OBF opens office in the White Stag Block

  • Dec 1, 2010
The Oregon Bach Festival has become the newest University of Oregon unit to establish an office in The White Stag Block, the UO’s headquarters for its Portland programs. In December, the Festival officially opened its third-floor space, among the university’s state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, studios, offices, and meeting spaces housed in the historic building. The White Stag offices will enable the Festival to work more closely with its UO partners as it builds a community of audiences and supporters for its expanding slate of Portland programs. In 2011 that schedule numbers six performances capped by Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, conducted in Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall July 9 by Helmuth Rilling. "Artistically, I see an opportunity to bring something distinctive and different to Portland," said John Evans, OBF executive director. "Now in town and on site, we can operate more productively as we become fully-fledged members of the vibrant arts community in this great city." The Festival’s 2011 Portland performances include Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with the Portland Baroque Orchestra; choral concerts by the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy and Schola Cantorum de Venezuela; a solo organ recital; and the Beethoven concert, which also features guest conductor Matthew Halls leading Handel’s Ode to St Cecilia. Portland tickets go on sale March 28, 2011. The OBF address in Portland is: Oregon Bach Festival University of Oregon 70 NW Couch St Suite 366 Office G Portland, OR 97209. Telephone: 503.412.3727