Reviewer calls 2018 Oregon Bach Festival a huge success

Performance at Hult Center

This year’s 2018 Oregon Bach Festival was featured in an article in The Register-Guard that credited it for successfully creating a festival experience that blended old and new styles of classical music.

The changes that came with this year’s festival were not just on stage. The review said this year’s festival also saw a 16 percent increase in attendance, 171 percent increase in corporate sponsorship and a 248 percent increase in foundation support.

“It was a festival infused with real, palpable joy,” the story says.

OBF Executive Director Janelle McCoy chalked this year’s success to a number of things, including more conductors, more collaboration and concentrating on trimming previous over-production.

UO President Michael Schill called the festival “a vital connecting point between the university and the community.”