Families: UNIVERSITY OF OREGON/EUGENE: Seasons and Seuss


He may not have much else in common with Eminem, but Helmuth Rilling, like the raunchy rapper, won a Grammy this year. Rilling, artistic director for the Oregon Bach Festival, got his for conducting the festival orchestra and chorus in a recording of Krzysztof Penderecki's Credo, an original work co-commissioned by the festival. That kind of distinguished performance draws students like Matthew Svoboda to the annual classical-music celebration at the University of Oregon in Eugene. "It's a first-class festival with incredible musicians I'd expect to see only in New York, Paris or Los Angeles," says Svoboda, who is pursuing a master's...

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