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Festival Orchestra c. Gary Payne Photography 2018
39th Season
Bach: The Master and His Milieu
June 23-30, 2019

Tickets now on sale!

Dear Festival Supporters,

You are the among the first to learn that
tickets are now on sale for this year’s Baroque Music Festival.

This will be our second quadrennial Bach-Fest — and what varied Bach we have for you! We will offer his first suite for solo cello, works transcribed for solo guitar, a cantata, two orchestral suites, a Brandenburg concerto, a motet and the glorious Magnificat. There will be a great variety of instruments as well: strings, recorder, flutes, oboes, a rare Baroque tenor oboe, bassoon, trumpets, harpsichord, organ and timpani. And many voices!   
 
I recently played in a concert of four great Bach cantatas and, for about the 7,000th time, was floored by Bach’s incredible reach, his harmonic genius, his instrumentation, and his unparalleled sensitivity to vocal texts. Bach addresses every emotion — not just the usual joy, anger and grief, but subtler emotions, like eagerness, devotion, numinousness, exaltation, anticipation and mystery. His music evokes simulacra of lawfulness, strength, horror, blessedness, indignation and more. Bach is the supreme musical storyteller, holding us spellbound, and all the while feeding our souls.

We will of course offer music by other composers: 17th-century Spanish luminaries will appear on Monday’s guitar recital, and German ones at Wednesday’s Gardens concert. Then, 18th-century composers will feature in both our opening concerto program and Friday Gardens chamber program. While difficult for me to promote one program over another, I hope you will be intrigued by our Monday and Wednesday concerts, as I know you will be thrilled and moved by our guest artists in these two intimate evenings.

Looking forward with all my heart to welcoming everyone! 

Elizabeth Blumenstock, Artistic Director
Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar

 

More about the Festival
South Coast Brass in the Gardens c. Stan Sholik 2018
Friday Gardens concert c. Stan Sholik 2018

How to book

Be sure to act now to purchase your season subscriptions or individual tickets, as seats are limited for this series of concerts in intimate venues.

We look forward to seeing you in June!
 

Founded in 1981, the Baroque Music Festival presents five concerts over eight days every June in the Southern California communities of Corona del Mar and Newport Beach. Pre-concert brass music is performed al fresco starting 45 minutes prior to each event, and a reception afterward allows performers and audience members to mingle.
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