Johann Sebastian Bach and His Illustrious Sons

A program featuring music for violin and harpsichord from two generations of the Bach family genius — the great Johann Sebastian, and his sons Carl Philipp Emanuel, Wilhelm Friedemann, and Johann Christoph Friedrich

Ken Aiso, baroque violin
Sonia Lee, harpsichord

 
Ken Aiso
Sonia Lee

$30 general admission $50 reserved, front 2 rows

 

The audience is requested to provide ID, proof of vaccination, and to be masked, until further notice. We will be requesting proof of vaccination to attend this event. Security officers will be on duty. Attendees must bring a photo ID and either their physical vaccination card, or a picture of their vaccination card. They may also show their digital vaccination record. All California residents may request a digital vaccination record at MyVaccineRecord.cdph.ca.gov. Children, age 5-11 must adhere to these protocols.

PROGRAM

 

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in F Minor, BWV 1018 

[Largo] - Allegro - Adagio - Vivace

 

Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732–1795)

Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in D Minor, B 15

Allegretto - Andante - Allegro

 

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710–1784)

Keyboard Fantasia in A Minor, F. 23  

 

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788)

Sonata in C Minor for Violin and Keyboard, H 514, Wq 78

Allegro moderato - Adagio ma non troppo - Presto

 

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantabile, ma non poco Adagio (Violin Sonata in G Major), BWV 1019a  

 

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Biographies

 

Internationally acclaimed violinist/violist Ken Aiso has performed worldwide as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician. Mr. Aiso graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying with Erich Gruenberg. He has been invited to renowned music festivals in the UK, France, Sweden, Switzerland, India, Bolivia, Kazakhstan, and Georgia. Equally at home with modern and period instruments, Mr. Aiso has appeared a principal violinist with the Hallé Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the London Philharmonic. He is a laureate of Long-Thibaud International Competition (Paris) and the International Music Competition of Japan. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, and received the Shimousa Kan-ichi Music Award in his native Japan. Mr. Aiso currently serves as Professor of Violin and Viola / Director of String Ensemble at Loyola Marymount University, and Adjunct Faculty at La Sierra University. His belief in sound as a healing medium has led him to extend his outreach into hospitals, schools, senior residences, and institutions for children with special needs.

 

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Sonia Lee, a laureate of the Mae and Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition and the Montréal Baroque Galaxie-CBC Rising Star Competition, has given performances, lectures, and masterclasses in nearly 150 cities and towns on four continents. Her performances have been praised by critics as “nicely rendered” (Early Music America Magazine) and possessing “grace and flair” (Sounding Board, UK). A versatile keyboard performer equally at home on the modern piano and various historical keyboards, she has appeared as soloist and collaborative artists at the early music festivals of Utrecht, Boston and Costa Rica, Nordic Historical Keyboard Festival, Handel House Museum (London), Tagliavini Collection (Bologna), Milwaukee Museum of the Pianoforte, among other venues. As director or guest director, she has led the University of Illinois Collegium Musicum, Dulces Exuviae, Musicerend Gezelschap, the Phantasie String Orchestra, and La Réunion Musicale. She has served on served on many competition juries, including most recently the Gianni Gambi International Harpsichord Competition (Italy). Dr. Lee holds advanced degrees in music from McGill University and the University of Illinois. She is a past president of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America and Editor of the Early Keyboard Journal. Visit www.sonialeemusic.com.