BACHCAST LINEUP:

Podcast conversations with Bach Festival Artistic Director Dr. Dirk Garner and special guests. Podcasts can be accessed beginning at 8am EST on the date of broadcast.

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Bach Festival 2021

In a year like no other, we offer a Festival like no other. 
The pandemic provides us with a gift—a rare opportunity to pause, reflect and celebrate the extraordinary musical tradition we steward at BW.  
Join us for rich dialogue, inspired artistry, and a commemoration of those who make it all possible.

Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik

Fri, April 16 at 4pm EST  |  Free

Celebrating Student Scholarship in the RBI: Six student researchers share their RBI Scholars Program projects: complicated notation issues in a Beethoven first edition piano sonata score, creating new compositions in the concerto grosso style, engaging students in solfège learning through game play, an oral history focused on the Riemenschneider family.

ZOOM

Fri, April 16 at 7pm EST |  Free

Honoring Prof. Regina Mushabac, Conservatory Faculty and Bach Festival cellist: Prof. Mushabac is retiring at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year, after 46 years of service to BW. This virtual concert will feature commentary, photos and favorite recordings of Prof. Mushabac, as selected by her long-time colleagues Dr. Julian Ross and Dr. Robert Mayerovitch. No registration required.

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Sat, April 17 at 4pm EST |  Free

Bach Festival Town Hall Reunion: Join us via Zoom for an opportunity to reconnect with Bach Festival alumni, hear updates from Dr. Dirk Garner and Dean Susan Van Vorst, and to share memories of our beloved 89 year old tradition. Registration required.

REGISTER

Sat, April 17 at 7pm EST |  Free

Mass in B Minor Retrospective: Journey with us as we explore movements from decades of Bach Festival recordings of the Mass in B Minor. We will begin with 1955 and end with our most recent performance in 2015. No registration required.

To view Bach Festival historical photos as an automated slideshow, please click the photos button below, then the slideshow icon on the upper-right side on Flickr.

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1962 Festival Poinar Chookasian

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Bach Festival Legacy

2021 Bach Festival donors

Bach Festival endowments, donors and friends of the Conservatory make an impact

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Dirk Garner

Dirk Garner

Up close and personal with the Artistic Director of the BW Bach Festival

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Bach Festival Historical Photo Gallery

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