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Masterful Mozart

  • Saturday, October 18
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Knowles Memorial Chapel


Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra in E-flat Major, K364
Performed by co-concertmasters Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez and Alvaro Gomez, this work
bursts with the joy of exploring new instrumental sound combinations and possibilities.

Mozart Overture to The Magic Flute
This succinct and energetic work was finished just
three days before the opera premiered.

Mozart Requiem in D minor, K626
A grandiose work, powerful in the fearsomeness of its
visions of the Last Judgment, sublime in the gentleness
of its evocation of salvation and eternal rest.

Mary Wilson | soprano
Adriana Zabala | mezzo-soprano
Daniel Weeks | tenor
Michael Dean | bass

Masterful Mozart

  • Sunday, October 19
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Knowles Memorial Chapel


Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra in E-flat Major, K364
Performed by co-concertmasters Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez and Alvaro Gomez, this work
bursts with the joy of exploring new instrumental sound combinations and possibilities.

Mozart Overture to The Magic Flute
This succinct and energetic work was finished just
three days before the opera premiered.

Mozart Requiem in D minor, K626
A grandiose work, powerful in the fearsomeness of its
visions of the Last Judgment, sublime in the gentleness
of its evocation of salvation and eternal rest.

Mary Wilson | soprano
Adriana Zabala | mezzo-soprano
Daniel Weeks | tenor
Michael Dean | bass

The Parker Quartet

  • Sunday, October 26
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tiedtke Concert Hall

This Grammy Award-winning quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent string quartets of its generation. The New York Times hailed them as “something extraordinary,” and The Boston Globe acclaimed their “pinpoint precision and spectacular sense of urgency.”

Haydn Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5
Prokofiev Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92
Mendelssohn Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 44, No. 3




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.”
Program to be announced.

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.

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