Beginning with the opening night performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos and concluding with a luminous performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah, the 2018 Festival will bring a spectacular array of world-class music and events to our campus and community. In addition to major commissions including the world premiere of The Passion of Yeshua by celebrated American composer Richard Danielpour and the Pacific Northwest premiere of Philip Glass’ Piano Concerto No. 3 performed by renowned pianist Simone Dinnerstein, this year’s summer series will feature the exquisite voices of J’Nai Bridges and Kenneth Overton, rousing performances by Imani Winds and The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, the virtuosic artistry of OBF favorites Paul Jacobs, Monica Huggett, and Nicholas Phan, to name a few, and a celebration of Bernstein at 100 by the inspirational 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 provides transformative educational opportunities for aspiring young musicians. Help Oregon Bach Festival unlock a $50,000 challenge gift to the Saltzman Youth Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to SFYCA participants, by becoming one of 50 people to make a donation to OBF today!