2018 GUIDE TO FESTIVALS

Oregon Music Festival
Oregon Music Festival
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS FESTIVAL
OMF's international world-view aims to enrich the local community, by focusing on a repertoire of specific composers or periods within the overall programming theme, and connecting the Pacific Northwest with historically-informed performances in collaboration with artists of the international creative community.
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
A month-long, premiere classical music event located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest extending from June 18 to July 14, 2018 and based in Portland, Oregon. This year's festival opens with a concert by the international megastar Andrea Bocelli, Oregon Festival Orchestra and Portland Symphonic Choir at Moda Center on June 23 and ends with the performance by the Festival Orchestra under the direction of Festival Music Director Zvonimir Hačko featuring Canadian mezzo Wallis Giunta and dancer/choreographer Jennifer Nichols in the semi-staged version of Kurt Weill's satirical ballet chanté Seven Deadly Sins.
The festival main concert series includes many standard and contemporary masterworks and features soloists and conductors from the international musical community including those from Austria, Czech Republic, Korea, Brazil, Croatia, Russia, Iceland, Switzerland, and USA. Festival's Signature Concert Series includes such notable works as Mendelssohn's Symphonies 1, 3 and 4; three Oregon premieres of contemporary chamber music compositions (Reich's Pulitzer Prize winning Double Sextet, Missy Mazzoli's Still Life with Avalanche, and Pēteris Vasks's Cantabile); the rarely heard Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion by Bela Bartók; concertos by Copland, Shostakovich, Beethoven and Górecki; and additional orchestral works by Haydn, Martinů, Mozart, and Canteloube.
Resident ensembles include Oregon Festival Orchestra, Portland Civic Orchestra, Orpheus Academy Orchestra, Third Angle New Music, Trio Martinů, and OMF Artistic Collegium. OMF's educational arm, Orpheus Academy runs concurrently with the festival. This is a free, merit-based, music immersion program for talented young musicians ages 15-25 that offers orchestral training, masterclasses, private instruction, concert and chamber music training by the festival resident artists/teachers in two sessions over a period of three weeks.
LOCATION
Portland, Oregon: First Baptist Church and Lincoln Performance Hall
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DATES
June 23 - July 14, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Zvonimir Hačko
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $65
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 503-927-2910
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2018 for Summer 2019
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