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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...

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.

Free concerts and a bus ride July 10 and 11!

  • Jul 8, 2015

Hooray for LTD!

LTD is sponsoring OBF On the House free concerts, and providing free bus transportation on days of those concerts. Simply print these out and show to the bus operator on your route, and the bus operator will give the customer a day pass good for rides all day on any route.

June 27 - Picfest Hail Mary the Queen Children Choir

July 1 - Mitsuki Dazai (Japanese Koto)

July 3 - SFYCA Soloists

July 10 - Estonian Girl's TV Choir

July 11 - Picfest Choirs from Florida & Pennsylvania

 

Visit our website for a full listing of free community events http://oregonbachfestival.com/free-community-events

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.

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...

Get set for the SFYCA boost

  • Jul 3, 2015

They’re young, they’re among the best in the country, and they can energize a hall (or a church) with the kind of brilliant, joyous sound that will lift your soul. They’re the 85 singers of the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy, in concert next Wednesday, July 8 at Eugene’s First United Methodist Church. With Matthew Halls and Helmuth Rilling as guest conductors, they’ll sing music by Handel, Bach, Bernstein, Eric Whitacre, and traditionals like “This Little Light of Mine” under the inspiring direction of Anton Armstrong. Youth tickets $10.

A magical evening of great chamber music

  • Jul 1, 2015

Chamber Music Northwest artistic director and clarinet virtuoso David Shifrin brings some of the finest performers from his festival to share with you. This fascinating program combines the genius of Mozart with the world premiere of a new work by Oregon composer Kenji Bunch. Ralph’s Old Records depicts the discovery of his father’s box of old jazz albums through which he connects to a time past and by extension to his father. At times jazzy, humorous, and poignant, this performance will be a truly special event. Surrounding it are masterpieces of Mozart, his Flute Quartet and the String Quintet in...

A Night of Vivid Color and Raucous Energy

  • Jul 1, 2015

Legendary conductor Masaaki Suzuki leads the OBF Orchestra and Berwick Chorus in a concert of classical masterpieces, including Haydn’s epic Lord Nelson Mass 7:30pm on Tuesday, July 7. This work has long been a favorite for its spectacular climaxes and intense drama unlike other settings of the mass. Maestro Suzuki and the fantastic quartet of Joanne Lunn, Roxana Constantinescu, Dann Coakwell, and Tyler Duncan will thrill you with this vivid and thrilling work. The program also includes two great orchestral works, Mozart’s Symphony in G Minor, No. 25 and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella. The score for Pulcinella, one of the loveliest of the...