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Day-long Festival of Bach’s Music at SMCM Feb. 28

Faculty, Students, and Community Musicians Join to Present “Bach Feast”
February 9, 2010
Press Release #10-025


The faculty and students of St. Mary's College of Maryland music department, accompanied by musicians from the community, will present a one-day festival devoted to the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach Sunday, February 28, 2010, at Montgomery Hall, room 25. Hosted by SMCM pianists Eliza Garth, Brian Ganz, and Beverly Babcock, the "Bach Feast" will begin at 2 p.m. and end at 9 interspersed with breaks. For more information on the festival, which is free and open to the public, e-mail or visit"

The schedule:

2 p.m. - The Complete Inventions And Sinfonias (in its entirety).

3 p.m. - Social Time

3:45 p.m. - Suites before Dinner (Partita in B-Flat Major, French Suite in E-Major).

5:15 p.m. - Dinner Break

7 p.m. - Suites after Dinner (English Suite in A Minor, French Suite in G-Major.)

8:15 p.m. - Quodlibet (An assortment of Bach works for keyboard).

St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger's, and The Princeton Review. Founded in 1840 as Maryland's "monument school" commemorating the state's first capital, SMCM is the state's only public honors college.

More than 2,000 students attend the college, which has the highest graduation rate for all Maryland public colleges and universities, and an SAT average for student admissions of 1848. The school's waterfront campus along the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland is home to the 2009 National Intercollegiate Sailing Association Co-ed champions.

Category: Music