Rilling's custom "Alleluia" score

  • Sep 9, 2013

On July 14, 2013, more than two thousand OBF patrons and musicians gathered in the Hult Center lobby to present outgoing artistic director Helmuth Rilling with a champagne toast and a final gift: a beautiful handbound score of James MacMillan's Alleluia, which was written for Rilling and premiered at the July 6 Passing of the Baton concert. The volume, which included a CD of the July 6 performance, was designed and produced by Eugene artisan Sandy Tilcock of lone goose press, in collaboration with artists Susan Price and Marilyn Reaves, and presented to Rilling by OBF President and General Director...

Archived Meet the 2013 Interns

  • Sep 9, 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 ________________________________________________________________________________________ May 6th, 2013 Meet the 2013 Interns! Each summer, the Oregon Bach Festival hires a number of students for internships that help administrate the festival.  These internships provide opportunities for students to gain experience in their chosen field, determine if they have an interest in a particular career, create a network of contacts, and even gain school credit. ...

Saltzman Sustaining Endowment

  • Sep 6, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12673" align="alignleft" width="240"] Photo courtesy Register-Guard[/caption] Named after Royce Saltzman, founding executive director, the OBF’s $10 million sustaining endowment helps fund the operations of the world-class festival in perpetuity, fueling the growth of artistic and educational programs and ensuring that people of all ages have opportunities to experience and perform classical music through the Oregon Bach Festival. The Saltzman Endowment now provides 6 percent of the OBF’s operating budget. However, the balance of our contributed income still must be raised through fundraising from public and private sources for the Annual Fund. Our goal is to build the Saltzman Endowment to a sufficient...

Helmuth Rilling Endowment

  • Sep 6, 2013

In July 2013, Helmuth Rilling retired as the Oregon Bach Festival's Artistic Director. He has dedicated 44 summers of his life to creating something precious and lasting here in Oregon: an internationally acclaimed musical and educational enterprise described as “without equal.” Now it is time to thank him — for the music, for the memories, and for creating a marvelous institution that instills love and appreciation for classical music in new generations of talented musicians. This endowment was originally established by 12 families to ensure the presence of a world-class artistic director at the OBF. The renewed drive to fund this endowment supports artistic...


Vienna Boys Choir November 4 SOLD OUT

  • Sep 5, 2013

Hear one of the world’s most enduring and beloved musical traditions on Monday, November 4 when the Oregon Bach Festival presents the Vienna Boys Choir at 7:30 pm in Beall Concert Hall, sponsored by SELCO Community Credit Union.This concert is sold out.  Begun in 1498, when Emperor Maximilian I included a choir of six boys among his Vienna palace musicians, the choir has survived and thrived over the centuries. Such musicians as Mozart, Salieri, and Anton Bruckner have worked with the choir, and composers Jacobus Gallus and Franz Schubert were themselves choristers. Brothers Joseph and Michael Haydn, members of the choir...


Voxare Quartet appears December 1

  • Sep 5, 2013

The Voxare Quartet appears December 1.[/caption] The ChamberMusic@Beall series continues December 1 with one of the new generation's most acclaimed quartets. A recipient of Chamber Music America’s ASCAP Award, the Voxare String Quartet “jumps on its music with all fours and makes the tussle worth hearing,” says the Washington Post. Firmly rooted in chamber music’s heritage but unafraid to present new works, Voxare offers music by Bartok, Lou Harrison and Mendelssohn in its December 1 concert. Pronounced "vox-AH-ray," the name is the group's own creation, an imagined Latin infinitive of the root word "vox," or voice. Period-instrument performers with a...