Oregon Bach Festival 2018

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Oregon Bach Festival
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Friday, June 29, 2018 - 7:30pm to Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 7:30pm

JUN 29: Brandenburg Concertos - 7:30 pm

  • An all-Bach evening showcasing the masterful Brandenburg Concertos 1, 2, 4, and 5. 

JUN 30: OBF Family: The Life of Mozart - 10:00 am

  • Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents a frolicsome, gleeful and historically accurate play about one of the greatest geniuses who ever lived. 

JUN 30: Imani Winds: Old Made New - 7:30 pm

  • The “cool…skilled and spirited” (The Washington Post) Grammy-nominated wind quintet returns to OBF after more than a decade hiatus. 

JUL 1: Bach & Sons - 2:00 pm

  • Members of the OBF Baroque Orchestra bring you chamber music from the era’s foremost family of composers. 

JUL 2: Discovery Series I: Cantata 77 - 7:30 pm

  • Shortly after arriving in Leipzig in the summer of 1723, Bach composed two cantatas within a month of each other. Led by Scott Allen Jarrett.

JUL 3: Handel & Telemann: A Tale of Two Georgs - 7:30 pm

  •  Born only four years and 50 miles apart, Georg Friedrich Handel and Georg Philipp Telemann are two of Baroque music’s most bountiful composers. 

JUL 5: Discovery Series II: Cantata 105 - 7:30 pm

  • Shortly after arriving in Leipzig in the summer of 1723, Bach composed two cantatas within a month of each other. Led by Scott Allen Jarrett.

JUL 6: Paul Jacobs All-Bach Organ Recital - 7:30 pm

  • Grammy-winning organist Paul Jacobs returns to OBF after a sold-out concert in 2017. Called “one of the major musicians of our time” by The New Yorker.

JUL 7: OBF Family: Big Brass Bonanza - 2:00 pm

  • Few things are more exciting than live Big Brass during summer time. Bring the whole family to clap and sing along!

 JUL 7: The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass - 7:30 pm

  • After selling-out city after city in 2017 and 2018, America’s top brass musicians finally bring their joyous sound to Eugene. 

JUL 8: The Passion of Yeshua - 2:00 pm

  • Situated in the historical musical legacy of Bach’s St. Matthew and St. John Passions, The Passion of Yeshua, from American composer Richard Danielpour, creates space for voices traditionally silent/silenced in retellings of the Biblical narrative.

JUL 9: Berwick Academy: Mozart at Twilight - 7:30 pm

  • 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.

JUL 10: Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy - 7:30 pm

  • The nationally-renowned choral training program, led by Dr. Anton Armstrong, invites you to celebrate the 100th birthday of acclaimed composer Leonard Bernstein with a performance of the “exhilarating” (BBC) Chichester Palms.

JUL 11: An Evening with Philip Glass - 7:30 pm

  • Through his operas, symphonies, and wide-ranging collaborations with artists from Twyla Tharp to Allen Ginsberg, and Woody Allen to David Bowie, Philip Glass has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times.

JUL 12: Glass: Piano Concerto No. 3 - 7:30 pm

  • 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. 

JUL 13: Simply Three - 7:30 pm

  • Simply Three has captivated audiences worldwide with high-octane performances since 2010. Acclaimed as “having what it takes” (Boston Philharmonic) and “highly imaginative” (Maine Today)

JUL 14: Mendelssohn: Elijah - 7:30 pm

  • Created from “outstanding imagination and beauty” (The Guardian), Mendelssohn’s final and reverent composition is one of the most successful oratorios of the Victorian age.