Oregon Bach Festival in Portland 2009
[caption id="attachment_2884" align="alignright" width="166" caption="The Creation In Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall"][/caption]Following last summer's sellout performance of the B Minor Mass, it's first concert in Portland since the 1980s, the Oregon Bach Festival returns in 2009 with two concerts showcasing two great masterworks.
The Creation June 27
7:30 pm | Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1111 SW Broadway (Map)
On Saturday night of our season-opening weekend we’ll present music as majestic, joyful, and glorious as creation itself. Grammy-winning conductor Helmuth Rilling, who in February received rave reviews for conducting this same work in Carnegie Hall, leads stellar soloists, chorus and orchestra in the vivid, day-by-day depiction of the emergence of the earth and heavens, flora and fauna, and the paradise of Eden.
Musical forces: Robin Johannsen, soprano; James Taylor, tenor; Christòpheren Nomura, bass-baritone; OBF Chorus and Orchestra; Helmuth Rilling, conductor
Brandenburg Concertos June 29
7:30 pm | First United Methodist Church
1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland (Map)
Portland Baroque Orchestra is one of the pre-eminent period-instrument orchestras of our country and ensemble-in-residence at this year’s OBF. Performing all six of Bach's great concertos the way the composer might have heard them, PBO instills these virtuosic works with sparkle and vitality. OBF soloists Guy Few (Baroque trumpet) and Boris Kleiner (harpsichord) lend their talents to director Monica Huggett’s ensemble. In addition to regular prices, a premium-priced $75 VIP ticket includes a pre-concert reception at the Multnomah Athletic Club.