Bach and the Cosmos
Wed 10 - Sat 20 Oct 2018
Bach and the Cosmos celebrates JS Bach's extraordinary use of maths and numbers – the language of the cosmos.
Our three-part London series brings innovative insight into the music and mind of one of the world’s most fascinating and influential composers, exploring the beautiful patterns, structures and combinations of numbers that spoke to Bach’s concept of the universe and the divine.
The Orchestra is joined by a host of outstanding artists throughout the series, including guest director and baritone Roderick Williams OBE (Bach Remixed, B Minor Mass) and renowned conductor and Bach interpreter John Butt (B Minor Mass).
Also joining us at QMUL’s Octagon and the Queen Elizabeth Hall is Oxford mathematician James Sparks, who through visuals and numerical explanations explores Bach’s love of combining music and maths and the intertwining relationships contained within his compositions.
Our Bach and the Cosmos series is generously supported by Arts Council England, the Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation, John Ellerman Foundation and M&G Investments.
20% off top-price standard tickets when booking all three concerts in our London series.