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Led by conductors Peter Bay and Alexandra Arrieche in 2024, the Britt Festival Orchestra presents another season of incredible music. From classical favorites you know and love to music with film– there’s something for everyone!

This season includes the orchestral favorites by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, and Mahler alongside the music of Chinese-American composer Tan Dun, an all Tango concert combining the music of Latin America with dance performers, and Star Wars: A New Hope screened in full with the Britt Festival Orchestra performing the score live.

The BFO is comprised of musicians from all over the globe, with hometowns that include:

Aberdeen, Albany, Albuquerque, Altadena, Ashland, Atlanta, Berwyn Heights, Bethel Park, Bethesda, Broomall, Carmel, Carrollton, Charlotte, Chicago, Chino Hills, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Decatur, Denton, Detroit, Eugene, Geneva, Great Falls, Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Lafayette, Land O Lakes, Los Angeles, Louisville, Lubbock, Medford, Metairie, Miami Beach, Mount Sinai, Naples, Nashville, New Haven, New Orleans, North York, Northbrook, Oakland, Paola, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Red Hook, Redmond, Redwood City, Richmond, Rochester, San Antonio, San Diego, Sarasota, Seattle, Sheridan, Shoreline, Tucson, Victoria, Vienna, Westwood, Yacolt

About The Britt Festival Orchestra

The Britt Festival Orchestra (BFO) brings a professional group of musicians together each summer to perform a remarkably diverse selection of music under the stars, ranging from traditional classical to modern works. Established in 1963, our orchestral summer festival spans 3 weeks each summer in the historic and beautiful southern Oregon town of Jacksonville. Our musicians come from across the globe performing with many respected year-round orchestras and teaching at some of the finest conservatories and universities in the world. The summer festival spans 20 days in June and early July with at least six performances with the full BFO, plus additional events such as chamber music events, and curated performances for children. Our concert hall, the Britt Pavilion, is a natural outdoor amphitheater under the great Oregon sky where audiences can sit on the reserved bench seats or on the grassy Britt hill and enjoy the concerts.

Additional festivities include free BrittKids Koncerts, open rehearsals, pre-concert conversations with guest artists and orchestra members, and special projects and collaborations with a variety of community groups.

Whether you’re a seasoned classical music enthusiast or a newcomer to the orchestra, the Britt Festival Orchestra has something for you!

Orchestra Openings

To view current orchestra openings, click here.

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Want to meet the GM of the BFO?

Renia Shterenberg, the new General Manager of the Britt Festival Orchestra, will present a free 30-minute performance/presentation and talk about the 2022 Britt Festival Orchestra season. Come hear and discuss Beethoven, Gershwin, Bernstein, and more!

One day - two performances to choose from:

Saturday, June 4

Applegate Library
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Jacksonville Library
Time: 1:00 - 1:30 PM


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Make a Classical Annual Fund donation.

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Photo by Mike Gantenbein

"While there are many benefits to living in the Rogue Valley, I think the Britt Festival Orchestra tops them all!

I still cannot believe we have world-class musicians who assemble here every summer to produce the most remarkable music under the direction of Teddy Abrams.

In all my years attending classical music concerts, I never felt as inspired by the sound of an orchestra as I am by our own Britt Festival Orchestra. What I experience is more than music. It is pure celebration."

Frank De Luca, PhD
Jacksonville, Oregon