Bach Beckons: 2016 Oregon Bach Festival

  • Jan 27, 2016

January 25, 2016 – [Eugene, OR] – The internationally-renowned Oregon Bach Festival (OBF) announces its 47th season of world-class concerts and musicians.  2016 promises a summer of familiar favorites, new works, and a reinvigorated love for the Festival’s eponymous composer, Johann Sebastian Bach.  OBF 2016 will run from June 23 through July 10 and feature more than 50 concerts, lectures, and community events.  Performances and lectures will primarily be centered in Eugene, Oregon, and will delight audiences at Silva Concert Hall and Soreng Theater at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, as well as historic Beall Concert Hall on...

Oregon Bach Festival names new executive director

  • Dec 14, 2015

Mezzo-soprano Janelle McCoy to take the helm in January Eugene, OR (December 14, 2015) – Oregon Bach Festival has appointed Janelle McCoy as its new executive director. She will assume the role in January. McCoy, who comes to Eugene from The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, becomes just the fourth executive director in the organization’s history.  She joins Artistic Director Matthew Halls as a key member of the leadership team, tasked with continuing the storied legacy of the internationally renowned, Grammy Award®-winning festival. "I am delighted to welcome Janelle to the Oregon Bach Festival team and look forward with anticipation to collaborating with...


  • Aug 14, 2015

Since the fall of 1967, local audiences have filled Beall Concert Hall to hear the finest chamber music performers from around the world. 48 years later, the series continues and thrives as a joint production of the UO School of Music & Dance and the Oregon Bach Festival. Find out more here about the exciting lineup of concerts in the 2015-16 season.


Building a new home

  • Aug 1, 2015

We are grateful for the incredible generosity of the Berwicks.

From Interim ED Michael Anderson: “This is an amazing and timely gift. My thanks go to Phyzz and Andy on behalf of all our musicians, students, staff, and audiences. We are very excited by this project and we feel it will be of tremendous benefit to the Festival, the School of Music and Dance, and the arts community.”

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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