Dear Boulder Bach Festival Patrons,


Our next season is bubbling with magic and we hope to see you there!

We've moved to eTown Hall, a venue that thrills our musicians. Can you believe you'll hear Angela Hewitt perform the Goldberg Variations in such a venue? What an opportunity for us all. Our other season concerts include extraordinary baroque chamber music performed by Ian Watson, Guy Fishman, and myself; an accordion-piano duo from Warsaw that is like nothing I’ve heard before; BBF’s own COmpass Resonance Ensemble; local favorites Nicolò Spera and Abigail Nims; and Mina Gajić returns to the stage with Mozart’s Concerto K. 414 in a concert that culminates with Bach’s motet, Jesu, meine Freude.


Our community-engaging free concerts, occurring at venues across the region and throughout the academic year, feature Colorado premieres, works by women composers and Jewish composers of the Baroque, South American and Mexican baroque composers, and much, much more. To learn about free events, sign up for our newsletter right here on the website.


And, if you’d like to hear the 2019-2020 subscription series concerts, a program that is truly a source of excitement and inspiration for Mina and me, be sure to subscribe. The venue is intimate and tickets are going fast.


It was a memorable 38th season; thank you for your attendance, participation, and continued support!






Harpsichordist Robert Hill joined me in a program of J.S. Bach’s chamber music.

I played violin, viola, and cello da spalla.



On Veterans Day the BBF Chorus, Orchestra, and Soloists performed Bach’s B Minor Mass at Macky Auditorium.



February’s From London With Love featured Nicholas Carthy and Guy Fishman in collaboration

with the BBF Baroque Orchestra.



Obstinate Pearl with 3rd Law Dance/Theater featured electric baroque instruments in a deeply collaborative contemporary dance performance.



The Sound of Romanticism featured the Fellowship Artists Vocal Ensemble in a Brahms motet,

then my colleagues and I continued with a performance of Haydn Symphony #49, the first on period instruments in the State of Colorado and including phenomenal period wind players from across the United States.

Finally, Mina Gajić performed a sensational rendition of Chopin’s Concerto #2

on an exquisite Érard piano built in the composer’s lifetime.




Please help us continue our work in education (50+ activities annually!), community engagement (free-of-charge concerts across the region), and in our subscription series presentation (featuring musicians from across the world, often in collaboration with our extraordinary resident musicians). You can donate today online through our secure system, and you’ll receive a donation receipt. Your generosity keeps the magic alive!






Zachary Carrettín


Music Director


From Our Recent Performances of "Obstinate Pearl" with 3rd Law Dance/Theater, at Dairy Arts Center