On Bach’s Time – His Life in Music

Experience the Baroque era in a detailed look at the wondrous music, life and times of J.S. Bach. This course will be illustrated with musical examples and visuals, and musical snippets will be played on the keyboard to describe the content! Questions are encouraged throughout the course. 

Join us as we explore Bach’s eternal world together!

The SSO is proud to present Saskatoon pianist Dr. Sofia Mycyk in this six-week course.

Classes take place Fridays at 11:00am (Saskatchewan time) – each class is 60 minutes.

The first class takes place on April 30th, and will be available on video to those who aren’t able to attend the class live on Zoom.

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How does it work?

Before the first class, you’ll receive an email that gives you access to the 6 weeks of scheduled Zoom classes.

If you can’t participate in the live Zoom class, you’ll have access to the video of the class on our YouTube channel.

Week 1

Introduction and Early Years
Organ Virtuoso

Week 2

Life in Cöthen
Brandenburg Concerti, Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Violin and Cello Suites

Week 3

Life in Leipzig I
The Passions

Week 4

Life in Leipzig II
Solo Concerti, Italian Concerto

Week 5

Keyboard Wizardry
The Goldberg Variations, The Art of Fugue, The Musical Offering

Week 6

The Cantata Journey
Cantatas, Mass in B minor

On the world stage, Dr. Sofia Mycyk has performed as soloist with orchestras in the United States and Canada, and has been featured at the Landowska Harpsichord Society in Chicago, Thursday Musical series in Minneapolis, at the Dekker Centre in North Battleford, the Lyell Gustin Recital Series, and the Ritornello Chamber Music Festival in Saskatoon. Recent performance highlights for Dr. Mycyk include the Lakes Area Music Festival, PianoFest in the Hamptons, LOFTrecital concerts in Minneapolis, and performing Colin McPhee’s Piano Concerto in Ted Mann Concert Hall, as winner of the concerto competition. This January Sofia collaborated with soprano Katya Khartova in a recital entitled “Ukrainian Art Song on a Starlit Night” presented and live-streamed by the Saskatoon Opera.

With the generous support of the Shevchenko Foundation, Worobetz Foundation and Ukrainian Canadian Congress, she released her first album entitled Hutsulian Watercolours in 2018, featuring solo piano music by Ukrainian composers.

In 2015 Sofia was the répétiteur for the Saskatoon Opera’s production of Puccini’s Madame
Butterfly, following the previous year’s engagement as Music Director for the Saskatoon Opera tour of Dean Burry’s The Brother’s Grimm.

Last spring Sofia graduated with a Doctorate in the Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota where she held a Teaching Assistantship in Collaborative Piano. Her teachers have included Dr. Timothy Lovelace, Dr. Michael Kim and Bonnie Nicholson.

Besides playing the piano, Sofia loves the great outdoors, running, reading and staying in touch
with family and friends. She resides in Saskatoon, teaching, performing and collaborating. Her studio encompasses a full range of students from beginner to advanced levels, and includes theory and chamber music instruction.

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