ABS is pleased to announce the dates and theme for next summer’s Festival: “Versailles: Parisian Baroque,” August 7-16. The Festival will feature music from the extravagant court of Versailles with glorious works by Lully, Rameau, and Gluck alongside masterpieces by Bach including the annual tradition of presenting his great Mass in B Minor. The 2015 ABS Festival & Academy will occur at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and will feature the same wonderful concerts and free events that Festivalgoers have come to expect. Save the dates now; tickets go on sale early in 2015.
The 2014 ABS Festival & Academy, “Bach’s Inspiration,” is now officially one for the history books and it will go down as an overwhelming success! Jeffrey Thomas, the musicians of American Bach Soloists, the American Bach Choir, and the 62 members of the Academy presented ten incredible days of concerts and free educational events that constituted a truly memorable Festival. Five of the six Festival concerts were completely sold out and the Academy-In-Action concerts drew large, enthusiastic audiences each night to hear the magnificent playing and singing by the Academy participants.
While it may feel like a long time to wait to hear ABS and a new Academy class explore the Parisian Baroque, the 2015 Festival will be here before you know it. In the meantime, ABS has an outstanding season planned for 2014-15. Do you have your subscription and Messiah seats reserved yet? Information available here.