Why are works of Johann Sebastian Bach still regarded as the pinnacle of Western music? How has Bach's music influenced other composers, and been refracted through a 20th-century lens? Paul Phillips, the Gretchen B. Kimball Director of Orchestral Studies at Stanford University, will explain and demonstrate the genius of Bach, Webern, and Stravinsky with the Stanford Philharmonia, performing Webern’s arrangement of the Fuga (Ricercar) from Bach’s "Musical Offering", Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks Concerto in E-flat, and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major.
The Stanford Philharmonia is an outstanding chamber orchestra of 45 musicians comprised of Stanford University undergraduates, graduate students, and members of the Stanford community. Paul Phillips is an acclaimed conductor of more than sixty orchestras, opera companies, and ballet troupes worldwide.