Arizona Bach Festival Celebrates 12th Season

Distinguished baroque musicians perform virtual concerts for annual celebration

The Arizona Bach Festival celebrates its 12th anniversary season of presenting renowned artists performing the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. The 2021 Festival will be held virtually on YouTube with a three-concert festival, Feb. 21, Feb. 28 and March 7.

The Festival features organist Aaron David Miller, the acclaimed Polish musicians LUTEDUO; and vocalists Ingela Onstad (soprano) and Michael Hix (baritone), joining Stephen Redfield (violin) and Maxine Thévenot (organ.)

“While we can’t reproduce the live concert experience, technology does allow for some surprising silver linings,” says Scott Youngs, Arizona Bach Festival Music Director. “The opening organ concert is able to feature three different organs in the same church, the lute concert is coming to us from Poland, and the Arias with violin and organ concert comes to us from The Cathedral of St. John in Albuquerque, N.M. We are looking forward to connecting these phenomenal artists with our audiences, and to share their performances from such distinct and interesting venues.”

Each concert will begin with a brief and informative talk by Dr. Craig Westendorf.

Patrons may also participate in post-concert meet and greet zoom events with the artists, giving them an opportunity to chat, visit and discuss the afternoon’s program.

The Festival Pass ($60) includes access to all three concerts and the Festival Pass Plus ($100) includes all three concerts plus post-concert Zoom sessions with the performing artists.

2021 ARIZONA BACH FESTIVAL LINEUP: 

Feb. 21, 3 p.m. | Aaron David Miller, organist

Feb. 28, 3 p.m. | LUTEDUO

March 7, 3 p.m. | Arias with Violin and Organ • with Ingela Onstad, soprano • Michael Hix, baritone • Stephen Redfield, violin • Maxine Thévenot, organ


Arizona Bach Festival

Feb. 21, Feb. 28 and March 7

For more information or to buy passes, visit arizonabachfestival.org.

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