About Britt

May 8, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts: Kay Hilton, Director of Britt Education, direct line: 541-690-3852, education@brittfest.org

Mike Gantenbein, Director of Marketing Director, direct line: 541-690-3849, marketing@brittfest.org

Britt Education & Engagement Announces Free Performances throughout the Rogue Valley this Summer

BrittKids Koncert Dates Announced | Britt Education Events in Ashland – Always FREE

MEDFORD, OR, May 8, 2018 -- Britt Education & Engagement is expanding its outdoor summer schedule of free performances by local, regional, and national performing artists. Through our community partnerships with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) and Ashland Parks & Recreation, Britt Education will offer many opportunities for the community to engage in listening and music making experiences throughout the summer. Britt Education will present free performances of percussion music, a range of guitar styles, chamber music, traditional folk music and more at various locations throughout the Rogue Valley.

Thanks to exclusive sponsor Southern Oregon Subaru, the 4th annual BrittKids Koncert series returns on July 17, 23, 29, 30, and Aug. 5, 6, 7, 20, 25 in the Britt Performance Garden. These free, family-friendly concerts begin at 10:15 a.m., with new artists, and an increased number of presentations created by both local musicians and members of the Britt Orchestra.

BrittKids Koncerts are designed to appeal to a broad range of age groups from children to young adults and parents. The story-driven series once again promises an array of genres, from international and cultural folk music and dance, to music inspired by our shared regional and American history, and as always, audience interaction and engagement. BrittKids Koncerts are not only an opportunity for Britt to give back to the community, but also to cultivate the next generation of audiences for the performing arts. This series creates a familiarity, sensitivity and a love of music, demonstrating how interesting and innovative music can be. Southern Oregon Subaru is the exclusive sponsor of the 2018 BrittKids Koncerts. Concert program details will be forthcoming soon, visit http://www.brittfest.org/brittkidskoncerts.

Community Partnerships bring Free Britt Education Events to Ashland, Oregon

In our ongoing commitment to collaborative programming and community outreach, Britt’s Music Director will perform in an OSF Green Show during the Britt Orchestra Season with OSF artist-collaborator from Sounds and Sweet Airs, Miriam A. Laube, as well as with other musical guests, on July 29.

Britt Guitar Trio: See the Britt Guitar Trio in action June 17: OSF Green Show at 6:45 p.m.

“Britt Orchestra Fellows String Ensemble”: Hear our 2018 string fellows in concert in partnership with Ashland Parks & Recreation and the OSF Green Show.
July 30: Lithia Park Bandshell at 7:00 p.m. | Aug. 5: OSF Green Show at 6:45 p.m.

“Drumtastic Beats”: All ages are welcome to come and learn fun rhythms with Gabriel Globus-Hoenich & Bryan Jeffs. Bring your own drum or borrow one of ours. In partnership with Ashland Parks & Recreation. Both events start at 11:00 a.m.
July 29: Lithia Park Bandshell | Aug. 5: North Mountain Park 

Britt Education & Engagement Mission:

Connecting our community to diverse music education and listening experiences, our programs provide the gateway to a lifetime of artistic self-expression for musicians, students, and inquisitive audience members. Visit Britt Education at brittfest.org/education.

 

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