April 28 - April 30, 2017

Friday, April 28

8:00 PM Opening Concert

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

J.S. Bach - Art of Fugue

“The Art of Fugue is an intense meditation by Bach on a single theme, which is viewed from every imaginable perspective over the course of 16 fugues and 4 canons. Our [performance] aims to leaven the rich density of this composition by bringing other media into the mix: several “fugal” readings by writers as diverse as Carl Sagan, Lewis Carroll and May Swenson, and a play by Itamar Moses written in fugal form that we will perform ourselves.” Mark Steinberg, 1st violinist

Performing Arts Series Event

Saturday, April 29

8:00 PM Festival Concert: Handel's Esther

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

G. F. Handel - Esther

Lisa Wooldridge '16, soprano - Esther

Quinn Bernegger '13, tenor - King Ahasuerus

Jack DesBois '15, bass - Haman

Elizabeth Bates '10, soprano - Israelite

Adam Hall, tenor - Mordecai

Teddy Crecelius '08, tenor/director - Israelite

Noah Silverstein '11, countertenor - Priest of the Israelites

Cynthia Huard, harpsichord

Jane Kittredge, concertmaster

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, April 30

Bach in Area Congregations 

3:00 PM Chamber Music

featuring musicians from our festival productions performing music by J. S. Bach and G. F. Handel

Click here for the full program

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

Department of Music

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