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 (McKenzieNewsService.com) -
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,
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
Media Contact: Erika Sanchez
Phone: (503) 927-2910
Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists
with a firm assignment only.
Oregon Music Festival/IMCA
818 SW 3rd Ave #251, Portland, Oregon, 97204