PBO, Huggett, Halls, and a four-city, all-Bach tour
This July, the Oregon Bach Festival takes Bach on the road as the Portland Baroque Orchestra performs four of the composer's most well-known instrumental works on tour to Portland, Corvallis, Florence, and Eugene. Suite no. 3, with its famous Air, will dazzle listeners with its courtly charm and dance rhythms. The Concerto for Three Violins beguiles with its breathless pacing and brilliantly imagined writing. The Trio Sonata from the Musical Offering is sure to delight, while Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 is a dizzying display of virtuosity. PBO specializes in performing baroque and classical music on original instruments or replicas from the time the music was composed. The improvisation and wit of historically informed performance practice adds freshness, clarity, and vitality to Bach's sparkling pieces. Artistic Director Monica Huggett brings fifteen years of experience directing PBO, and her recordings have won multiple Gramophone Awards and earned BBC Music Magazine Critic’s Choice picks. Matthew Halls, who assumes artistic leadership of the OBF later this year, is featured as harpsichord soloist in Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. His recent Linn Records CD of Bach's Harpsichord Concerto was a BBC Music Magazine Disc of the Month, and was named ‘One of the Best Albums of 2012’ by allmusic.com. The PBO, Huggett, Halls and Bach tour kicks off Tuesday July 9 as a part of Bachfest PDX in Portland, and will continue Wednesday July 10 in Corvallis, Thursday July 11 in Florence, and Friday July 12 in Eugene. All shows begin at 7:30 pm. For more concert details or to purchase tickets online, follow the links below: Portland Corvallis Florence Eugene The PBO, Huggett, Halls and Bach tour is sponsored by US Bank and Oregon Public Broadcasting, and is underwritten in part by funding from the Oregon Cultural Trust.