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Press Releases


Be a part of what's new with Britt Music & Arts Festival. Whether it's news about the season line-up, a new grant we've received, an announcement for our latest fundraising event or a recap of a successful season, we want to share it with you. Media questions can be directed to Marketing Director Mike Gantenbein or by phone at 541-690-3849.

Britt Education and Engagement is Joining the Global GivingTuesday Movement (11/8/19)

2019 Britt season strong due to good weather and big acts (9-18-19)

BFO August 4 Concert will be On the Hill at the Britt Pavilion (8-3-19)

BFO August 2 Concert with George Li On the Hill - Britt Pavilion (8-1-19)

Teddy's Discovery Tuesdays 'Community Night' concert will be moved to the Bigham Knoll Ballroom (7-29-19)

Britt Festival Orchestra concert tonight moved to North Medford High auditorium (7-28-19)

Britt Festival Orchestra will perform at the Britt Pavilion as scheduled tonight (7-26-19)

The 2019 Britt Festival Orchestra Season opens, features Teddy’s Discovery Tuesdays series (7-22-19)

Britt Fine Arts Poster “Call to Artists” announced (7-16-19)

Britt Unveils 2019 Fine Arts Poster (5-2-19)

Britt’s final Music & Comedy Season Announcement offers wide variety and popular artists (4-11-19)

2nd Britt Music & Comedy announcement brings more musical variety this summer (3-15-19)

Britt announces first installment of concerts for the 2019 Music & Comedy Season (2-15-19)

Britt introduces “Teddy’s Discovery Tuesdays” orchestral series this summer (2-7-19)

2019 Best of Britt benefit features country star Kris Kristofferson (2-1-19)

Teddy Abrams Leads Oregon’s Britt Festival Orchestra Season (July 26–Aug 11) (1-24-19)

Britt announces new name, look and plans for its orchestra in 2019 (11-26-18)

Britt ends season on a high note (9-19-18)

Britt Orchestra cancels final weekend performances (8-10-18)

Britt Orchestra plans to return to the Britt Pavilion (8-3-18)

Britt Orchestra rehearsal schedules revised (7-31-18)

Britt Orchestra updates remaining programs in 2018 season (7-30-18)

Britt Orchestra plans to continue performances at North Medford High School (7-29-18)

BrittKids Koncerts moved to Oak Grove Elementary School (7-26-18)

Britt Orchestra concerts moved to North Medford High auditorium (7-23-18)

Chris Blue cancels July 15 concert at Britt (7-10-18)

New Orchestral Work Invites Audience to Consider Housing Insecurity in Our Community  (6-22-18)

Britt Unveils 2018 Fine Arts Poster (5-17-18)

Britt’s Teddy Abrams performs during Third Friday event at Rogue Gallery (5-15-18)

Britt ticket sales to the general public begin Friday, May 11 (5-9-18)

Britt Education & Engagement Announces Free Performances throughout the Rogue Valley this Summer (5-8-18)

Britt’s final Season Announcement brings big variety and big names (4-12-18)

Britt’s Guitar Weekend is back June 22-24, 2018 (3-22-18)

Britt’s “Symphony for Nature” picked for Ashland Independent Film Festival (3-21-18)

2nd Britt announcement adds more musical variety and a visit from New Orleans (3-16-18)

Best of Britt 2018 benefit features Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox (3-2-18)

Britt announces first group of concerts for the 2018 season (2-16-18)

Rebelution returns to Britt with the Free Rein Summer Tour 2018 (2-5-18)

Britt Education department announces it is now accepting BrittKids Koncert submissions for 2018 (1-22-18)

Britt Orchestra recording of Michael Gordon’s “Natural History” released digitally by Cantaloupe Music (1-19-18)

Britt’s “Symphony for Nature” reaches a national audience on PBS (1-12-18)

2018 Britt Orchestra Season highlights Bernstein, brings bassist Edgar Meyer and other artists (1-9-18)

Tickets on sale for the 2018 Valentine Gala benefiting the Britt Orchestra with Teddy Abrams & Britney Simpson (12-1-17)

Britt completes a successful 2017 season, looks forward to 2018 (9-25-17)

Britt Education residency program presents West Coast premiere of wheelchair dance performance “DESCENT” (9-12-17)

Michael Franti and Spearhead concert rescheduled to September 20 (9-6-17)

Britt receives $300,000 grant for bench seating replacement and expansion (9-5-17)

The 2017 Britt Orchestra Season opens with a “West Coast Composer Celebration” July 28 (7-25-17)

Britt kicks off the 2017 season with TajMo, Dustin Lynch and new local restaurant concessions (6-14-17)

Britt announces reserved seating replacement and expansion in 2018  (6-12-17)

Britt’s general public sales start Friday, May 12  (5-10-17)

Britt Unveils 2017 Fine Arts Poster (5-6-17)

Britt Announces 2017 Season (4-7-17)

John Butler Trio performs September 12 at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville (4-3-17)

2017 Britt Orchestra season includes major guest artists, large orchestral works and a newly commissioned piece (2-11-17)

Rebelution returns June 28 to the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville (2-8-17)

Diana Krall performs July 23 at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville (2-7-17)

Britt Welcomes English reggae band UB40  (1-30-17)

Tickets on sale for A Valentine Gala with Morgan James, to benefit the Britt Orchestra (1-16-17)

Britt Music & Arts Festival to Receive $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (12-14-16)

Britt revenues up for 2016 season, looks forward to new improvements in 2017 (9-28-16)

Britt Orchestra collaborates with Oregon Shakespeare Festival for Shakespeare and Song, with music from Oregon Shakespeare Festival musicals and Bard-inspired music from Tchaikovsky, Walton, Debussy, and Berlioz August 8 at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville (6-22-16)

Britt Orchestra to perform Michael Gordon world premiere commission at Crater Lake National Park July 29 and 30, 2016 (6-08-16)

Taste of Summer celebration returns to Jacksonville June 4 (5-18-16)

Britt receives funding from The Oregon Community Foundation to support artist residencies in local schools (5-17-16)

Britt receives funding from National Endowment for the Arts for orchestra performances at Crater Lake (5-12-16)

Britt Announces 2016 Schedule for Performance Garden (5-11-16)

Britt announces 2016 season (4-07-16)

Britt welcomes psychedelic rock act The Claypool Lennon Delirium, and a reggae rock night with Slightly Stoopid and SOJA (3-21-16)

Best of Britt benefit to feature Lyle Lovett and his Large Band (3-01-16)

Britt Orchestra's 2016 season opens with July 29 world premiere of Michael Gordon's Crater Lake-inspired commission (2-12-16)

Britt Orchestra's 2016 season includes major guest artists, large orchestral works, new commissions and performances at Crater Lake National Park (2-11-16)

Britt announces new Rogue Roots & Strings Camp, with The Modern Roots Foundation (10-19-15)

Britt pulls in a solid 2015 season, looks forward to ambitious plans in 2016 (9-22-15)

Britt receives OCF “Creative Heights” grant for Crater Lake performance project (9-2-15)

Britt presents folk/soul duo Moody Little Sister in indoor concert (8-26-15)

Britt Orchestra to celebrate centennial of Crater Lake National Park with performances in the Park in 2016 (8-17-15)
--Download photos of Crater Lake or composer Michael Gordon

Britt Orchestra presents world premiere song cycle inspired by Oregon Poet Laureate Peter Sears (7-8-15)

Classical Festival pairs contemporary and new music with core classical repertoire in 2015 summer season July 31-August 15 (5-26-15)
--Download photos of guest artists, orchestra and venue.

Britt opens applications for Arts Career Exploration (ACE) program (4-24-15)

Britt adds Watkins Family Hour on August 19 (4-22-15)

Britt announces full 2015 season (4-9-15)