The Bach Family Tree

Feast on the cornucopia of music harvested from the Bach family tree! Johann Sebastian is the mighty trunk, where every single growth ring — like the robust flute, violin and harpsichord — is perfectly balanced and aligned.

Baroque and Wine

Dates and Tickets

  • 11 Jan (Fri) 2019 8:00PM
  • 12 Jan (Sat) 2019 8:00PM

Pre-concert Talk

Wine tastings begin at 6:30pm in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby. Just $15 for four pours.

Ask the Artist

Ask the Artist to follow the Saturday night concert in the Founders Room. Free with ticket purchase. Food and drinks provided by Seattle Isfahan Sister Advocacy.

Running time

1 hour, 34 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Mahan Esfahani

Conductor and Harpsichord

Mahan Esfahani received his first guidance on the piano from his father before exploring an interest in the harpsichord as a teenager. Since making his London debut in 2009 he has worked tirelessly to establish the harpsichord in the mainstream of concert instruments in classical and contemporary repertoire.

Demarre McGill


Winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, Seattle Symphony Principal Flute Demarre McGill is acclaimed for his “richly saturated tone, spirited technique and expressive warmth” and has quickly become one of the most sought-after flutists of his generation.

Elisa Barston


Praised for her “glowing sound” and “technical aplomb” (The Strad), violinist Elisa Barston is the Seattle Symphony’s Principal Second Violin.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.





Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

Adagio and Fugue

Johann Christian Bach

Symphony in C major

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Harpsichord Concerto in D minor

Johann Sebastian Bach

Italian Concerto

Johann Sebastian Bach

Flute, Violin and Harpsichord Concerto in A minor


Baroque & Wine Series Sponsor:

Principal Flute Demarre McGill's position is generously supported by David J. and Shelley Hovind.