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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...

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OBF Gold Ticket 2013 now on sale

  • Feb 5, 2013

Gold Tickets, season passes to all Eugene concerts for the 2013 Oregon Bach Festival, are now on sale by mail through the Hult Center Bach's Office. Gold Ticket holders receive first preference for the 2013 Festival's best seating. Other benefits include admission to all ticketed Eugene events with the same seats at each venue, free parking passes in the Hult Center garage, and the option to transfer tickets to friends. Regular tickets will be on sale beginning March 12, with priority given to contributing Friends of the Festival. Price for the Gold Ticket is $738 per ticket plus a $5...

Master Class deadline approaching

  • Jan 25, 2013

The deadline to apply for the 2013 conducting master class is approaching. All required audition material must arrive at the OBF office by February 15. Up to 12 selected conductors will be notified by March 1 with the entire roster set by mid-March. From June 27 – July 10, the Master Class in Conducting offers conductors the unique opportunity to further develop their craft while studying under the direction of world-renowned Bach expert Helmuth Rilling and a staff of distinguished professionals. Class participants receive hands-on training and attend specialized workshops in preparation to conduct the OBF orchestra, chorus and soloists...

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Auditions coming soon for SFYCA

  • Jan 15, 2013

Calling all high school vocalists! Do you want to improve your singing voice with the help of world-renowned professionals? Perform in the beautiful Hult Center with 85 of the best singers in the country? This can all happen with the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy, taking place June 27-July 9 during the 2013 Oregon Bach Festival.Now is the time to prepare for auditions! The SFYCA offers choral singers the opportunity to enhance their musicianship, attend OBF’s major concerts, and create unforgettable friendships while developing their creative talents.During the two-week program, students will work under the direction of Anton Armstrong, director...

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Szymanowski quartet returns to Beall

  • Jan 2, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10178" align="aligncenter" width="480"] The Syzmanowski Quartet performs January 27. Photo: Marco Borggreve[/caption] Ventures into old Vienna and the contemporary soundscapes of New York mark the "Flights of Imagination" in the winter series of ChamberMusic@Beall concerts January 27-April 7. The Sunday concert series is a joint production of the Oregon Bach Festival and University of Oregon School of Music and Dance. Returning to Eugene January 27 for the first time since two bravura concerts at the 2006 Oregon Bach Festival, the Szymanowski Quartet of Poland balances deft performances of the treasured repertoire with new works, especially those of their countryman...

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Two new members approved for Friends board

  • Dec 11, 2012

The Friends of the Festival approved Mark Pilkenton and Ron Wakefield as new directors at the December 9 annual meeting. A Nike employee for over 32 years, Mark Pilkenton is now the Director of Global Event Marketing, overseeing a team that conceives, plans and executes Nike brand experiences at major sports and fitness events. Mark’s previous experience includes positions at KVAL-TV, and as faculty member in Broadcast Journalism for LCC. A 1979 graduate of the School of Journalism at the UO, Mark is married to Eileen Pilkenton and is the proud parent of 19-year-old Nathan.  When not involved with Nike...

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OBF commission receives NEA grant

  • Dec 10, 2012

On November 27, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced that the Oregon Bach Festival is one of 832 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The OBF is recommended for a $25,000 grant to support the commissioning of a new work for chorus and orchestra by James MacMillan. The commissioned work will be a Bach-inspired cantata scored for chorus, orchestra, and soloists, with a world premiere currently set for the 2016 OBF season. "I'm proud to announce these 832 grants to the American public including the MacMillan commission," said Chairman Landesman. "These projects...