Bayou Theater: Mercury Chamber Orchestra: Bach’s Coffee Cantata
As prolific as he was, Bach never wrote an opera. In fact, it’s the only genre of his day to which he contributed nothing. That’s why his Coffee Cantata is a treat – it’s as close as we get to hearing what an opera by Bach might be like. Afterwards, enjoy a selection from his famous Orchestral Suites – all on instruments that recreate the kinds of sounds Bach worked with.