Join us as the Boulder Bach Festival navigates the waters of music history with Johann Sebastian Bach as our compass. BBF presents memorable concerts and engaging educational events throughout the academic year, and brings some of the world's finest musical artists to Colorado, continually enriching our audiences' experience of chamber, choral and orchestral works. The Boulder Bach Festival Orchestra is the only ensemble in the State of Colorado performing on period instruments of the baroque, classical, and romantic eras. In the realm of chamber music we have recently presented first-ever performances in the State of Colorado, such as ensemble works of Ives, Bartok, Antheil, and Berg on original instruments!
This season we present more first-ever-in-Colorado concert experiences, including Chopin's Piano Concerto #2 performed on original instruments and featuring piano soloist Mina Gajić on an Érard concert grand, built in Paris, 1845.
Our 38th season will awaken the senses as we explore the music of J.S. Bach, Barbara Strozzi, Heinrich Biber, Robert de Visée, Henry Purcell, Antonio Vivaldi, F.J. Haydn, Frédéric Chopin and Johannes Brahms. This season features Colorado's favorite vocal and instrumental soloists, our Festival Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Boulder Bach's highly regarded Vocal Ensemble, and critically-acclaimed Festival Chorus. And, as always we present a concert that inspires a rethinking of historical performance practice: our fifth collaboration with 3rd Law Dance/Theater, this time with the trio, Venice On Fire performing on electric instruments—played with baroque bows.
In May the BBF brings seven of the nation's brightest early music luminaries to join the Festival Orchestra for our season finale.
Boulder Bach Festival:
presenting imaginative and thought-provoking concert experiences during which the artists explore,
sharing the journey with the audience.
“Creative, provocative, and sensational…
It is this kind of creative rethinking that keeps the great masterpieces alive in our times.”
- Sharps and Flatirons