Britt Orchestra Opening Night

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July 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Who: The Britt Orchestra

When: July 28 – August 13, 2017

Where: Britt Pavilion, 350 First St., Jacksonville

Tickets: $49 for reserved seating, $25 for lawn seating (Lower Price this year!) and $10 for children.

Pops Night special pricing: $15 for reserved seating, $5 for lawn seating and $5 for children.

Members Pre-sale: Online only at from Monday, February 13, through Sunday, May 7 to purchase Reserved seating by order form.

General Public Sales: Online only at on or after Monday, February 13, for lawn seating. Reserved seating will be available on Friday, May 12 at 9:00 a.m. for all seating.

The full Britt 2017 concert season will be announced April 6th. Information on programs, membership and more is available at

Britt’s Music Director and Conductor Teddy Abrams announces the 2017 Britt Orchestra season. The season begins early, featuring a world premiere commission by Kenji Bunch on opening night, July 28. The season continues with three weeks of concerts on the Britt hill in Jacksonville, Oregon, with highlights including guest violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley performing Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D Major, the critically acclaimed cellist Joshua Roman performing Mason Bates’ Cello Concerto, an evening of song with Richard Cox and Tamara Mumford performing Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, and world-renowned pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane will be soloist for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major.

Each of the seven orchestra nights follows a theme programmed by Music Director Teddy Abrams. Opening night offers a West Coast Composers Celebration, including works from several living composers including Mason Bates and Andrew Norman.

Friday, July 28

Opening Night Gala Dinner – 5 p.m. / Concert 8 p.m.

West Coast Composer Celebration

John Adams: The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for Orchestra

Andrew Norman: Unstuck

Mason Bates: Cello Concerto

Joshua Roman, cello

Darius Milhaud: La creation du monde (The Creation of the World)

Henry Cowell: Ballad

Kenji Bunch: World premiere commission – TBD

John Williams: Adventures on Earth from E.T.