Early Music America Features BATC!

Screen Shot 2018-03-09 at 9.46.00 AM 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.

Announcing a Media Sponsor: WPR!


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.

The Festival Schedule is fully booked!


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!

Outreach: BATC at the Chazen!


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.

Interview on WORT: Carol Moseson


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

Interview on WORT: Rich Samuels


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