Inspiring the Human Spirit through the Art of Music
Opening with Mozart’s powerful and dramatic Requiem, led by celebrated conductor Jane Glover, and concluding with Berlioz’s romantic epic Romeo and Juliet, featuring bass soloist Eric Owens and the masterful John Nelson at the podium, this year’s 49th Festival brings Bach and the Bach-inspired to the UO campus and Eugene. In addition to our opening and closing performances, this season’s highlights include Bach in Motion, a blend of Bach’s sublime compositions, movement, and dance with DanceAbility International and the UO Dance Department to express Bach’s aspirational sense of humanity; Peter Gregson’s recomposed Cello Suites by Bach; a lively evening with alt-classical group Portland Cello Project; the dazzling Paul Jacobs on organ; and OBF’s renowned education programs with Berwick Academy, Organ Institute, and the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy (SFYCA).
Now is your chance to support the Festival that calls our campus “home.” In addition to helping bring world-class music to our community, your gift to the Saltzman Scholarship Endowment Fund provides transformative educational opportunities for aspiring young musicians in SFYCA.
For many of these talented, dedicated singers, scholarships make it possible to participate, and an anonymous donor has pledged a $250,000 matching gift to support SFYCA students. With less than $28,000 to go to meet this match, OBF and the UO School of Music and Dance are asking community members to step up and help them take advantage of this generous matching offer.
Saltzman Scholarship Match
Double your gift to classical music education! An OBF supporter and patron has pledged any funds raised up to $2,500 to the Saltzman Scholarship Endowment Fund. For example, 50 gifts of $50 will add a total of $5,000 to the fund. Multiply your impact on Saltzman Scholarship recipients for #DucksGive!