May 17, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE OREGON SYMPHONY LAUNCHES A FOUR-WEEK PHOTO CONTEST
TO FIND THE BEST PHOTO AND MUSIC COMBINATION
(Portland, OR) – Classical music, especially when it’s played with the passion and precision demonstrated by the orchestra this season, often conjures wondrous mental images. To celebrate the end of the 2011/12 season and the conjured mental images the season may have prompted, the Oregon Symphony has scheduled a four-week photo contest to see just what sort of images classical music fans pair with particular pieces of symphonic music.
How does the contest work? The public is welcome to submit their digital photos along with an answer to the following question: What piece of classical music is the perfect accompaniment to your photo? The photo contest runs May 21 – June 17, 2012.
Perhaps it’s a picture of foreboding dark clouds with the musical selection “Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem.” Or a rainy cityscape with “Handel’s Water Music.”
Technical quality, clarity and composition are all important, but so too is the story that entrants are able to tell by pairing the musical piece with the image. The musical selection can include any piece of music generally considered to be "classical" and must be available for purchase or download through iTunes or Amazon Music. Judges include Music Director Carlos Kalmar, Oregon Symphony musicians and administrative staff.
The grand prize winner will receive a 2012/13 classical series subscription for two, and have their photo featured on the Oregon Symphony website. Three finalists will also be selected and will receive one pair of tickets to the first concert of the 2012/13 season, “Opening with a Bang!” on September 8, 2012.
For more information and to enter the contest, visit the Oregon Symphony contest page at www.orsymphony.org/contest.
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