Adventurous Brooklyn Rider arrives April 7

  • Mar 28, 2013

At the time that Beethoven wrote Opus 131 it was considered fiendishly difficult," says violinist Colin Jacobsen of Brooklyn Rider. "When told by the musicians who first played it that it was really difficult, he said 'I'm not writing it for you, I'm writing it for the future." The New York-based quartet, in the final ChamberMusic@Beall concert Sunday, April 7 at 3 pm, may very well emblemize that future. Praised for its “stunningly imaginative” performances (Lucid Culture), the adventurous, intrepid string quartet  combines a wildly eclectic repertoire with a gripping performance style that continues to attract legions of fans and...


Digital Bach goes deep into the Matthew Passion

  • Mar 21, 2013

In concert, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion takes a listener through a story of betrayal, cruelty, faith, hope, and redemption—the last hours of Jesus’ life. In the Digital Bach Project’s new St. Matthew initiative, a listener can actively plumb the depths of the great musical drama in a nearly limitless multimedia experience. Officially launched on March 21 (Bach’s Birthday) at www.digitalbach.com, the new site incorporates high definition video of conductor Helmuth Rilling’s complete St. Matthew lecture-concerts; poetry, artwork, photography, and scholarship; and a line-by-line animation of the libretto available in 15 languages, set to Rilling’s 1999 recording. The St. Matthew Passion...

Discovery Video: St. Matthew Passion (2012)

  • Mar 19, 2013

Digital Bach Discovery Lecture videos produced, shot, and edited by Pushplay Productions. Director Meg Weber Assistant Director Curtis McCain Technical Director Jayson Bosteder Camera Operators Jesse Tobler, Matt Dinsmore, Marshall Bradley, Jeremy Botwinick, Phi Gerke, Curtis McCain IATSE Stagehand Nathan Cox Location Sound Billy Barnett, Phil Gerke, Jesse Nordhousen Key Grip Dirk Wallace Craft Service Katherine Caballero Editor Pushplay Productions Title Sequence Curt McCain Audio Mixing McKenzie Stubbert Filmed on location in the Soreng Theater of the Hult Center for the Performing Arts Eugene, Oregon © 2012 Oregon Bach Festival, © 2012 Pushplay Productions