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Middlebury Bach Festival

When: Fri., April 28, 8 p.m., Sat., April 29, 3 & 8 p.m. and Sun., April 30, 3 p.m. 2017

Middlebury College students and music lovers at large celebrate the life and work of Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach during the 7th annual Middlebury Bach Festival. Opening the three-day affair are the award-winning Brentano String Quartet (pictured), who treat listeners to the German songsmith’s late work The Art of the Fugue. Notes carry across the Mead Memorial Chapel lawn during Saturday’s carillon recital by George Matthew Jr. That evening, festival co-organizer Jeffrey Buettner conducts the Bach Festival Orchestra and the Middlebury College Choir in George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Esther. Finally, players from previous years round out the weekend with a free chamber music concert on Sunday. Happy listening!

Price: Prices vary.

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