MEDFORD, Ore--The Britt Festival Orchestra goes online this July and August. The festival will have performances from past summers with Music Director Teddy Abrams.
BFOnline will feature five recordings, preceded by a discussion about the recorded work with Abrams, members of the BFO, and select guest artists and composers.
Each recording will be accompanied by a visual element: either a score-follow video where you can read the score as the music plays, or a photo slide show of the performance.
Starting July 24th, BFOnline premieres every Friday in July and August at 3:00 PM on their Facebook channel.
BFOnline will kickoff their season with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture from their 2016 season. Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde will be on their Facebook page July 31, featuring Richard Cox and Tamara Mumford as soloists.
On August 7, Mason Bates’s Passage, a work for voice and orchestra featuring Sasha Cooke. The August 14 episode will feature Christopher Cerrone’s Meander Spiral Explode, a concerto for Third Coast Percussion and orchestra performed in 2019 at Britt.
BFOnline closes with a revisit of the Crater Lake Project from 2016 in Michael Gordon’s Natural History on August 21.
Since its grassroots beginnings in 1963, the non-profit organization has grown from a two-week chamber music festival to a summer-long series of concerts in a variety of genres, including a three-week orchestra season, and year-round education and engagement programs.
For more information, visit www.brittfest.org.