J.S. Bach's Long Walk in the Snow
Approximate running time: 2 hours
200 Maple St
Collingwood ON L9Y 2R2
CBC host Tom Allen’s latest ‘chamber musical’ tells the story of young Johann Sebastian Bach - who hadn’t really started composing yet and was actively screwing up terribly in his first job. After he got in a street fight and almost killed one of the students, he asked permission for time away. They gave him 4 weeks, but he was gone 4 months. He walked 400 km north to a glittering port city where a wise old teacher lived, and while he was there, over Christmas, it’s entirely possible he fell in love. When he came back, he very quickly became the genius artist we still revere.