The Britt Orchestras Season runs for three weekends every summer. Founded in 1963, the Britt Orchestra features 90+ professional musicians who come from all over the United States for a three-week stay in Southern Oregon. Internationally renowned guest artists such as Emanuel Ax, Pinchas Zukerman, Midori, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Christopher Parkening, Lynn Harrell, Samuel Ramey and Frederica von Stade join the orchestra each August to present a series of extraordinary concerts under a canopy of stars.
Teddy Abrams became the Britt Orchestra’s Music Director and Conductor in 2014 and has brought a new energy to Jacksonville. Abrams also serves as Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra. For more information on Abrams.
Prior to each concert, there are informal pre-concert conversations at 7 p.m. for those who want to learn a little more about the music and composers. The talks are hosted by Jefferson Public Radio, and often feature conversations with the conductor or guest artists, giving the listener a little added insight for in the concert.