Bach in Evanston
Enlarge image Bach Week Festival (© Germany.info/chicago) For 39 years, the Bach Week Festival in Evanston has been synonymous with the start of spring and with hundreds of Bach enthusiasts gathering to indulge themselves in the manifold opus of one of Germany's most widely known composers.
Enlarge image Guitarist Adam Levin (© Germany.info/chicago) The many talents of Johann Sebastian Bach were presented to a large and enthusiastic audience in the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston, IL. The program covered his works for harpsichord, flute, and lute. Bach's motets were also not forgotten. A special highlight followed the main concert on May 4, 2012: a select few of Bach's masterpieces were performed in a one of a kind candlelit setting in the lobby of Nichols Concert Hall, creating a warm and intimate setting for the audience.
The choir, organ, and stringed instruments impressed both the audiences in the concert hall and those who tuned into the performance that was broadcast on the classical music station 98.7 WFMT.
The concert on May 4, 2012 was sponsored in part by the Consulate General.