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.

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

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 features commentary, photos and favorite recordings of Prof. Mushabac, as selected by her long-time colleagues Dr. Julian Ross and Dr. Robert Mayerovitch.


Bach Festival Town Hall Reunion Highlights: In case you were unable to attend, enjoy a recording of the April 17 Town Hall Reunion. You can hear updates from Dr. Dirk Garner and Dean Susan Van Vorst and shared memories of our beloved 89 year old tradition.


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 begin with 1955 and end with our most recent performance in 2015.

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.

1962 Festival Poinar Chookasian

Bach Festival history

Celebrate the rich history of Bach Festival

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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