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Christmas in the Park

  • Thursday, December 4
  • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Central Park, Winter Park

Join the Morse Museum of American Art and the Bach Festival Choir, Youth Choir, and Brass for this annual celebration. Beautiful music and the glass works of Louis Comfort Tiffany make this a unique Winter Park tradition.  Click here to learn more about this presentation by the Morse Museum.

A Classic Christmas

  • Saturday, December 13
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Knowles Memorial Chapel

Take part in a true Winter Park holiday tradition.
This program features your favorite Christmas works performed by the Bach Festival Choir, Youth Choir, and Orchestra in the beautiful Knowles Memorial Chapel. You can bring the Christmas spirit home with “All is Bright: A Choral Christmas.”  This CD is available for purchase on our website.

A Classic Christmas

  • Sunday, December 14
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Knowles Memorial Chapel

Take part in a true Winter Park holiday tradition.
This program features your favorite Christmas works performed by the Bach Festival Choir, Youth Choir, and Orchestra in the beautiful Knowles Memorial Chapel. You can bring the Christmas spirit home with “All is Bright: A Choral Christmas.”  This CD is available for purchase on our website.

A Classic Christmas

  • Sunday, December 14
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Knowles Memorial Chapel

Take part in a true Winter Park holiday tradition.
This program features your favorite Christmas works performed by the Bach Festival Choir, Youth Choir, and Orchestra in the beautiful Knowles Memorial Chapel. You can bring the Christmas spirit home with “All is Bright: A Choral Christmas.”  This CD is available for purchase on our website.

Jeremy Denk, Piano

  • Friday, January 30
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Tiedtke Concert Hall

The winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and the prestigious Avery Fisher prize, Denk is one of today’s most compelling artists. Praised by The New York Times “both for his penetrating intellectual engagement with the music and for the generosity of his playing.”

On the Program
Mozart Rondo in A minor, K. 511
Beethoven Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Paul Jacobs, Organ

  • Friday, February 13
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Knowles Memorial Chapel

This Grammy Award-winner, called “one of the most supremely gifted organists of his generation” by The Chicago Tribune, unites technical skills of the first order with probing emotional artistry.



Concertos by Candlelight: Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Mozart

  • Friday, February 20
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Knowles Memorial Chapel

Glorious music in an unforgettable candlelit setting.
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, performed by violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg.
This piece contains all the drama, allure, and virtuosity that a great concerto needs, plus the delicate sparkle that Mendelssohn channeled more than any other composer.
Beethoven Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op. 80, featuring pianist Gloria Cook and the Bach Festival Choir. This work was Beethoven’s “testing ground” for his Symphony No. 9.
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K622, performed by William R. Hudgins, principal clarinetist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Mozart’s final completed concerto contains some of his finest writing for any instrument.

Concertos by Candlelight: Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Mozart

  • Saturday, February 21
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Knowles Memorial Chapel

Glorious music in an unforgettable candlelit setting.
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, performed by violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg.
This piece contains all the drama, allure, and virtuosity that a great concerto needs, plus the delicate sparkle that Mendelssohn channeled more than any other composer.
Beethoven Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op. 80, featuring pianist Gloria Cook and the Bach Festival Choir. This work was Beethoven’s “testing ground” for his Symphony No. 9.
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K622, performed by William R. Hudgins, principal clarinetist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Mozart’s final completed concerto contains some of his finest writing for any instrument.

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin, and Anne-Marie McDermott, Piano

  • Sunday, February 22
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tiedtke Concert Hall

Both of these artists perform regularly with the world’s leading orchestras, and we’re pleased
to present them together in an intimate recital.
“Ms. Salerno-Sonnenberg and Ms. McDermott are musicians who bring considerable energy and
emotional rawness to the music at hand….” – The New York Times

Program to be announced.



Open Rehearsal: Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem

  • Thursday, February 26
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Knowles Memorial Chapel

A “behind-the-scenes” experience with conductor Dr. John V. Sinclair featuring the Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra as they prepare to perform Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem on the 80th Annual Winter Park Bach Festival.

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