Truth & Beauty / The Bach Project | Video Blog: Part 2 of 4

The second installment of our Truth & Beauty / The Bach Project video blog series focuses on the live music that will accompany the ballet. Both composed by and inspired by Bach, the music is a driving force in this multimedia production.

The three sections of the ballet feature three related yet unique treatments. A chamber ensemble under the direction of Dr. Michelle Schumann, Director of The Austin Chamber Music Center, will perform Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2, accompanying the first section. The following section will feature Dr. Schumann on solo piano, for which she will play an intertwined arrangement of pieces by Bach and Philip Glass.

For the third section, Austin’s own musician/composer extraordinaire Graham Reynolds has taken a Bach Suite in A minor and re-imagined it, setting this classical Bach dance to modern dance rhythms in his own contemporary interpretation of the piece. This section will be played by an ensemble assembled by Mr. Reynolds featuring strings, a full percussion section, and Reynolds on piano.

We sat down with Artistic Director Stephen Mills, as well as Dr. Michelle Schumann and Graham Reynolds, to discuss their exciting new collaboration surrounding Truth & Beauty / The Bach Project. Check out the video!

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Ballet Austin is a professional dance company which also offers professional classical ballet training and instruction through the Ballet Austin Academy. is the official ballet school of Ballet Austin, and one of the largest in the U.S. We're committed to providing the highest quality dance instruction to students, and currently the Academy has more than 800 students. Ballet Austin's Butler Center for Dance & Fitness offers classes for all ages and skill level. And our state-of-the-art Pilates Center is open 7 days a week and gives clients personalized training with one of the top voted instructors in Austin. Dance and fitness workshops also available as well as adult workshops and summer kids camps.

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