August 15, 2015, 8pm

Britt Orchestra / Closing Night-Orchestra Showcase

PROGRAM

CONNESSON: Cosmic Trilogy, Part 1: Aleph
DEBUSSY: Jeux
DUKAS: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

TICKETS ON SALE Reserved $45 | Lawn $32 | Child/Student Lawn $10
DOORS OPEN @ 5:45 Early Entry | 6:00 General Public

Jacksonville OR

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August 1, 2015, 8pm

Britt Orchestra: Rite of Spring


NPR’s Performance Today says of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, “Almost no musical work has had such a powerful influence or evoked as much controversy.” When it premiered in 1913, with its primitive and dissonant music, unusual ballet choreography, and Russian pagan setting, it was met with derision and riots. The orchestral work, however, has stood the test of time, and its premiere is often called one of the greatest moments in Western Art. This will be the first-ever Britt performance of the great work.

Jacksonville OR

July 12, 2015, 3pm

OBF: Mahler's Symphony No. 2

Nicole Cabell, soprano
Roxana Constantinescu, mezzo-soprano
Berwick Chorus
UO Chamber Choir
OBF Orchestra
Matthew Halls, conductor

Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony, also known as “Resurrection,” is an epic choral orchestral work that evokes both strength and contemplation. One of the largest symphonies ever created in terms of power, drama and harmonic boldness, it relays the story of life: the essential quest for understanding, and coming to terms with both life’s challenges.

Sponsored by The Board of Directors of the Friends of the Festival

HUlt Center Eugene

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July 9, 2015, 7:30pm

OBF: St. John Passion: Rilling Conducts

Joanne Lunn, soprano
Roxana Constantinescu, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Tyler Duncan, baritone
Nathan Berg, bass
Berwick Chorus
OBF Orchestra
Helmuth Rilling, conductor

Featuring the highly acclaimed tenor soloist Nicholas Phan as the Evangelist, Bach’s sacred masterwork, St. John Passion conveys heated drama and striking emotional power. This captivating work depicts Christ’s crucifixion and the events that preceded it, and was originally composed for Bach’s first Good Friday in Leipzig. It also marks the start of Maestro Rilling’s 45-year exploration of Bach’s most poignant statements of faith, as the first sacred masterwork that he conducted at the Oregon Bach Festival.

Hult Center Eugene

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July 8, 2015, 2:30pm

OBF: Discovery IV: St. John Passion Lecture Concert

UO Chamber Choir
OBF Orchestra
OBF Baroque Orchestra
Matthew Halls, Helmuth Rilling and Edward Maclary, master Teachers

A special lecture concert demonstration will be led by Maestro Helmuth Rilling that details Bach’s creation of the St. John Passion, the first of his two most celebrated Passion settings.

Hult Center Eugene

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July 7, 2015, 2:30pm

OBF: Discovery III: Christmas Oratorio, Part III

UO Chamber Choir
OBF Orchestra
OBF Baroque Orchestra
Matthew Halls, Helmuth Rilling and Edward Maclary, master teachers

From Christmas Day to Epiphany in the 18th century, the town of Leipzig marked the birth of Jesus and the events surrounding it not with a single feast day, but with six special celebrations. For his Christmas Oratorio, Bach composed a part honoring each celebration: the first three commemorated the birth of Jesus (December 25), the announcement to the shepherds by a host of angels (December 26), the adoration of the baby by the shepherds (December 27). Each will be closely examined in our annual Discovery Series Lectures.

Hult CEnter, Eugene

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June 26, 2015, 7:30pm

Oregon Bach Festival: Seven Deadly Sins: Storm Large

Oregon Bach Festival welcomes Storm Large, American renaissance woman and vocal superstar to the Silva stage. Accompanied by the vocal quartet Hudson Shad and the OBF orchestra conducted by Robert Moody, she'll weave a tapestry from rich and varied musical traditions such as Broadway, pop, jazz, and rock and roll. This program features Weill and Brecht's Seven Deadly Sins, Copland’s Appalachian Spring, plus selections by Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, rocker Bonnie Tyler and more

Hult Center, Eugene

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