In his ten years with us,
Maestro Carlos Kalmar has taken the orchestra to a triumphant Carnegie Hall debut, released the best-selling and Grammy-nominated CD "Music for a Time of War" and brought international distinction to your Oregon Symphony. His goal has always been "to touch the heart and soul of every Oregonian." The evening will benefit the music education programs that are closest to his heart.
On behalf of the children served through the Oregon Symphony’s education and outreach programs and the musicians who make it possible, thank you to all who attended our Night of the Decade Gala on Sunday, May 12. We extend our most sincere appreciation to all of our attendees for helping us exceed our fundraising goal for the evening. Together we raised over $200,000 for this worthy cause.
These funds will help us reach over 20,000 children every year who do not have music education in their schools. Over 220,000 students will experience the splendor in the concert hall through our Classical Series, Pops, and Specials, and now, more children will have access to our education and outreach programs in schools, libraries, and at the concert hall.