JUNE 14-21

Though the COVID-19 health crisis prevents us from presenting live classical music this June, the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is committed to creating a musical presence for our community through online content. During what would have been Festival Week, June 14-21, we’re providing daily musical content through social media, mass emails, and here on our website. Enjoy!


We need your help! Please consider filling out our Audience Survey so we’ll know what kinds of virtual and in-person concert experiences you enjoy as we start planning for next season.


Many thanks to our LEAD SPONSORS, Eugene Stoltzfus & Janet Trettner and Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community!

Additional funding for the Virtual Festival week provided by Eugene Stoltzfus Architects.

Free concerts have always been an important part of the Bach Festival. After each event, an empty violin case stands ready to receive donations. This tradition continues online with our Virtual Violin Case. We hope you’ll consider donating by clicking the picture above or the button below.

SUNDAY, JUNE 14

Featuring music and soloists that would’ve been heard on Festival Concert 1
This virtual concert has been sponsored in part by Sidney Bland & Linda Heatwole Bland as well as the organizations linked below.

Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Freiberger Barockorchester
(recording used with permission of EuroArtsChannel)
 
Antonín Dvořák
Song to the Moon, from Rusalka
Susan Gouthro, soprano
 
Johann Sebastian Bach
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51
University of Michigan Baroque Chamber Orchestra
Joe Gascho, conductor
Carmen Pelton, soprano
William Campbell, trumpet
 

MONDAY, JUNE 15

Featuring SVBF Festival Orchestra musicians
This virtual concert has been sponsored in part by Michael & Violet Allain and Jim & Joyce Benedict as well as the organizations linked below.

Eric Guinivan
String Quartet No. 1
Argus Quartet
 
Bela Kovacs
Hommage a J. S. Bach
Lynda Dembowski, clarinet
 
Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. S. Drummond Wolff
My Spirit Be Joyful, from Cantata No. 146
Susan Messersmith, trumpet
Robin Zemp, organ
 
Gabriel Faure
Le Secret and Ici-bas
Amy Glick, violin
Brent Schloneger, piano
 
Gift & Thrift

TUESDAY, JUNE 16

Featuring SVBF Festival Orchestra musicians
This virtual concert has been sponsored in part by Anne McFarland, Rosemary King and the organizations linked below.

Gwyneth Walker
When the Spirit Sings
Musica Harmonia
Joan Griffing, violin
Diane Phoenix-Neal, viola
Beth Vanderborgh, cello
 
Geary Larrick
Trio Sonata for Three Timpanists (four drums each), Mvt. III
Trio for Three Tambourines
Raymond Breakall, percussion 
Dan Knipple, percussion 
Lisa Farrell, percussion
 
Judith Saxton
SVBF 25th Anniversary Fanfare
David Borden
15 Dialogues, No. 1 & No. 3 
Johann Sebastian Bach
Two-part Invention No. 14
Arthur Frackenpohl
‘Ballad’ and ‘Slow Rag’ from 10 Duets for Trumpet and Trombone
Judith Saxton, trumpet
Jay Crone, trombone
 
Franz Schubert
Sonata for violin and piano in A minor, D 385
Violaine Michel, violin
Magda Adamek, piano
 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17

Featuring SVBF Festival Orchestra musicians
This virtual concert has been sponsored in part by Roy & Donna Heatwole and Janet S. Einstein as well as the organizations linked below.

Traditional tunes from Monticello
Lochaber (arr. William McGibbon), Money Musk, Lord MacDonald’s Reel
David McCormick, baroque violin
 
Jason Haney
Rant
Jacob Roege, violin
 
Harold Arlen
Over the Rainbow
Jennifer Rickard, violin
Andrew Axelrad, flute
 
Zoltán Kodály
Duo for violin and cello Op 7 (1914)
John Fadial, violin
Beth Vanderborgh, cello
 
Music Department


THURSDAY, JUNE 18

Featuring Virginia Baroque Academy Faculty
This virtual concert has been sponsored in part by Chris & Betsy Little.

Dietrich Buxtehude
Trio Sonata in A minor, Op. 1, No. 3
Daniel Lee, baroque violin
Martha McGaughey, viola do gamba
Arthur Haas, harpsichord
 
Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre
Suite in A minor
Joseph Gascho, harpsichord
 
Dario Castello
Sonata seconda
Anne Timberlake, recorder
Rebecca Landell Reed, baroque cello
Jennifer Streeter, harpsichord
Arash Noori, theorbo
 
Antonio Vivaldi
La Folia
The Sebastians:
Daniel S. Lee and Nicholas DiEugenio, violin
Ezra Seltzer, cello
Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord
Charles Weaver, baroque guitar
 

FRIDAY, JUNE 19

Featuring music and soloists that would’ve been heard on Festival Concert 2
This virtual concert has been sponsored in part by Joe & Barbara Gascho as well as the organizations linked below.

Sam Suggs
Giant Hummingbirds (2019)
Amanda Gookin, cello
Sam Suggs, bass
 
Nino Rota
Concerto per trombone e orchestra in C
José Milton Vieira, trombone
Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto
(recording used with permission of the soloist)
 
Franz Schubert
Wanderer Fantasy in C Major, Op. 15
David Berry, piano
 

SATURDAY, JUNE 20

Featuring music and soloists that would’ve been heard on Festival Concert 3
This virtual concert has been sponsored in part by Alden & Louise Hostetter, Ronald G. King, and the organizations linked below.

Johannes Brahms
Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45
Christiane Karg, soprano
Michael Nagy, baritone
Frankfurt Radio Symphony
David Zinman, conductor
(recording used with permission of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony)

SUNDAY, JUNE 21

Featuring Marvin Mills, organist and choir director for the Leipzig Service

James Lee III
Ascend the Mountain: A Walk with Doctor King
Marvin Mills, organ
 
Traditional, arr. Marvin Mills
Three Spirituals
Marlissa Hudson, soprano
Marvin Mills, organ
 
 

The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a program of Eastern Mennonite University