Bach Festival 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016 - 1:00am to Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 12:00am

WKCR announces our annual Bach Festival. For the nine-day period from December 23rd at 1:00 AM through December 31st at 11:59 PM, WKCR (89.9 FM, 89.9 HD1, and will dedicate all broadcasting to the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. J.S. Bach has had an unparalleled influence on the Western classical tradition. He has inspired a worldwide following dedicated to performing and celebrating his work, as well as a devoted and rigorous academic tradition. Each day of Bach Festival 2016 will feature one or more of Bach's masterpieces. Your hosts will be familiar WKCR programmers as well as guest scholars and performers whom we've invited to provide unique perspectives on the different facets of Bach's legacy. This year, we are excited to welcome renowned free jazz trumpet player and composer Peter Evans back to WKCR to play and discuss his own Bach selections. And, in keeping with an important Bach Festival tradition, frequent guest and veteran Bach scholar Teri Noel Towe will join us to present special programs featuring Bach's arias, The Christmas Oratorio, and more. A schedule of major works is as follows:

Friday, December 23rd

  • 5:00 AM: Goldberg Variations
  • 9:00 AM - 6:00PM: Teri Noel Towe -- Bach in the U.S.A.

Saturday, December 24th

  • 9:00 AM-6:00PM: Teri Noel Towe -- Bach Aria Group Celebration

Sunday, December 25th

  • 12:00 PM-6:00 PM: Teri Noel Towe -- Christmas Oratorio + Secular Cantatas

Monday, December 26th

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM: Well-Tempered Clavier

Tuesday, December 27th

  • 9:00 AM: Brandenburg Concertos
  • 12:00 PM: Anna Magdalena
  • 3:00 PM: Cantata Request
  • 6:00PM: Easter Oratorio

Wednesday, December 28th

  • 9:00 AM: Cantata Request
  • 6:00 PM: Interview with Peter Evans
  • 9:00 PM: Mass in B minor

Thursday, December 29th

  • 3:00 PM: Goldberg Variations
  • 6:00 PM: St. Mark Passion

Friday, December 30th

  • 12:00 PM: Magnificat
  • 9:00 PM: Ascension Oratorio

Saturday, December 31st

  • 9:00 AM: Cantata Request
  • 12:00 PM: Art of the Fugue
  • 6:00 PM: Musical Offering
  • 9:00 PM: St. John Passion