7:00 pm

Steven Hancoff – “From Tragedy to Transcendence The Six Suites for Cello Solo By J. Sebastian Bach”

_0016_hancoffSteven Hancoff will take you on a journey to see how Johann Sebastian Bach, a poor, unappreciated and tormented orphan transformed himself into the greatest virtuoso of his time. Half of the presentation is devoted to the historic story of Bach, his family, Felix Mendelssohn’s contribution to rescuing and resurrecting the music of Bach, and Pablo Casals almost miraculous discovery of the Cello Suites. With video, music and pictures, Hancoff will describe how it became his mission to transform these treasures into guitar pieces.