Marika Fischer Hoyt

Marika Fischer Hoyt, founder and artistic director of Bach Around The Clock, passed away on February 22, 2023.

Marika’s vision for Bach Around The Clock was “to provide performers and listeners the opportunity to immerse themselves in the joy that is woven into the music of J.S. Bach, and to make this experience as widely available as possible.”  She saw the BATC festival as a “musical crossroads, where performers from many different organizations and different backgrounds can meet on common ground. Bach’s music is infinitely relevant and infinitely adaptable, and that allows us to reach our hands out in many different directions…to increase our ability to engage with and serve our community.”

The Bach Around The Clock board of directors sends our sincere sympathy to Marika’s family. We will honor Marika’s vision as we present the 7th Annual Bach Around The Clock festival on March 8-12.

Betty, Ken, Martha, Janet, Rich, Terry, Jaret, Steve and Melanie

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