Bach—For the Soul

The father, Sebastian, would influence the son, Emanuel.  And Emanuel would influence Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Immerse yourself in the music of Johann Sebastian and Carl Philip Emanuel as Ton Koopman illuminates two generations of the Bach family genius.


Ton Koopman


Carolyn Sampson


Peter Wyrick


Mark Inouye


San Francisco Symphony


J.S. Bach

Orchestral Suite No. 4

C.P.E. Bach

Cello Concerto No. 3 

C.P.E. Bach

Symphony in G major

J.S. Bach

Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen

All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.

Concert: Approx. 1h 40m, includes intermission.

Watch a Video

Ton Koopman discusses J.S. Bach's Cantata BWV 56:

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  1. Thu, May 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

  2. Fri, May 2, 2014 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

  3. Sat, May 3, 2014 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

  4. Sun, May 4, 2014 at 2:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

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Inside Music, an informative talk with James Keller, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders.

Program Support

The Thursday Matinee concerts are endowed by a gift in memory of Rhoda Goldman.