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From 3 to 9 February The Bach Academy will be held in Wroclaw. It is organized by the Wroclaw Philharmonic and the Karol Lipinski Academy of Music. It is dedicated to the interpretation of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach connected to a series of master classes for students. Among the special guests of the event will be the Orchestra and Choir of the Collegium Vocale Gent conducted by Philippe Herreweghe. Philippe Herreweghe is the greatest authority when it comes to the music of Bach. Over four decades ago he founded in Belgium the Collegium Vocale Ghent that tries to be the most compatible with the aesthetics of the era of Bach's music performance. During the Bach Academy, young musicians in love with the Baroque era will have the opportunity to participate in master classes with soloists and concertmasters from the Collegium Vocale Gent. What's more, rehearsals of Mass in B Minor, conducted by the maestro Herreweghe, will be open to the public.
Concerts of the Bach Academy are one of the most important musical events of this year. For starters, on February 5, masters of Ghent will perform Bach's cantata Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis BWV 21, motet Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht BWV 118 and Magnificat BWV 243. During the final of the Academy, on February 9, Collegium Vocale Gent conducted by Philippe Herreweghe together with Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra and excellent soloists will perform the Mass in B minor, BWV 232 called "the Great", considered by many to be the most perfect work of all time.
Concerts take place in Wroclaw Philharmonic Hall.