Bach is Back! The Orlando 86th Bach Festival is here

Bach is Back! The Orlando 86th Bach Festival is here

This will be a vastly different Bach Festival than in previous years, but the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park has put the work into planning new safety considerations for both audience and performers. From Friday, Feb. 12-Sunday, Feb. 28, The Festival performances will take place outdoors at Winter Park’s Central Park, in Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College, and virtually for “Bach at Home” events.

Spiritual Spaces: Peace and Serenity will take place on Saturday, February 13 at 5 p.m., and will feature various works to “soothe the soul and inspire reflection,” and will be performed in the Knowles Memorial Chapel by the Festival Orchestra and conducted by John V. Sinclair. The program features a variety of works from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, as well as contemporary pieces.

Times & Tickets

This season’s annual Concertos by Candlelight: Classical Gems will be held in a candlelit Knowles Memorial Chapel and will feature works by Mozart, Donizetti, Salieri, and Pleyel, performed by the Festival Orchestra and conducted by John V. Sinclair on Saturday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Other highlights this year include Concertos by Candlelight, a candle-illuminated Knowles Chapel will host works by Mozart, Salieri and more performed by the Bach Festival Orchestra; Big Band Bach: Back Again, an outdoor performance of Bach’s work rearranged in the big-band style by Rollins professor Chuck Archard; and MMM … Mozart, Mendelssohn, and McCartney, with symphonic works by this trio of composers performed by the Bach Festival Orchestra. Tickets and more information on concert dates and times can be found at the Bach Festival website.

About the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park

The Bach Festival Society offers a diverse program of concerts and educational programs. Choral, orchestral, and visiting artist concerts are presented throughout the year. In February, the renowned Annual Bach Festival features works of Bach and other great composers performed by the 160-voice Festival Choir and Orchestra and guest soloists. Recent guest artists have included the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, Midori, and André Watts. The Fred Rogers Family Series offers engaging Saturday morning programs for youth and family audiences. The Society further serves the community through educational outreach, young artist competitions, and free community concerts. Visit Bach Festival Society of Winter Park

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