Second day of festival brings baroque artists to Crossroads

Renata van der Vyver, viola III, looks at her sheet of music as she performs Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major 29th for the Triple Play Baroque show, part of the 39th Annual Victoria Bach Festival.
  • THURSDAY

  • Todd Meehan percussion

    • WHEN: Noon

    • WHERE: Golden Gecko, 202 E. Forrest St.

    • COST: Free

    Raul Jaurena and the Texas Tango Five

    • WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

    • WHERE: Leo J. Welder Center, 214 N. Main St.

    • COST: $20 to $30 with student and ...

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  • THURSDAY

    Todd Meehan percussion

    • WHEN: Noon

    • WHERE: Golden Gecko, 202 E. Forrest St.

    • COST: Free

    Raul Jaurena and the Texas Tango Five

    • WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

    • WHERE: Leo J. Welder Center, 214 N. Main St.

    • COST: $20 to $30 with student and senior discounts available

    Prodigies

    • WHEN: Noon

    • WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 407 N. Bridge St.

    • COST: Free

    Johann Sebastian Bach's "St. Matthew Passion"

    • WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

    • WHERE: Victoria Fine Arts Center, 1002 Sam Houston Drive

    • COST: $30 to $40; student and senior discounts available

    Big Bang

    • WHEN: 1 p.m.

    • WHERE: Victoria Public Library, 302 N. Main St.

    • COST: Free

    Richard Stoltzman and Victoria Bach Fest Friends

    • WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

    • WHERE: Leo J. Welder Center, 214 N. Main St.

    • COST: $20 to $30 with student and senior discounts available

The First United Methodist Church was ringing with baroque music Wednesday afternoon. The event, Triple Play Baroque, was part of the 39th annual Victoria Bach Festival.

"Each piece was beautifully performed. I enjoyed everything from the first note to the last," said Michael Hummel, one of the founding members of the Victoria Bach Festival board of directors.

The 12 artists ended with a standing ovation from about 275 people after performing BWV 1048.

Terenze Travland, 81, of Bastrop, came to the festival last year with his wife. They liked it then, so they decided to come back to the vibrant festival.

The festival runs through Saturday with performances in the afternoon and evening each day.

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