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OBF tickets now on sale

  • May 4, 2013
rack-bro-cover-2013Tickets for 2013 Oregon Bach Festival concerts are now on sale for all cities through all box office outlets. The 2013 event June 24-July 14 celebrates Helmuth Rilling’s 80th birthday and honors his 44th and concluding season as artistic director. Rilling, who turns 80 on May 29, conducts Beethoven’s monumental Missa Solemnis as the opening concert, Bach’s St John Passion in four lecture-demonstrations and a full concert, and Bach’s B Minor Mass in Portland and Eugene as the Festival finale. Among the guest artists are violinists Midori and Chee-Yun, pianist/conductor Jeffrey Kahane, the Chuang/Levin piano duo, L.A-based baroque group Bach’s Circle, the Hohenstaufen Quartet (which includes Rilling’s daughters Rahel and Sara), the Czech duo Radim Zenkl and Leo Chern, and soprano Tamara Wilson. Matthew Halls, who will succeed Rilling as artistic director immediately following the Festival, conducts a "Night at the Opera" July 2 and shares the podium with Rilling in a "Passing of the Baton" July 6, both in Eugene’s 2,430-seat Silva Concert Hall. Halls also serves as harpsichord soloist in a four-city, all-Bach tour with period-music specialist Monica Huggett and the Portland Baroque Orchestra. Tickets are available online, over the counter, and by phone through all ticket outlets and event box offices:

Eugene concerts (26) and July 10 Corvallis Hult Center for the Performing Arts 541.682.5000.

Portland concerts (4) and June 24 Ashland University of Oregon Ticket Office 541.346.4363. Tickets for 7/12 B Minor Mass-Portland also available at the PCPA box office, Portland.

Bend (6/25 Bach’s Circle) Tower Theatre  541.317.0700

Florence (7/11 PBO-All-Bach) Florence Events Center  541.997.1994

In all the University of Oregon event will produce 31 concerts with more than 50 overall events including lectures, films and gatherings over three full weeks.