Free Pre-Concert "Insights" January, March, & May 2020

Learn more about the Music


One hour prior to our "Connoisseur Series" performances, enjoy a free and informative lecture given by musicologist and ABS violone player, Steven Lehning, an accomplished scholar whose knowledge about the works being performed during ABS’s 31st Season is consummate. Always a favorite speaker among ABS audience members, he will share his broad and eclectic insights about the music during these 45-minute talks that include musical examples. Arrive early for the concert to prepare for an enlightened concert experience. These events are free and open to ticket holders.


ABS Master Classes
February & April 2020

Experience the Magic


When talented young performers and ABS mentor/musicians share their experiences and thoughtful insights about effective and artistic performance techniques in Master Classes, the results are tremendously exciting artistic transformations. American Bach Soloists will present two Public Master Classes at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (50 Oak Street, San Francisco) in the winter and spring of 2020. ABS conductor Jeffrey Thomas and ABS concertmaster Elizabeth Blumenstock will offer their inspiration to SFCM students. These events are free and open to the public.

Pre-Concert "Insights"
STEVEN LEHNING, lecturer
One hour before 2020 performances
at all four concert venues

Master Class
JEFFREY THOMAS, conductor
Monday February 17 2020 7:30 pm
SF Conservatory

Master Class
ELIZABETH BLUMENSTOCK, violin
Monday April 6 2020 7:30 pm
SF Conservatory