Angels in the Engine Room

A cellist sees the light between Bach and a hard place

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Angels in the Engine Room is a cello concert, a one man stage play, and a revealing look at what performers face as they interconnect composer and audience while maintaining their own core identity.  I’m currently booking performances for 2017 and beyond in theaters, concert halls, homes and schools. Let me know here if you’d like to book, or if you have venue suggestions.


When Stephen Katz’s concert of Bach Suites is commandeered by the force of his inner voices, he is compelled to reveal what’s troubling him: how to let the spirit of Bach speak directly through his cello, and how to explain why his unorthodox physical practice with a juggling ball has made its way into the concert program!


What is his Muse up to? Why interrupt the greatness of Bach’s music with the “engine room” grit and grime of life’s practice, discipline, and laundry? What do the transcendent and the day-to-day have to do with one another? With this performance, Stephen brings to the stage a life-long exploration of the links between music, mastery, and his quest to be of service for the Good Of All. “I hold one piece of a puzzle,” says Katz, “and with the audience as my witness, I’m finding its place in the Big Picture.”