In this article, Bob Keefer of the Eugene Weekly has dug deeper to find out why Matthew Halls was fired as the artistic director of the Oregon Bach Festival. It seems that the firing came through someone on the University Oregon side of things and not from the OBF board. In the meantime, in this Eugene Weekly article, Thomas Morris, the artistic director of the Ojai Music Festival, has openly questioned the OBF's new direction to have a festival that is curated by different people each year, stating that you still have to have an artistic director for overall vision.
Bottom line: things look very shaky for the OBF right now.
PS: Those who want to learn more about Halls can read my interview with him here.