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Alban Gerhardt: 2012-15 Artist in Residence

Internationally acclaimed cellist and classical music ambassador extraordinaire, Alban Gerhardt will be back in town April 4-8 for concerts with the Oregon Symphony. But Alban doesn’t come into town just to play at the Schnitz! While he’s here he’ll be taking his friend Johann Sebastian Bach and his cello on the road, visiting schools, a retirement and memory care center, a hotel lobby, an inspirational garden, a newly established Cultural Center in the Wine country, and an international non-profit headquarters.

And that’s just a sampling of his public and private appearances in his second of three years as designated Oregon Symphony Artist in Residence. His goal is to share classical music in general and the beautiful cello compositions in particular with as wide an audience as possible.

Alban frequently performs a couple of Bach Cello Suites in each of his public appearances. In addition, he will perform in a quintet of Oregon Symphony cellists:  Principal Nancy Ives, Asst. Principal Marilyn DeOliveira, Trevor Fitzpatrick and Ken Finch.

Questions? Contact Monica Hayes at mhayes@orsymphony.org

His free public appearances include:

Apr. 3

6:00 pm

Ace Hotel Lobby  
1022 SW Stark St.

Solo Bach suites
(where he’ll play atop the infamous lobby table)


Apr. 4

1:15 pm

Lan Su
Chinese Garden

239 NW Everett St

Solo Bach suites

(free with garden admission)

Apr. 4

2:45 pm

Mercy Corps
Action Center  

45 SW Ankeny St Portland

An ensemble with Oregon Symphony cellists


Apr. 5

11:30 am

Cultural Center

415 E. Sheridan St Newberg

Solo Bach suites



See Alban Gerhardt perform Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 2 with the Oregon Symphony at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall April 5, 6 & 7, 2014.

Scenes from Alban Gerhardt's 2013 Artist-In-Residence appearances: