New members approved for OBF Friends board
New officers and five new members were elected for their first term to the board of directors of the Friends of the Oregon Bach Festival during the organization’s annual meeting Sunday, January 22. The slate of officers elected at the meeting were Dave Frosaker, Senior Regional Trust Manager for Wells Fargo Bank, board chair; Don Harris, Vice Provost and Chief Information Officer for the University of Oregon, vice chair; Mary Miller, retired banker and community volunteer, secretary, who was also elected to a second board term. Jim Giustina has joined the executive committee as a board member at-large. New members whose terms were approved included Linda Alpiger, Vice President and Senior Treasury Management Advisor, KeyBank; Don Harris; Elfrieda Heinrichs, arts patron and volunteer from Toronto, Canada; Peter von Hippel, Professor Emeritus UO departments of Chemistry and Molecular Biology; and Marla Muns, voice teacher and arts patron from Dallas, Texas. [caption id="attachment_6810" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Dave Frosaker acknowledges departing board member Brad Stangeland"][/caption] During the proceedings Frosaker acknowledged Margo Norton and Brad Stangeland, board members whose service had ended. Frosaker read a tribute from conductor Anton Armstrong to Stangeland, whose family is the major underwriter of the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy. “Your tremendous work on behalf of the OBF is clear,” Armstrong wrote, “in the legacy of support you have provided in providing future generations the opportunity to experience great classical music.” Following the business meeting, George Evano of the OBF staff gave a presentation on major artists and concerts of the 2012 Festival, including the opening night OBF debut of violinist Joshua Bell. The schedule is posted on the OBF website.