISTON: Sonatina for Violin and Harpsichord

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