Bachfest 2020 Schedule

Thursday, December 24, 2020 (All day) to Thursday, December 31, 2020 (All day)
As every December since time immemorial, the music of Johann Sebastian Bach will be played from Christmas Eve through New Year's Eve (8 days in total) on WKCR. BachFest is one of the longest-running KCR traditions which invites high listenership each year and though KCR programmers might not have access to the station this year, we wish to keep that tradition going.

Due to the current circumstances, BachFest 2020 will rely on archival programming and prerecorded programs produced from programmers' own materials.

Please be advised that on Dec. 24th from 9-11 pm ET, Bachfest programming will be preempted for a new episode of “Melting the ICE / Derritiendo el Hielo,” a bilingual News and Arts program produced for detainees in ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) detention centers and incarcerated people throughout New York City and Northern New Jersey, who can listen to the show over the radio.
The December 24th episode is a holiday special dedicated to sharing stories of how ICE is impacting people and families across the U.S, unpacking how this current system works and who is profiting, and to sharing information and strategies about how people are fighting back. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we are grateful for your understanding.

-Cheese and Charcuterie Board

BACHFEST 2020 PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

Thursday December 24th
-12am to 3pm: Potpourri
-3pm to 6pm: Phil Schaap Bach and Jazz Archival Broadcast, courtesy of Charles Iselin
-6pm to 9pm: Potpourri
-9pm to 11pm: Derritiendo el Hielo Special Broadcast for ICE Detainees
-11pm to 1am Friday: Potpourri

Friday December 25th
-1am to 5am: Potpourri with Mac Waters
-5am to 9am: Potpourri with Stefan Zeniuk
-9am to 3pm: Potpourri
-3pm to 6pm: Simon Cohen's Bach Special
-6pm to 9pm: Christmas Oratorio and Cantata with Cliff Preiss
-9pm to 1am Saturday: Organ Works with Stefan Zeniuk

Saturday December 26th
-1am to 5am: Potpourri with Mac Waters
-5am to 9am: Potpourri with Stefan Zeniuk
-9am to 9pm: Potpourri
-9pm to 1am Sunday: Anna Magdalena with Gigi Silla

Sunday December 27th
-1am to 5am: Potpourri with Mac Waters
-5am to 12pm: Potpourri
-12pm to 3pm: Organ Potpourri with Charles Iselin
-3pm to 6pm: Potpourri with Stefan Zeniuk
-6pm to 9pm: Easter Oratorio and Cantata with Adrien Redmond Stein
-9pm to 1am Monday: Goldberg Variations on Piano with Maria Shaughnessy

Monday December 28th
-1am to 5am: Potpourri with Mac Waters
-5am to 9am: Potpourri with Christina Lee
-9am to 12pm: Potpourri
-12pm to 3pm: Violin and Piano Concertos with James Irsay
-3pm to 6pm: Potpourri
-6pm to 9pm: Cello Suites with Mitch Goldman and Andy Rotman
-9pm to 1am Tuesday: St. John's Passion with Stepan Atamian

Tuesday December 29th
-1am to 5am: Potpourri with Mac Waters
-5am to 9am: Potpourri with Schuyler Rabbin-Bimbaum
-9am to 12pm: Well Tempered Clavier Books I and II on Piano with James Irsay
-12pm to 3pm: Potpourri with Shaan Pandiri
-3pm to 6pm: Art of Fugue, Goldberg Variations with Simon Cohen
-6pm to 9pm: Winds with Paul Burkey
-9pm to 1am Wednesday: Cantatas with Stefan Zeniuk

Wednesday December 30th
-1am to 5am: Potpourri with Mac Waters
-5am to 9am: Potpourri
-9am to 12pm: Brandenburg Concertos with Kristy Barbacane
-12pm to 3pm: Bach with Son of Man and Tom Haas
-3pm to 6pm: Cello Suites with Louise Dubin
-6pm to 9pm: B-Minor Mass with Adrien Redmond Stein
-9pm to 1am Thursday: Potpourri

Thursday December 31st
-1am to 5am: Potpourri with Mac Waters
-5am to 12pm: Potpourri
-12pm to 3pm: Two and Three Part Inventions, Partitas, and Other Keyboatd Works with Patrick Simpson
-3pm to 6pm: Violin Partitas and Sonatas with Maria Shaughnessy
-6pm to 8pm: Musical Offering with Cliff Preiss
-8pm to 12am: St. Matthew's Passion with Stepan Atamian