Category: News

BATC Announces 2023 Guest Artists

Plans are underway for the 7th Annual Bach Around The Clock Festival, taking place in Madison, Wisconsin on March 9-12. BATC 2023 will include our traditional in-person marathon of amateur and professional performers on Saturday, March 11 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, plus our popular virtual festival of pre-recordings by musicians of all ages at …

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BATC Board of Directors and Officers for 2022-23

Board members and officers for the 2022-23 fiscal year are (from left to right, top to bottom): Betty Cohen (President), Janet Murphy (Treasurer), Rich Samuels, Melanie de Jesus, Steve Kurr, Theresa Kelley, Ken Stancer (Vice-President), Jaret Schroeder, Martha Florey (Secretary)     Betty Cohen, President, is an amateur recorder player and member of three Madison-based …

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Announcing a Bach masterclass for pianists

Lawrence Quinnett, concert pianist and Assistant Professor of Piano and Music Theory at Livingstone College, will present a Bach masterclass for pianists on Thursday, March 17 from 4-6pm at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1833 Regent Street, Madison. Now accepting registration from advanced pianists.  Four participants will be selected to work with Dr Quinnett. Submit your …

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Do we really need period instruments to play Bach?

Join us for this special discussion/performance by Kangwon Kim and Tami Morse Wednesday, March 16th from 6-7:30PM at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1833 Regent St, Madison, WI and on demand starting March 20th “What did Bach hear when his pieces were performed at his churches in the 17th and 18th centuries?  What would Bach say …

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Announcing the BATC 2022 Interim Artistic Director

BATC founder and artistic director, Marika Fischer Hoyt, will be on sabbatical for the 2021-22 season.We wish Marika a bon voyage as she travels to Zurich with her husband. She will return to Bach Around The Clock for the 2022-23 season. The Board of Directors is delighted to announce that Melanie de Jesus will serve …

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Position Open for Interim Artistic Director

Bach Around The Clock’s Artistic Director, Marika Fischer Hoyt, will be on sabbatical for the 2021-22 season.The Board of Directors is opening a search process for an Interim Artistic Director to provide leadership and oversee the implementation of the BATC 2022 festival. Position Summary The Artistic Director serves as the artistic head and public face …

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Guest Artist Lawrence Quinnett will return for BATC 2020

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 …

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