Photo by Justin Briggs
Britt receives OCF “Creative Heights” grant for Crater Lake performance project

September 2, 2015 

MEDFORD, OR — Britt Music & Arts Festival is pleased to announce the receipt of a $40,000 grant from the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. The grant is part of the OCF’s Creative Heights initiative, and the funding will support Britt’s commission of a new orchestral work to be performed on site at Crater Lake National Park in July 2016.

Britt has commissioned composer Michael Gordon to write the new work for this project. Throughout the next year, Gordon will serve as artist-in-residence at Crater Lake several times, and will draw on the beauty of the park for inspiration as he composes.

Britt Music Director Teddy Abrams and members of the Britt Orchestra will premiere the new work at CNLP, with the dramatic panorama of the entire lake as the backdrop. The performances will take place over two days in the last weekend of July 2016, and will be free and open to all park-goers.

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 Classical Festival, and year-round education and engagement programs. For more information, visit