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December 2016

A Classic Christmas

Take part in a true Winter Park holiday tradition.

January 2017

Olga Kern, piano | SOLD OUT

“An absolute whiz at the piano.” —The New York Times


February 2017

Pipe Organ Demonstration | Todd Wilson

Organist Todd Wilson will give an intimate demonstration of the Great Organ at Knowles Memorial Chapel, sharing his insight into the instrument and showing guests how the organ works.

Organist Todd Wilson in Recital

“… a fabulous virtuoso with fleet feet, a prodigious memory and technique to burn.” The Plain Dealer


12:00 pm — 4:00 pm

Bach & Beer

Join the Bach Festival Society and Cask & Larder Brewmasters for the release of a limited-edition beer, Brandenburger Bock, brewed for the 82nd Annual Bach Festival.

Spiritual Spaces: Peace and Serenity

Members of the Bach Festival Orchestra play a program of familiar and beloved pieces in a relaxed atmosphere.

Meet the Artists: Gloria Cook and Cynthia Lawing

Meet the Artists: Gloria Cook and Cynthia Lawing The duo piano sister team of Lawing and Cook will be chatting with the audience and performing works by Rachmaninoff, Poulenc, and Milhaud. These composers were mentors of Vitya Vronsky Babin, the sisters’ teacher at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Biographies   Related Media

Master Class: Meg Bragle

Meg Bragle gives a master class

Concertos by Candlelight: Duo Concertos

Four divine duo concertos with the Bach Festival Orchestra

Concertos by Candlelight: Duo Concertos

Four divine duo concertos with the Bach Festival Orchestra

Chapel Service

Chapel Service Hear the music of J.S. Bach during a non-denominational Christian worship service at Knowles Memorial Chapel will be an experience in the German Reformational style and will highlight music of that time performed by students from the Rollins College department of Music.

Rollins College Event: German Biergarten

Enjoy a German Bergarten and celebrate the 1516 passing of Reinheitsgebot.

500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Martin Luther clarified the faith, and Bach set it to music.

Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater

A monumental and stunning work by Pergolesi written for string quintet and two female soloists.

Scripture for the Eyes: The Impact of the Reformation on the Visual Arts

Add visual art to your Bach Festival experience.
This is an event of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College.

March 2017
12:30 pm — 1:30 pm
Rollins College students take part in a master class

Master Class: Abigail Nims

Abigail Nims gives a master class

Open Rehearsal: Dvořák “Stabat Mater”

Open Rehearsal: Dvořák Stabat Mater A “behind-the-scenes” experience with conductor Dr. John V. Sinclair featuring the Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra as they prepare to perform Dvořák’s Stabat Mater on the 82nd Annual Winter Park Bach Festival. This event is free, but your registration helps us know how many patrons to expect. The open rehearsal of Dvořák Stabat Mater is sponsored by a generous gift from The Mayflower Retirement Community. 

Dvořák’s Stabat Mater

Dvorák’s somber Stabat Mater given a rare performance by the Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra

Festival Favorites

A new program for 2017 — An experiment in Musical Democracy

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

One of the world’s top baroque orchestras


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