Britt Orchestra

The Britt Orchestra ‘s Season runs the first three weekends every August.  Founded in 1963, the Britt Orchestra is composed of 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 Conducts

Teddy Abrams is Britt Orchestra’s new Music Director and Conductor and he is bringing a renewed vitality to the festival.  Abrams was chosen after an extensive search that drew 130 applicants from across the U.S. and Europe.  He has developed an exciting program with incredible soloists. Abrams is also the Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra, as of  October 2013.

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.

Some evenings feature additional special events on the Britt hill such as a catered champagne picnic accompanied by live music.  Great music, good friends and a spectacular outdoor setting make Britt Classical hard to beat!  Performances are announced in January for the following August:  Schedule Information

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