Guest Artist Bio
David Ogden Stiers
David Ogden Stiers, who enchanted our audience last season when he narrated excerpts from Richard Strauss” Le bourgeois gentilhomme, collaborates with the Oregon Symphony for the second time at these concerts.
Stiers is the creator of one of television’s most indelible characters: Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III, the pompous, outspoken wartime surgeon on M*A*S*H. His six-year run on the award-winning program netted him a pair of Emmy nominations for a character he once described as “lovably unlovable.” He also collected a third nomination for his role in the NBC miniseries The First Olympics, Athens 1896.
Stiers made his motion picture debut in Drive, He Said, directed by Jack Nicholson. He co-starred in Magic, The Cheap Detective, Oh God!, The Accidental Tourist and Doc Hollywood, among others, and was frequently engaged by director Woody Allen, co-starring in five of his films: Mighty Aphrodite, Everyone Says I Love You, Shadows and Fog, Another Woman and Curse of the Jade Scorpion.
The multifaceted Stiers has also conducted more than 40 symphony orchestras around the country, including the San Diego Symphony, the Eugene Symphony – and the Chicago Symphony … for 47 seconds. He is associate conductor of Oregon’s Newport Symphony.