Beall Hall -- Eugene

New York Polyphony: Passiontide

New York Polyphony: Passiontide

Music from the Spanish and Flemish Renaissance

New York Polyphony is regarded as one of the finest vocal chamber ensembles in the world. Praised for a “rich, natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts” (NPR), the vocalists apply a distinctly modern touch to repertoire ranging from austere medieval melodies to cutting-edge contemporary compositions. For OBF, they bring Lenten music from the unique genius of Spanish Renaissance master Peñalosa and his Flemish contemporary Loyset Compère.

C.P.E. Bach Magnificat

C.P.E. Bach Magnificat

Carl Philipp Emanuel, arguably the most successful of Bach’s children. was 35 when he wrote his Magnificat. He chose the key of D to highlight the natural trumpets and express a joyful, glorious, and triumphant mood. Conducted by John Butt, the C.P.E. Magnificat pays tribute to J.S., and features the OBF Chorus and Berwick Academy.

Julia Sophie Wagner, soprano; Sarah Mesko, mezzo-soprano; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Kenneth Overton, bass-baritone; OBF Chorus; John Butt, director

Discovery Series II: Cantata 34

Discovery Series II: Cantata 34

Bach constructed four Cantatas intended for Pentecost Sunday. Cantata 34 (“O ewiges Feuer”), taken from the Gospel of John, was reconstructed years after Cantata 74, but the librettist is unknown. It contains sections of 3/4 meter to represent the Holy Trinity, and boasts a jubilant and triumphant final movement.

OBF Orchestra; OBF Chorus; Scott Allen Jarrett, lecturer and conductor

Discovery Series I: Cantata 74

Discovery Series I: Cantata 74

Bach constructed four Cantatas intended for Pentecost Sunday. Cantata 74  (“Wer mich liebet”) was first performed in 1725 and is comprised of eight movements. The text focuses on personal and individual responses to faith, thus the work relies heavily on vocal soloists.

OBF Orchestra; OBF Chorus; Scott Allen Jarrett, lecturer and conductor

Brooklyn Rider: Healing Modes

Brooklyn Rider: Healing Modes

The healing properties of music have been recognized from ancient Greek civilization to modern neuroscience and expressed in countless global traditions. The slow movement of Beethoven’s String Quartet Opus 132 is among the most profound expressions of healing in the repertoire. The masterwork is presented alongside five new commissions from female composers that explore the subject of healing from a wide range of historical and cultural perspectives.

New Kids on the Blockflöte

New Kids on the Blockflöte

Berwick Academy for Historically Informed Performance celebrates its fifth anniversary with a performance of exquisite Baroque music, including works from Telemann and Rameau. In addition to conducting, recorder virtuoso Matthias Maute will be the featured soloist on Vivaldi’s Recorder Concerto in G Major.

Matthias Maute, recorder and director

All-Handel Concert

All-Handel Concert

Join the OBF Baroque Orchestra for an evening of Handel music. John Butt, musical director of Edinburgh’s Dunedin Consort, conducts the famed Water Music Suite, Concerto a due cori No. 1 in B flat major, and an Italian cantata.  As conductor and keyboardist, Butt performs throughout the world, is a recipient of the Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation’s Bach Prize, and received the Order of the British Empire for his services to music in Scotland.

Sarah Shafer, soprano; Arwen Myers, soprano; John Butt, conductor

Oregon Mozart Players 2019-2020 Season

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Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 7:30 p.m. | Beall Concert Hall