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Upcoming Events

FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014 – 7:30 PM


First Congregational Church, 1128 Pine Street, Boulder

Lina Bahn, violin; Zachary Carrettin, violin; David Korevaar, piano

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SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2014 – 2 PM

BACH FOR KIDS CONCERT (Bach in the Community)

Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater
1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder – FREE
Boulder Bach Trio and Boulder Suzuki Strings

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THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014, 6:30 PM


First Congregational Church, 1128 Pine Street, Boulder
Hotel Boulderado Mezzanine, 2115 13th Street, Boulder

A sumptuous evening of Bach and cuisine featuring Zachary Carrettin, violin; Christina Jennings, flute; and Scott Plugge, saxophone

Tickets will be available online in April - by invitation

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Baroque Performance Practice Program

Trinity Lutheran Church
2200 Broadway, Boulder

This four-day training event for serious students of all ages debuted in June of 2013 and drew string players from across the county who were trained by baroque violin artist and teacher Zachary Carrettin. The focus this year will be on baroque string techniques and the string orchestra. String players from Boulder County and across the Front Range are invited to participate to ensure developing a broad base of strong, local baroque talent.

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News and Reviews

In Focus, an interview with 3rd Law Dance/Theater

Check out this In Focus piece aired on Channel 6 RMPBS, an interview with 3rd Law Dance/Theater about their work, Boulder Arts Week and Obstinate Pearl, a collaborative event with the Boulder Bach Festival. Tickets for the Mar. 28 & 29 performances are on sale now at the Dairy

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Press Release: Osbstinate Pearl at the Dairy Center, March 28 and 29

Boulder Bach Festival, 3rd Law Dance/Theater, and The Dairy Center for the Arts collaborate to kick off Boulder Arts Week, March 28 through April 6, 2014

Boulder Bach music director and electric violinist Zachary Carrettin joins the dance artists of 3rd Law Dance/Theater, guided by artistic co-directors Katie Elliott and Jim LaVita, in a creative and original performance of Obstinate Pearl, a visible intersection of composition and improvisation, on March 28 and March 29, at 7 p.m., at the Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder.

This performance, presented by The Dairy Center for the Arts, marks the kick off to the inaugural Boulder Arts Week, March 28 through April 6, a city-wide celebration of Boulder's vibrant artistic and cultural offerings, including film, music, theatre, dance, the visual arts, public art, and performance.

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Review: Boulder Bach Fest’s Deep Exploration

by Ruth Carver
for, 2/27/14

Boulder Bach Festival (now in its impressive 33rd season) presents a wide array of offerings throughout the year, but this past weekend gave audiences a chance to hear some rarely performed early works by the master.

J.S. Bach (1685-1750) moved around a great deal in his early 20s, seeking a profitable and musically rewarding position in several small towns in Germany. On February 21, the festival presented "From the Depths I Call To You," a program of cantatas from these formative and itinerant years...Conductor and violinist Zachary Carrettin alternately played and led the ensemble in these lively works with panache and enthusiasm that was contagious.

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