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June 30

6:30PM Inside Line (Soreng)

1PM On the House: PICCFEST Choirs (Hult Lobby)

6:45PM Opening Ceremonies: PICCFEST Choirs (Hult Center lobby)

7:30PM Joshua Bell plays Mendelssohn PORTLAND* (Schnitzer)

7:30PM Joshua Bell plays Mendelssohn EUGENE* (Silva)

7:30PM The Goldbergs on Strings ASTORIA (Liberty Theater)

6PM Opening Gala to benefit the artistic and education programs of OBF (Valley River Inn) 6:30PM Live broadcast: Tango Harmonica (KLCC)

9PM OBF Cinema: We Grew Wings (McDonald Theatre)

Berwick Chorus of the OBF

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July 6

July 7

12PM Let’s Talk: Matthew Halls (The Studio)

12PM Let’s Talk: John Scott (The Studio)

1PM On the House: SFYCA Soloists (Hult Lobby)

Patron Celebration (Details TBA)

4:30PM Discovery Series: St. Matthew Passion Pt. 1* (Soreng)

4:30PM Discovery Series: 7:30PM John Scott: Bach 10AM OBF Kids: Buzz and St. Matthew Passion Pt. 2* organ recital EUGENE (Central Crow (The Studio) Lutheran) (Soreng) 4PM OBF Cinema: Thirty Two Short Films (Bijou) 7:30PM A Child of Our 7:30PM Ya-Fei Chuang Time PORTLAND; Matthew in recital (Beall) 6:30PM Inside Line (Soreng) Halls, conductor (Trinity) 7:30PM A Child of Our Time EUGENE; Matthew Halls, conductor (Silva)

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3PM The Goldbergs on Strings CORVALLIS (LaSells Stewart Center)

12PM Organ Interludes: ElRay Stewart-Cook (Central Lutheran)

7:30PM PICCFEST Gala (First Baptist)

7:30PM The Goldbergs on Strings EUGENE (Beall)

8PM Pink Martini with Storm Large (Cuthbert Amphitheatre)

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July 4

7:30PM Guy and Nadina (Beall)

July 9

4PM OBF Cinema: Genius 12PM Let’s Talk: Within (Bijou) Anton Armstrong (The Studio) 7:30PM SFYCA 15th

7:30PM The Goldbergs on Strings LINCOLN CITY (Lincoln City Cultural Center)

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1PM On the House: Boeckman/Linsenberg Duo (Hult Lobby)

12PM Let’s Talk: The 5 Browns (The Studio)

1PM On the House: Young Chamber Players (Hult Lobby)

12PM Organ Interludes: Julia Brown (First United Methodist)

10AM OBF Kids: Peter and the Wolf (Soreng)

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Quintet (PSU Lincoln Hall)

6:30PM Inside Line 4:30PM Discovery Series: (SOMD 163) St. Matthew Passion Pt. 3* 7:30PM Helmuth Rilling: (Soreng) Bach Motets and Concerti 7:30PM John Scott: Bach 6:30PM Inside Line (Beall) (SOMD 163) organ recital PORTLAND 7:30PM Tango Harmonica (Trinity) 7:30PM Debussy Soiree PORTLAND; Joe Powers Tango

Anniversary* Anton 7:30PM Matthew Halls: Armstrong, conductor (Silva) Bach Keyboard Concerti (Beall)

July 15 3PM St. Matthew Passion* (Silva)

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*Helmuth Rilling, conductor

12PM Hinkle Seminar: 4:30PM Discovery Series: 7:30PM Tango Harmonica The Goldberg Variations St. Matthew Passion Pt. 4* EUGENE (Beall) (The Studio) (Soreng) 7:30PM Tango Harmonica 7:30PM The 5 Browns ASHLAND (SOU Recital Hall) (Silva) 7:30PM The Goldberg 7:30PM Tango Harmonica BEND (Tower Theatre)

Variations Angela Hewitt, piano (Beall)

AS OF 3/1/2012. ALL INFORMATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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Join us in thanking our major funders

The power of music is a transformational one.

Among our record number of offerings are programs that celebrate one of the most impassioned musicians of the twentieth century, Glenn Gould, through two engrossing biographical films in our expanded OBF Cinema series, and an exploration of the Goldberg Variations, a signature work for Gould. At the heart of the season is a literal expression of The Passion: Bach’s St. Matthew, which in its profound majesty influenced Mendelssohn and Tippett. Major concerts of their music provide two of the main pillars of this year’s festival season. While the transformative experience of Helmuth conducting the St. Matthew may be impossible to contain, his insightful Discovery lectures will be recorded for generations to explore through our Digital Bach website. Long after the applause fades, we may return to enjoy the work’s—and the maestro’s—distinctive power.

John Evans President & Executive Director

The stations of All Classical FM Allergy & Asthma Center, P.C. Bend Broadband Carter & Carter Financial Cascade Manor City of Eugene/Hult Center The Duckstore Eugene Weekly Hinkle Charitable Foundation KeyBank KEZI-TV KLCC-FM KMGE-FM Mix 94.5 KVAL-TV KWAX-FM

Lane County Tourism Lane Transit District Lee Kersten, Attorney at Law Luvaas Cobb Lufthansa German Airlines James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation The National Endowment for the Arts Oregon Arts Commission Oregon Community Foundation The Oregonian Oregon Public Broadcasting Oregon Urology Institute Pacific Continental Bank

Major program funding provided by The Nils and Jewel Hult Endowment– Arts Foundation Western Oregon Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation in support of the appearances of Matthew Halls and Joshua Bell.

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Eugene The Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn SELCO Community Credit Union Silva Endowment – Arts Foundation of Western Oregon Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation Herbert A. Templeton Foundation Umpqua Bank U.S. Bank Valley River Inn Wells Fargo The Private Bank Wildish Companies photo: jon meyers

That power is even greater when fueled by the riveting passion of such artists as Helmuth Rilling, Joshua Bell, Monica Huggett, and Matthew Halls, an intensity that compels us to share in this magical voyage. We invite you to come along.

Funder list as of February 2012.

Helmuth Rilling, artistic director

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Bell sounds return of Bachfest PdX Classical music’s rock-star violinist, Joshua Bell headlines our opening concert in Portland, where he sold out three concerts last January. in other PdX concerts:

» MatthEW halls conducts A Child of our time in trinity Cathedral July 6

» organist John scott performs Bach’s organ Mass in trinity Cathedral July 9

» Portland’s own JoE poWErs headlines Bachfest PdX tickets now on sale through oregonbachfestival.com; at all outlets beginning May 8.

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Joshua Bell plays Mendelssohn Eugene Friday June 29 » 7:30 pm silva concert hall

Sophie Harmsen, alto; Dominik Wortig, tenor; Markus Eiche, bass. Joshua Bell, violin; Berwick Chorus of the OBF; OBF Orchestra; Helmuth Rilling, conductor

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Joshua Bell has enchanted audiences worldwide with his breathtaking virtuosity and the captivating tone of his Stradivarius violin. In Mendelssohn’s concerto, the benchmark for all great violinists, Bell performs his own cadenza (an extended solo) at the high point of the work. The fireworks continue with the Italian Symphony, Mendelssohn’s picturesque impressions of a journey made as a young man, and the exciting choral work The First Walpurgisnacht, where Druids stage a raucous masquerade to fend off foreign occupiers during a stormy night on Harz Mountain. Sponsored by KeyBank, Wildish Land Company, KVAL-TV; underwritten in part by the Hult Endowment

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The Goldbergs on Strings corvallis Sunday July 1 » 3 pm LaSells Stewart Center

Saturday June 30 » 7:30 pm

Presented in association with Chamber Music Corvallis and the Chintimini Festival. Please see June 30 details.

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Sponsored by OPB

Produced in association with the Astoria Music Festival. Portland Baroque Orchestra; Monica Huggett, director

Bach proved his creative prowess in this set of thirty inventive and increasingly complex variations upon a simple aria, encompassing a remarkable range of styles and forms. Usually performed on solo keyboard, the Variations are heard here in a unique string arrangement that deepens their tonal colors and character, allowing Bach’s genius to blossom fully. Sponsored by OPB

Joshua Bell plays Mendelssohn portland Saturday June 30 » 7:30 pm Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Please see June 29 for details. Sponsored by Lufthansa, All Classical, The Oregonian

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The Goldbergs on Strings

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Pink Martini with Storm Large Sunday July 1 » 8 pm Cuthbert Amphitheatre

Follow the excitement of the Olympic Track and Field Trials with a party under the stars as Portland’s favorite pop orchestra lights up the night, fronted by the outrageous rock chanteuse Storm Large. Bring your blanket for the lawn or select a reserved seat for our first outdoor performance at the Cuthbert. Sponsored by Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Eugene, Carter and Carter Financial, Eugene Weekly, KLCC

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PBo’s Variation on the Goldbergs

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the arrangement of the goldbergs by violinist and conductor dmitry sitkovetsky, performed by the Portland Baroque orchestra on period instruments in its oBF concert tour to Astoria, Lincoln City, and Corvallis, opens new windows to the work. “the variations turn out to be quite well suited for string instruments,” writes the composer John Adams in his program notes. “such a recasting sheds new light on the music by drawing out expressive elements that previously could only be hinted at when played on a harpsichord or even a modern piano.”

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Tuesday July 3 » 7:30 pm

Thursday July 5 » 7:30 pm

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Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon; Guy Few, piano, trumpet, corno da caccia

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Guy and Nadina Celebrated internationally as soloists, chamber musicians, and recitalists, these two musicians combine forces to blend their ideas in a spirited duo recital. Guy and Nadina offer repertoire of the Baroque tradition, Romantic-era composers, and the voices of today. Sponsored by Valley River Inn

The Goldbergs on Strings EUGENE

“Few and Jackson play with polished tone, immaculate intonation, and infectious high spirits; it’s obvious they’re having a blast.”

Please see July 2 for details.

Preludes, etudes, and astounding piano pyrotechnics are the recurrent themes of this evening’s concert by Ya-Fei Chuang, who will leave you breathless with her mastery of these gems for the keyboard. She begins with Debussy and six of his dreamlike and evocative Preludes, includes Earl Wild’s dazzling etudes based on beloved Gershwin standards, and doesn’t stop until she scales the dizzying heights of Liszt’s tour-de-force Reminiscences de Don Juan. A first-prize winner at age 11 in the national competition of her native Taiwan, Ya-Fei Chuang has performed at prestigious festivals worldwide in addition to regular appearances here at the OBF. We welcome her back.

Sponsored by OPB

Sponsored by Valley River Inn

—ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Monday July 2 » 7:30 pm BEALL CONCERT HALL

Portland Baroque Orchestra; Monica Huggett, director

Bach proved his creative prowess in this set of thirty inventive and increasingly complex variations upon a simple aria, encompassing a remarkable range of styles and forms. Usually performed on solo keyboard, the Variations are heard here in a unique string arrangement that deepens their tonal colors and character, allowing Bach’s genius to fully blossom. Sponsored by Valley River Inn, OPB

The Goldbergs on Strings LINCOLN CITY Tuesday July 3 » 7:30 pm LINCOLN CITY CULTURAL CENTER

Presented in association with the Cascade Head Music Festival.

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Words of A Child

Composer Michael tippett first asked t.s. Eliot to write the libretto for a child of our time. However, the poet urged tippett to tell his own story. in parallel to the chorales of Bach’s st. Matthew Passion, tippett integrated American spirituals such as steal Away, Go down Moses, and deep river as choral commentaries on the action. this brilliant choice enables the work to reach the deepest levels of our common humanity. its haunting narrative and rich climaxes embrace both the shadow and light of our collective whole.

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John Scott: Bach organ recital Eugene Friday July 6 » 7:30 pm Central Lutheran Church

John Scott, music director of New York’s St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue and in the top rank of the world’s organists, offers a window into Bach’s soul with the Clavier-Übung III (Organ Mass). His most significant and extensive work for organ, its 27 musically complex and technically demanding compositions reflect almost all the principal musical ideas up to and including Bach’s time. Sponsored by Lee Kersten, Attorney at Law

Photo: Lynn Koenig/Flickr/Getty Images

A Child of our Time portland

Friday July 6 » 7:30 pm Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Please see July 7 for details. Sponsored by SELCO Community Credit Union, All Classical, The Oregonian

A Child of our Time eugene

Saturday July 7 » 7:30 pm Silva Concert Hall

Sonja Tengblad, Tamara Wilson, soprano; SFYCA; OBF Orchestra; Anton Armstrong, Helmuth Rilling, conductors

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Youth Choral Academy 15th Anniversary Drawn from across the country, the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy’s 85 singers display their energy and considerable talent in a program that celebrates the innovative program’s 15th anniversary under the leadership of inspiring conductor Anton Armstrong. The concert includes great works from the masters and new compositions by Ralph Johnson and SFYCA alumnus Stanford Scriven. Underwritten in part by the National Endowment for the Arts

Hanna Elisabeth Müller, Tamara Wilson, soprano; Sophie Harmsen, Anita Krause, alto; Tom Randle, Dominik Wortig, tenor; Tyler Duncan, Markus Eiche, bass; SFYCA; Berwick Chorus of the OBF; OBF Orchestra; Matthew Halls, conductor

British composer Michael Tippett created the modern choral masterwork A Child of Our Time as a response to World War II. Like Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, upon which it was modeled, it is a work of urgency and somber beauty. Conductor Matthew Halls, who will succeed Helmuth Rilling as artistic director following the 2013 Festival, opens this concert with Bach’s Lutheran Mass in G Major. Its lovely meditative fugues and celebratory Gloria are among the movements that Bach freely borrowed from his finest cantatas. Sponsored by KEZI; underwritten in part by the Hult Endowment

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Bach Motets & Concerti

Bach Keyboard Concerti

Wednesday July 11 » 7:30 pm Beall Concert Hall

Monday July 9 » 7:30 pm

Gabriel Adorjan, violin; Allan Vogel, oboe; Boris Kleiner, harpsichord; Berwick Chorus of the OBF; OBF Orchestra; Helmuth Rilling, conductor

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Matthew Halls, harpsichord; OBF chamber players

Before establishing himself as one of today’s leading young conductors, Matthew Halls had a sterling reputation as a keyboard player, working extensively with many of Europe’s foremost early music groups and founding the U.K.’s esteemed Retrospect Ensemble. Here he takes to the harpsichord for three works that complement this season’s exploration of the Goldberg Variations. Sponsored by Valley River Inn

“Halls is a formidably talented young keyboard player, bursting with energy and inspiration.” —Evening Standard (UK)

John Scott: Bach organ recital portland

Debussy Soiree Tuesday July 10 » 7:30 pm beall concert hall

Tamara Wilson, soprano; Anita Krause, alto; Tom Randle, tenor; Ya-Fei Chuang, David Riley, piano

Imagine yourself in a Paris salon at the turn of the century for a night of impressionist music penned by Claude Debussy, whose unmistakable sonorities and harmonies influenced a generation of composers. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Debussy’s birth, this concert offers both his piano music and his distinctive songs, with their sensitive settings of poetic texts. Sponsored by Valley River Inn, Pacific Continental Bank

For the Festival’s first decade, Beall Concert Hall hosted small group concerts as well as large-scale choral works. This concert honors those days as Helmuth Rilling conducts Bach’s beautiful choral motets in a concert setting for the first time since 1976, and leads concerti for chamber orchestra. Sponsored by Valley River Inn, Umpqua Bank

Tango Harmonica portland

Monday July 9 » 7:30 pm

Wednesday July 11 » 7:30 pm

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

PSU-Lincoln Hall

Please see July 6 details. Sponsored by All Classical, The Oregonian

Please see July 13 details. Anita Krause, alto

Tom Randle, tenor

Tamara Wilson, soprano

Sponsored by US Bank, All Classical, The Oregonian

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The 5 Browns Thursday July 12 Âť 7:30 pm Silva Concert Hall

The first family of five siblings ever to simultaneously attend the Juilliard School, The 5 Browns radiate youthful exuberance yet perform on their matching Steinway pianos with a mature musical sensibility. The OBF welcomes back the fabulous five for a concert that includes classical favorites and Hollywood hits from such films as Star Wars, Atonement, and The Wizard of Oz. Sponsored by Valley River Inn, KEZI, and KMGE Mix 94.5

Tango Harmonica bend

Thursday July 12 Âť 7:30 pm Tower Theatre

Please see July 13 details.

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Sponsored by US Bank, Bend Broadband, Deschutes Brewery

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Angela Hewitt IN RECITAL: The Goldberg Variations Saturday July 14 » 7:30 pm BEALL CONCERT HALL

Tango Harmonica EUGENE

Friday July 13 » 7:30 pm BEALL CONCERT HALL

Joe Powers Tango Quintet

A native Oregonian trained in tango-crazy Buenos Aires, and who has performed in such wide-ranging locales as Tokyo, Paris, London, Geneva, and San Francisco, harmonica virtuoso Joe Powers welcomes new musical adventures and thrives on expanding the horizons of his instrument. Joe, his international quintet, and a troupe of tango dancers will perform a typically eclectic mix of tango, milonga, samba, and classical works. Sponsored by Valley River Inn, US Bank, KLCC

Angela Hewitt is one of the most renowned performers of this or any other generation, a phenomenal pianist whose eleven-year project to record all the major keyboard works of Bach has been described as “one of the record glories of our age” (The Guardian). With her masterful interpretation illustrating the work’s vast opportunities for individual expression, she draws our 2012 Goldberg Variations project to a fitting conclusion. Sponsored by Valley River Inn

Tango Harmonica ASHLAND

Saturday July 14 » 7:30 pm SOU RECITAL HALL

Please see July 13 details. Sponsored by US Bank, Jefferson Public Radio

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St. Matthew Passion Sunday July 15 » 3 pm SILVA CONCERT HALL

Hanna Elisabeth Müller, soprano; Sophie Harmsen, alto; Dominik Wortig, Dann Coakwell, tenor; Tyler Duncan, Markus Eiche, bass; Berwick Chorus of the OBF; Oregon Festival Choirs, OBF Orchestra; Helmuth Rilling, conductor

As the members of Bach’s congregation filed into the pews of the St. Thomas church on Good Friday 1727, little could they imagine that the music they were about to hear, composed by the cantor and cappellmeister in their employ, would become one of the towering statements of Western civilization. Bach’s setting of the events in Matthew’s gospel leading to the crucifixion goes beyond the profound drama of the unfolding events to illuminate the great bond of humanity it represents—a sharing of the gravest of sorrows and, ultimately, the promise of redemption. Sponsored by KeyBank, Cascade Manor, KVAL-TV


St. Matthew Passion » 4:30 pm Soreng Theater

Hanna Elisabeth Müller, soprano; Sophie Harmsen, alto; Dominik Wortig, Dann Coakwell, tenor; Tyler Duncan, Markus Eiche, bass. Berwick Chorus of the OBF; Oregon Festival Choirs (Part 2); OBF Orchestra; master class conductors; Helmuth Rilling, lecturer-conductor

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Discovery Series:

With its meld of music and meaning, the Discovery Series has long been considered the heartbeat of the Festival. In his penultimate season as artistic director, Helmuth Rilling delves deep to explore the structure and symbolism that give Bach’s telling of the last days of Christ its unrelenting power. His St. Matthew lectureconcerts will be filmed in high definition as the next major work on the OBF’s innovative DigitalBach.com website. Sponsored by KWAX

Photo: Andrew Parfenov/iStock. Calvary Cemetery, Rochester, MN

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The opening through movement 17, the chorale “Ich will hier bei dir stehen.”

part 2 Thursday July 5 Movement 18 through movement 37, the chorale “Wer hat dich so geschlagen.”

part 3 Tuesday July 10 Movement 38a with Peter and the Evangelist through 54, the chorale “O Haupt, voll Blut und Wunden.”

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Free events drawn from the many aspects of music in our lives

Inside Line

On the House

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Linda Hathaway Bunza Friday June 29 soreng

PICCFEST guest choirs Youth Choir Merituuli (Finland) and St. John’s Boys’ Choir (Minnesota) Saturday June 30

Learn what to listen for in these informative pre-concert talks Mendelssohn

a child of our time Linda Hathaway Bunza Saturday July 7 soreng

This year’s music focuses on young performers

SFYCA

Soloists Friday July 6

debussy soiree Stephen Rodgers Tuesday July 10 uo school of music

Boeckman/Linsenberg Recorder Duo Tuesday July 10

Marc Vanscheeuwijck Wednesday July 11 uo school of music

Thursday July 12

Sponsored by The Duck Store

Sponsored by Oregon Urology Institute

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Young Chamber Players

Let’s Talk

Meet the music makers in lively Q & A sessions hosted by Fred Crafts, Eugene’s Ambassador for the Arts

» 12 pm Soreng Theater Matthew Halls John Scott

Tuesday July 3

Thursday July 5

Anton Armstrong The 5 Browns

Monday July 9

Organ Interludes

Take a majestic midday break with music from the king of instruments

» 12 pm central lutheran church ElRay Stewart-Cook Julia Brown

Monday July 2

Friday July 13

Sponsored by Lee Kersten Attorney at Law

Wednesday July 11

Sponsored by Allergy & Asthma Center P.C.

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OBF Kids PICCFEST Gala

Buzz and Crow

Peter and the Wolf

Sunday July 1 » 7:30 pm

Saturday July 7 » 10 am

Saturday July 14 » 10 am

First Baptist Church of Eugene

The Studio

Soreng Theater

Annual gala concert of the 200-voice Pacific International Children’s Choir Festival, featuring choirs from across the U.S. and Finland with guest director Bob Chilcott. For concert and ticket information, please see piccfest.org.

Join trumpeter/pianist Guy Few, bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson, and their musical alter egos Buzz and Crow for a fantasy romp through delightful music old and new, inspired by Commedia dell’Arte.

Dance Theater of Oregon performs its visual interpretation of Prokofiev’s classic children’s symphony with its story of a fearless boy, a hungry wolf, and a menagerie of animals and musical instruments. (Live dance performed with recorded music.)

Sponsored by SELCO

Sponsored by SELCO

photo: jon meyers

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OBF Community

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• The PBO tour of a string arrangement to four cities.

PHOTO: BETLMAN/CORBIS

• Angela Hewitt’s recital on piano July 14.

(1932-1982)

OBF Cinema We Grew Wings

CINEMA

Glenn Gould

By the time he reached his mid-20s, GLENN GOULD had changed the way the world listened to the keyboard works of J.S. Bach. We mark his birth and death anniversaries with two prize-winning feature films and these explorations of the Goldberg Variations, the work closely associated with the enigmatic genius:

• A recording by Matthew Halls on harpsichord will be the audio track for a new component of the DigitalBach.com website, premiering in June. • The Hinkle Seminar July 14, with Hewitt, Halls, and musicologist Tim Smith, author of the interactive components of DigitalBach.com.

Explore our music and the community’s cultural life through the medium of film. Admission tickets sold at theatres. WORLD PREMIERE

Saturday June 30 » 9 pm McDONALD THEATRE

In 1985 a handful of women athletes lifted the University of Oregon women’s track team into the international sports world with performances to heights previously reserved by the “Men of Oregon.” Now in 2011-12, the “Women of Oregon” are proving how far they can fly. Visit: wegrewwings.com Presented in association with the Olympic Track and Field Trials and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum.

Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

July 7-13 daily » 4 pm

July 7-13 daily » 4 pm

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BIJOU ART CINEMA

The famously eccentric pianist (played by Colm Feore) is the subject of this idiosyncratic film portrait with a form inspired by J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations. The 1993 film won four of Canada’s Genie Awards and Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Rare footage, photographs, and excerpts from Gould’s private home recordings and diaries plus personal interviews with his most intimate friends and lovers reconstruct the enigmatic artist’s thoughts on music, art, society, love, and life. “Scrupulous, candid, and eye-opening” —A.O. Scott, The New York Times 15


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stAGE

b

c

d

e

f

Joshua bEll 6/30 (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall) regular Price $90 Friends discount (1-3 concerts) $81 Friends discount (4+ concerts) $72

a

$75 $67 $60

$62 $55 $49

$48 $43 $38

$35 $31 $28

$26

a child oF our tiME (Trinity Cathedral) regular Price Friends discount (1-3 concerts) Friends discount (4+ concerts)

$35 $31 $28

$29 $26 $23

trinity Episcopal cathedral

$45 $40 $36

stAGE

pbo goldbErgs on strings regular Price Friends discount

stAGE

b

c

$29 $26

$24 $21

$15 liberty theater stAGE

tower theatre stAGE

advance

door

$24 $21

$29

MEZZ

reserved

ga

$29 $26

$20

Bend/Ashland regular Price Friends discount

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ages 65+ receive discount prices for the discovery series.

ages 6-18 are $10 each with the purchase of an adult ticket. college student tickets are $10 with current id for purchases after May 8, subject to availability.

Lincoln City

tango harMonica

Group Discounts groups of 10 or more receive 10% off tickets plus free bonus tickets. call nicole english, 541.682.5004. Youth/Student Tickets

a

MEZZ

pbo goldbErgs on strings regular Price Friends discount

Festival with a contribution of $100 or more and receive advance seating privileges and discounts to concerts in the OBF Performance series: » 10% for up to 3 concerts purchased from any venue in the series » up to 20% for 4 or more concerts purchased from any venue in the series

Seniors

Corvallis pbo goldbErgs on strings regular – General Admission Friends discount

Friends of Festival Discounts become a Friend of the

discovery series and obF Kids do not apply to the Friends discount plan. Discounts good only on orders received before April 27. psu lincoln hall

John scott organ (Trinity Cathedral), tango harMonica (PSU) regular Price $25 $19 $10 Friends discount $22 $17

Astoria

MEZZ

discounts and ticket Policies

a

b

c

$25 $22

$19 $17

$10

lincoln city cultural center

sou recital hall

stAGE

stAGE

ordering information

Portland

arlene schnitzer concert hall

Special Seating Needs

For accessible seating in any of the halls or seating preferences, please write your request in the “special seating,” section of the online order form. the lower balcony in silva and balconies in soreng and beall are not wheelchair accessible. if your request cannot be filled, we will call you. please include your e-mail and daytime phone number. For further information, call the bach’s office, 541.682.5000.

Bach’s House Rules » tickets may be exchanged with 24 hours notice for another event

produced by the Festival. subject to service charge. regretfully, we are unable to offer refunds. » we welcome children ages 6 and up. in consideration for the artists and audience, we ask that everyone in your party be able to sit quietly throughout the concert. » a ticket is required for each person, regardless of age. » patrons arriving late for concerts will be seated at a suitable break. » patrons are asked to be considerate of others in their use of fragrances. » all information subject to change.

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the Friends Advantage

Your contribution of $100 with your ticket order entitles you to:

» ticket discounts of up to 20% » Best choice of seats and prices during our Friends priority period

» Free copy of the souvenir Program Book » invitations to watch rehearsals with oBF ensembles With a gift of $500 or more, you’ll make a big impact on our artistic expenses, plus receive such perks as invitations to meet the musicians at special receptions, reserved seating at community events, and parking privileges. With a gift of $2,500 or above, you’re invited into the CONDUCTOR’S SOCIETY, a lively community of passionate supporters who enjoy year-round benefits, ViP services, artist access, and more. return a contribution with your order or contact Patrick Hosfield at 800.457.1486.

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Pink Martini

photo: jaMes chiang

friends of the festival

You’re invited to make a deeper connection to the music by joining the Friends of the oregon bach Festival. Because the University of oregon supports our administrative needs, your Friends gift goes directly to the stage. You’ll help us make great music happen while enjoying savings and benefits.

Appears with vocalist storm large sunday, July 1 at the Cuthbert Amphitheatre.

oBF Vocal soloists

Dann Coakwell, tenor

Tyler Duncan, bass

Markus Eiche, bass

Sophie Harmsen, mezzo

Hanna Elisabeth Müller, Dominik Wortig, soprano tenor

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photo: James Chiang

All times 7:30 pm unless noted

Eugene

Ashland

6/29 Joshua Bell plays Mendelssohn Silva

7/14 Tango Harmonica

7/1

Pink Martini with Storm Large Cuthbert (8 pm)

7/2

Goldbergs on Strings

Beall

7/3

St. Matthew Passion Part 1

Soreng (4:30 pm)

7/3

Nadina and Guy

Beall

7/5

St. Matthew Passion Part 2

Soreng (4:30 pm)

7/5

Ya-Fei Chuang recital

Beall

Bend

7/6

John Scott organ recital

Central Lutheran

7/12 Tango Harmonica

7/7

Buzz and Crow

The Studio (10 am)

7/7

A Child of our Time

Silva

7/8

SFYCA 15th Anniversary

Silva

7/9

Matthew Halls: Bach Concerti Beall Soreng (4:30 pm)

7/10 Debussy Soiree

Beall

7/12 St. Matthew Passion Part 4

Soreng (4:30 pm)

7/12 The 5 Browns

Silva

7/13 Tango Harmonica

Beall

7/14 Peter and the Wolf

Soreng (10 am)

7/14 Angela Hewitt recital

Beall

7/15 St. Matthew Passion

Silva (3 pm)

OBF Performance

OBF Discovery

Liberty Theater

Tower Theatre

Goldbergs on Strings

LaSells Stewart Center (3pm)

Bijou Art Cinema » 492 E. 13th Ave. Central Lutheran Church » 1857 Potter Cuthbert Amphitheatre » 2300 Leo Harris Dr. Ashland

SOU Recital Hall » 450 S. Mountain Ave. Liberty Theater » 1203 Commercial St. bend

Tower Theatre » 835 NW Wall St. Lincoln City Cultural Center

corvallis

LaSells Stewart Center » 875 SW 26th St. Lincoln city

Portland

Lincoln City Cultural Center » 540 NE Hwy 101

6/30 Joshua Bell plays Mendelssohn Schnitzer 7/6

A Child of our Time

Trinity

7/9

John Scott organ recital

Trinity

7/11 Tango Harmonica

Silva Concert Hall/Soreng Theater/The Studio

Astoria

PSU Lincoln Hall

OBF Kids

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Goldbergs on Strings

Hult Center for the Performing Arts » 7th Ave. and Willamette St. Beall Concert Hall (UO School of Music and Dance) » 17th and Alder Streets

Lincoln City 7/3

7/11 Helmuth Rilling: Bach Motets Beall

SOU Recital Hall

Corvallis 7/1

7/10 St. Matthew Passion Part 3

Eugene

Astoria 6/30 Goldbergs on Strings

Venues

oregon bach festival

Ticketed concerts by location

Visit oregonbachfestival.com on your smartphone for schedule, program notes, lyrics, and special offers

portland

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall » 1037 SW Broadway PSU – Lincoln Hall » 1620 SW Park Ave. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral » 147 NW 19th Ave. As part of the University of Oregon, the Oregon Bach Festival is an equalopportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This publication will be made available in accessible formats upon request. Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided if requested in advance.

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» st. Matthew Passion

bach

» Goldberg Variations

bach

» Motets and concerti

mendelssohn

» Violin Concerto

mendelssohn

» italian symphony

mendelssohn

»

tiPPett Plus

» » » » »

Helmuth rilling

Matthew Halls

Joshua Bell

the 5 Browns

Angela Hewitt

Monica Huggett & the Portland Baroque orchestra

Pink Martini with storm Large

Joe Powers

die Erste Walpurgisnacht

» A Child of our time Glenn Gould tribute debussy soiree tango nights oBF Cinema and more

Oregon Bach Festival 1257 University of Oregon Eugene, OR 97403-1257

Nonprofit Organization US Postage paid Eugene, OR Permit No. 63

June 29 – July 15

For best prices, order tickets now.

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