The Tallahassee Bach Parley brings the music of Baroque-era composers like J. S. Bach to life. Performing on period-style instruments, we offer unique, exceptional concert experiences that educate our community and encourage the talents of our region’s professional and student musicians.
We present Baroque music as it was performed hundreds of years ago with a fresh sound immediately accessible today. The Bach Parley’s musicians – local professional performers and teachers, FSU faculty, and college students – are trained in historically informed performance. Many Bach Parley musicians also perform in Baroque music groups around the country, such as in Atlanta, New York, Texas, and Boston.
The Tallahassee Bach Parley will present five Baroque music concerts this season. The French word “parley” means discussion, and a key element of Bach Parley concerts is the commentary from our music director to discuss historical context for the composers and their world and to offer suggestions about what to listen for in the music. These conversational remarks create a relaxed concert atmosphere and connect the audience with the performers.