Ticket Sales Tickle Bach Festival Officials
Bob Keefer reports in the Register-Guard:
The Oregon Bach Festival may be headed for record financial success this year.
On Wednesday, the sixth day of the 17-day festival, ticket sales had nearly reached the budgeted goal for its entire run, a delighted executive director John Evans said.
The news was especially sweet for Evans, who is in his first year on the job. He replaced festival co-founder Royce Saltzman last summer.
“By the time we start our second full week it looks as though we will have reached our financial goal for the entire festival,” he said. “We are already at 93 percent.”
The festival’s opening night at Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall was a near sell-out, with about 2,700 people attending. Garrison Keillor and Maria Jette were sold out Monday at Eugene’s 2,500-seat Hult Center.
Two of the four festival appearances by the Shanghai Quartet are already sold out, with one more nearly there, he said. Also sold out are Saturday morning’s children’s show with soprano Jette, “Green Eggs and Ham,” the Mendelssohn Octet Saturday night; and the Schubertiade next Wednesday.
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