Ah, the Oregon Bach Festival. Some of my fondest Eugene memories go back to this annual event. The OBF kicked off this past weekend, right along with the Olympic Trials. Instead of the usual first night in Eugene, the OBF opened in Portland, but is now going full-steam in Eugene. In fact, I have to book — Jodie and I are meeting up for a picnic dinner, followed by Garrison Keillor’s performance tonight. Viva la OBF!
"For the first time in nearly three decades, the Oregon Bach Festival played in Portland on Friday — and Portland loved it. In part driven out of town by the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials that also opened Friday in Eugene, the festival, under the new leadership of Executive Director John Evans, was also looking to expand its audience and presence statewide."