July 8, 2017

Chamber Music #2
Bach Into the Romantic Era
-Johannes Brahms, Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, Opus 38

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Dr. Barry Scott Williamson, Founder/Artistic Director

MISSION AND VISION: The mission of the Texas Bach Festival (TBF) will be to bring the great and timeless music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his 18th century contemporaries to citizens of all ages in the surrounding Georgetown community; and, by means of large- and small-scale choral, orchestral, chamber music, solo recital and masterclass performances/activities, will markedly enhance the cultural life, creative abilities and personal educational, performance and social experience of those citizens and the surrounding community at large.  Bach’s sacred and secular compositions have been exponentially beloved worldwide by audiences and musicians for more than 300 years; it will be the great privilege and passion of TBF - the only charitable organization of its kind in Georgetown/Central Texas devoted to the life, philosophy and music of Johann Sebastian Bach - to further engage and enrich the musical experience of its citizenry and arts community.

2018 Texas Bach Festival plans are underway, and will be published soon!  More chamber music, Bach's St. John Passion and more for 2018 - be sure to stay tuned, both on this website and on Facebook!"

July 6, 2017

Chamber Music #1
 All Mozart Program
-String Quartet in C Major, KV 456, "Dissonance"
-Quintet for Piano and Winds, KV 452
-Clarinet Quintet in A Major, KV 581

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Inaugural Festival July 6-9 2017

Texas Bach Festival

July 7, 2017

J.S. Bach Solo Cantatas

TBF Soloists and Orchestra

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July 9, 2017

Festival Finale Concert

TBF Choir and Orchestra,
-W. A. Mozart, Misericordias Domini, KV 222
-J.S. Bach, Cantata BWV 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
-J.S. Bach, Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243

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Free Concerts

June 18 at 2:00 pm

Live Music at the Library concert series, will feature Keely Rhodes, mezzo soprano and Khanh Pham, pianist,  in a program of cantata/oratorio arias by J.S. Bach and W. A. Mozart.  This concert is free and open to the public, a gift of the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. 8th St.  For more information, visit:  library.georgetown.org/music.

Friday, June 30 at noon

The concert will be held in the 26th District Courtroom at the Williamson County Courthouse, 710 Main St in Georgetown, featuring Texas Bach Festival Artists including members of the Artisan Quartet, Ian Davidson, oboe and Stephen Girko, clarinet.

The program will be the Oboe Quartet in F Major, KV 370 and the Clarinet Quintet in A Major, KV 581, both by W.A. Mozart.  This concert is also free and open to the public, presented by the Texas Bach Festival.

Both concerts will include a brief introduction to the inaugural Texas Bach Festival by TBF Founder and Artistic Director, Dr. Barry Scott Williamson.   Information presented will include the TBF mission, activities and the works on the July program.