Oregon Bach Festival
Oregon Bach Festival is set to open its 2019 season on Friday, June 28! With two weeks of concerts and events, there is much to take in, listen, and see. The festival has received a lot of press recently.
For two weeks in the summer, Eugene, Oregon, means Bach, as OBF has been a staple for more than four decades, says the Eugene Weekly. There’s hip and then there is HIP (historically informed performance). Oregon Bach Festival has both, the Eugene Weekly says, in its Festival Fever roundup of OBF’s events.
Recently, OBF Executive Director Janelle McCoy was a guest on Jefferson Public Radio, highlighting the Bach in Motion project, set to premiere July 5. Meanwhile, Oregon Live lists the performance C.P.E. Magnificat as one of the top festival events for the summer. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was the most successful of the Bach musical dynasty, and wrote his Magnificat at age 35.
The festival certainly inhabits founder Helmuth Rilling’s musical declaration both in style and in substance, says the Register Guard. University of Oregon’s Around the O highlights the full two weeks of events.
Read full details of the 2019 festival on the Oregon Bach Festival’s website.
Timothy Myers, conductor
Conductor Timothy Myers will make his Santa Fe Opera debut this weekend as he conducts The Pearl Fishers. The opera is part of opening weekend for the company on June 29. The Denver Post called the SFO’s 2012 production: “'The Pearl Fishers' is a post-apocalyptic costume party...this is what opera could be across the U.S. if audiences were more adventurous and companies had just a little more nerve."
Read more about Timothy’s revival of the production on Classical Post.