Expert pairings of music of the Baroque era and beyond with wine and hearty hors d’oeuvres from France, Germany, Italy, and Spain will take center stage at the Bach Week Festival’s “Bachtoberfest Bachanalia” fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave.

Mike Baker, an Advanced Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers, will select the regional wines for the hors d’oeuvres before hearing music from the corresponding countries.

Tickets for “Bachtoberfest Bachanalia” are available online at

All proceeds will support the spring 2017 Bach Week in April and May.