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Bach & Beer

  • United States Customs House 312 Fore Street Portland, ME 04101 (map)

There is a long history in classical music of combining good drink, good friends and great music. We revive the tradition at the stunning Customs House by pairing local brews with short musical interludes. 

Enjoy 5 x 5-minute concerts paired with local brews. Free and family friendly!

Galliard Battaglia à 5 from Ludi musici (1621) - Samuel Scheidt (1587–1654)

Cornetto, recorder: Alexandra Opsahl, Kiri Tollaksen
Sackbut, recorder: Greg Ingles, Erik Schmalz, Mack Ramsey

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Jauchzet dem - Herrn Heinrich Schütz (1585–1672)

Portland Bach Experience Choir
Emily Isaacson, conductor

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Sonata XXXI, “Als ich einmal Lust Bekam” from Capricci, Canzoni, und Sonaten (Rostock, 1641) - Johann Vierdanck (1605–1646)

Cornetto, recorder: Alexandra Opsahl, Kiri Tollaksen
Sackbut, recorder: Greg Ingles, Erik Schmalz, Mack Ramsey

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Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major - J. S. Bach (1685–1750)
Prelude, Sarabande, Gigue

Sonata VI from Frische Clavier Früchte (1696) - Johann Kuhnau (1660–1722)
Ciaccona da Capa

Suite No. 1 in D minor (1707): Prelude and Aria - Jacquet de la Guerre (1665–1729)

Sonata No 5 in D major (1713): Viste - Jean-Féry Rebel (1666–1747)

Sarah Stone, cello, Carrie Krause, violin, John McKean, harpsichord

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Höre mein Gebet, 1634 - Tobias Michael (1592–1657)

Portland Bach Experience Choir
Emily Isaacson, conductor

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Earlier Event: June 18
Move to the Music
Later Event: June 19
Cantata Sing Along