Hi-Ho Helmuth - get the app

  • May 27, 2013

He’s received the Von Karajan Prize, been named an honorary Member of the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences, and won a Grammy. And now, Helmuth Rilling has his own App. Just in time for his 80th birthday, the OBF has launched the Hi-Ho Helmuth matching game for the Phone and iPad. Match the many faces of Helmuth in a race against the clock, set to excerpts from the Brandenburg Concertos. And for a breather from the excitement, spring his virtual bobblehead. Best of all, it’s free. On your iPhone or iPad, download the game from the App store and...


Video: Halls previews opera concert

  • May 24, 2013

On July 2 Festival favorite Tamara Wilson headlines a gala concert of great opera themes, including "Pace, pace, mio Dio" from Verdi's La Forza del Destino, his "Ernani! Ernani, involami," Wagner's "Prelude and Liebestod," and arias and interludes from Britten's Peter Grimes. Conductor Matthew Halls offers this preview of the exciting night to come.

Hi-Ho Helmuth!

  • May 21, 2013

Hi-Ho Helmuth! The Oregon Bach Festival celebrates Helmuth Rilling's 80th birthday and 44 years of musical leadership with this deluxe matching game and virtual bobblehead, featuring historic and contemporary photos and a soundtrack of Brandenburg Concertos. App Store

OBF Venues Map

  • May 18, 2013


Helmuth Rilling: Danke schön

  • May 10, 2013

President Michael R. Gottfredson, Key Bank, and
the Board of the Friends of the Oregon Bach Festival
request the pleasure of your company at

"Helmuth Rilling: Danke schön!"

2013 Gala and Celebration



Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013

  • 6pm - Cocktail Reception
  • 7pm - Dinner & Remarks/Program
Attire: Dressy Black & White;  Black Tie Optional Venue: UO Ford Alumni Center     1720 E 13th Ave next to Matthew Knight Arena


Join us!

  • Encore! Sponsorship Table - $2000 (includes 6 tickets, 2 musicians)
  • Bravo! Sponsorship Table - $1500 (includes 8 tickets)
  • Individual tickets are $125
  For questions or reservations please contact Cassie Bates at 541-346-1319 or cdb@uoregon.edu.


Midori withdraws from July 8, Chee-Yun steps in

  • May 9, 2013

[caption id="attachment_2992" align="alignleft" width="200"] Midori will perform July 7, but withdraw from the OBF July 8 concert for medical reasons. Photo: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders[/caption] With deep regret, violinist Midori will withdraw from her July 8 Oregon Bach Festival orchestra concert for medical reasons. In place of Bach's violin concerto BWV 1042, Chee-Yun, the Korean-born violinist whose honors include winning the 1989 Young Concert Artists competition, will step in and perform the Mozart “Turkish” violin concerto with the OBF orchestra and conductor Jeffrey Kahane. Midori will still take part in this year's Festival, leading a master class July 6, which is open...


Rilling receives national, local awards

  • May 9, 2013

With his 80th birthday approaching on May 29, Oregon Bach Festival maestro Helmuth Rilling has two more reasons to celebrate. On Tuesday, May 7, the national service organization Chorus America named Rilling as the recipient of its Distinguished Service Award, given to a member whose long-term service to the choral field has furthered the organization’s mission “to build a dynamic and inclusive choral community so that more people are transformed by the beauty and power of choral singing.” “Helmuth Rilling has made an indelible impact on the choral arts," remarked Ann Meier Baker, Chorus America's executive director. "He combines a...

Archived 2013 Internship Posting Page

  • May 6, 2013

       ALL  INTERNSHIP  POSITIONS  FOR  THE  2013       OREGON  BACH  FESTIVAL  HAVE  BEEN  FILLED. 2014 INTERNSHIPS WILL BE POSTED IN JANUARY/FEBRUARY. THIS PAGE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. Questions? Contact OBF Internship Coordinator Lauren Pinchin: 541.346.1316 - lpinchin@uoregon.edu ________________________________________________________________________________________ February 7th, 2013 It's recruitment time! The Oregon Bach Festival is now looking for a fresh crop of dedicated individuals to help ensure our summer spectacular is a smashing success. Interested? You’re in the right place. Read on to learn more about the amazing opportunities that await! Who we’re looking for: While our interns have typically been college or university students, post-graduates seeking skills for a new career or...


OBF tickets now on sale

  • May 4, 2013

Tickets for 2013 Oregon Bach Festival concerts are now on sale for all cities through all box office outlets. The 2013 event June 24-July 14 celebrates Helmuth Rilling’s 80th birthday and honors his 44th and concluding season as artistic director. Rilling, who turns 80 on May 29, conducts Beethoven’s monumental Missa Solemnis as the opening concert, Bach’s St John Passion in four lecture-demonstrations and a full concert, and Bach’s B Minor Mass in Portland and Eugene as the Festival finale. Among the guest artists are violinists Midori and Chee-Yun, pianist/conductor Jeffrey Kahane, the Chuang/Levin piano duo, L.A-based baroque group Bach’s Circle, the Hohenstaufen Quartet (which includes Rilling’s daughters...