Happy Birthday, Bach! Join your MSO and our community partners as we present the first-ever Bach Festival, sponsored by the We Energies Foundation. We can’t wait to see you at the Bradley Symphony Center and around town as we celebrate the genius and lasting impact of a master.


 

Bach Week Opening Ceremony

Free & open to the public
Monday, March 18 | 6:30
Reserve your spot here

 

Bach Fest I: Brandenburg

Friday, March 22 | 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 23 | 2:30 pm
Tickets + details

 

Bach Fest II: Magnificat

Saturday, March 23 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 24 | 2:30 pm
Tickets + details


Events Around Town & Partner Events

BACH BIRTHDAY ORGAN RECITAL

Sunday, March 17 at 4:00 pm

Trinity Episcopal Church
1717 Church St, Wauwatosa

Free & open to the public with suggested goodwill offering

Organist Curth Sather performs a selection of Bach’s works for organ.

BACH STRING CELEBRATION

Sunday, March 17 at 1:00 pm

Third Street Market Hall
275 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee

Free & open to the public

Wisconsin Conservatory Citywide Suzuki String Program presents selections for string ensembles by Bach.

LIVE BACH STRINGS

Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 22 at 4:00 pm

St Kate’s – The Arts Hotel
139 E Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee

Free & open to the public

Members of the MSO perform live music just in time for Happy Hour

 

BACH CHORAL SING-ALONG

Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 pm

St. Marcus Church
2215 N Palmer St, Milwaukee

Levi Nagel, choir director | David Porth, organ |  Bryan Gerlach, organ

Guest Choir Appearance by Chant Claire

JUST BACH

Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 pm

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milwaukee
1046 N 9th Street, Milwaukee

Free & Open to the Public with suggested goodwill offering

A live performance of selections by local ensemble Just Bach.

 

 

BACH BIRTHDAY LECTURE & CONCERT

Wednesday, March 20 at 12:00 noon

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
1615 N Wauwatosa Ave, Wauwatosa

Free & open to the public with suggested goodwill offering

John Paradowski (Organist & Director of Music, St. Matthew's Lutheran Church) & Curt Sather (Organist & Director of Music, Trinity Episcopal Church) present insights into Bach’s life and works.

BACH: INSIDE & OUTSIDE THE BOX

Thursday, March 21 at 7:00pm

Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Helen Bader Hall
1584 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee

Free  & open to the public

MILWAUKEE CHORISTERS PRESENT JOURNEYS

Friday, April 12 - Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 7:30pm

St. Sebastian Parish
5400 W Washington Blvd, Milwaukee


Community Partners

Ayahmi Johnson, soprano

North West Thundering Eagles, Carmen H.S. School of Science and Technology
Andrea Brown-Westfahl, conductor

Chant Claire
Ben Bedroske, artistic director

Curt Sather, organ

Holy Redeemer Church of God in Christ Choir
Ayinde Garry, Minister of Music

Joelyn Beckley, soprano

John Paradowski, organ

Just Bach

Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord 

Mary Keppeler, harp

Susie Robinson, soprano

Members of MSO Brass

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Ken-David Masur, music director

Milwaukee Symphony Chorus
Cheryl Frazes Hill, chorus director

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO)
Ravenna Helson, conductor

Peter Thomas, cello

Rachell Ellen Wong, violin

Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel

St. Marcus Lutheran School, Milwaukee

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

Wisconsin Conservatory Citywide Suzuki String Program

The Milwaukee Choristers

Trinity Episcopal Church, Wauwatosa

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milwaukee

Wisconsin Conservatory School of Music

3rd Street Market Hall

SUPPORT