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Music created to bring heaven to the earth!

MBS logoJohann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries created music meant to inspire awe. In a harsh and brutal time, the music would provide a calming escape from the day-to-day. In today's noisy, chaotic and stressful world, we need the feeling Baroque music evokes as much as they did then.

Founded 1984 by Professor Donald Oglesby, professor of Choral Studies at the School of Music at the University of Miami. It was the 300th anniversary of the great composer’s birth. Ever since, the society has remained true to its founding purpose, to perform and present the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his Baroque composer colleagues in the highest quality of performance and at the best venues for listening.

MBS holds four to six season performances using local artists, presenting some of the most celebrated performers of western classical music written before 1800, in the world today.

In addition to the Season concerts, MBS has the Tropical Baroque Music Festival. A week long festival of Baroque and seventeenth century music attended year-after-year by music lovers the world over.

We invite you to join us in the company of friends and fellow connoisseurs of the joyous art that enriches the spirit, calms the soul and brings peace to one’s sometimes burdened heart.

Tropical Baroque Music Festival XVII

Presented by
Miami Bach Society

February 26, 2016 - March 6, 2016

February 26, 2015, 8:00 PM: EL Mundo
Richard Savino director
“The Kingdoms of Castile”
The Hispanic Tradition
St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 1121 Andalusia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL

February 28, 2015, 4:00 PM:
Dmitry Sinkovsky
virtuoso russian violinist
and Friends
Luca Pianca theorbo
Aapo Hãkkinen harpsichord
Jay Bernfeld viola da gamba
St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 1121 Andalusia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL

March 2, 2016, 8:00 PM: Thomas Dunford, lute
Young American artist, heard last April as a member of Les Arts Florissants
Relaxed concert setting, cash bar and food will be served.
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL

The following concerts will be presented at
Miami Beach Community Church, 1620 Drexel Avenue, Miami Beach

March 3, 2016, 8:00 PM: Tempesta di Mare
Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra
Gwyn Roberts & Richard Stone, artistic directors
Emlyn Ngai concertmaster

“The Nations”
orchestral portraits of the peoples of Europe
Germany’s favorite composer, Georg Philipp Telemann, was a musical chameleon who wrote fluently in French, Italian, Polish and Germsn syles. His Folk Suite takes his enthusiasm for local color to the next level, with movements celebrating the Turks, Swiss, Muscovites and Portughese. Tempesta di Mare’s full orchestra of strings, winds, percussion and continuo rounds out their tour of off-the-beaten-musical-track locations.

March 5, 2016, 8:00 PM: QuickSilver,
“The audience was on its feet cheering and hooting as if it were a rock show”
New York Times
“Stile Moderno”
New Music from the 17th Century
What we might view as “Early Music” was very “New Music” in the seventeenth Century, but its expressivity and virtuose brilliance still catches the ear today, especially in the hands of these players.

March 6, 2015, 4:00 PM : Echoing Air
“Music’s Dwelling”
Exploring music in the Church, The Court, Chamber and Theater
for two countertenors and instruments

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Tropical Baroque Music Festival XVII is quickly approaching.
February 26 - March 6, 2016. Tickets for all events are now available through this website, just click the Festival tab on the top of the page.