OFAM 2021: Reel Music Before there was dialog, there was music. At first, perhaps, most practically, just to cover the awful racket of the projector; but more likely it has always been a psychological and emotional necessity, an essential part of telling the story, of sharing the feeling, of making the images, action and even spoken dialog when it finally came, truly real. REEL MUSIC is our contemplation of that. For 11 days of concerts, talks, and films Festival music director Chuck Redd and company invite you to explore and celebrate great moments and especially interesting dimensions of music in film. From the earliest days of the Silent Era (1894-1926) through the Golden Age (1927-60s) and beyond, from cartoons, shorts and commercials to musicals and period dramas, from context color, source music and background filler to leitmotifs, themes and story-advancing songs…and throwing in intriguing topics and insights along the way, we won’t cover everything, but we’ll touch on a lot!...and, of course, all with an especial focus on historic jazz and the Classic Songbook. Oregon Festival of American Music 2021: REEL MUSIC July 21-31, 2021 at The Shedd in Eugene.
Festival music director Chuck Redd welcomes guest directors Jesse Cloninger, Siri Vik and Will & Peter Anderson, and a host of others for REEL MUSIC, a 2-week exploration of the many roles music serves in film, from the silent film era up through the 1980s, with special emphasis on jazz and the Classic Songbook.
Oregon Festival of American Music 2021 includes 9 evening and 6 matinee concerts, our annual mid-festival jazz party, an all-new production of the 1955 musical comedy The Pajama Game, 2 community sing-alongs, films, and talks.
Tickets are on sale now at The Shedd Institute Ticket Office at 541-434-7000, in person at 868 High Street (MF 9 am-6 pm) or ONLINE. Ask about our OFAM 2021 package discounts or purchase ONLINE here!
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Festival Events Calendar
Wednesday Jul 21
1:00 pmAs Time Goes By
8:00 pmSetting The Score: Opening Gala
Thursday Jul 22
1:00 pmRendezvous
8:00 pmSpellbound
Friday Jul 23
1:00 pmSome Like It Hot
8:00 pmEnter Astaire
Saturday Jul 24
10:00 amSing-Along 1
1:00 pmElevator To The Gallows
8:00 pmDoin' The Chameleon
Sunday Jul 25
4:00 pm'Round Midday
Tuesday Jul 27
8:00 pmThe Spy Who Loved Me
Wednesday Jul 28
1:00 pmSpellbound
8:00 pmRendezvous
Thursday Jul 29
1:00 pmSing-Along 2
8:00 pmElevator To The Gallows
Friday Jul 30
1:00 pmDoin' The Chameleon
8:00 pmAs Time Goes By
Saturday Jul 31
1:00 pmEnter Astaire
8:00 pmSome Like It Hot