About the Festival & Symposium

The UMass Amherst Bach Festival and Symposium was launched in April 2015.  The biennial event attracts exceptional musicians and scholars of international stature to UMass Amherst, connects them to our students, alumni and faculty, and through robust collaboration, creates an event of artistic and academic excellence that enriches all who come in contact with it.

April 2021

Festival performances to be determined.

Symposium Topic:
Late Style and the Idea of the Summative Work in Bach and Beethoven
Robert Marshall and Scott Burnham, Keynote speakers
April 24, 2021; details coming soon.  See Description.

The Symposium will be in virtual format this year (Zoom).

Other Concerts: (see Festival Concerts page for details)

Online Bach programs to be announced soon!

The Fine Arts Center presents
Matt Haimovitz: Bach Listening Room
Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 3:00pm, Online

Much more to come!