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Britt Buzz March 2023

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February 2023 Britt Buzz

Announcement Season Has Begun!

Spring is almost here and we have two big announcements in the works that will get you excited for summer.

We have already announced the Britt Festival Orchestra Season plus Best of Britt with Pink Martini and this year’s Rebelution: Good Vibes Tour.

The first Britt Presents announcement is in two days! Read on for the details…

• Britt Presents Announcements
• Become a Member!
• BFO Season On Sale Now
• March Education Update
• Welcome, Julie Gillis!
• Best of Britt Benefit
• Volunteer at Britt
• March Trivia

Britt Presents Season Announcements

Britt Presents Announcements

The first Britt Presents Season Announcement
happens at 10:00 AM this Friday, March 3rd.

The first announcement is packed with artists crossing several genres: some you might expect, some who haven’t been to Britt for a while, and a band who will be making their Britt debut.

We’ll be sharing the first set of artists with everyone on our social media channels and through local news sources, but why hunt for it when all you need to do is go to Brittfest.org at 10:00 AM on Friday? As with all Britt Presents concerts, these tickets will be available to Members first. Check below for details on becoming a member…

The final Britt Presents Announcement happens on the evening of April 6 - watch for the rest of the season reveal around 7:30 PM. We’ll release the details at the end of the live announcement party.

Become a Birtt Member Today!

Become a Britt Member Today!

The first Britt Presents Season Announcement is in two days!

Did you miss out on tickets last summer? (Like Norah Jones and Bonnie Raitt) Guarantee your presale access to tickets before the Britt Presents announcements!

We’re booking great artists, and you definitely won’t want to miss out on the spectacular lineup!

Membership is your ticket to exciting Britt Experiences for you on the Britt Hill this summer.

Britt Festival Orchestra 2023 Season Lineup

BFO Season On Sale Now!

The Britt Festival Orchestra Season has been revealed… and it’s going to be an exciting three weeks! From classic standards like Beethoven’s 5th to Also Sprach Zarathastra (think 2001: A Space Odyssey) to brand new works performed by the BFO and four amazing guest artists, there is something for everyone! On top of that, we’re showing a movie with the orchestra playing the score. Check out the details and get tickets now!

BFO: Also Sprach Zarathstra & Anne Akiko Meyers 6/15/23
BFO: The Princess Bride 6/17/23
BFO: Schumann & Timo Andres 6/22/23
BFO: Beethoven 5 & Alexi Kenney 6/24/23
BFO: Ravel, Sibelius & Reid 6/29/23
BFO: Abrams, Bernstein, & Aaron Diehl 7/1/23

BFO Chamber Music Series

For our readers in Southern Oregon, we’re presenting another concert in the BFO Chamber Music Series at noon on April 1st at the Jacksonville Library.

Stay tuned for a special email announcing this event!

March Education Update
March Residency featuring Jâca March 1-3

Jâca Residency: March 1 - 3

As part of a new partnership with the Guitar Society of Southern Oregon (GSSO), Jâca will visit local classrooms and be presented by GSSO in a ticketed performance for the community. "Jâca is a clarinet and guitar duo that combines classical and world music to bring an adventurous, passionate, and completely original musical style to the stage. Jâca’s music reflects the versatility of their instruments, using Western Classical training as a base to combine with their diverse musical and cultural heritage.

Jâca is passionate about adding meaning to their music, founding the Jâca Cultural Exchange Program (JCEP) in 2019 to support underserved musical communities worldwide. They also host the prestigious Emerging Composers Competition to create new music for clarinet and guitar. In an effort to promote positivity around multiculturalism in America, they launched Imaginary Boundaries in 2020. The project involves ongoing commissions of compositions from accomplished composers of various cultural backgrounds.

For more information or to buy tickets, go here.

BrittKids Astro Adventures!

Have Fun with Astro Adventures!

Episode 2 finds our intrepid explorers traveling to Planet Zarko - their mission: to teach the Zarkons how to play the harmonica! Join Scout, Flora, Bunmi, Bearto, and Phineas the Frog each month as they zoom from planet to planet meeting amazing aliens and exchanging fun facts and techniques about music, drawing, painting, sculpting, and other awesome ways to be creative!

Don't miss this month's new Astro Adventures downloads and check back each month in the BrittKids Klub newsletter, "Scout's E-blast"!

Earth Music Odyssey

Earth Music Odyssey Episode 2

In Episode 2, Jheri learns more about the importance of music in Zimbabwe, and jams with artist John Mambira on one of his original songs. Look for a new episode each month from January through June in the BrittKids Klub e-Blast and Britt YouTube channel!

Sing up for the FREE BrittKids Klub

BrittKids Have More Fun!

Join the BrittKids Klub to be the first to see new episodes of Earth Music Odyssey and Astro Adventures. You will also gain access to other monthly goodies and our entire library of free downloadable fun! Joining is easy and it's FREE!


Welcome, Julie Gillis: Chief Development Officer

Britt is excited to introduce you to our new team member, Julie Gillis, who is our new Chief Development Officer. What is a Chief Development Officer, you might ask? Julie is in charge of Britt’s fundraising beyond ticket sales and ad revenue. So, if you’re a Business Partner or potential donor, you will be hearing from her.

Julie joins us with a great background in development. Her most recent role was Director of Individual Giving, Major Gifts at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she managed and implemented the creation of major giving strategy and led the identification and development of relationships with new and current donors.  Prior to that, Julie was the Director of Development at Southern Oregon PBS, where she successfully built a new major and planned giving program.

On a personal note, Julie has resided in Southern Oregon since 2016, although she’s been visiting regularly since the 1990s. She enjoys the confluence of nature and culture that our valley offers, with hiking, snowshoeing, attending performances of all types, and eating at the great restaurants we have. She’s taken a local right of passage with a visit to the House of Mystery, too!

“I come from a musical family and feel like I have been involved with music since before I even was born!” says Julie. “I've been connected to the arts throughout my career and I'm thrilled about joining Britt and helping develop all the resources it needs to thrive and grow for years to come.” Welcome, Julie!

Best of Britt | August 24 with Pink Martini featuring China Forbes

Best of Britt Benefit

Tickets to our annual fundraiser Best of Britt are on sale now and they’re close to selling out - we think we’ve come up with a great pairing for our annual fundraising event: Pink Martini featuring China Forbes will be gracing the main stage as part of the Best of Britt on Thursday, August 24th.

Support your Britt Music & Arts Festival by joining us for this exciting annual fundraising extravaganza! It’s a fun-filled night of food, wine, beer, and music on the Britt hill.

Tickets for this benefit event are $140 per person and include a premium reserved seat to the concert, food from ten local restaurants paired with wine from ten local wineries, and beer from Western Beverage.

Live Auction of tempting Britt-centric packages (things like first dibs on concert tickets, backstage dinners, and instruments signed by Britt artists) and a “paddle call” to support Britt’s Education & Engagement programs will round out the evening.

This event will sell out – get your tickets today!

Volunteer at Britt

Volunteer at Britt

Want to attend concerts without having to purchase a ticket? Become a Britt Volunteer!

Each season, Britt depends on our team of volunteers to create the best Britt Experience for everyone - ushering, renting chairs and cushions, assisting with parking, and after-concert cleanup, just to name just a few of the many available opportunities. Britt exists because of dedicated volunteers like you!

Britt Society dues are $10 annually. If you’re a current Britt member, you don’t need to pay the annual dues. To learn more, contact Volunteer Coordinator Diane Lomasney at diane.lomasney@brittfest.org

Or apply to join our team of volunteers:

Perform at Britt

Perform at Britt

Are you a musician or in a band that would like to perform pre-concert music on Britt’s Enfield Stage in the Performance Garden? Go to our website to apply on the Perform at Britt page.

Siskiyou Singers
Rogue Valley Symphonic Band
Jacksonville Art & Music Showcase
March Trivia

With the first Britt Presents Announcement just two days away, let’s change up the trivia question for this month:

Guess one of the artists that we will announce on March 3rd! With one exclusion - Michael Franti & Spearhead have come to Britt for 16 consecutive years. That’s just too easy. So, think about artists who’ve been to Britt before, or imagine one we haven’t brought and make a guess.

The 4th person to email Britt's Director of Marketing with a correct guess will win a poster signed by The Beach Boys in 2019. The prize is not a clue. We just think it’s a cool prize!

The winner will be notified on March 3rd.


Note: Britt Trivia winners who have won within the past six months are not eligible to win this month’s prize.


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