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Ashland, OR 97520
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On any given evening  live music in Ashland can be found. Whether it’s bluegrass, folk,  opera, reggae, or an orchestra, you can enjoy it in Ashland.  Facilities include the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall where the Southern Oregon Repertory Singers and the Chamber Music Concerts are held, the Lithia Park Band shell, and many other spots around town where you can hear national, regional and local talent. The Historic Ashland Armory has hosted many great artists such as Michael Franti. St. Clair Production’s Folk Music Series runs from September through May. Local pubs feature some truly fabulous bluegrass and folk music with a minimal cover charge one can experience some fresh, new tunes.

On a completely different “note” Southern Oregon University is now home to the Schuman Collection- a comprehensive collection of historical and ethnic instruments. If you are a performer, there are a number of classical, folk, opera and a cappella groups you can join. Few orchestras in the United States can boast of an enduring history of over four decades, and fewer orchestras take the unusual step of traveling to their audiences. The Rogue Valley Symphony is a 50-70 piece orchestra performing September though April and travels to bring fine orchestral music to Southern Oregon citizens in Ashland, Medford, and Grants Pass.  In a season, the Rogue Valley Symphony presents 5 Classic Series concerts in all three communities and offers a holiday program.  Artistic excellence, music education and community engagement are at the forefront of the Symphony’s mission. Their educational programs include a free family Discovery concert, Connecting with the Classics student voucher program, Chamber Players in the Classroom String Quintet, and A Day of Music to serve area school children, grades 3-6.  The RVS reaches over 10,000 students and their families per year with these 4 programs.  Music Director Martin Majkut began his tenure with the RVS in September 2010 as the winner of their music director search.  Martin still frequently conducts in his home country of Slovakia with the Slovak Philharmonic.  Come join the Rogue Valley Symphony wherever they may be for excellent, live orchestral music.

Nearby, the Britt Festival offers concerts under the stars in two locations: the Britt Pavilion in nearby historic Jacksonville and the Lithia Motors Ampitheater in Central Point. Britt features a collection of world class artists in classical music, dance, jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, world, pop, and country music.

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