Happy New Year from BATC!
We hope 2019 is getting off to a great start for the BATC community.
Plans are well underway for BATC 2019, and The Well-Tempered Ear is here to tell you all about it.
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.
Click here for the Blog Post.
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!
As of Tuesday, February 27, the Festival Schedule has filled up, with a wonderful cornucopia of Bach selections for the audience to enjoy. Our musicians include young Suzuki violinists performing for the first time, professionals from the Madison Symphony, UW-Madison music students and faculty, solo vocalists and choirs, adult amateurs, a special guest pianist flying all the way from North Carolina…and even a surprise appearance by Glenn Gould!
Pure joy: five players at the top of their game, rehearsing for Sunday’s Chazen concert.
from left to right, John Aley, trumpet, Marc Fink, oboe, Dan Sullivan, harpsichord, Dawn Lawler, flute, and Leanne League, violin.
BATC is thrilled to connect with the Chazen Museum of Art. Three ensembles will represent the Festival on March 4th, with an all-Bach program including the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, Bach selections from Suzuki Books 1-1, and the dramatic Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052.
This concert is free and open to the public, but space is limited.
Join us, in person in Gallery III, or via livestream on the museum’s website.
WORT Interview 2.0: Because if some airtime is good, more is better!
On Sunday, Feb. 25, BATC Artistic Director Marika Fischer Hoyt visits the Musica Antiqua show during the 10:00 am hour Central Time. She’ll chat with music host Carol Moseson about the upcoming festival, with more recordings from the 2017 festival.
Tune in at 89.9 FM, or listen online from the link on their website at https://www.wortfm.org
Tune in, Bach fans!
On Thursday, Feb. 22, radio host Rich Samuels interviews BATC Artistic Director Marika Fischer Hoyt about the upcoming festival, with many recordings of performances from the 2017 festival.
It all begins at 7:08 am Central Time; tune in at 89.9 FM, or listen online from the link on their website at https://www.wortfm.org