Matthew Halls

The Firing of OBF’s Matthew Halls

In this audio interview, we catch up with EW Arts Editor Bob Keefer about the story he broke on the firing of Matthew Halls, the Oregon Bach Festival’s Artistic Director. Halls was fired near the end of August 2017, years before his contract was supposed to expire in 2020. Keefer talks about the events that may of led to Halls’ firing and the secrecy OBF and the University of Oregon have kept. He also talks about where OBF is going from here. Read Keefer’s full story online at