Bach-Handel Festival

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Dr. Tom Mitts, Director

Shenandoah Conservatory's annual celebration of the composers' most significant works of chamber music, keyboard repertoire, and works for chorus and chamber orchestra.

Bach-Handel Festival Package (3 concerts)

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Standing on the shoulders of these musical giants, our annual Bach-Handel Festival returns to showcase works of chamber music, keyboard repertoire, and works for chorus and chamber orchestra. Shenandoah Conservatory is proud to welcome back Three Notch’d Road, Charlottesville’s premier baroque ensemble. Also featuring the winners of the Bach-Handel Festival student competition.

Friday, October 17

Rhetoric in Baroque Music

Lecture-Demonstration with members of Third Practice and Three Notch'd Road
3 p.m. | Ruebush 128 at Shenandoah University

 

Opening Concert (Concert I)

Friday, October 17 at 8 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church

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Festival Music for Brass and Organ
Ensemble Music for Woodwinds and Strings
Mostly Motets by the Conservatory Choir

 

Bach After Hours: The American Songbook goes Baroque

9:45 p.m. | Eugene B. Smith Gallery in Old Town Winchester

Featuring Robert Larson, piano and Donovan Stokes, bass

Saturday, October 18

Three Notch'd Road

The Glories of Venice (Concert II)

Saturday, October 18 at 8 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church

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Featuring secular and sacred music of the Venetian Baroque performed on period instruments.
Third Practice, vocal ensemble
Three Notch'd Road, instrumental ensemble

 

 

Sunday, October 19

The Romantic Bach

Lecture-Demonstration by Dr. Laurie McManus, Assistant Professor of Music History
3:30 p.m. | Goodson Recital Hall

 

Handel

Abendmusiken - A Little Evening Music (Concert III)

Sunday, October 19 at 5 p.m.
Goodson Recital Hall

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Stylus Phantasticus: Fanstastic Buxtehude
Bach-Handel Competition Winners
Baroque Idioms in 20th Century Garb
Symphony of Psalms by Igor Stravinsky