BachFest Marquette opens with jubilation

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center in collaboration with local musician, Nancy Railey started their first-ever BachFest Marquette at Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette Thursday.

Several local artists and musicians, including TV6's own Andrew LaCombe performed selections from Johann Sebastian Bach's archives in front of a crowd of local students.

Today's performances were the first in a series of concerts to celebrate the life and legacy of Bach.

There was even a special guest a today's event who reinforced the idea of using music to explain and understand logic, philosophy, science, math, nature and the universe. Jim Edwards, Programming and Education Coordinator from the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum appeared dressed in full Baroque clothing and fashion as the focal point of the concert, Johann Sebastian Bach himself.

"Bach and other musicians of their time were unhappy to just do what they had done before. And so i always think every student should look at life as something they create. Not just to do as they're told. But to perhaps create something of their own for their own future. That's what Bach did for music and for his family," explained Edwards.

BachFest will run through mid-December and will highlight the fantastic musical and artistic talent in our community.
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