With vibrant performances of the music of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries, the Minnesota Bach Ensemble is dedicated to directly connecting with its audience through personal and engaging concert experiences.
MBE is a chamber orchestra consisting of some of the finest Twin Cities' musicians led by Artistic Director and Conductor Mischa Santora. Its unique mix of period performance practice on modern instruments electrifies the music of the 18th century, re-capturing its relevance to our time.
MBE performs in the beautiful Antonello Hall in Minneapolis. Mr. Santora and other members of MBE speak during the concert, sharing their passion and knowledge of the music. We seek to engage and enrich the lives of our audiences with these intimate performances, presenting masterworks as well as overlooked gems of the Barqoue repertoire.
The 21/22 season at a glance!
In October we opened our 9th season featuring violinist Jorja Fleezanis as our guest soloist, and had a record-breaking turnout!
On February 12 and 14th our program Life the Party will feature three wonderful vocalists in a presentation of Bach's rarely performed Coffee Cantata. Also on the program: selections from Handel's Water Music and romantic and celebratory arias!
On April 3 and 4 we will dive into the depths of J.S. Bach's influence on subsequent generations.
The program begins with soprano Linh Kauffman singing Bach's Cantata 199, and we conclude the program with Mischa Santora’s own re-envisioning of Bach's masterpiece The Art of Fugue. Joining forces with leading Twin Cities’ jazz and electronic music artist Michael Cain, he will take both performers and listeners on a unique journey. Mixing up old and new, through-composed and improvised, analog and electronic, this project seeks to transform traditional notions about music.
Continued support from our donors makes our concerts possible, and we hope you'll consider a donation to help us continue to bring passionate music and inspirational experiences to the Twin Cities.
You may contribute through GiveMN, or you may send a check to:
275 4th St E #280
St Paul, MN 55101
For tickets and more 21/22 season information, visit www.mnbach.org.
Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you at a concert this season!