Bach Festival

 
Guest Artists
 

Jessica Petrus, soprano


Eric Jurenas, counter-tenor


John Russell, tenor


Paul Max Tipton, bass-baritone


Stephen Crist, lecturer

Conductors


Dirk Garner
Festival Music Director 

 

 

Octavio Más-Arocas

Festival Orchestra Director


  Marc Weagraff

Bach Service Director



John Brndiar
Festival Brass Director

 

Schedule of Events

83rd Annual Bach Festival
April 17-19, 2015

2015 marks the 83rd year of BW's annual Bach Festival.  This year's festival celebrates the music of
J. S. Bach and his contemporaries with three days of concerts and events.  Join us for performances, masterclasses and lectures. 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 17
Open House                      
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Riemenschneider Bach Institute

Festival Brass                    2:15 p.m.

Marting Hall Tower**
            John Brndiar, conductor

Lecture                              3:00 p.m.
Lindsay-Crossman Chapel
           “Bach and the Brain”
           Presented by Dr. Ian Woods,
           Assistant Professor, Computational Biology,
           Ithaca College
 

Festival Brass                    6:15 p.m.
Marting Hall Tower**
            John Brndiar, conductor

First Concert ($)                 7:00 p.m.
Gamble Auditorium
Accompanied by the Festival Chamber Orchestra
and
the Baldwin Wallace Symphony Orchestra

            Steven Stucky:   Funeral Music for Queen Mary
                                     (after Purcell)

            J. S. Bach:  Cantata No. 170,
                              Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust
                              Eric Jurenas, counter tenor

            J. S. Bach/O. Respighi:   Prelude and Fugue in
                                                 D Major, P. 158

            J. S. Bach/L Berio:  Contrapunctus XIX 
            
Arvo Pärt:  Collage on B-A-C-H
            
Tom Trapp:  Headless Snowman

                         Octavio Más-Arocas, conductor


SATURDAY, APRIL 18
Lecture                             1:00 p.m.
Chamber Hall
          
“Mass Pandemonium: Why Bach’s
           Greatest  Composition is a Magnet for
           Controversy.”

           Presented by Dr. Stephen Crist,
           Chair, Music History, Emory University


Festival Brass                  
2:15 p.m.
Marting Hall Tower**
John Brndiar, conductor

Second Concert ($)           3:00 p.m.
Berea United Methodist Church
170 Seminary Street, Berea
          
            Edoardo Maria Bellotti , organ
          
  Associate Professor of Organ,
            Harpsichord and Improvisation,
            Eastman School of Music

Festival Brass                   6:15 p.m.
Marting Hall Tower**
J
ohn Brndiar, conductor

Third Concert ($)              7:00 p.m.
Gamble Auditorium

          Mass in B Minor, BWV 232
          Jessica Petrus, soprano
          Eric Jurenas, counter-tenor
          John Russell, tenor
         
Paul Max Tipton, bass-baritone
  
   
         
Festival Choir

          Baldwin Wallace Bach Orchestra
          Dirk Garner, conductor 


SUNDAY, APRIL 19
Free Concert                   
11:15 a.m.
Berea United Methodist Church
170 Seminary Street, Berea
Bach’s Music in its Liturgical Context
         
J. S. Bach: 
Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61
          BW Singers and organ
          Marc Weagraff, conductor

Bach Festival Alumni Choir ($)    12:30-4:00 p.m.
Strosacker Union/Fynette Kulas Music Hall

Gather with alumni and current students to sing through selections from Bach’s B Minor Mass in a master class format, led by Dirk Garner.  This event begins with a lunch in the Strosacker Union and is followed by a light reception in the Conservatory.  $15 to participate.  Register here:  www.bwcommunity.net/bachalumni

 

$ = tickets required
** = rain location is the Fynette Kulas Musical Hall, Boesel Musical Arts Building
 

 

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