Onstage Ogden is proud to present the second annual music festival celebrating the works of one of Western music’s greatest & most influential composers: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Throughout the week of February 24th, 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, Nova Chamber Music & Weber State University Choral Department and with the help of our talented friends in the community, Ogden Bach Festival 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. A fourth concert, our new Bach at the Bar with The Inventures at Lighthouse Lounge will showcase Bach’s influence on modern music & instrumentation. All events are Free and Open to the Public.
Additional educational presentations, and activities taking place at Pleasant Valley Branch/Weber County Library and the Treehouse Museum, will fill out the week. The Festival Artistic Director is Gabriel Gordon.
Each of the four 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.
Schedule of Events:
Monday, February 24 at 7pm: Concert #1 at Holy Family Catholic Church with Nova Chamber Music, Morgan Valley Chamber Orchestra & Myron Patterson
Tuesday, February 25 at 7pm: Concert #2 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with NEXT Ensemble & Rulon Christensen
Wednesday, February 26 at 3:30pm: Bach for Kids at Treehouse Museum
Wednesday, February 26 at 7pm: Bach @ the Bar at Lighthouse Lounge with The Inventures, Ryan Conger, Myles Lawrence & Gabriel Gordon
Thursday, February 27 at 7pm: Bach Lecture & Mini-Concert with Dr. Mary Beth Willard at Pleasant Valley Branch Library
Friday, February 28 at 7pm: Concert #3 at Ogden Tabernacle with Chamber Orchestra Ogden & WSU Choir
All Concerts and Events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
All events are Free and Open to the Public.