The Sun Valley Music Festival is pleased to announce “The Festival @ Home,” a series of online concerts and events to be presented from December through June 2021. Performances will feature Music Director Alasdair Neale and Festival Orchestra musicians, recorded safely in musicians’ hometowns. The series will take place in lieu of in-person Winter Season concerts at the Argyros Performing Arts Center.
Explore the grandeur, complexity, and lively harmonies of one of classical music’s most iconic and profound works, Bach’s Sixth Cello Suite. Although Bach’s suites are now considered by many as the most significant works in the solo cello repertoire, they languished in quiet obscurity for over 150 years. In 1890, cello virtuoso Pablo Casals discovered tattered published copies of the suites at a second-hand shop in Barcelona. His appreciation for them grew as he studied them, leading to his seminal audio recordings in 1936, which paved the way for their current fame.
All events will be broadcast for free at 6:30 PM Mountain Time on the Sun Valley Music Festival website and YouTube channel. Unlike past summer broadcasts, performances will be available for 48 hours to make it easier to tune in and share the concert experience with others. Tips for accessing the broadcast on your home theater system or for improving your online concert experience can be found on the Festival website at svmusicfestival.org/watch-online.