Performers Practice for Mozart Concert

EUGENE, Ore. — Sounds of a classic composer filled the Hult Center Monday night as musicians prepped for the Oregon Bach Festival. Tuesday is the big Mozart performance. Directors say in his last testament of music, Mozart combined passages from previous composers with intense drama and thrilling vocal quartets. “This is a special way to … Continue reading »

Musicians Rehearse for Bach Festival

EUGENE, Ore. — The sounds of classical music are about to fill the air around Eugene and the rest of the state. It’s all part of the Oregon Bach Festival. Performers rehearsed Tuesday afternoon for Monteverdi Vespers, which opens the concert series on Thursday night. The festival includes both a chorus and orchestra, which organizers … Continue reading »

Longtime Conductor Leaving Bach Festival

EUGENE, Ore. — This weekend marks a passing of the torch at the Hult Center as a major arts figure gives up his baton. Thursday morning at the Hult Center, inside the seats are mostly empty. Just a few onlookers watched what appears to be a routine rehearsal. Only it wasn’t routine. In fact, it … Continue reading »

Oregon Bach Festival Opening Ceremonies Friday

EUGENE, Ore. — The 2012 Oregon Bach Festival opening ceremonies are this Friday evening. Festivities begin at 6:45 p.m. in the Hult Center lobby with a free performance by 350 young singers of the Pacific International Children’s Choir. Then there’s a nearly sold-out show by violin superstar Joshua Bell. Festival events happen all over Oregon, … Continue reading »