National Geographic: Symphony for Our World is a breathtaking live, multimedia journey through some of the world's most incredible wildlife spectacles. The orchestral performance combines National Geographic's stunning natural history footage and an original symphony created by Hans Zimmer's Emmy- and BAFTA award-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music collective.
In its 48th season, the game-changing Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, sold 2 million of its approximately 100 albums worldwide, and contributed nearly 600 new works and arrangements to the brass quintet repertoire. Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, the award-winning Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today.
The “cool…skilled and spirited” (The Washington Post) Grammy-nominated wind quintet returns to OBF after more than a decade hiatus. With dynamic playing, culturally-poignant programming, and adventurous collaborations on works from Mendelssohn, Astor Piazzolla, Stravinsky, and more, the group has carved out a distinct presence in the classical music world. Experience an evening of engaging new music as Imani Winds bridges American, European, African, and Latin American traditions.
After selling-out city after city in 2017 and 2018, America’s top brass musicians finally bring their joyous sound to Eugene. Called “impressive” and “so compelling nothing else really mattered” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, the ensemble will perform a tremendously diverse range of music, including John Philip Sousa, Bach, Bernstein, Handel, Elvis, Fats Waller, and much more.
Situated in the historical musical legacy of Bach’s St. Matthew and St. John Passions, The Passion of Yeshua creates space for voices traditionally silent/silenced in retellings of the Biblical narrative. Drawing from Messianic texts, and specifically highlighting the voices of Mary, Mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene, the text – presented in both Hebrew and English – brings the last twelve hours of Jesus’ life back to its Jewish origins. Conducted by JoAnn Falletta.
As the sun sets and the stars come out, you’re invited to sit back and relax as the twilight breeze gently glides dulcet notes through the evening air. The all-Mozart event includes Adagio and Fugue, Serenade in C Minor, and the composer’s “Great” G Minor Symphony, No. 40.Marc Destubé, violin and director
The Pacific Northwest premiere of a bold new work for piano and strings by celebrated composer Philip Glass, performed by chart-topping pianist Simone Dinnerstein and the OBF Orchestra. The new commission will be paired with Bach’s Brandeburg Concerto No. 3, Piano Concerto No. 7 in G Minor, and Glass’ own String Quartet No. 5.Simone Dinnerstein, piano; OBF String Orchestra