UPDATED for 2021
Question: What do Johann Sebastian Bach and the Kansas City Chiefs have in common?
Answer: They are both featured in a “bowl” event on Sunday, February 7th, 2021.
Emory’s annual Bach Bowl concert will be virtual in 2021.
As always, the concert starts at 4 p.m. and lasts about an hour.
This year’s theme is “Bach for One.”
From the concert’s calendar page:
Some of Johann Sebastian Bach’s greatest music was written for a single player, solo. Before the Superbowl, enjoy the Suite in C Major; Chorale O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort/O Eternity Paraphrase by Timothy Albrecht; Sonata in G Minor; and the Partita in A Minor performed by Yinzi Kong, viola; Timothy Albrecht, organ; David Coucheron, violin; and Christina Smith, flute.
To watch, just go to Emory’s Virtual Stage web page. (You won’t see performance info there till the week of the show.)
You don’t need to register for this event.
Content below the line is from a previous year. But you could scroll down for some general info about Bach and about chamber music.
The concert and game are planned NOT to overlap, so come out on Super Bowl Sunday for the Bach Bowl — a FREE chamber music concert before the big game!
Here’s what you need to know: On February 7th, the Vega String Quartet will collaborate with organist Timothy Albrecht for Emory’s annual Bach Bowl. The concert begins at 4 p.m. at Emory University’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts and will wrap up around 5 p.m. — allowing you plenty of time to get home or to a Super Bowl party before kick-off. You don’t need a ticket or reservation, but you should plan to arrive early enough to walk over to the concert hall from the parking deck.
The Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Is located at:
1700 North Decatur Road
Atlanta, GA, 30322
Parking Free parking is available for this event, at Emory’s Fishburne Parking Deck, which is right next to the Schwartz Center. If Fishburne is full, use the Lowergate South Park Deck. You can view Emory’s parking guide with directions to both decks online.
Be in the know…
Chamber music is instrumental music that was composed for a small number of instruments, rather than a full orchestra. It is played by a small ensemble, like a trio or a quartet — in other words, a group that could easily fit in a palace chamber.
About the Vega String Quartet
The Vega Quartet is Atlanta’s first and only professional string quartet!
This talented group has the added distinction of being Emory University’s Quartet in Residence. The residency is funded in perpetuity, through the Rebecca Katz-Doft Chamber Music Endowment — which means Emory will have a Quartet-in-Residence forever.
Many of the quartet’s Emory performances take place under the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. Since all ECMSA concerts are free, Atlanta is a city where the arts are accessible to everyone.