Press Release

For Immediate Release 


Event Date: June 20 to July 1, 2015


"Music Unleashes" - Oregon Music Festival to Celebrate Symphonic Works of Great Composers, Portland


Three great composers are the focus of a two-and-a half week music fiesta. Over a dozen guest artists from home and abroad; three orchestras; chamber ensembles; resident and international conductors; teachers; community, youth and professional players -- all will gather together to celebrate the sublime, transcendent and beautiful music of Schubert, Martinů, and Piazzola.


Portland, Oregon, April 24, 2015 ( - The Oregon Music Festival (OMF) has announced its 2015 concert season titled "Music Unleashed."  Portland-based and international in scope and flavor, the festival will run from June 20 to July 1, 2015 featuring significant works of three great composers: Franz Schubert, Bohuslav Martinů, and Astor Piazzolla. The principal venues will be First Baptist Church and Lincoln Hall in Portland, Oregon.
Idiomatically a symphonic, composer-oriented festival, OMF 2015 will offer a full schedule of historically-informed performances of great classics and lesser known masterworks in a pristine acoustical environment by a cast of top-level artists.  It will include some fifteen public events in the course of eighteen days involving over a dozen guest artists from home and abroad, three orchestras, chamber ensembles, resident and international conductors, teachers, community, youth and professional players.  In addition to the quintessential Schubert's works, OMF will celebrate the 125th anniversary of Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů whose compositions, though lesser known, are works of unparalleled beauty and inventiveness -- making him one of the giants of the 20th century. 
There will also be the rarely-heard cross-over works of Astor Piazzolla whose Argentinean tango rhythms, instrumental colors and passionate musical language are simply mesmerizing. 
Orpheus Academy, OMF’s scholarship-based program for outstanding young musicians, will extend June 14-July 1 and will offer orchestral training, master classes for strings, winds, and percussion; concerts, recitals, lectures, private instruction and chamber music taught by resident master teachers.  Application to the program will be available on the OMF website by mid-February.


Admission: from $15 to $65; students receive 50% discount







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