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The internationally-renowned Oregon Bach Festival (OBF) announces its 47th season of world-class concerts and musicians. 

Bach Beckons: 2016 Oregon Bach Festival

  • Jan 27, 2016
January 25, 2016 – [Eugene, OR] – The internationally-renowned Oregon Bach Festival (OBF) announces its 47th season of world-class concerts and musicians.  2016 promises a summer of familiar favorites, new works, and a reinvigorated love for the Festival’s eponymous composer, Johann Sebastian Bach.  OBF 2016 will run from June 23 through July 10 and feature more than 50 concerts, lectures, and community events.  Performances and lectures will primarily be centered in Eugene, Oregon, and will delight audiences at Silva Concert Hall and Soreng Theater at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, as well as historic Beall Concert Hall on... read more

Halls Debuts with Oregon Symphony

  • Sep 10, 2015
“Beethoven’s Eroica,” The Oregon Symphony The brilliant conductor Matthew Halls, an early music specialist who assumed the reins of the Oregon Bach Festival last year, makes his Oregon Symphony Orchestra debut with one of the orchestra’s most intriguing programs this season. Bach is the backbone of the first half, with Anton Webern’s arrangement of the magnificent Ricercare from the “Musical Offering” and Sofia Gubaidulina’s Violin Concerto “Offertorium,” inspired by Webern and also drawn from the “Offering” (Vadim Gluzman is the soloist). The second half is Beethoven’s revolutionary Third Symphony, in what promises to be a lean, muscular performance. Oct. 10 and 12... read more

CM@Beall Tickets On Sale

  • Aug 13, 2015

The 2015-16 ChamberMusic@Beall tickets are on sale, check out the schedule and ticket info now.

Don't miss your opportunity to see our chamber series in Beall Hall, opening on Sunday, October 4 with Montrose Trio. Accomplished soloists and chamber musicians Jon Kimura Parker, Martin Beaver and Clive Greensmith join forces to offer a new Piano Trio that will showcase their impeccable playing and captivating performance style.

“Mr. Parker performed the often virtuosic piece with commitment, finishing with a bang.”
The New York Times

Season subscriptions start at just $99 for the 6-concert series, tickets are available online or at The Hult Center.

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New CM@B Season Launches with Montrose Trio

  • Jul 30, 2015
Classical music lovers may not recognize the Montrose Trio by name, but will certinly know their music from recordings and the concert hall. Piano virtuoso Jon Kimura Parker has joined forces with Martin Beaver and Clive Greensmith, members of the reknowned Tokyo String Quartet, to create a new dynamic ensemble featuring the exciting piano trio repertory. ChamberMusic@Beall audiences will get their first chance to hear them on Sunday, October 4, 2015 when they perform a program of masterpieces that demonstrate why the piano trio is such an effective and popular ensemble. Opening with a trio by Haydn, the inventor of the... read more

Maestro Halls explains Sunday's Mahler Symphony No. 2

  • Jul 9, 2015

"Huge. Absolutely Huge. Almost uncontainable power."

With one of the largest symphonies ever created in terms of power, drama and harmonic boldness, it relays the story of life: the essential quest for understanding, and coming to terms with life's challenges. Check out the preview in our latest video, and visit the box office for your ticket to the Mahler Symphony No. 2, for the closing night concert July 12 at 3 pm.

 

Resurrection OBF Promo from Oregon Bach Festival on Vimeo.

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Friday Night Family Fanfare with Canadian Brass

  • Jul 7, 2015

The game-changing brass quintet Canadian Brass returns to the Oregon Bach Festival with a program created especially for families with children eight years old and up. With a full range of repertory from Bach to the Beatles and Big Band to Dixieland, the hallmarks of all Canadian Brass concerts are entertainment, spontaneity, excitement and fun.

Don’t miss Canadian Brass at Silva Concert Hall on Friday, July 10 at 7:30pm as they bring a lively and upbeat program, often woven with spontaneity and comedy, to OBF fans and families.

 

For tickets please visit our website or call the Hult Center at 541.682.5000.

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Audience Favorite Ya-Fei Chuang Returns to Beall Tonight

Audience Favorite Ya-Fei Chuang Returns to Beall Tonight

  • Jul 6, 2015
One of OBF’s favorite artists, Ya-Fei Chuang, returns tonight with sensational program of Romantic masterpieces, including the 24 Preludes of Frederick Chopin. Based on Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, the preludes show the full spectrum of Chopin’s genius through these miniature works that remain some of the most popular piano pieces ever written. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the entire cycle in person. Ya-Fei Chuang’s incredible technique and artistry are also on display with two sets  of Musical Moments by very different composers, Franz Schubert and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Schubert evokes the poetry of the instrument while Rachmaninoff creates a musical universe... read more

Virtuoso Organist Paul Jacobs Returns to Portland

  • Jul 3, 2015
Grammy award-winning, virtuoso organist Paul Jacobs returns to Portland Tuesday, July 7 to astound audiences with his profound command and mastery of “the king of instruments.” Of his recent appearance with the National Symphony Orchestra, a Washington Post critic wrote, “I have seldom heard an orchestral audience leap to its feet and whoop at a solo organ piece, but the adulation was well deserved.” Eugene audiences last week were thrilled by a program that includes the celebratory Bach Sinfonia from Cantata 29, the lush choral preludes by Brahms, and dazzling sets of variations by the late Romantic composer Max Reger, all... read more