Founded in 1995 by its current musical and artistic director, Daniel E. Abraham, The Bach Sinfonia is dedicated to excellence in performance and public education of 18th-century music. The ensemble provides concerts with lectures and discussions aimed to enhance one's understanding of the variety of styles, composers, and masterpieces of the baroque, pre-classical, and classical eras. The Sinfonia is committed to careful attention to the details of the performance practices of the 18th-century style and period performance.
The Bach Sinfonia has performed many public concerts, including a set of solo cantatas by J.S. Bach during the 1996 Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society. The ensemble was featured on National Public Radio's Performance Today when a portion of the program "Handel in London" was broadcast to their national audience.
Each program throughout their years of existence has been arranged around a theme. All of the music on each concert is related to that theme. For example, the previously mentioned "Handel in London" concert featured music composed while George Frideric Handel lived and composed in London. Included on the program were the Water Music suite and a symphony from the oratorio Solomon. Other program themes have ranged from "What's in a Joke? Humor & Wit in Hayden and Mozart" to "The Sacred, the Secular, The Courtly," and of course, "J. S. Bach x 3: An All-Bach Orchestral Celebration."