In one day, A Suite Ride through Portland will present all six of J.S. Bach’s Cello Suites in different locations throughout greater Portland. Events are family-friendly and held in unconventional public spaces. Family friendly and in unconventional public spaces, attend all six mini-concerts or stop by one or two.
Come to Congress Square Park at 4 pm and listen, dance, or dream along to Suite No. 5!
Yoga on the Eastern Promenade Prom | 9 am
Suite No.1 with silently led yoga. Yogis and observers welcome.
Deering Oaks Park | 10 am
Children are encouraged to hear Suite No. 2 as inspiration for dance or narrative play. Join us to build a ribbon wand or design a mask before the music starts.
Casco Bay Island Ferry Terminal | 12 pm
Listen to Suite No. 3 under the awning of Portland’s ferry terminal.
The Longfellow Garden | 1 pm
Suite No. 4 is played in this oasis at Maine Historical Society.
Congress Square Park | 4 pm
Listen, dance, or dream along to Suite No. 5.
Monument Square Park | 5pm
Join us for “Bachsicals” and Suite No. 6 – a perfect end to the day.
Anchored in the Baroque tradition and centered around our world-class artists, the Portland Bach Experience uses distinctive programming, dynamic interpretations, and authentic connections that make the sounds of the past the music of now.