Season Overview

The-Carina-Nebula-HubbleThe spectacular photo above—the Carina Nebula as seen from the Hubble telescope—is intended to emphasize the way in which great music connects us, almost instantly, with the vastness and wonder of existence. And this consideration of, or meditation upon, the furthest reaches of things in turn reveals and clarifies that which is closest to us in our everyday world.

But play, you must, a tune beyond us, yet ourselves” –Wallace Stevens The Man with the Blue Guitar.

 “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” –Carl Sagan

Trevor, lecture, Holiday 2015, hi-res for 2016-17 brochure

Artistic Director Trevor Stephenson (photo credit: Kent Sweitzer)

Welcome to our 2016-17 Season!

This season we are thrilled to present three programs of baroque and renaissance masterworks starting with our October concerts devoted entirely to music from England–including a musical recognition of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death–moving to December’s sixth annual Baroque Holiday Concert (from Josquin to Bach), and finally to Bach’s timeless masterpiece the St. John Passion presented in April on Good Friday and Holy Saturday.

Please join us in these acoustically rich concert settings as we explore this magnificent repertoire on period instruments with ensemble sizes typical of the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

We invite you to become a Madison Bach Musicians season subscriber. As a subscriber, you will receive the largest savings on ticket prices, preferred seating, and easy online ordering.

Ticket sales make up our most reliable and vital funding source. Your support through season subscriptions gives us the essential financial security to produce more creative and artistically ambitious programs.

As you peruse our 2016–17 season brochure I hope you will consider subscribing to this series of outstanding musical events. Thanks for supporting baroque music in Madison!

See you at the concerts!

–Trevor Stephenson 

English Renaissance & Baroque

Baroque Holiday Concert

Bach–St. John Passion

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