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2017 Oregon Bach Festival

OBF 2017

Oregon Bach Festival's season of world-class concerts and musicians promises an enthralling selection of concerts, lectures, and community events – including epic works from Bach, Beethoven, and Handel – and a celebration of the Festival’s educational roots.

Simply Three

Simply Three

The electrifying trio of Glen McDaniel, Nick Villalobos, and Zack Clark, together known as Simply Three, has been captivating audiences worldwide with high-octane performances since 2010. Acclaimed as “having what it takes” (Boston Philharmonic) and “highly imaginative and well played” (Maine Today), Simply Three continues to receive praise for their ability to impress listeners with a multitude of genres that span from Puccini and Gershwin to artists such as Adele, Coldplay, and Michael Jackson.

Yi-Jia Susanne Hou: Encore Performance

Yi-Jua Susanne Hou

Kelly Kuo, piano
Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, violin

David Shifrin Private Concert

David Shifrin Private Concert

Seating is limited to 40, so secure your tickets today!


Kelly Kuo, piano
David Shifrin, clarinet

In a special encore performance, clarinetist David Shifrin performs Debussy’s floating and enigmatic Premiere Rhapsodie, Poulenc’s cheeky Clarinet Sonata, and Brahm’s Sonata in E-flat Major for Clarinet and Piano No. 2, arguably one of the greatest masterpieces for clarinet. OMP Artistic Director and Conductor Kelly Kuo joins David at the piano for a spectacular combination of musical talents.

Joyful Finale

Joyful Finale

Kelly Kuo, conductor
Young Soloist Competition winners, TBA

ZHOU TIAN                                                            Joy
YOUNG SOLOIST COMPETITION WINNERS       TBD
MOZART                                                                 Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, “Jupiter”

The Heavenly Life

The Heavenly Life

Kelly Kuo, conductor
Rachel Sterrenberg, soprano

MOZART                    An Chloë, K.524
                                   Als Luise die Briefe, K.520
                                   Die Zufriedenheit, K.349
                                   Die ihr des unermesslichen Weltalls Schöpfer ehrt, Cantata for voice and piano, K.619

MAHLER (arr.SIMON)    Symphony No. 4

Amadeus! Amadeus! Amadeus!

Amadeus! Amadeus! Amadeus!

Kelly Kuo, conductor
Jeff Nelsen, horn

HINDEMITH (arr. FRANZ WILLIAMS)       Tuttifäntchen (OMP premiere)
MOZART                                                    Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major, K. 447 (OMP premiere)
MOZART                                                    Symphony No. 30 in D Major, K. 202
MOZART                                                    Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat Major, K. 495 (OMP premiere)

Candlelight Baroque

Candlelight

Kelly Kuo, conductor
Samuel Hasselhorn, baritone

CPE BACH                  Sinfonia in F Major, Wq.183/3 (OMP premiere)
BACH                         Cantata No. 82, “Ich habe genug”
JC BACH                     Symphony in D Major, Op. 3, No. 1 (OMP premiere)
BACH                          Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, BWV 1049

Opening Night: Revolution!

Opening Night: Revolution!

Kelly Kuo, conductor
David Shifrin, clarinet

KORNGOLD                        Much Ado About Nothing: Suite (OMP premiere)
BRAHMS (arr. BERIO)         Concerto in F Minor for Clarinet, Op. 120, No. 1 (OMP premiere)
BEETHOVEN                       Symphony No. 7

Élégance

Élégance

Kelly Kuo, conductor
Mark Kosower, cello

FAURÉ                   Masques et Bergamasques
SAINT-SAËNS        Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 119 (OMP Premiere)
FAURÉ                   Élégie (OMP Premiere)
POULENC             Sinfonietta

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