March 10, 2024
7:00 PM
Online Premiere

Inspired by Bach

Byron Schenkman - portrait photo

New music for harpsichord and strings, including works by Damien Geter and Caroline Shaw inspired by the J.S. Bach harpsichord concertos. This program also includes the world premiere of Damien Geter’s Groove Etude in Rondo for viola and harpsichord, commissioned by Byron Schenkman & Friends for Sound Salon. 

“If I had but one word to sum up composer, Damien Geter…. I’ll go with ‘major.'”

The Washington Post


Rachell Ellen Wong


Carmen Lavada Johnson-Pájaro


Andrew Gonzalez


Adaiha MacAdam-Somer


Ross Gilliland


Byron Schenkman



Damien Geter:

“Buh-roke” for strings and harpsichord

Damien Geter:

World Premiere of “Groove Etude in Rondo Form” for viola and harpsichord

A Byron Schenkman & Friends comissioned work for Sound Salon
Jean Ahn:

“Archimedes’ Principle” for violin and harpsichord

Caroline Shaw:

Concerto for harpsichord and strings

A Byron Schenkman & Friends comissioned work

“For her new concerto, Shaw says she used the ‘familiar grammar’ of Bach’s period but ‘twisted it into other things to construct a wild, weird, surrealist story — an alternative reality that didn’t happen but that might have existed.'”

– Thomas May, The Seattle Times

Notes on the Program

By Byron Schenkman

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