It is with joy and pride that we announce that BATC has been awarded an Outreach Grant from Early Music America, for next year’s event. Our goal is to make BATC as widely accessible as possible. This award will help fund the live streaming which enables people to view it remotely. In March 2017 people viewed … More EMA Grant Awarded to BATC!
Thank you to Jake Stockinger, for your attendance, your positive feedback, and the many photos you took with that silent-shutter, non-flash camera of yours. BATC participants should indeed take pride in the event we helped create: 9½ hours of Sonatas, Cantatas, Toccatas, Partitas, Concertos, Fantasias, Preludes & Fugues, Chorales, and more, everything from ‘Minuet in … More Glowing Review of BATC IV, from The Well-Tempered Ear
Rich Samuels, host of ‘Anything Goes’ on WORT 89.9 FM, will broadcast a recording of the Brandenburg Concerto #3, at 7:08 am on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The recording is from a live performance from BATC 2017, featuring Kangwon Kim, Nathan and Gillian Giglierano, violins; Micah Behr, Marika Fischer Hoyt, and Ilana Schroeder, violas; Martha … More Broadcast on WORT Thursday morning!
The day began bright and early, at 7:30. Tim Farley showed up at St. Andrew’s, a man with a mission: to tune the upright piano, the grand piano, and the clavichord, before Ken Stancer arrived at 10am to practice on the organ.
It’s March 18, and all the months of planning, preparation, rehearsal and promotion are culminating today! We’re going *most* of the way around the clock with Bach, starting at 12 noon and ending at 9:30 pm. Join us in person at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, at 1833 Regent Street in Madison, or tune in via … More Today’s The Day; It’s Showtime!
This afternoon, four BATC players headed to the Buck Studio, at the WPR station in Madison. Host Norman Gilliland conducted a relaxed yet very informative interview, and the ensemble, with the self-dubbed name of The Fugal Players, played Contrapunctus I and VI from the Art of the Fugue. It went well, and we let listeners know … More BATC visits WPR!
Madison’s excellent community radio station, WORT, just added a feature article on BATC to their website. WORT is contributing several of its classical music hosts: Rich Samuels, Alan Muirhead, and John Barker, to serve as M.C. during Bach Around The Clock. For those who can’t get to St. Andrew’s on Saturday, WORT will carry audio/video live streaming … More WORT offers feature article on BATC
Madison boasts more classical music activity than any city of this size could reasonably expect. Keeping track of it all is Jacob Stockinger, the astute and insightful blogger of The Well-Tempered Ear. He first announced this year’s BATC festival, on January 20, 2017 – today he published a follow-up. Click here to see it.
Tune in Thursday, March 16 from 12:00 – 12:30 pm, to hear BATC interviewed by Norman Gilliland on WPR. Violinists Nathan Giglierano and Eleanor Bartsch, violist Marika Fischer Hoyt, and Eric Miller on viola da gamba, play movements from the Art of the Fugue by J.S. Bach, and answer questions about the upcoming Bach playathon … More BATC on The Midday!
Early Music America, an organization which fosters awareness and performance of early music, has designated the month of March as ‘Early Music Month.’ Doubtless, the choice of this month was influenced by the fact that two major early composers were born in March, Telemann (on the 14th) and J.S. Bach (on the 21st). EMA invites … More BATC is one of more than 80 Events during ‘Early Music Month’