The Music of Bach

Mar 28 - Apr 2, 2024


Be transported to Zimmermann’s Coffee House, the Leipzig café where J.S. Bach introduced many of his instrumental works. CSO Concertmaster Robert Chen leads the dazzling Third Brandenburg Concerto, kaleidoscopic Violin Concerto in E Major and buoyant and graceful Orchestral Suite No. 1. Chen also teams up with Principal Oboe William Welter in Bach’s exquisite Concerto for Oboe and Violin.

J.S. Bach

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

J.S. Bach

Violin Concerto in E Major

C.P.E. Bach

Sinfonia in E-flat Major

J.S. Bach

Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C Minor

J.S. Bach

Orchestral Suite No. 1

The Louis C. Sudler Chair, endowed by an anonymous benefactor
Principal Oboe
The Nancy and Larry Fuller Principal Oboe Chair


Enhance your concert experience.

Preconcert Dining

Enhance your concert experience by dining at Forte featuring contemporary Mediterranean cuisine or the Thomas Club featuring traditional American fare. Learn more »

Preconcert Conversation

Explore the music in a free preconcert conversation featuring Johann Buis in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The talk will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets are needed.


These performances are generously sponsored by the Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin Family Fund for the Canon.

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CSO Principal Oboe William Welter reflects on first years with the orchestra as he prepares for performances of Bach's Concerto for Oboe and Violin.
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