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A Community Celebrates 20 Years of Bach

A German Bach specialist once observed that the music of Johann Sebastian Bach can be played successfully on modern or on period instruments, “but what you can’t recreate is the audience of the time.” Ken J. Nafziger, artistic director and conductor for the Shenandoah Valley Bach Fes ...More

Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival

Bach Festival Marks 20 Years with Grammy Winner Eugene Friesen

Over 300 years may have passed since Johann Sebastian Bach swept a stage in Germany, but the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival will stir its strings and winds for the 20th year in Harrisonburg on June 10-17. Executive Director Mary Kay Adams calls the annual festival “an enhancement of the cultural fab ...More

Festival Strings Along Music Aficionados

Among the gifts offered to those attending the 16th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival were visible enthusiasm among participating musicians as they re-created and interpreted selections by some of the world’s most beloved composers. ...More

Bach Festival Offers ‘Sneak Preview’ Talks

What’s on the smorgasbord menu for the 16th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival? One tasteful way to find out is to attend a series of talks designed to prepare the community for the Bach Festival, coming up June 8-15 at EMU. ...More