Sandström audio excerpts
The Messiah, by the Swedish composer Sven-David Sandström, was commissioned by the Oregon Bach Festival and the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart to commemorate the Handel anniversary year 2009.
Sandström has a diverse catalog of more than 200 works in the forms of chamber music, opera, concertos, oratorio, and ballet.
Born in 1942, he had his first breakthrough with the vast orchestral work Through and Through, premiered in 1972 by the Swedish Radio Orchestra under Herbert Blomstedt and subsequently performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. His early music uses serial techniques and is often dense and highly dissonant.
His expressive and controversial... read more
Sven-David Sandström/Messiah Project
Learn about the composer of our 2009 world premiere and listen to excerpts from his previous work.
Our ever-growing catalog on the Hänssler label with MP3 samples.
Excerpts from the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy, the OBF program directed by Anton Armstrong.
Great Moments in Music
Listen to our series of 5-minute radio programs exploring the music and composers featured at the OBF.
The Yale Voxtet
Live on the Wakeup Call, KPNW Newsradio 1120, July 2, 2009. read more
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Named after Royce Saltzman, founding executive director, the festival's sustaining endowment will help to fund the operations of the world-class festival in perpetuity, fueling growth of artistic and educational programs and ensuring that people of all ages have opportunities to experience and perform classical music through the Oregon Bach Festival.
Begun in December, 2003 with a goal of $10 million, the Endowment is open to all, with a variety of ways to give that may provide tax advantages for the donor (consult your tax advisor).
To find out more, contact Kate Feeney, (541) 346-2351.
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The Conductor’s Society is generously underwritten by
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Become a member of the Conductor’s Society, and you join an exclusive group of philanthropists dedicated to ensuring that future generations enjoy all genres of music. Be a leader enhancing the international standing of the Oregon Bach Festival through personal connections and commitment. Gifts to the Conductor’s Society support the Festival’s annual fund — ensuring artistic excellence on stage and enriching our local and global communities with great music.
Conductor’s Society Membership Opportunities
Concertmaster’s Circle ($2,500-$9,999)
Personal VIP ticketing and concert assistance with OBF staff members.
Complimentary wine and chocolates in the Conductor’s Society... read more
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[obf_friendroto]When you become a member of the Friends of the Festival, you'll join hundreds of other passionate music lovers whose support is essential to our programs.
Our donors help us to provide world-class productions, artistic performances, and educational programs year after year. We rely upon the generosity of individuals, corporations, and private foundations to provide valuable resources for the Festival's innovative productions. Ticket sales, fees, and University of Oregon allocations account for about 50 percent of our annual budget — the remaining 50 percent comes from donors like you. Without you and your support, we wouldn't enjoy the world-class music the... read more