Discovery Lectures: St Matthew Passion

  • Mar 19, 2013

Artistic Director and Conductor Helmuth Rilling Video Executive Producer Dr. John Evans Video Director Meg Weber Director of Artistic Administration Michael Anderson Artistic and Educational Operations Manager Dave Goudy Chorus Master Kathy Romey Assistant Chorus Master Peter Hopkins Children’s Chorus Director Peter Robb Stage Manager Craig McKenzie Musicians Vocal Soloists Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, soprano, Sophie Harmsen, alto, Dann Coakwell, tenor, Nicholas Phan, Evangelist, Tyler Duncan, Jesus, Markus Eiche, bass Continuo and Obbligato Soloists Violin Gabriel Adorján, Elizabeth Baker Viola da gamba John Dornenburg Violoncello Elena Cheah, Dane Little Double bass Alan Molitz, Dave Williamson Flute András Adorján, Janice Tipton Oboe Amy Goeser Kolb, Martin Hebert, Allan Vogel, Cheryl Wefler Bassoon Kenneth Munday, John Steinmetz Organ Boris Kleiner Berwick Chorus of the Oregon Bach Festival Soprano Kathryn Aaron, Amy Adams, Madeline Bersamina, Rachel Carlson, Christina Fairweather, Sara Guttenberg, Therees Hibbard, Christine Howlett,...

Master Class: The Conductor’s Craft (2012)

  • Mar 19, 2013

Johann Sebastian Bach: St Matthew Passion, BWV 244 Artistic Director and Master Teacher Helmuth Rilling Executive Producer Dr. John Evans Director Meg Weber Featured conductors Christian Campos, Patrick Chiu, Alejandro Gomez Guillen, Thomas Kim, John Lidfors Additional participants of the 2012 class Kazem Abdullah, Pablo Carrasco, David Gargaro, Tian Hui Ng, Kathi Cary, Elizabeth Cherland, Ellwood Cushman, Howard Fine, Joanna Hoskins, David Hughes, Jon Hurty, Ed Jennings, David Link, Sabrina Nguyen, Eric Nisula, Roberta Rust, Bruce Simonson, Marsha W Snyder, Gabriel Statom, Brian Stone, Mark Stover, Susan Swerdlow, Donald Thurber, Kela Wanyama, Susan Whitcher, Vincent Centeno, Virginia Somerville, Greg Sojka Musicians Dann Coakwell, tenor; Gil Zilkha, bass Berwick Chorus of the Oregon Bach Festival Members of the Oregon Bach...

The St. Matthew Passion and the Fine Art of Faith

  • Mar 19, 2013

By Tim Smith tim.smith@nau.edu After Bach died, his passion music was not performed for one hundred years. When Mendelssohn resurrected the St. Matthew Passion in Berlin in 1829, it would have been nearly unrecognizable to Bach, for many reasons. Performance forces and instruments had changed. Aesthetics had changed. Most importantly, he would have been surprised by its removal from its liturgical context. The St. Matthew Passion has been in the concert hall ever since. Some years ago Helmuth Rilling was asked what he thought of historically-informed performance. He praised the musical advances, but quipped about the impossibility of reconstituting the original audience. In...

Cuepoints: St Matthew Passion

  • Mar 19, 2013

Site developer Flash programming, graphic design, editing, content Tim Smith, Northern Arizona University with assistance from Benjamin Kammin, and editorial-proofreading assistance with encouragement from Eva L. Hedlund. Calov Bible Sherry and Gordon Paine for permission to photograph the Calov Bible. Leah Hedberg Photography, photographs of the Calov Bible. Audio J.S. Bach St. Matthew Passion BWV 244? Christiane Oelze, soprano; Ingeborg Danz, alto; Michael Schade, tenor; Matthias Goerne, Thomas Quasthoff, bass; Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart; Bach Collegium Stuttgart; Helmuth Rilling, conductor © 1999 Hänssler CLASSIC, CD recording No. 92.074 ?Recorded Stadhalle, Sindelfingen, Germany. ?Used by permission. Publications The Saint Matthew Passion: a Text for Voices John Reeves, poetry, introduction, and contexts: ©2001...

Master Class: The Conductor’s Craft

  • Mar 18, 2013

This documentary takes viewers inside Helmuth Rilling's teaching philosophy, showing how the lessons he imparts shapes the approach of student conductors. Recorded July 3-12, 2012 at the Oregon Bach Festival in the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. Underwritten by the Hinkle Charitable Foundation.

Master Class: The Student Experience

  • Mar 18, 2013

Learn about the OBF master class from the perspective of three students. Recorded June 26-July 7, 2010 at the Oregon Bach Festival on the University of Oregon campus. Underwritten by the Hinkle Charitable Foundation.

OBF 2013 ticket packages

  • Mar 14, 2013

For easier ordering, these one-step packages give you a ticket for each concert in the series at a discount price. Please note that these packages are ordered only through our mail-in order form. OBF Performance These packages give you the same "A" Section seat locations in each venue, a single metallic ticket with bar code good for admission to all events in the series (fewer tickets in your package), and ticket transfer to others if you  can't make an event. Silva $259 includes six concerts: June 28 Missa Solemnis; July 2 a Night at the Opera; July 6 Passing of the Baton; July 8 Midori...


OBF tickets now on sale

  • Mar 12, 2013

Tickets for the 2013 Oregon Bach Festival are now on sale to current Friends of the Festival and those who wish to join or renew at the $125 level or above. In 30 concerts and almost 60 total events June 24-July 14 we celebrate Helmuth Rilling’s 44th and concluding season as artistic director. [caption id="attachment_10660" align="alignright" width="240"] Jeffrey Kahane conducts July 8[/caption] Key works include Beethoven's Missa Solemnis; a "Night at the Opera" of works by Verdi, Wagner, and Britten featuring soprano Tamara Wilson and conductor Matthew Halls; and concertos with violinist Midori and pianist/conductor Jeffrey Kahane.  On July 6, Rilling will ceremoniously pass the baton to...


BachFest PDX explores composer’s genius

  • Mar 11, 2013

The classical concert series BachFest PDX returns to Portland July 7-12, 2013 to explore Bach’s genius in three musical forms: the majesty of his organ works; the wizardry of his dance-inspired instrumental music; and his crowning achievement of choral music, the B Minor Mass. [caption id="attachment_10608" align="alignright" width="240"] Paul Jacobs performs July 7. Photo: Christina Wilton[/caption] Among the featured artists are conductor Helmuth Rilling with the Oregon Bach Festival chorus, orchestra, and soloists; organ virtuoso Paul Jacobs; and the Portland Baroque Orchestra with Monica Huggett and special guest Matthew Halls, who becomes the Festival’s next artistic director later this year....

Friends of the Festival 2013 Ticket FAQ

  • Mar 6, 2013

How does a Friend buy tickets during the priority period? Beginning March 12, online at http://tinyurl.com/obf2013friends, using the Friends ID number in your brochure, or By the printed form stitched into your season brochure or available on our website. Return the form by mail, fax, or in person to the Hult Center. I am a friend (have given $100 since August 1, 2012) but I lost my Friends ID/can’t find it/didn’t get one. How do I get the number? Ask us!  Contact Cassie Bates, 541.346.1319 or cdb@uoregon.edu What is this Friends ID number? Where is it? Do I need to keep it? Your Friends ID number...


OBF 2013 concert schedule

  • Mar 5, 2013

Major Concert Schedule *Helmuth Rilling, conductor As of 2/28/2013, information subject to change. Download a print version of the schedule Monday, June 24 7:30 pm  Bach's Circle– Ashland (Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship) LA-based ensemble performs Baroque works by Bach, Couperin, Fasch, and Vivaldi Tuesday, June 25 7:30 pm  Bach's Circle– Bend (Tower Theatre) Friday, June 28 7:30 pm  Beethoven: Missa Solemnis* (Silva Concert Hall) OBF Orchestra; Berwick Chorus of the OBF; Tamara Wilson, soprano; Roxana Constantinescu, alto; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Ivan Garcia, bass; Helmuth Rilling, conductor Saturday, June 29 2 pm  OBF Kids: Around the World witih Radim Zenkl (Soreng Theater) 7:30 pm  Radim Zenkl & Leo...

First Baptist Church

  • Mar 5, 2013

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church 909 SW 11th Ave, Portland (map)