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the sound of roManticisM May 23, 2019 at 7:30PM 345 Mapleton Avenue Festival Orchestra, period instruments Mina Gajić, Érard grand piano, 1845 Haydn Symphony “La Passione,” Chopin Concerto #2 in F Minor, Brahms Motet Op. 29 No. 1

Tickets: BoulderBachFestival.org

announcinG our 2019-2020 season VanishinG Point

PhilosoPher’s stone October 9 at eTown Hall - Boulder Distinct, poetic, and rarely-heard works by Buxtehude, Piani, Pandolfi, Stradella, Couperin, and J.S. Bach. Ian Watson, harpsichord | Guy Fishman, cello | Zachary Carrettín, violin

secret Garden Thursday, November 14 at eTown Hall

J.s. Bach’s GoldBerG Variations

Angela Hewitt Tuesday, March 3 at eTown Hall Of all the piano soloists in the history of the instrument, one has garnered the undisputed reputation for her mastery of J.S. Bach’s oeuvre: Ms. Hewitt performs in Boulder for the first time, on a Fazioli concert grand piano.

COmpass Resonance Ensemble, our CoRE of resident musical artists performs works of extreme beauty composed by Schmelzer, Rosenmüller, Marini, Salomone Rossi, Francesca Caccini, and J.S. Bach.

art of duo Thursday, February 6 at eTown Hall Works by Saint-Saens, Liszt, Franck, and J.S. Bach. Top Prize winners of Boulder International Chamber Music Competition 2018 travel from Warsaw to Boulder for this splendid program featuring accordionist Iwo Jedynecki and pianist Aleksander Krzyżanowski. COmpass Resonance Ensemble—CoRE joins the duo for a double concerto by J.S. Bach in a special transcription for this event.

Photo credit: K Saunders

“I know of no musician whose Bach playing on any instrument is of greater subtlety, beauty of tone, persuasiveness of judgment or instrumental command than Hewitt’s is here.”

Thursday, May 21 at eTown Hall COmpass Resonance Ensemble returns in a performance that begins with the Colorado premiere of a minuet by Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi (1755-1818), then, Mina Gajić performs Mozart’s brilliant, charming, and poignant Piano Concerto in A Major K.414. The Festival Chorus performs the finale of our 39th season, with the deeply profound and ecstatic motet, Jesu meine freude, by Johann Sebastian Bach. Additionally, for subscribers only, we present an intimate concert in April, featuring virtuoso 10-string guitarist Nicolò Spera performing the Bach Chaconne, extraordinary mezzo-soprano Abigail Nims singing Erbarme dich from the St. Matthew Passion, and CoRE performing Zachary Carrettín’s Caprice, original music commissioned by Project Bandaloop and Bachiana Chamber Orchestra. Other musical surprises as well—and FREE raffle tickets with fun gifts for you!

—BBC Music Magazine

We expect the entire season to sell out soon as 25% of the seats were sold on the first day we announced the season, May 1. If you wish to participate in the experience of this programming and these artists—don’t hesitate—order today! BoulderBachFestival.org/2019-20-subscriptions/

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