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Boulder Bach Festival

Name:

Boulder Bach Festival (BBS)

Location:

Boulder, Colorado, USA

Venues:

First Congregational Church - 1128 Pine St.
Atonement Lutheran Church - 685 Inca Pkwy. at Baseline Rd.
First United Methodist Church - 1421 Spruce St.
Boulder High School
University of Colorado’s Grusin Music Hall & Macky Auditorium.

Years:

Since 1982 (Annual Festival)

Months:

February-March

Artistic Director:

Robert (Bob) Spillman (?-2010)
Richard (Rick) Erickson (2011-Present)

Ensembles:

Website:

Boulder Bach Festival

History & Mission:

In the summer of 1981 a group of Boulder music lovers decided they would celebrate the life and music of the Baroque era’s most influential and inspiring composer, J.S. Bach, by organizing and presenting three concerts during the weekend of his March birth date. The Festival’s rapid progression from its hopeful beginning in March 1982 to the well-established institution of today resulted largely from the talents and determination of its founders, the financial and emotional support of its audience, and the ideas of its Board of Directors. Since that first season, the Festival has brought J.S. Bach’s magnificent music to a variety of venues, including area churches, Boulder High School, and the University of Colorado’s Grusin Music Hall and Macky Auditorium. Through the years it broadened its scope by including chamber concerts in the yearly calendar. It now also reaches out into the community with Master Classes, the Young Artists’ Competition (every few years), and special children’s concerts at the Boulder Public Library. The BBF can now claim that it has performed all of Bach’s major works, plus a large percentage of his total output of amazingly diverse compositions as well. The BBF has built a reputation for high quality performances which explore the depth and complexity of all J.S. Bach’s works.

Recent Festivals:

28th Festival: Mar 6-14, 2009
29th Festival: Feb 27-Mar 6, 2010
30th Festival: Mar 4-12, 2011
31st Festival: Feb 24-Mar 4, 2012

32nd Festival: Feb 24-Mar 2, 2013
33rd Festival: Feb 24-Mar 2, 2014
34th Festival: Feb 22-Mar 28, 2015

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28th Festival - 2009

29th Festival - 2010

30th Festival - 2011

31st Festival - 2012

32nd Festival - 2013

 

2009-2010 Season

2010-2011 Season

 

34th Festival - 2015        
       
2014-2015 Season        

Source: Boulder Bach Festival Website

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (October 2009 - October 2014)

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