Abbey Bach Festival
Oblate & Employee Tickets

Thank you for joining us for the Abbey Bach Festival.
Save the dates for next year, July 24 – 26, 2024.

All Mount Angel Abbey oblates and employees are invited to purchase two (2) Bach Festival tickets at a discount rate of 30%. All tickets include the church concert, the picnic buffet and beverages, and the feature concert. Patron tickets include reserved seating at the feature concert, an invitation to a private reception with the musicians, and a tax-deductible donation.

Church & Feature Performance Schedule

Wednesday | July 26 | 8 pm – Fantasies and Dances

Abbey Bach Festival 61The Cavatina Duo – Eugenia Moliner, flute (Spain) and Denis Azabagic, guitar (Bosnia)—has become one of the most impressive combinations of its kind in the world.

Dedicated soloists and chamber musicians, the Cavatina Duo breaks convention with their combination of instruments. Add to that their daring choices of varied and versatile repertoire, and the result is new sounds, colors and musical phrasings, which in turn awakens a high level of emotion and audience response. A Cavatina Duo concert is a musical experience you don’t want to miss.

The Cavatina Duo
Eugenia Moliner, flute
Denis Azabagic, guitar

8 pm in the Damian Center:
Fantasies and Dances

Marin Marais
Les Folies d’Espagne 

Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata in E major for flute and continuo, BWV 1035

David Leisner
Dances in the Mad House
– Tango Waltz for the Old Folks Ballad for the Lonely
– Samba

Federico Moreno Torroba
Suite Castellana (guitar solo)
– Fandanguillo
– Arada
– Danza

Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata in C major for flute and continuo, BWV 1033

Georg Friedrich Telemann
Fantasies no. 2 in A minor & no. 3 in B minor

François Borne
Fantasy on Themes from “Carmen”

6 pm in the church:

Johann Sebastian Bach
 – Prelude in B minor, BWV 855a
– “Sheep may safely graze” from the Cantata: Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, BWV 208
– Partita no. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825

Alon Goldstein, piano

Thursday | July 27 | 8 pm – Schubertiade: Music by Candlelight

Abbey Bach Festival 63… a Schubertiade is dedicated to the sharing of chamber music, music for solo piano and, of course, songs (or lieder).

The blossoming of the salon in 19th Century Europe is a great example of creating social circles in support of art in general and various composers and musicians in particular. Art, poetry and music lovers would host social gatherings in their home, salons, and invite a mix of arts supporters and artists. The Schubertiade grew out of this tradition

This social-artistic phenomenon also paralleled the evolution of the piano as it gradually became a more reliable and responsive instrument, capable of ever-increasing shades of expression. The piano often served as the centerpiece for salon gatherings, given its versatility and increasing popularity.

Solmaaz Adeli, mezzo-soprano
Igor Shakhman, clarinet
Alon Goldstein, piano

8 pm in the Damian Center:
Schubertiade: Music by Candlelight

Franz Schubert
Impromptus, D. 899; Opus 90

F. Schubert
 – Du bist die Ruh, D. 776; Opus 59, no. 3
 – You are repose
 – Im Abendrot, D. 799
 – In the glow of the evening
 – Der Tod und das Mädchen, D. 532; Opus 7 no. 3
 – Death and the Maiden
 – An die Musik ,D. 547; Opus 88 no. 4
 – To Music
 – Wasserflut (Winterreise), D. 911; no. 6
 – Flood 

Robert Schumann
Fantasiestücke for clarinet and piano, Opus 73

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
 – Sapphische Ode, Opus 94 no. 4
 – Von ewiger Liebe, Opus 43 no. 1
 – Eternal Love
 – Die Mainacht, Opus 43 no. 2
 – May Night

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Parto, Parto from La Clemenza de Tito for Mezzo soprano, clarinet and piano
 – Aria of Sextus
– Libretto: Caterino Mazzolà

6 pm in the church:

Johann Sebastian Bach
Adagio from Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BMW 1001
Partita no.2 in D minor for solo violin, BMW 1004

Philippe Quint, violin

Friday | July 28 | 8 pm – Charlie Chaplin‘s Smile

Philippe Quint, violinOne of the most versatile and imaginative artists on the concert stage today, multiple Grammy Award-nominated American violinist Philippe Quint is internationally recognized for his unique approach to classical core repertoire, championing new music, rediscovering neglected works and creating a new format of docu-concert experience; multimedia journeys about lives of Astor Piazzolla and Charlie Chaplin.“Truly phenomenal” is how BBC Music Magazine recently described him, also adding that “Quint’s tonal opulence, generously inflected with subtle portamentos, sounds like a throwback to the glory days of Fritz Kreisler.”

With an award-winning discography of 17 commercial releases that can be found on Warner Classics, Naxos and Avanti Classics, Philippe Quint regularly appears with major orchestras and conductors worldwide at venues ranging from the Gewandhaus in Leipzig to Carnegie Hall in New York, while making frequent guest appearances at the most prestigious festivals including Verbier, Aspen, Colmar, Hollywood Bowl and Dresden Festspiele.

“Superb pianist, experienced collaborator, careful listener, and equally at home in all and any repertory” – ConcertoNet New York
Pianist Jun Cho is a versatile artist who enjoys a multidimensional career as a soloist, chamber musician and educator. He has performed in many of the major venues throughout the United States, South Korea, and Europe. An avid collaborator, Cho performs with musicians including Itzhak Perlman, Philippe Quint, Stefan Jackiw, Randall Goosby and JP Jofre.

Philippe Quint plays the magnificent 1708 “Ruby” Antonio Stradivari violin on loan to him through the generous efforts of The Stradivari Society®.

Philippe Quint, violin
Jun Cho, piano

8 pm in the Damian Center:
Philippe Quint in Charlie Chaplin’s Smile

Did you know that Charlie Chaplin, one of the greatest silent movie actors and iconic figures of the early film industry, was also a talented composer?

Quint’s unique arrangements of songs from Chaplin’s most celebrated films (Modern Times, City Lights, Monsieur Verdoux, The Kid, Limelight, and A King in New York) are interspersed with rare footage of the actor, along with still images and video clips from his films.

The program also features music by composers who influenced Chaplin’s musical style – Brahms, Debussy, Stravinsky, and Gershwin.

“I think it’s amazing my grandfather, Charlie Chaplin is still around and loved by so many, that many years after his first movie was made, he still surprises people.” Forbes magazine – Kiera Chaplin

6 pm in the church:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
 – Concerto in C major BWV 594 (1st mov.)
– Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C Major BWV 564
– Toccata & Fugue in B minor 565

Léon Boëllmann (1862 – 1897)
 – Suite Gothique : Prière à Notre Dame and Toccata

Sergey Kirillov, organ