April 29 - May 1, 2016

Friday, April 29

8:00 PM Opening Concert

Robison Concert Hall, Kevin P. Mahaney '84 Center for the Arts

This concert will feature vocal music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods combined with modern dance choreographed by Scotty Hardwig and performed by students in the Middlebury College Dance Department. Selections include Monteverdi's “Lamento d’Arianna", theorbo duets, and motets and madrigals of Francisco Guerrero, Carlo Gesualdo, Robert White and John Bennet.

Richard Stone and Anthony Harvey, theorbos

Middlebury Collegium

Lisa Wooldridge '16, Annie Beliveau '18, Zac Lounsbury '16, Tevan Goldberg '18

Jeffrey Buettner, director and bass vocalist

Students of the Middlebury College Dance Department

Matthew Blake ’17, Mandy Kimm ’17, Deborah Leedy ’18, Liv Reuss ’19

Scotty Hardwig, choreographer

Free


Saturday, April 30

11:15 AM Bach Pocket Concert

Middlebury Community Music Center
6 Main Street, Downtown Middlebury

A short concert featuring early music repertoire and instrument demonstrations on lute and theorbo. Anthony Harvey, performer

Free

1:00 PM Duo Concert

Middlebury College Museum of Art
Kevin P. Mahaney '84 Center for the Arts

Anthony Harvey and Richard Stone, lutes and theorbos

Free

3:00 PM Carillon Recital

George Matthew, Jr., carillonneur
Mead Chapel Lawn

Enjoy the performance on the lawn around the Chapel.

Free

6:00 PM Bach at 51 Main

Eric Despard, guitarist
51 Main at the Bridge, Downtown Middlebury

Classical guitarist Eric Despard performs an informal concert of Bach’s music at this popular night spot. Attendees can hear the music free of charge while enjoying food and drink that are available for purchase.

Free

8:00 PM Festival Concert

Robison Concert Hall, Kevin P. Mahaney '84 Center for the Arts

J. S. Bach - CANTATA 29, "Wir danken dir, Gott"

Heinrich Biber - Passacaglia for Solo Violin

J. S. Bach - Concerto in F Minor for Harpsichord BWV 1056

G. F. Telemann - Trio Sonata in G Minor, for Recorders and Continuo TWV 42

S. L. Weiss - Chaconne in F Major for Lute

J. S. Bach - CANTATA 34, "O weiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe"

Mary Rowell, violin

Cynthia Huard, harpsichord

Richard Stone and Anthony Harvey, lutes

Steven and Kathy Light, recorders

Lindsey Warren, soprano

Erin Grainger, alto

Adam Hall, tenor

Stephen Falbel, baritone

Bach Festival Orchestra and Middlebury College Choir

Jeffrey Buettner, conductor

Tickets available at the Box Office and at the door, $12/10/students free with ID

Sunday, May 1

Bach in Area Congregations 

3:00 PM Performing Arts Series Concert

NATHAN LAUBE, organist
Mead Memorial Chapel

More information - Performing Arts Series web page


2017 Festival Preview

The 2017 Festival includes (subject to change):

Friday, April 28
Brentano String Quartet (Performing Arts Series)
8:00 PM Robison Concert Hall
Featuring J. S. Bach's Art of Fugue
Saturday, April 29
Bach Festival Concert
8:00 PM Mead Memorial Chapel
Sunday, April 30
Chamber Music
3:00 PM Robison Concert Hall
Repertoire and performer details forthcoming.

Department of Music

Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753