Shriver Hall Concert Series presents Michael Lawrence documentary 'Bach and Friends'
If you haven't yet seen "Bach and Friends," the fine documentary by Baltimore filmmaker Michael Lawrence, there will be a showing Wednesday evening by the Shriver Hall Concert Series.
The film, released last hear on DVD, has been getting more and more attention at film and music festivals. No wonder. It's an affecting tribute to the inspirational force of Bach, with fascinating comments and remarkable music-making by a rich cross-section of artists, from uke virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro and clarinetist Richard Stoltzman to violinists Joshua Bell and Hillary Hahn and composer Philip Glass.
And if this film whets your appetite for more, the good news is that Lawrence is embarking on another; the next one will focus on Bach's vocal music.
Here's a clip from "Bach and Friends" to get you in the mood -- banjo ace Bela Fleck explaining and demonstrating his attraction to the heart and genius of the composer's music: