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Gold Tickets on sale, regular tickets available 2/28

  • Jan 21, 2011

[caption id="attachment_3569" align="alignright" width="168" caption="A specially priced ticket includes a reception with Yo-Yo Ma following the June 23 concert"][/caption] Gold Tickets, season passes to all Eugene concerts for the 2011 Oregon Bach Festival, are now on sale online or by mail. Regular tickets will be on sale February 28, with priority given to contributing Friends of the Festival. On February 28 tickets will be available through online order or by mail. Gold Ticket holders receive first preference for the 2011 Festival's best seating and prices. Other benefits include admission to all ticketed Eugene events with the same seats for each concert, free parking...

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Huggett, PBO deliver best of Bach in "new" St John

  • Jan 5, 2011

(Updated) EUGENE -The urgency, immediacy, and drama of Bach's great St. John Passion come to the fore in a historically-informedĀ  concert featuring Monica Huggett and the Portland Baroque Orchestra Thursday, March 10 in Beall Hall. Soloist Charles Daniels, Les Voix Baroques, and Capella Romana complete the ensemble of 24 in this leaner and more transparent approach to the score. Tickets for the Eugene concert start at $26 and are available online via the Hult Center or call 541-682-5000. While the Passion is one of the monuments of Western art music, the composer's definitive and final version is lost to us, if in fact one...

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NEA grant awarded to Oregon Bach Festival

  • Dec 2, 2010

[caption id="attachment_2678" align="alignright" width="215" caption="Marin Alsop conducts Joan of Arc July 2. The project has received NEA funding."][/caption]The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the Oregon Bach Festival a grant of $10,000 to support a new semi-staged production of Joan of Arc, to be conducted by Marin Alsop at the 2011 Festival. The Festival, receiving the grant through the University of Oregon, is one of 1,057 not-for-profit organizations recommended for a grant as part of the federal agency’s first round of fiscal year 2011 grants. In total, the Arts Endowment will distribute $26.68 million to support projects nationwide. Set for a...

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OBF opens office in the White Stag Block

  • Dec 1, 2010

The Oregon Bach Festival has become the newest University of Oregon unit to establish an office in The White Stag Block, the UO’s headquarters for its Portland programs. In December, the Festival officially opened its third-floor space, among the university’s state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, studios, offices, and meeting spaces housed in the historic building. The White Stag offices will enable the Festival to work more closely with its UO partners as it builds a community of audiences and supporters for its expanding slate of Portland programs. In 2011 that schedule numbers six performances capped by Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, conducted in Arlene Schnitzer Concert...

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Give now for Friends 2011 benefits

  • Nov 26, 2010

[caption id="attachment_2776" align="alignright" width="220" caption="Friends memberships help sustain programs like the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy."][/caption]Just a few months ago, we gathered in concert halls around the state to share the inspiration, magic and immense satisfaction of music making at the highest level. We were moved by Elijah with Thomas Quasthoff. We marveled at such soloists as Robert Levin and Ya-Fei Chuang. We sang along with the inimitable Bobby McFerrin. We celebrated Helmuth Rilling and the great traditions of the Oregon Bach Festival’s first 40 years. And, we set the stage for the future of the Festival's art form. It is that...

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St Lawrence summons Beethoven, Adams, Ravel

  • Nov 9, 2010

[caption id="attachment_2682" align="alignright" width="220" caption="Photo: Marco Borggreve"][/caption]Though they've walked on stage thousands of times in their 20-year history, the members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet retain a freshness, edge, and a vivid musical vision that radiates the joy of ensemble musicmaking. The St. Lawrence appears Sunday, December 5 at 3 pm in the final fall concert of the ChamberMusic@Beall season. The program is typically St. Lawrence. They reveal surprising nuances in familiar repertoire, in this case, quartet No. 4 from Beethoven's Opus 18, and illuminate the works of some of today’s most celebrated composers, often all in the course of one...

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Harlem Quartet features Met clarinetist

  • Oct 18, 2010

A trailblazing quartet and an in-demand clarinetist illustrate ChamberMusic@Beall’s “String Quartets Plus” theme in the November 7 series concert. The Harlem Quartet, composed of first-place Laureates of the Sphinx Competition, and clarinetist Anthony McGill, who performed for President Obama’s inauguration, take the stage at 3 pm in Beall Concert Hall. The Harlem Quartet made their acclaimed debut in the fall of 2006 at the Sphinx Organization’s Gala Concert at Carnegie Hall, earning rave reviews from The New York Times, later appearing at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem. In addition to being avid chamber musicians, each member of the Harlem Quartet...