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Ogden Bach Festival

Ogden Bach Festival 2019

April 8 - 12, 2019; Ogden, Utah

Onstage Ogden is proud to present the inaugural music festival celebrating the works of one of Western music’s greatest & most influential composers: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Throughout the week of April 8th, a series of free concerts and educational events will be held throughout Ogden to commemorate this musical genius. 

Presented in association with NEXT Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra Ogden & Weber State University Choral Department and with the help of our talented friends in the community, Ogden Bach Fest is a multi-event, “All Things Bach” Festival. Highlights include three amazing concerts that showcase the unique and beautiful spaces (and their exceptional organs) at Holy Family Catholic Church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the Ogden Tabernacle. Additional educational presentations, and activities at Weber County Library, and the Treehouse Museum will fill out the week. The Festival Music Director is Gabriel Gordon, Artistic Director of NEXT Ensemble. 

Each of the three concerts will be unique with their own musical program. From the soaring strings of the Brandenburg Concertos, to the thundering organ of his iconic Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, familiar favorites will be performed alongside rarer works of symphonic, chamber & choral pieces. Works from Debussy, Vivaldi & Ysaÿe will help highlight Bach’s extraordinary influence on composers who came after him. Ogden Bach Fest will also present the World Premiere of a new work for orchestra, choir and organ by Ogden’s own Alfonso Tenreiro called A PRAYER.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Monday, April 8 - Mini-Concert & Lecture with Dr. Cary Campbell: Timbre Neutrality in the Bach Repertoire, or, Would Bach Have Cared What Instrument You Play?
With performances by O-Town Saxophone Quartet, The Inventures & Brigitta Broadbent
7pm at Weber County Library
2464 Jefferson Ave, Ogden

Tuesday, April 9 - Concert #1 with Chamber Orchestra Ogden under the Direction of Dr. Michael Palumbo
7pm at Holy Family Catholic Church
1100 E 5550 S, Ogden

Wednesday, April 10 - Bach for Kids: Treehouse Takeover!
3:30pm at Treehouse Museum / FREE Admission to the Museum after 3pm!
347 22nd St, Ogden

Thursday, April 11 - Concert #2 with NEXT Ensemble under the Direction of Gabriel Gordon
7pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
3329 Harrison Blvd, Ogden

Friday, April 12 - Concert #3 with WSU Choir under the Direction of Dr. Mark Henderson and feature the World Premier of a New Work for orchestra, choir & organ by Alfonso Tenreiro called A PRAYER. 
7pm at Ogden Tabernacle 
2145 Washington Blvd, Ogden

All Concerts and Events are FREE and OPEN TO THE  PUBLIC.

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