New Music Director for Britt

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — One of Southern Oregon’s oldest and largest performance venues has a new music director of the classical festival. Britt officials announced Teddy Abrams as the new music director and conductor on Friday. Abrams beat 130 applicants from across the nation and from Europe. Abrams spent a week at Britt this summer leading the … Continue reading »

Scam Uses Fake Britt Festival Website

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are warning anyone hoping to buy tickets to a Britt Festival concert, to be on the lookout for fake websites. Police say at least 3 people bought tickets at an inflated price from the scam website “brittfestivals.com.” Those people never got tickets and reported the scam to the official Britt box … Continue reading »

Britt Festival 2013 Tickets Now On Sale

MEDFORD, Ore. — With a month to go before this year’s Britt Festival gets underway ticket sales are already up from last year. Thursday morning, nearly 100 people lined up at the box office as ticket sales opened to the general public. The first people in line set up camp around 5 a.m. Britt Festival’s … Continue reading »

2013 Britt Concert List Announced

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Rogue Valley’s biggest concert season is on its way. Big performers are coming to the Britt stage, like Michael Franti and Spearhead; Billy Currington; Ziggy Marley; Martina Mcbride; The Doobie Brothers; and Cyndi Lauper. “I’m really thrilled about Cyndi Lauper, because I’m a child of the 80′s and of course I feel … Continue reading »

Britt 2013 Classical Festival

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Tickets are now on sale for the Britt Classical Festival. The three week schedule will begin August 2. What makes this year different is that the Classical Festival will serve as an audition for the three finalists for Britt’s next music director and conductor. In Britt’s 50-year history, there have been just … Continue reading »

Former Britt Music Directer Dies

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The former director of the Oregon Symphony and a music director for the Britt Festival has died. James DePriest passed away Friday at the age of 76. He led the Britt Music Festival from 1988 to 1992, and was one of the few black conductors to achieve international fame. He directed many … Continue reading »

Music Director Candidates For Britt Fest

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Britt Festival announced there are three finalists for the position of Music Director and Conductor of the Classical Festival. Each candidate will spend a week in residence with Britt next August, and conduct two concerts with the Britt Orchestra. The finalists are Mei-Ann Chen, Teddy Abrams and David Danzmayr. Mei-Ann Chen … Continue reading »

Britt Festival Buys Property

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – The Britt Festival has announced it will buy two new properties in Jacksonville. The festival has been hoping to buy the properties if they ever became available. Plans are to use the space to add parking for music-going patrons. Right now, the properties are zoned as residential. The Britt Fest will have … Continue reading »

Project Trio Visits School

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – An innovative trio is putting a new twist on chamber music. It’s where Beethoven meets beat-box. Greg Pattillo, Eric Stephenson and Peter Seymour are “Project Trio”. Three classically trained musicians who now play a high-energy mix of classical, jazz, hip-hop and rock. The group is here as part of the Britt … Continue reading »

Britt Festival Numbers Are In For 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The Britt Festival season is over, and organizers say their success has them looking forward to next year. Festival officials say this year’s concert series met their goals, including ticket sales. Average attendance for the shows was higher than the festival saw in 2011, even with 3 fewer shows this season. Organizers … Continue reading »

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