‘Bach Around Town’ Jan. 9 at Lake Flower Landing

Esther Rogers Baker (Photo provided)

SARANAC LAKE – Esther Rogers Baker returns to Lake Flower Landing to present “Bach’s Cello Suite No. 2” in a series called “Bach Around Town.”

This concert will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9.

This monthly series will include future dates at BluSeed Studios, Harrietstown Town Hall, Earthshine Yoga, Elizabethtown Social Center, Tupper Arts Center, and Historic Saranac Lake’s John Black Room.

For each concert the solo cello pieces will be paired with another unaccompanied performer, this one with soprano vocalist, Katherine Mongulla. This performance will also feature duets. An Au Sable Forks native, Katherine has performed opera, music theater and concert work in the US and abroad, as well as teaching voice and running her own small opera company in Chicago.

Esther Rogers Baker, Keene Valley, moved to the Adirondacks in 2014. Since then, Esther has worn many hats teaching strings, coaching chamber music, free-lancing, and working as a private duty home health aide. In 2017 Gene and Esther Baker ran a concert series titled “The Bakery;” a place for a wide variety of music written since 1900. Esther’s most recent project is “Community String Orchestra of the Adirondacks,” a string ensemble for all ages and abilities. www.adkstrings.org. Esther earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School, University of Hartford and a Master of Chamber Music degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. www.erogerscello.com

Bach’s six “Cello Suites” are some of the most frequently performed and recognizable solo compositions ever written for cello. Bach most likely composed them during the period 1717-23, making this roughly a 300-year celebration of their conception.

Lake Flower Landing is a dedicated event space and the studios of Karen Davidson and Peter Seward, located in Saranac Lake at 421 Lake Flower Ave.

The venue is handicapped accessible.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 or free for children and students.