My first Bach Aria Soloist event in the spring of 2009 was a collaboration between the Owen/Cox Dance Group and Bach Aria. It was spectacular! The vividness of the music and modern dance performances captured my soul. This concert delivered a very genuine, personal experience that has made me a proud supporter of Bach Aria Soloist. I was concerned that I may have seen their best, but subsequent concerts have produced the same spectacular, high-caliber performances. I have enjoyed the house concert series which has provided me the opportunity to sit within arm-reach of the performers as I watch and listen to the extraordinary talents that comprise this group. It is truly an impactful, personal experience, and I committed myself to applying my own talents to help promote the work of Bach Aria Soloists.
The Bach Aria Soloists are a Kansas City treasure. The level of expertise is unmatched- always at the highest skill level of the core musicians and guest artists. And imaginative? Oh my- always setting the stage for a higher level experience with the music- world premieres, inventive collaborations, enlightening world-renowned speakers, and the list goes on. How fortunate we are to have the Bach Aria Soloists, and the founder/artistic director/executive director and amazing solo violinist, Elizabeth Suh Lane, in our midst!
I am a founding board member of this extraordinary group, the Bach Aria Soloists. They are celebrating their 10th exciting concert season this year as a self-presenting ensemble, a great achievement in the fiercely competitive arts marketplace especially in this recessionary economy. The Artistic Director/Founder, Elizabeth Suh Lane's visionary leadership has brought world-class artists- musicians, dancers, composers, scholars-to Kansas City to collaborate and leading local partners- the KC Chorale, the KC Public Library, Owen/Cox Dance, KC guest artists- have invited the BAS to partner. The KC community is the fortunate recipient of their marvelous talent and creative programs. The Hauskonzert series is a popular success because both the BAS and our patrons believe in the mission of bringing the brilliance of Bach, Baroque and contemporary to new life in intimate spaces. The audience and artists can make a much greater connection when one removes the physical distance of big concert halls and these artists make a point of communicating with their informative performances, and free BachReach Open education to schools. Their Community concerts have also been sold out and at capacity in recent years, such a great testament to the quality and reputation of this fine ensemble. I really hope that the Bach Aria Soloists can be a part of your Arts appreciation campaign, as they are a leading chamber music ensemble in the region.