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August 3, 2018
MEDIA ALERT
Contact: Mike Gantenbein, Marketing Director, 541-690-3849, mike.g@brittfest.org

Britt Orchestra plans to return to the Britt Pavilion

MEDFORD, OR — The Britt Music & Arts Festival is happy to announce the return of Britt Orchestra performances to the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville for its final weekend of concerts on Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11. Rehearsals scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday, August 7 – 11, will be held at the Britt Pavilion as well.

As previously announced, the programs for both concerts have been updated due to logistical challenges with performing at North Medford High School. The orchestra will perform a revised program with works by Bernstein, Shostakovich, Richard Strauss and other composers.

August 10: Bernstein Centennial & Anthony Marwood

LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Candide: Overture
LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Serenade (After Plato's "Symposium") • Anthony Marwood, violin 

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10 in E minor

August 11: Closing Night Spectacular

JOHN WILLIAMS: Superman March
PAUL DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
RICHARD STRAUSS: Also Sprach Zarathustra

Orchestra rehearsal schedules will return to their original start times of 10:00am and 7:30pm, beginning at 7:30pm on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

In addition to the orchestra venue changes, the BrittKids Koncert series will also return to the Performance Garden at Britt in Jacksonville beginning with the 10:15am concert on Tuesday, August 7. BrittKids Koncerts scheduled for Sunday & Monday, August 5 & 6 will be held at Oak Grove Elementary School. Britt staff will continue to assess the air quality for children as the season continues, and announce updates as needed.

The Britt Music and Arts Festival will continue Live Performances concerts featuring popular artists at the Britt Pavilion for the remainder of the 2018 season beginning Thursday, August 16 with the Free Rein Summer Tour featuring Rebelution, Stephen Marley and other reggae artists.

Britt thanks supporters and patrons for their understanding and flexibility as Britt adjusts locations and schedules due to extreme wildfire smoke.

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Inspired by its intimate and scenic hillside venue, Britt Music & Arts Festival provides diverse live performances, an incomparable classical festival and dynamic education programs that create a sense of discovery and community. 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. 

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