The Britt Festival Orchestra’s 2021 Season Features a Unique Musical Experience-in-Motion – the World Premiere of Brush: Music in the Woodlands by Caroline Shaw (July 30-Aug 2)
Under the galvanizing leadership of Music Director Teddy Abrams, the 2021 summer season of the Britt Festival Orchestra (BFO) features the world premiere of Brush: Music in the Woodlands, a new work by Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy-winning musician and composer Caroline Shaw, who served as Britt’s Composer/Conductor Fellow in 2019. This site-specific musical installation brings the countryside to life, with audience members walking along a 2.5-mile, eight-station loop on the Jacksonville Woodlands Trail system above the Britt Pavilion, through groups of musicians spread along the trail. Six free performances of the work take place from July 30–Aug 2. Registration is required, available starting June 25, when the rest of the offerings for the 2021 BFO season will be announced. Throughout the summer, the orchestra also presents Soundwalk, another kind of musical installation by Pulitzer Prize-winner Ellen Reid. Using a phone app and headphones, audience members will explore Jacksonville, Oregon to discover music selections around the town (July 1–Oct 15).