Darien students receive visit from J.S. Bach
The Darien Music for Youth organization, in support of a curricular focus on the music of J.S. Bach by the Darien Public Schools Music Department, sponsored a series of performances featuring Herr Bach himself.
Dennis Kobray, a professional actor and musician who specializes in acquainting audiences with some of history's greatest musicians, performed 14 shows as Johann Sebastian Bach for all of the students, K-12, in the Darien Public Schools. Kobray is a performer with state and regional arts councils throughout the northeast and has appeared on NBC's Today Show and National Public Radio as well as with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C.
Students throughout the district have performed and studied the music and life of J.S. Bach throughout the school year and getting an opportunity to experience these performances reinforced their studies in an enjoyable, educational yet entertaining manner, according to the music department.