Concert: Between Bach and the Blues

May 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm at GBPAC Great Hall, Cedar Falls

John Clayton - Bach to Blues
Music for solo bass performed by Alexander Pershounin

Mike Conrad - World Premiere
A wcfsymphony commission exploring the relationship between Bach and jazz

Gary Kelley - Between Bach and the Blues
A musical-visual interpretation of the six cello suites by JS Bach and the blues music of Robert Johnson, featuring new artwork by Gary Kelley and performed by principal cello Isaac Pastor-Chermak and Iowa bluesman Kevin Burt

Join us for an innovative evening of music and art related to J.S. Bach, including a new collaboration with Gary Kelley and the world premiere of a new work by UNI grad and current assistant professor of jazz Michael Conrad. This chamber performance features solos and small group performances by wcfsymphony principal musicians and guest artists.

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  • In Rehearsal: Gary Kelly's Bach and the Blues

    wcfsymphony prepares a new multimedia piece, Bach and the Blues, featuring artwork by renowned illustrator Gary Kelley and performances by wcfsymphony principal cello Issac Pastor-Chermak and Iowa blues musician Kevin Burt.

  • In Rehearsal: Inspired by Bach

    wcfsymphony rehearses music inspired by connections between Bach and jazz, including a solo work by John Clayton performed by wcfsymphony principal bass Alex Pershounin, and JS, a new piece commissioned from composer Mike Conrad.

  • Sound Insights: Gary Kelley

    Sound Insights is our virtual pre-concert series, offering fascinating background about the composers, artists and works featured in our performances.

  • Sound Insights: Mike Conrad

    Sound Insights is our virtual pre-concert series, offering fascinating background about the composers, artists and works featured in our performances.

  • Sound Insights: Alexander Pershounin

    Sound Insights is our virtual pre-concert series, offering fascinating background about the composers, artists and works featured in our performances.

  • Sound Insights: Kevin Burt

    Sound Insights is our virtual pre-concert series, offering fascinating background about the composers, artists and works featured in our performances.

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