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OBF receives largest donation to launch The Berwick Academy

  • May 17, 2014

  Oregon Bach Festival receives largest-ever gift Berwicks launch new HIP orchestra with gift of $7.25 million Thanks to a $7.25 million gift from University of Oregon alumni Phyllis and Andrew Berwick, the Oregon Bach Festival will soon boast an orchestral training and touring program that will be one of the first of its kind in the country. Scheduled to launch in summer 2015, The Berwick Academy will be dedicated to historically informed performance practice of music from the 17th to the 19th centuries, open by audition to young professional musicians. By far the largest single contribution in the festival’s 45-year history, the gift enables the...