What is a Sängerin? Making a date with Anna Magdalena Bach

  • Apr 2, 2010
David Yearsley, Cornell University Make a date with Anna Magdalena Bach when the University of Oregon’s annual German Studies Committee Lecture answers the question “What is a Sängerin? Anna Magdalena Bach, Coffee, and Musical Women in Enlightened Leipzig.” Guest speaker David Yearsley of Cornell University addresses the topic Thursday, April 8 at 4 pm in the Knight Library Browsing Room. A native of Seattle, Mr. Yearsley teaches European music culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with particular emphasis on the music of Bach and Handel. A previous guest lecturer in the German Studies series, he is also an accomplished organist. He’ll participate... read more

Oregon Bach Festival Wallpapers

  • Apr 1, 2010
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Oregon Bach Festival and show your support for the arts everywhere you go! Inspired by Oregon Bach Festival artwork, download wallpapers for your desktop, iPhone, and Blackberry. And these are not the only ones. We will be regularly adding to this collection. Enjoy! May 2010 Wallpapers Instructions: Installing wallpapers on your desktop. 1024x768 1152x864 1280x800 1280x960 1440x900 1600x1200 1680x1050 1920x1200 iPhone Instructions: Installing wallpapers on your iPhone. Blackberry To install one of this wallpaper on your Blackberry is easy: 1. Right click on the image link and save it to your desktop. 3. Email the image from your computer to your BlackBerry. 4. Open the attachment on your BlackBerry (view full content). 5. Click... read more

Blanche Thebom 1915-2010: Legenday Diva Makes Final Bow In Eugene

  • Mar 31, 2010
American opera singer Blanche Thebom, center, is seen in London in 1957 with Mary Elizabeth Maugham, left, and French actress Leslie Caron after the premiere of an opera based on the Somerset Maugham novel The Moon And Sixpence. (Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Blanche Thebom, star at the Metropolitan Opera, died last week at her home in San Francisco. One of her last public appearances was an interview at the 2004 Oregon Bach Festival. Legenday Diva Made Final Bow In Eugene By Phyllis Villec In 2004, at the invitation of Royce Saltzman of the Oregon Bach Festival, mezzo-soprano Blanche Thebom visited Eugene to be featured in an... read more

The Boss's Picks for Best of the Fest

  • Mar 30, 2010
This is an excerpt of a letter sent to the UO's Deans and Directors from Executive Director John Evans. He does such a good job of summarizing the Festival we've posted it here. For this, our 40th anniversary season, our founder and artistic director Helmuth Rilling leads a stellar line-up of artists, many of whom have had a long association with this “jewel in the crown” of the University of Oregon. Helmuth will conduct two great choral masterworks this season, Verdi’s Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Elijah (in Eugene and Portland) and, for the first time in Bach Festival history, he will teach... read more