The July 3 gala concert was the high point of the Oregon Bach Festival's 40th anniversary celebrations. A series of videos bridged the thirteen musical numbers and served to cover set changes. Each of the eight videos focused on an aspect of the OBF's history or mission.
We'll highlight each video in this space over the next few weeks.
First, a historical perspective, featuring interviews with Helmuth Rilling and Royce Saltzman and a clip from a 1988 Oregon Public Broadcasting concert special.
The 40th anniversary videos were produced by Pushplay Productions, Eugene. Special thanks to Oregon Public Broadcasting and Alex Richanbach for his interview with Helmuth Rilling, filmed in Nashville in April 2010 and generously underwritten by Betsy and Mark Richanbach.