Colorado Concert Films
October 8–29, 2020*
*Dates flexible, the three-week viewing period is based on your date of purchase.
You may purchase anytime prior to June 2021.
In early October you’ll see and hear performances of vocal and instrumental works including a spectacular sonata by Johann Sebastian Bach, featuring Mina Gajić performing on the BBF’s new double manual Flemish harpsichord.
You’ll also experience a Johann Christoph Bach motet that is mindbogglingly beautiful—with voices and instruments including viola da gamba.
You’ll hear a chorale with a fascinating history dating to 1599, originally composed as a love song during a plague in a turbulent time of epidemics in Europe. BBF artists perform this outdoors at historic Ryssby Church, (built in 1882, Longmont, Colorado).
From ancient bows caressing the strings in the languid sonorities of a Bach chorale prelude, to fiery and richly contrapuntal harpsichord—and from the embracing timbres of the human voice to natural scenes in our beloved Colorado, our 40th season melts the screen away, connecting you to a place and a time through the artistry of the BBF musicians and the composers whose works are featured. Carrettín has chosen, and will continue to choose works that tell a story of our collective experience.
We have secured the finest musicians who speak the baroque vocabulary fluently, with depth, profundity, and joy!
We’ll be watching the Covid-19 patterns as we plan to film one of J.S. Bach’s most memorable cantatas, utilizing intimate performing forces distanced appropriately. Extreme precautionary measures are being observed to protect the artists and our community; that is why we have decided to present our 40th season as concert films, in collaboration with an outstanding A/V recording team.
December 24, 2020–January 14, 2021
This dynamically joyful program is intended to lift your spirits during the holidays, and will include 17th and 18th century chamber music in a variety of genres.
Locations include Camp St. Malo Chapel on the Rock, Broomfield Auditorium, and Boulder's beautiful outdoors–in the snow!
Composers include J.S. Bach, Marini, Uccellini, Corelli, François Couperin, and Arthur Gottschalk.
March 21–April 11, 2021
We are investing more than ever before to offer you the artistry rehearsed and recorded in the venues in addition to preludes performed outdoors—celebrating Colorado and the natural world—and all in the highest possible audio and video fidelity in the region.
This program features a world class parallel-strung Erard grand piano built in Paris, 1840. Repertoire includes Mozart's Concerto K.414 in the composer's original salon orchestration and Beethoven's Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano. A Sarabande by J.S. Bach performed in Boulder's open space honors the natural world before proceeding into the concert hall.
We just ask that you acquire good external speakers for your computer or television!
June 3–24, 2021
We promise you the most refined, insightful, and meaningful year of music making, Across Time & Across Cultures.
Our season finale will feature a cantata by J.S. Bach. In addition to preparing the Concert Film for you, we hope to perform this concert live in Boulder, but only if 100% safe to do so. Each subscriber will have one reserved seat.
Subscribe now to experience the entire 2020-2021 year of BBF's story as the artists share their musical insights during the Covid-19 pandemic—through extremely thoughtful performances of phenomenal musical artworks.