• Britt Classical Season

    July 30 - Aug. 19
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  • The Britt Classical Festival is the heart — and the start — of it all.
    Founded in 1963, the classical festival produced the first concerts heard on the hill in Jacksonville. Now it features a professional orchestra of nearly 100 musicians who come from all over the United States to play under the Southern Oregon stars each August. Some have returned to this “summer job” for 20 years or more, the festival’s Web site notes.
    Peter Bay celebrates 15 years as music director and conductor of the Britt Festival Orchestra this summer.
    This year he, the orchestra and special guests will present seven shows featuring a variety of classical music. The Arianna String Quartet returns for a third year to perform a chamber music concert at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall in Ashland and provide coaching and classes as quartet-in-residence.
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