Bach Around The Clock

Bach Around The Clock 2023 – Wednesday, March 8 – Sunday, March 12

All Bach. All Free. All Welcome.

Celebrate the enduring musical legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach!

BATC 2023 Festival Schedule

Sunday, March 12

Watch BATC 2023 virtual performances recorded in homes and studios of:  Jim Burkholder; Tim Farley; Jeffery Rowley; Linda Clifford; Kieran Foltz; Students of Shannon Farley; Marjasana Kay, Mark Bramptom Smith & Carol Carlson; Glenwood Moravian Trombone Choir; The Neighborly Consort.

Recordings of performances from Saturday at St. Andrew’s will be posted soon. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, March 8

View the recording of this event HERE

  NoonJust Bach performs Bach’s beautiful motet BWV 227: Jesu Meine Freude @ Luther Memorial Church

  Performers: Kristin Knutson and Sarah Brailey, sopranos; Geoffrey Williams, alto; Steven Wilson, tenor; Ryne Cherry, bass; Charlie Rasmussen, cello; and Thomas Heidenreich, organ.

Thursday, March 9

  7:30pmSean Kleve presents a lecture/performance, “Bach on Marimba” @ UW Hamel Music Center Collins Recital Hall. View the videorecording of this program HERE
Event co-sponsored by BATC and UW School of Music.

Friday, March 10

  cancelled due to snow. NoonPianist Lawrence Quinnett performs Bach’s Overture in French Style in B minor and the Italian Concerto in F @ First Unitarian Society‘s Noon Musicale. 

  1:15pm – Sean Kleve presents a Bach on Marimba master class @ UW School of Music in Mosse Humanities Building, Room 1341

  7:30pm – Wolfgang Rübsam world-renowned organist, presents an all-Bach recital, co-sponsored by Luther Memorial, the Association of Church Musicians, and BATC. @ Luther Memorial Church

Saturday, March 11

BATC Marathon Festival 2023
10am-5pm St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Continuous performances all day! Full schedule HERE

10:00am Welcome: Stephanie Elkins
  Pianist Lawrence Quinnett: Italian Concerto in F
 10:30am City Sounds String Quartet, Suzuki Strings, Third Lake Saxophones, and more
11:30am Pianist Lawrence Quinnett: Overture in French Style in B minor
 Community Chorale Sing-Along, and more
Regent Recorders, Madison Cello Ensemble, Ladpli Piano Studio, Kangwon Kim Violin Studio, and more
3:30pm Festival Finale: Hosted by Alan Muirhead

    • Kangwon Kim &  Leanne Kelso,violins: Micah Behr, viola: James Waldo, cello
      Contrapuctus XIX: Quadruple Fugue on the name B-A-C-H from the “Art of Fugue” BWV 1080; and Choral BWV 668 a “Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein”
    • Ryne Cherry, bass; Charlie Rasmussen, cello; Jared Stellmacher, organ; Kangwon Kim, violin
      Four arias for bass and continuo
    • Marc Fink, oboe & Bruce Bengtson, organ
      Sonata in E-flat major (originally for flute)  for oboe and organ  BWV1031
      Praeludium in G, BWV 568  for organ
      Fugue in G-dur, BWV 577 for organ

4:30pm Bach’s Birthday Cake & Reception

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