May 12–15, 2022
First Congregational Church, Historic Downtown Boulder
1128 Pine St, Boulder, CO 80302
In May of 2022 we offer Festival Week, a celebration of J.S. Bach’s music alongside contemporaries and later composers. The venue is Boulder’s historic First Congregational Church. The wood floors and tiered stage offer a warm and clear acoustic to experience Bach’s complex counterpoint.
Principal players and soloists include top prize winners from Boulder International Chamber Music Competition—ART OF DUO, artists hailing from the stages of Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Amsterdam, and London.
During the four days of the festival there will be daily lectures covering the repertoire for each program, two masterclasses (vocal and instrumental), an art exhibit, restaurant discounts, wine in the lobby, and four distinct programs that explore virtually every genre in which J.S. Bach composed, in addition to fascinating and beautiful works by Händel, Telemann, Corelli, Isabella Leonarda, Legrenzi, Castello, Clara Schumann, W.A. Mozart, and Gabriela Lena Frank.
Genres represented by J.S. Bach include solo suite, trio sonata, concerto, cantata, motet, organ chorale prelude, orchestral suite, and are contextualized by the remarkable work of his senior, Johann Christoph Bach.