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... read more

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.

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Friday Night Family Fanfare with Canadian Brass

  • Jul 7, 2015

The game-changing brass quintet Canadian Brass returns to the Oregon Bach Festival with a program created especially for families with children eight years old and up. With a full range of repertory from Bach to the Beatles and Big Band to Dixieland, the hallmarks of all Canadian Brass concerts are entertainment, spontaneity, excitement and fun.

Don’t miss Canadian Brass at Silva Concert Hall on Friday, July 10 at 7:30pm as they bring a lively and upbeat program, often woven with spontaneity and comedy, to OBF fans and families.


For tickets please visit our website or call the Hult Center at 541.682.5000.

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Audience Favorite Ya-Fei Chuang Returns to Beall Tonight

Audience Favorite Ya-Fei Chuang Returns to Beall Tonight

  • Jul 6, 2015
One of OBF’s favorite artists, Ya-Fei Chuang, returns tonight with sensational program of Romantic masterpieces, including the 24 Preludes of Frederick Chopin. Based on Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, the preludes show the full spectrum of Chopin’s genius through these miniature works that remain some of the most popular piano pieces ever written. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the entire cycle in person. Ya-Fei Chuang’s incredible technique and artistry are also on display with two sets  of Musical Moments by very different composers, Franz Schubert and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Schubert evokes the poetry of the instrument while Rachmaninoff creates a musical universe... read more

Virtuoso Organist Paul Jacobs Returns to Portland

  • Jul 3, 2015
Grammy award-winning, virtuoso organist Paul Jacobs returns to Portland Tuesday, July 7 to astound audiences with his profound command and mastery of “the king of instruments.” Of his recent appearance with the National Symphony Orchestra, a Washington Post critic wrote, “I have seldom heard an orchestral audience leap to its feet and whoop at a solo organ piece, but the adulation was well deserved.” Eugene audiences last week were thrilled by a program that includes the celebratory Bach Sinfonia from Cantata 29, the lush choral preludes by Brahms, and dazzling sets of variations by the late Romantic composer Max Reger, all... read more

A Night of Vivid Color and Raucous Energy

  • Jul 1, 2015
Legendary conductor Masaaki Suzuki leads the OBF Orchestra and Berwick Chorus in a concert of classical masterpieces, including Haydn’s epic Lord Nelson Mass 7:30pm on Tuesday, July 7. This work has long been a favorite for its spectacular climaxes and intense drama unlike other settings of the mass. Maestro Suzuki and the fantastic quartet of Joanne Lunn, Roxana Constantinescu, Dann Coakwell, and Tyler Duncan will thrill you with this vivid and thrilling work. The program also includes two great orchestral works, Mozart’s Symphony in G Minor, No. 25 and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella. The score for Pulcinella, one of the loveliest of the... read more

Berwick Academy presents a thrilling evening of Bach and Handel

  • Jun 29, 2015
Fresh off the successful Beethoven concerts last weekend, the Berwick Academy now shifts its focus and instruments to the Baroque era. Legendary conductor Masaaki Suzuki will lead the ensemble of talented young professionals from all over America in a brash and thrilling concert of masterpieces on Friday, July 3. Guest artist Monica Huggett rejoins the ensemble and Academy member Chloe Fedor for a performance of Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D minor.   The wealth of talent that comprises the orchestra is also featured in two other famous Bach works, the Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 and the Orchestral Suite No. 3,... read more

A First at OBF: Kavafian and Serkin

  • Jun 28, 2015

Through a new partnership with Portland’s Chamber Music Northwest, we’re proud to present two of the classical world’s brightest stars: violinist Ida Kavafian and pianist Peter Serkin. Mainstays of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society, they visit Beall Concert Hall Wednesday night for a trio of Beethoven violin classics. Almost sold out!

And make plans for Sunday, July 5, and an ensemble of Chamber Music Northwest all-stars led by clarinetist David Shifrin. The program includes the world premiere of Ralph's Old Records - a nostalgic tribute to popular big band music of the 1930s and 40s by Portland composer/violist Kenji Bunch.

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