Joseph Decuis Farm



Andrew Constantine, conductor
Derek Reeves, viola

Joseph Decuis Farm
6755 East 900 South
Columbia City

Bach in the Barn is an intimate listening experience in a countryside setting. Audiences will be seated at candlelit tables, with wine and desserts included in the ticket price.

The program for Bach in the Barn April 25-27, 2024 will be the same at all three dates.


BACH               Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048

ELGAR             Serenade in E minor for String Orchestra, Op.20 
                                Allegro piacevole 

TELEMANN     Concerto in G major for Viola & Strings, TWV 51:G9 

                                             Derek Reeves, viola 


HAYDN             Symphony No.8 in G major (Le soir
                               Allegro molto 
                               La tempesta: Presto

Listen to our Bach in the Barn playlist on Spotify.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic Principal Violist Derek Reeves began his musical studies at the age of 2 1/2.  A graduate of Indiana University, he was the recipient of the prestigious Performer’s Certificate, as well as having earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. Prior to coming to Fort Wayne, he held the positions of Associate Concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Concertmaster of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, and Associate Concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic. He has also performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.

Mr. Reeves has performed as soloist with The Erie Chamber Orchestra, The Niagara Symphony Orchestra, The Fort Wayne Philharmonic, The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, The Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, The Indianapolis Philharmonic Orchestra, The Carmel Symphony Orchestra and The Gateways Festival Orchestra.

As a chamber musician, Mr. Reeves has been the violist of the Philharmonic’s own Freimann Quartet since 2003.  He has participated in the Spoleto, Aspen, Gateways, and Prizm International Music Festivals and is also in demand as a recitalist, guest artist, recording studio musician, and arranger.

Mr. Reeves also maintains a robust teaching schedule, teaching viola at The Purdue University Fort Wayne School of Music, designing curriculum and teaching for the Phil’s “Club O” program, and keeping a private studio of violin and viola students as well.  He performs on a viola made by Mark Womack in 2005 and lives in Fort Wayne with his wife Patricia and son, Preston.

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