Lawrence Quinnett, who was our guest artist-in-residence at BATC 2018, will be returning to in 2020 to perform Bach’s set of six French Suites. Quinnett is Assistant Professor of Music at Livingston College in North Carolina, where he teaches piano and music theory. He holds a Doctor of Music degree from Florida State University. Click to hear him perform Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in A Flat Major.
BATC 2019 was a fabulous event. We’ll be posting a series of photos taken by various festival participants.
The first few photos come from violinist/violist Shannon Farley, who participated multiple times during the day: she played duets with her father Tim on guitar in the morning, and with guitarist Chris Allen in the afternoon, her students performed in the evening, and her string quartet closed out the festival at night.
Thank you for your cheerful participation all day long, Shannon, and for the photos which capture the energy and enthusiasm you brought to the festival!
Audio for the Arts is in its Tech Week, preparing for next Saturday’s 12-hour marathon. BATC is so grateful to all the recording and video specialists, for coming on site to make the Festival run as smoothly as possible.
Buzz, risking life and limb in the line of duty.
Setting up mics for the onstage hosts.
Service with a smile, from Audio for the Arts.
Buzz and his A/V crew, on location at St. Andrew’s.
Want the inside scoop on this year’s BATC festival?
Tune in on Sunday Feb. 24 at 10 am Central to the Musica Antiqua show on WORT, Madison’s community radio station. Host Carol Moseson will interview BATC Artistic Director Marika Fischer Hoyt about the upcoming festival, who’s performing, who’s hosting, and what’s new, alternating with clips from the 2018 12-hour marathon concert.
You can check it out at 89.9 FM, or listen online from the link on their website at https://www.wortfm.org
As of Friday, February 8, the Festival Schedule has filled up, with a wonderful cornucopia of Bach selections for the audience to enjoy. Our musicians include young Suzuki violinists, professionals from the Madison Symphony, solo vocalists and choirs, adult amateurs, music clubs like the Winds of Southern Wisconsin and the Association of Church Musicians, and students and faculty from UW-Madison, UW- Whitewater, and UW-Stevens Point! The full schedule is posted on the ‘Festival Schedule’ page of our website HERE.
This is the big week, and The Well-Tempered Ear is on the case. Thank you, blogger Jacob Stockinger, for the fabulous preview of Wednesday’s fringe concert at the Madison Early Music Festival, and the repeat concert Sunday in Waukesha.
Early Music America, founder of Early Music Month, chose BATC for its first in a series of articles highlighting the many early music events happening across the country in March. BATC is honored to receive such special recognition from this national organization, and thrilled to join musicians across the land in bringing early music into the forefront of public attention.
Click here for the EMA feature article, including a photo from the recent performance at the Chazen Museum of Art by Sonata à Quattro, BATC’s new Ensemble-In-Residence.
Come see what all the fuss is about! Madison’s classical music blog, The Well-Tempered Ear, lays it on the line: however you like your Bach, Bach Around The Clock has it. Click here to read The Ear’s detailed synopsis of the musical treats in store at the Festival, TOMORROW!
Bach Around The Clock gratefully acknowledges the media sponsorship of Wisconsin Public Radio. WPR, one of the premier sources, promoters, and supporters of classical music in the state of Wisconsin and beyond, has provided invaluable publicity, both on-air and online, for the upcoming festival. Thank you, WPR, for helping get the word out about the year’s BATC, and for having first brought BATC to this state in 2010.