Mendelssohn, Pink Martini light opening weekend
The Oregon Bach Festival officially launches its 42nd season Friday night June 29 in Eugene's Hult Center with a sold-out concert of great works by Mendelssohn, conducted by Helmuth Rilling and featuring violinist Joshua Bell.
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On Saturday night at 7:30 pm, the Mendelssohn program is presented in Portland in the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, tickets are still available.
Also Saturday, Portland Baroque Orchestra performs the Goldberg Variations on Strings in conjunction with the Astoria Music Festival. The same concert is performed in Corvallis on Sunday.
The music moves outdoors Sunday night in Eugene's Cuthbert Amphitheatre, for the Portland-based party orchestra Pink Martini, with vocalist Storm Large and special surprise guests including clarinetist Norman Leyden, heard on the Pink Martini song "Hang on Little Tomato." Tickets are still available.
Here are the full listings for opening weekend:
Friday June 29
6:30 pm Inside Line: Linda Hathaway Bunza(Soreng)
6:45 pm Opening Ceremonies: PICCFEST Choirs(Hult Center Lobby)
7:30 pm Joshua Bell plays Mendelssohn—Eugene
Saturday June 30
1:00 pm On the House: PICCFEST Choirs Guest choirs Youth Choir Merituuli (Finland) and St. John's Boy Choir (Minnesota) (Hult Lobby)
7:30 pm Joshua Bell plays Mendelssohn-Portland (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)
7:30 pm The Goldbergs on Strings—Astoria Portland Baroque Orchestra; Monica Huggett, director. (Liberty Theater)
9:00 pm OBF Cinema: We Grew Wings (McDonald Theatre)
Sunday July 1
3:00 pm The Goldbergs on Strings—Corvallis (LaSells Stewart Center)
7:30 pm PICCFEST Gala (First Baptist)
8:00 pm Pink Martini with Storm Large (Cuthbert Amphitheatre, Eugene)