Friday, August 26, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

All in the Britt Family

Featuring members of the Britt Festival Orchestra

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 • 7 p.m.
Paschal Winery
1122 Suncrest Road, Talent, OR 
The Britt Orchestra has always felt like family. Perhaps this is partially because so many of the orchestra musicians are related! This diverse program features several ensembles featuring Britt orchestra spouses who are both members of our orchestra as well as guest performers who are spouses and children of orchestra members. Musical selections include works by J.S. Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Astor Piazzolla, Alan Schulman, and Andre Previn. Come and join us - from our family to yours!
The recital is free and open to the public.

I will be performing Choros #4 by Villa-Lobos with three great hornists; Thomas Jostlein, Tricia Jostlein and Erin Lano!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Britt Orchestra / Sharon Isbin

Saturday, August 13 • 8 p.m.
KODALYDances from Galanta
RODRIGOConcierto de Aranjuez
SIBELIUS       Symphony No. 2
Photo by Henry Fair
“The Monet of classical guitar…a master colorist." — Atlanta Journal
“Classical guitar’s reigning diva,” Sharon Isbin has won multiple Grammys and is considered by many to be the pre-eminent guitarist of our time. She’ll play Rodrigo’s haunting Aranjuez Concerto. On the second half of the program, the orchestra will perform the dramatic Second Symphony of Jean Sibelius.
For more information about the guest artist, visit
Join Don Matthews, Classical Music Director at Jefferson Public Radio, in the lower Britt gardens at 7 p.m. for a Q&A with guest guitarist Sharon Isbin and Maestro Peter Bay.

Table Rock City Stage performer: Ty Hoseclaw

Ty Hoseclaw will be performing on the Table Rock City stage from 6 to 7 p.m. 

Watch video of Sharon Isbin

Friday, August 12, 2011

Britt Orchestra / Time for Three

Friday, August 12, 2011 • 8 p.m.
R. STRAUSSDon Juan, Op. 20
HIGDONConcerto 4-3
BEETHOVEN           Symphony No. 5
Photo by Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer
“You don’t even need to know a whole lot about classical music to be blown away by these three.”— Melia Tourangeau (Utah Symphony/Opera)
Ground-breaking Time for Three (Tf3) started as a trio of students (two violins & bass) at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music. After considerable experimentation with blending bluegrass and jazz improvisation, the three formed Tf3, an exciting new ensemble with a unique sound. Their high energy and extraordinary music-making has led to multiple creative collaborations. The Concerto 4-3 was composed for them by Jennifer Higdon, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Music.
Take a look at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's program notes on Concerto 4-3, including Higdon's own notes.
Join Don Matthews, Classical Music Director at Jefferson Public Radio, in the lower Britt gardens at 7 p.m. for a Q&A with guest trio Time for Three.
For more information on the guest artists, visit

Table Rock City Stage performer: Schoenard Trio

Schoenard Trio will be performing on the Table Rock Stage from 6 to 7 p.m. 

Watch video of Time for Three:

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