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.
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!
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
An anonymous donor has come forward to offer a matching challenge grant of up to $2,000. That means that when you donate now, a contribution of equal value comes from an unnamed supporter, effectively doubling the impact of your giving. If you give $10, it’s matched by another $10 and the BATC receives a total of $20.
Matching will continue cumulatively up to $2,000 of donations – $2,000 from you and other donors, plus $2,000 in matching funds, totaling $4,000 in funds raised for BATC. This funding will be used to cover the cost of the sound engineers who record and livestream the festival, the fee for the attorneys who handled the 501(c)(3) application, and the one-day event insurance policy.
To donate online with a PayPal account or credit card, click HERE.
Or, you can make a check out to Bach Around The Clock, and send it to:
Bach Around The Clock, 1902 Rowley Avenue, Madison, WI 53726.
We’ll be posting regularly on our website and facebook page over the next few days, to let you know how much of the challenge amount we’ve raised. We’d love to raise all $2,000 needed to max out our challenge grant, and every donation helps!
We are so grateful to all of you who support BATC, and especially to our anonymous friend, who is spearheading this initiative.
Bach Around The Clock is a 501(c)(3) organization; your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by law, and your name will be included on our Acknowledgments page.