Britt Music & Arts Festival, a non-profit organization, is the Pacific Northwest's premier outdoor summer performing arts festival. Located in the historic 1850s gold rush town of Jacksonville, Oregon(USA), Britt presents dozens of summer concerts, featuring world-class artists in classical music, jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, world, pop and country music. Britt's performance venue is a naturally formed amphitheater set among majestic ponderosa pines and native madrones on the beautiful hillside estate of 19th century photographer Peter Britt. Viewing a map of the facility will give you a clearer picture of how we have combined stadium seating within this natural setting. Tens of thousands of music lovers travel from all over the West to enjoy Britt's world-class performances, spectacular scenery and casual, relaxing atmosphere.
Inspired by our intimate and scenic hillside venue, we provide diverse live performances, an incomparable orchestra season and dynamic education programs that create a sense of discovery and community.
Britt Festival Orchestra
The Britt Festival Orchestra (BFO) brings a unique group of musicians together each summer to perform under the leadership of Music Director Teddy Abrams, a rising star in the symphonic world. Our summer festival spans 20 days in late July and early August and includes six performances with the full BFO, plus additional events such as chamber music concerts and curated performances for children, all at our extraordinary outdoor venue in historic Jacksonville, Oregon.
Established in 1963, the BFO is an all-star ensemble that meets each summer in the historic and beautiful southern Oregon town of Jacksonville. Our musicians come from many of the most important and respected year-round orchestras in the country and teach at some of the finest conservatories and universities in the world. Our concert hall, the Britt Pavilion, is a natural outdoor amphitheater under the great Oregon sky. Our audiences, often including more than two thousand people per concert, sit on the Britt Hill and experience a remarkably diverse selection of music under the stars, ranging from early Renaissance to numerous living American composers.
Additional festivities include free BrittKids Koncerts, open rehearsals, pre-concert conversations with guest artists and orchestra members, and special projects and collaborations with a variety of community groups, such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Whether you’re a seasoned classical music enthusiast or a newcomer to the orchestra, the Britt Festival Orchestra has something for you!