The Suites for solo cello by J. S. Bach are well known, but other composers have written for solo cello as well.
John will contrast the Bach Suite II with three 20th century compositions:
Little Suite in G by Rick Sowash
Suite No. 1 by Ernest Bloch, and
Julio-O by Mark Summer
Cellist John Bennett is a recent San Francisco Bay area transplant to Maine.
He has been a cello instructor for more than 20 years and in California was a tenured member of the Vallejo and Napa Valley Symphonies, and also performed in chamber music and duo recitals.
John’s greatest love has always been helping and guiding students of all ages and levels achieve their musical goals. “I don’t teach the cello; I teach the human being, one of my teachers said to me. This has always been my guiding principle.”
The Noonday Concert Series is free to the public because of the continued support of our sponsors: Norman Hanson DeTroy and the Portland Rossini Club.
As a nonprofit, we also rely on individual donations, and The David Nichols Charitable Trust will once again match all donations.
We thank our sponsors and YOU for your generosity.