UO faculty/staff deal on Bach Fest July 7 – concert and reception
The campus community is invited to attend the Oregon Bach Festival's July 7 concert at a special staff rate of $29 per ticket – savings of $20 – to welcome conductor Matthew Halls in his first Eugene performance as the designated successor to founding artistic director Helmuth Rilling.
The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Hult Center and the ticket includes a reception in the Hilton Eugene to meet the new conductor.
Halls will conduct two works in contrast: Bach’s joyous Lutheran Mass, and Michael Tippett's A Child of our Time, a deeply moving choral masterpiece composed in response to the outbreak of World War II.
The London-based director of the Retrospect early music ensemble, and a guest conductor with the Washington D.C., Detroit, and Houston symphonies, Halls was a unanimous selection of the OBF search committee to fill Rilling’s 40-year legacy, beginning with the 2014 festival.
To purchase, order online by June 26 and use the passcode HALLS. Click to order: http://tinyurl.com/halls-29. Full details are at http://oregonbachfestival.com/2012/06/uo-staff-discount-matthew-halls-july-7