Bach & Beyond is a lively celebration of Baroque music, happening each June. Spirited performances of some of the greatest music ever written take place in an acoustically-ideal Victorian setting. Treat yourself to the lighthearted atmosphere that has distinguished the Festival since its beginning in 1996. Top-flight performances by Baroque specialists will leave you applauding for more! Though the musical genius of Johann Sebastian Bach is the foundation of the Festival, each year we include other great composers whose works reflect Bach’s inspirational influence.
Join us for the 24th annual Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival June 14-16, 2019! We are pleased to announce highlights of this year’s Festival Program:
Friday, June 14, 8pm:
Grant Cooper ….. Prologue to Dido and Aeneas (reconstructed)
Henry Purcell …. Dido and Aeneas
Saturday, June 15, 8pm:
Tomaso Albinoni ….. Concerto for Oboe, Opus 9, No. 2
Johann Sebastian Bach ….. Sonata for Violin and Continuo, BWV 1019
Arcangelo Corelli ….. Concerto Grosso, Opus 6, No. 7
Antonio Vivaldi ….. Concerto Grosso, Opus 3, No. 11*
* Performed in collaboration with the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony, Bryan Eckenrode, Conductor
Sunday, June 16, 3pm:
George Frideric Handel ….. Messiah
All patrons are invited to help us kick off this year’s Festival with chocolates and a little bubbly at a Special Opening Reception on Friday evening at 6:15pm in the Opera House’s Reception/Concessions room located on the ground floor of Village Hall.
Interested in hearing more about each concert program, how it was developed and specific information about the scheduled works? Come to the concert early to join Maestro Cooper and selected Festival musicians for a 30-minute, in-depth conversation. These special talks are held in the theatre and begin 45 minutes before the concert’s scheduled start. They are free to concert ticket holders.