March 21 (Bach's Birthday!): Madison Bach Musicians
Celebrating their 11th season, the Madison Bach Musicians ensemble is dedicated to presenting the music of Johann Sebastian Bach - as well as works by other great composers of the Baroque, Renaissance, and Classical periods-through performances, lectures, and workshops. Bach's music was chosen as a focal point because of its outstanding beauty, variety, and profundity and because it speaks with urgency to modern audiences; it is the high water mark of musical expression and craft in western culture. MBM provides a unique forum for professional and exceptionally talented young musicians to work together in an exciting and engaging period performance style. In pursuit of the greatest clarity they perform primarily on period instruments, and their ensemble sizes are typical of those used by Bach himself.