February 4, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BEETHOVEN'S NINTH SYMPHONY NEWS

ALL THREE PERFORMANCES SOLD OUT
DRESS REHEARSAL TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
JONITA LATTIMORE REPLACES AN INDISPOSED LAYLA CLAIRE


(PORTLAND, Ore.) –  With tickets to the three-performance concert of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony completely sold out, the Symphony is pleased to announce that general admission tickets are now available for the 9:45 am, Saturday, February 9 dress rehearsal. 

General admission tickets, priced at $20 each, are available by phone at (503) 228-1353 or (800) 228-7343, online at any time from the orchestra’s web site OrSymphony.org and in person at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office, 923 SW Washington St.  Tickets will also be available at the concert hall for cash only.  Seating will be available in dress circle, mezzanine and balconies only.

Ticket holders to the dress rehearsal need to enter the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall through the Park St. entrance.  Doors open at 9:00 am.  Ticket holders should arrive early enough to be seated by 9:45 am.

Jonita LattimoreSoprano Jonita Lattimore has replaced the indisposed Layla Claire.  Ms. Lattimore, who makes her Oregon Symphony debut, will arrive in Portland in plenty of time to rehearse with the orchestra. 

Ms. Lattimore, a lyric soprano of immense vocal range and expressive musicality, has garnered plaudits for her vivid portrayals of roles ranging from Micaela to Jackie O, as well as oratorio performances with major orchestras across the United States and abroad. John von Rhein from the Chicago Tribune calls Lattimore’s soprano a “richly upholstered voice with secure line and coloratura.” She “is surely destined for great things.”  Her performance in Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with Concertante di Chicago was praised by the same paper for her “dusky low notes and effortless clarion upper range.” Her latest CD, Only Heaven, a collaboration of five singers, (PS Classics) was called “the most distinctive music heard all season” (USA Today),producing“spine chills and teary eyes”  (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram). 

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CONTACT:
Jim Fullan
Vice President, Communications, Marketing & Sales
503-416-6347
jfullan@orsymphony.org