2023 will be our greatest festival since beginning seven years ago! In addition to our Bach concerts and our array of great performers, world-renowned pianist Richard Goode will perform one of Beethoven’s greatest works, the Diabelli Variations. BVF will present two first-time performances at the festival, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. In association with the Portland Museum of Art, we will […]
Interview on Spectrum TV
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s involvement in Brotherhood/Sisterhood, the opening night production of the 2020 Bach Virtuosi Festival, was featured on NY-1 Spectrum TV. More than 825,000 people watch NY-1 each week and their stories are repeated multiple times per day. Below is the video. We story of Brotherhood/Sisterhood is about the larger role that classical music […]
Full Concert Recording Sunday August 1, 2021
A video interview with countertenor Jay Carter and soprano Sherezade Panthaki
We continue our Videos with the Virtuosi series with soprano Sherezade Panthaki and countertenor Jay Carter, two singers who are beloved by our Portland audience because of their exquisite performances last summer. In part one of our candid interview, Sherry and Jay share their feelings about Bach, Handel, and the acoustics at St. Luke’s Cathedral. […]
The passion of playing Bach, a video interview with flutist Emi Ferguson
We spent a few minutes speaking with flutist Emi Ferguson about playing Bach and what she is most looking forward to at this summer’s Bach Virtuosi Festival. Emi shared with us her passion for playing Johann Sebastian Bach and added historical facts about when Bach first composed music for the flute. Her energy clearly comes […]
A video interview with trumpet player John Thiessen
The Evolving of Bach
The second monthly video from Lewis Kaplan, the Festival Director of the Bach Virtuosi Festival.
August 16, 2020 on YouTube Brotherhood/Sisterhood was a performance about humanity, equity and social justice. The premise of this dramatic work was about the challenges we face today on the struggle for inclusion and acceptance. Select readings and speeches from renowned authors, poets and politicians read by distinguished actors, essayists, poets and politicians. The music […]
Masterclass August 23, 2020
Lewis Kaplan, Director of the Bach Virtuosi Festival, leads a Masterclass and then performs Bach’s Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D Minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004, to wrap up the 2020 concert series. This free, prerecorded event was recorded at the Bowdoin International Music Festival. Mr. Kaplan has refered to this piece as […]
Full Concert August 19, 2020
This concert offers four special performances from flutist Emi Ferguson, harpsichordist Arthur Haas, cellist Beiliang Zhu, and violinist Renee Jolles. The sound on each performance is striking and bold. We have put a great deal of time into making sure that the Virtual Virtuosi presentations rival that of the in-person concerts. Goldberg Variation No.13, arr. […]
Full Concert August, 18, 2020
Three performances from the world renowned Bach Virtuosi. This program opens with Ariadne Daskalakis joining us from Cologne, Germany. She is followed by a trio consisting of soprano Sherezade Panthaki, harpsichordist Arthur Haas, and Martha McGaughey on viola da gamba. We wrap up the evening with a “highly unusual location” for cellist Paul Dwyer to […]
Video with the Virtuosi – Tenor Brian Giebler
As a part of our ongoing series, Videos with the Virtuosi, we sat down with tenor Brian Giebler to discuss Handel’s Messiah from Trinity Wall Street (with members of BVF), performing Bach for the Portland audience, and the world-renowned musicians of the Bach Virtuosi Festival. Brian Giebler performed at the 2019 Bach Virtuosi Festival.
Six Movements from Four Concerts
Six Movements from Four Concerts at the 2019 Festival.
BVF Associates Concert 2019
Before Bach and Beyond June 2019
Composers who influenced Bach and composers who were influenced by Bach.