Thursday thru Sunday, July 5th – 8th, 2018. Georgetown is joining the fashionable fraternity of global locales to host a classical music festival devoted to the music of famous Baroque-era composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).
The Texas Bach Festival (TBF), founded by Artistic Director and Conductor Barry Scott Williamson, presents its highly anticipated concert series this July 5th – 8th at St. Helen’s Catholic Church, 2700 E. University Avenue. Map below.
The festival will comprise four days of performances July 5, 6, 7 (at 8:00 pm) and 8 (at 3:00 pm matinee).
The 2018 Festival will expand to a total of 8 concerts, with a third free/outreach concert in Sun City, and a fifth Festival series concert added at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Austin on July 8, featuring the TBF Choir and pianist Rick Rowley.
The 2018 Festival will also mark the debut of the Texas Bach Festival Camerata, with Maestro Williamson conducting the Bach Brandenburg No. 2, Handel’s Water Music Suite in F Major and Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate.
The mission of the Texas Bach Festival (TBF) is to champion and advance the great and timeless music of Johann Sebastian Bach and subsequent composers inspired by him in the Georgetown and greater Central Texas areas.
And, by means of large and small scale performance, music education and outreach/collaborative events, to prolifically engage, inform and enrich citizens of all ages and the surrounding Arts community.
Bach’s sacred and secular compositions have been exponentially beloved worldwide by audiences and musicians for more than 300 years; it will be the ongoing privilege of TBF to passionately enrich the Georgetown / Austin / Central Texas cultural landscape with innovative programs and projects dedicated to “Bringing Bach to Life.”
$25 for general admission
$95 for Festival Series – all 4 concerts
$20 Seniors ($75 for Festival Series)
$15 Students and active military ($55 for Festival Series)
Tickets are available now at texasbachfestival.org.
There are also a number of Free Concerts this year
Sunday April 22 2018
2pm – “Mix and Mingle”,
2:30pm – Artisan Quartet at The Delaney in Georgetown
359 Village Commons Blvd., Georgetown 78633
Haydn: String Quartet Op. 74, No. 1
Borodin: “Nochturn” from String Quartet No. 2
Sunday June 17 2018
2pm – French and German Art Songs; Live Music at the Library concert series, will feature Meredith Ruduski, soprano, and Gil Zilkha, bass. Works included: Gabriel Faure’s La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61, Claude Debussy’s Fetes galantes pour Madame Vasnier, and Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Op. 48. 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 29 2018
12 noon – Death and the Maiden; 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 from the Artisan Quartet.
The program will be the String Quartet No. 14, “Death and the Maiden” by Franz Schubert. This concert is free and open to the public, presented by the Texas Bach Festival.
Sunday July 1 2018
5:30pm “Mix and Mingle”
6pm – Texas Bach Festival Wine and Cheese; The concert will be held at the Cowan Creek Amenity Center, Florence / Georgetown rooms, 1433 Cool Spring Way in Georgetown, featuring Texas Bach Festival Artists from the Artisan Quartet. Program: Haydn – String Quartet Op 74, No. 1; Borodin – “Nochturn” from String Quartet No. 2.