February 17, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SYMPHONY TO RESUME RECORDING SCHEDULE
WITH THIS WEEKEND'S CONCERTS


(PORTLAND, Ore.) –The Symphony’s February 18th and 19th performances under Music Director Carlos Kalmar will be recorded for two important projects.  The program includes pianist Jeffrey Kahane playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25, Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 5 and Elgar’s Cockaigne (In London Town.)

This concert, together with three more programs in the 2011/12 season, all led by Kalmar, will be broadcast on All Classical 89.9.  Airdates are still being determined, with details to be announced in the near future.

The Vaughan Williams and Elgar works will be featured on the Symphony’s second CD for the PentaTone label.  This follows on the heels of “Music for a Time of War”, our first CD under Maestro Kalmar, which was named among the top 10 classical CDs of 2011, hit the classical Billboard charts, and is now in its second pressing. 

The next CD, one of three expected to be produced before the end of the 2015 season, will differ from the first in that it will not be comprised of one complete concert.  Rather, the two works from this weekend’s concerts will be joined by Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, to be performed and recorded in mid-May. 

President Elaine Calder, commenting on the importance of these recordings, said: “We are thrilled to be recording another CD to showcase the work of Carlos and our musicians in a very different program.  And we are also very pleased to return to the airwaves.  Thanks to our great partners at All Classical we will once again be able to share our work with hundreds of thousands of people – locally on their radio network and nationally and internationally via the internet.”

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