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Going Off Script: The Ornamented Suites for Cello

Juliana Soltis - Going Off ScriptJuliana Soltis - Going Off Script
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Sunday, Feb. 9 3:00 PM

It has inspired Mozart, intrigued Beethoven, and dazzled in the hands of Casals: beloved by generations, the music of Johann Sebastian Bach continues to fascinate and thrill us even today. But what if the music we know and love was incomplete?

Breaking with over 200 years of tradition, acclaimed cellist and historically-informed performance specialist Juliana Soltis explores the tantalizing idea that "the Bach we know is only the beginning" as she revives the long-lost practice of spontaneous improvisation in Bach's Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello. Performed entirely on historical instruments, including a rarely-heard 5-string violoncello piccolo, this is Bach's music as it has not been heard in centuries – and an experience you won't soon forget.


  • Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012
  • Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007