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OBF 2010 Trailer: Verdi Requiem, Take 2

  • Jun 3, 2010
After posting the latest OBF 2010 trailer (for Pink Martini) on the "video-centric social networking site" Vimeo, this gem of a video was stumbled upon. Not only is it a good example of time-lapse photography, it also uses Verdi's Requiem as a soundtrack (with all the requisite snaps, crackles, and pops from a vinyl recording). Look for the timing of the flower opening. It's great. The Orf - R515 from Mourrice Papi on Vimeo.45" Timelapse . 3693 Shots D300 jpeg . DX 35mm 1.8G Verdi . Requiem Mass . libera me If the trailer for the Verdi Requiem had not already been produced, this might have... read more

Oregon Uncovered: Eugene, Cascades, Coasts, & the Oregon Bach Festival

  • Jun 3, 2010
The episode featuring the Oregon Bach Festival that nearly 48 million Europeans in 16 countries discovered last spring on "Oregon Uncovered" is now available for viewing stateside via the Oregon Uncovered website. You can view "Eugene, Cascades and Coast" here. Here is a description of the episode: Lane County is our first stop in this episode. Miles of outdoor fun for runners here in "Track Town USA"! We'll sample gorgeous wines of the region and some truly great classical music at the Oregon Bach Festival. We meet the world-renowned Shanghai Quartet. There's even representation of "Green Eggs and ham"! The 15 episodes of "Oregon... read more

1980: A Model Citizen

  • May 26, 2010
Leading up the start of the 40th Anniversary of the Oregon Bach Festival, we are taking a brief look at each year of the festival over the course of the next 40 days (41, to be precise). But we could not do it without a little help. On the occasion of the Oregon Bach Festival silver anniversary, Marian C. Donnelly compiled a history of the first 25 years. For the next couple of weeks, we will be graciously pulling excerpts from her work, The Oregon Bach Festival 1970-1994. A little over a year earlier, "All In The Family" ended its historic... read more

1979: B.Y.O.B.

  • May 25, 2010
Leading up the start of the 40th Anniversary of the Oregon Bach Festival, we are taking a brief look at each year of the festival over the course of the next 40 days (41, to be precise). But we could not do it without a little help. On the occasion of the Oregon Bach Festival silver anniversary, Marian C. Donnelly compiled a history of the first 25 years. For the next couple of weeks, we will be graciously pulling excerpts from her work, The Oregon Bach Festival 1970-1994. It never rains in Autzen Stadium. And B.Y.O.B. The same can also be said... read more

1978: Everyone's a critic

  • May 24, 2010
Leading up the start of the 40th Anniversary of the Oregon Bach Festival, we are taking a brief look at each year of the festival over the course of the next 40 days (41, to be precise). But we could not do it without a little help. On the occasion of the Oregon Bach Festival silver anniversary, Marian C. Donnelly compiled a history of the first 25 years. For the next couple of weeks, we will be graciously pulling excerpts from her work, The Oregon Bach Festival 1970-1994. Under promise, over deliver. A nice saying from a business guru. But not for the... read more

1977: Bach is beautiful, but…

  • May 23, 2010
Leading up the start of the 40th Anniversary of the Oregon Bach Festival, we are taking a brief look at each year of the festival over the course of the next 40 days (41, to be precise). But we could not do it without a little help. On the occasion of the Oregon Bach Festival silver anniversary, Marian C. Donnelly compiled a history of the first 25 years. For the next couple of weeks, we will be graciously pulling excerpts from her work, The Oregon Bach Festival 1970-1994. 1976 celebrated a revolution. 1977 celebrated revelations…for the Festival. "Two major choral works were included... read more

1976: 2 Birthdays, 2 Funerals

  • May 22, 2010
Leading up the start of the 40th Anniversary of the Oregon Bach Festival, we are taking a brief look at each year of the festival over the course of the next 40 days (41, to be precise). But we could not do it without a little help. On the occasion of the Oregon Bach Festival silver anniversary, Marian C. Donnelly compiled a history of the first 25 years. For the next couple of weeks, we will be graciously pulling excerpts from her work, The Oregon Bach Festival 1970-1994. According to Gone with the Wind author Margaret Mitchell, life, death, and taxes... read more