The piano-playing Fab Five are Bach for more!

  • May 23, 2012
After two packed houses in 2007 and 2008, those piano-shredding siblings The 5 Browns return to the Oregon Bach Festival on Thursday, July 12 at 7:30 PM in Silva Concert Hall. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Hult Center and UO ticket offices. Prices range from $15 to $38 for the general public and are $10 with a student ID. Having been dubbed the “Fab Five” by People magazine, all five members of this quintet attended the Julliard School, the largest group of family members to ever be accepted. The Festival is thrilled to be able to welcome... read more
Ticket Update Two Bach concerts are the first OBF 2012 sellouts.

Sold Out: Rilling Motets, Hewitt Goldbergs

  • May 22, 2012
The Oregon Bach Festival today announced the first two sellouts of its 2012 season: Helmuth Rilling conducting Bach Motets and concertos July 11, and pianist Angela Hewitt performing Bach's Goldberg Variations July 14. Both concerts take place in Beall Concert Hall in Eugene. For those attracted to those Bach programs but who missed out on tickets, there's more available in other concerts. Tickets are still available, though nearing capacity, for the Portland Baroque Orchestra's string arrangement of the Goldberg Variations July 2 and Matthew Halls's July 9 harpsichord program of Bach keyboard concerti. Good seats are available in Silva Concert Hall July... read more

OBF Kids: Characters come to life through music

  • May 21, 2012
Each year, the Oregon Bach Festival provides exceptional opportunities for children and parents to experience and enjoy music together. This year, OBF presents Buzz and Crow on Saturday, July 7 and Peter and the Wolf on Saturday, July 14. [caption id="attachment_7727" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Nadina Mackie Jackson and Guy Few bring their Buzz and Crow characters to life"][/caption] Buzz and Crow is a musical adventure for the young and young and heart, performed by internationally known soloists Guy Few and Nadina Jackson. Armed with just their instruments and imagination, and using just music without words, they’ll tell a story of two... read more
Tickets can now be purchased instantly for all venues and concerts, including Joshua Bell in Eugene and Portland.

Tickets now sale on at all outlets

  • May 3, 2012
[caption id="attachment_7569" align="alignleft" width="99" caption="The 5 Browns perform July 12"][/caption] Tickets are now on sale  for the 2012 Oregon Bach Festival, for a record 30 ticketed concerts in 14 different venues in 7 cities. Review our ticket pages for venue and price options. Tickets can be purchased instantly online, or by mail, phone, or through ticket outlets for events in other cities. Those outlets include TicketMaster, TicketsWest, the UO ticket office, Tower Theatre, and our home base, the Hult Center Bach's Office. See the grid below or visit our ticket page for full info. All Eugene and Corvallis concerts (except Pink Martini 7/1) Hult... read more

PBO Goldbergs vary from the traditional

  • May 2, 2012
As part of the Oregon Bach Festival’s multi-faceted exploration of Bach’s Goldberg Variations this summer, the Portland Baroque Orchestra, directed by Monica Huggett, presents the revered variations in a brand new way. Beginning June 30, the four-city tour will strike its first chord in Astoria, followed by Corvallis on July 1, Eugene on July 2, and Lincoln City on July 3. [caption id="attachment_7510" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Monica Huggett directs the Portland Baroque Orchestra's "Goldbergs""][/caption] This exciting string ensemble version, arranged by Russian violinist and conductor Dmitri Sitkovetsky, is quite a variation from the traditional work, originally composed for a single harpsichord... read more

Bachfest PDX powers up the Passion

  • Apr 20, 2012
When the power of great music and the passion of world-renowned performers come together, you get the Oregon Bach Festival’s 2012 Portland concert series, Bachfest PDX. Ranging from Mendelssohn's masterworks to tantalizing tango tunes of Buenos Aires, each of the four performances convey a passion all their own, echoing this year’s theme, The Power & The Passion. Tickets are now on sale for this year’s four-concert series, which runs June 30 – July 11 at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, and Lincoln Hall on the PSU campus. Returning to Portland after bringing audiences to their feet in three... read more
Listen to to the Bach's Birthday KWAX interview with John Evans, and learn about the big Bach highlights of the 2012 OBF.

Audio: Bach highlights with John Evans

  • Mar 29, 2012
In an interview originally broadcast March 22, the day after Bach's Birthday,  Caitriona Bolster of KWAX spoke with OBF executive director John Evans, who gave a tour of the upcoming festival's principal Bach works and related concerts. Part 1/2 St. Matthew Passion, Goldberg Variations, Tango Harmonica [caption id="attachment_7362" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="J.S. Bach, Angela Hewitt, Helmuth Rilling"][/caption]

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Joshua Bell, A Child of our Time, Beall Hall concerts by Helmuth Rilling and Matthew Halls read more
Helmuth Rilling returns to lead a record thirty ticketed events in seven Oregon cities. Tickets are now on sale online or by mail during this earlybird period.

Tickets now on sale

  • Mar 20, 2012
[caption id="attachment_7219" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Monica Huggett and the Portland Baroque Orchestra perform in Astoria, Corvallis, Eugene, and Lincoln City. Photo: Torsten Kjellstrand "][/caption] Tickets are now on sale  for the 2012 Oregon Bach Festival, for a record 30 ticketed concerts in 14 different venues in 7 cities. Anyone can submit an order via the Festival's online form or mail-order form for tickets to all events, cities, and venues, although first priority goes to current Friends of the Festival at the $100 level or above. It's a good deal if you order by April 27. You'll pay only $5 per order handling fee—a big... read more