A Historical Journey of Pomp and Circumstance

ImageThis February the Academy of Ancient Music are coming to The Courtyard with Bach’s Orchestral Suites.

The Orchestral Suites are a series of grand and graceful dances, paying homage to the French baroque style as championed by the ballet-obsessed King Louis XIV (pictured). Written during Bach’s years in Leipzig, where he had a wider range of instruments at his disposal than ever before, the Suites revel in new sonorous possibilities and employ varied combinations of wind, brass, stringed instruments and timpani.