Johann 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 CONTINUES on MIAMI BEACH
March 3rd and March 5th, 2017
"BACH TO THE BEACH" is presented with the generous support of City of Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County Festival Grant, and Tourist Development Grant.
Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Johann Rosenmuller: Valley of Tears
Sonatas and Cantatas from Johann Rosenmuller (1619-1684), featuring baritone, Jesse Blumberg
On Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 8:00 PM, this year's closing concert for Festival XVIII will be the return of
VENICE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
It was only really after World War II that the cult of Antonio Vivaldi began to become a world-wide phenomenon.
The Four Seasons is now so familiar that we hear it in elevators and even as we wait for voice mail, but it is also a reference point in trying to define what makes an exciting performance. Certainly we have an essential curiosity to explore new music or newly rediscovered music. There is so much of it. There is pleasure also in hearing familiar music and thinking about performance.
BOTH OF THESE "BACH TO THE BEACH" CONCERTS WILL BE PRESENTED AT:
St John's On the Lake
4760 Pine Tree Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Tickets available through this website or at the door the night of the concert.
MBS is a 501(c)3. Your support and donations are greatly appreciated. Miami Bach Society is a proud participant of Miami-Dade County's "Culture Shock" and "Golden Ticket" programs. Offering the best in cultural experiences to all of South Florida.