BSM received Organizational Development Grant from Metro Regional Arts Council to hire an Operations Manager. And we are excited to announce that BSM’s Associate Artistic Director Marcoantonio Real-d’Arbelles will take the role to lead all key elements of the organization’s concert productions.


We are happy to announce that BSM once again received the Arts Tour Grant from Minnesota State Arts Board for our upcoming 2019-2020 season.

With this support, BSM is proud to present a historically influenced early music concert series with a workshop/masterclass in:

  • Bemidji (Oct 2019)
  • Mankato (Feb 2020)
  • Marshall (April 2020)

Please check back for more information!

Music with Minnesotans: Marco Real-d’Arbelles

Music with Minnesotans: Marco Real-d’Arbelles

Our Associate Artistic Director Marco Real-d’Arbelles made an appearance on Music with Minnesotans on MPR Friday October 5, 2018. If you missed the live broadcast no need to worry. Below is a link to listen to this interview. If you don’t know about Marco, this interview is a fantastic opportunity to do so as well as listen to the playlist of pieces that influenced his musical career. Thank you to MPR and Steve Staruch for spotlighting Marco.





The Bach Society of Minnesota Awarded Grant from MRAC

We are excited to announce that the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) has awarded The Bach Society of Minnesota a grant under the Arts Activities Support program.

Funding provided to us by MRAC will go to present two “Bach with Friends” workshops that will engage amateur musicians in the process of rehearsing and performing Bach’s music while working alongside professional musicians. Activities will occur during March 2019 and September 2019.


From the Artistic Director

2018-2019 Season Announced

Our 2018-19 Season features some exceptional pieces.

Bach and the Forbidden City (October 5-7, 2018) BSM will be joined by Gao Hong on Pipa in an eclectic program that features traditional Chinese classical music and the music of Bach. Performances scheduled in St. Paul, Willmar, and Minneapolis.

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (December 7-9, 2018) BSM in collaboration with Lyra Baroque Orchestra will perform Bach’s beloved retelling of the Christmas story for the second year in a row, following critical acclaim for last year’s performance. Performances scheduled in Rochester, St. Paul, and Minneapolis.

Bach’s St. John Passion (March 15-17, 2019) in collaboration with Rochester-based Choral Arts Ensemble, performances of this monumental work will be presented in St. Paul, Rochester, and Winona.

Ilya Poletaev

Thank You!

Matthias invites you to his recital with Jacques Ogg (Harpsichord)

Lyra Baroque Orchestra artistic director and Bach Society artistic director Matthias Maute join forces to present a program of familiar and not-so-familiar works by Telemann, Vivaldi, Kleinknecht, CPE Bach, and Chédeville.

  • Georg Philipp Telemann Sonata in C major TWV41:C5
  • Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht Sonata sesta b-minor 
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Fantasia in E-flat major H.348
  • Georg Philipp Telemann Sonata in d minorTWV41:d4
  • Antonio Vivaldi/Matthias Maute La Primavera
  • Nicolas Chédeville Sonata IV from “Il Pastor Fido

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | 7:30 pm

The Baroque Room
275 East 4th Street, #280
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Tickets may be purchased at the door. For info, please check Twin Cities Early Music Festival.

Bach Society of MN Names Executive Director

Bach Society of Minnesota welcomes pianist Yunyue Liu as Executive Director.

The Bach Society of Minnesota is pleased to announce the appointment of Yunyue Liu, a native of Shanghai, as its new executive director. A gifted and collaborative musical artist, she has performed on three continents and in numerous masterclasses with world renowned artists such as Elly Ameling, Martin Katz, Elmar Oliviera and the Ying Quartet. She also participated in the Franz-Schubert-Institute in Austria, Italy Opera Festival in Arezzo, Italy, and the Hot Spring Music Festival in Arkansas.

Liu holds degrees from Shanghai Normal University, Lynn Conservatory of Music, and University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Recently, she received her Doctorate in Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano from the University of Minnesota under the guidance of Dr. Timothy Lovelace.

She performs frequently in the Twin Cities area, including recent performances at The Baroque Room and Landmark Center as part of the Twin Cities Early Music Festival Series. While maintaining an active performance schedule, she also provided administrative and artistic support for Minnesota Bach Ensemble and Lyra Baroque Orchestra. She will work towards expanding the Bach Society’s impact in the community while maintaining an active performance schedule.