September 14, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TONY BENNETT, COLIN CURRIE, WYNTON MARSALIS, ITZHAK PERLMAN AND MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN HEADLINE OREGON SYMPHONY OCTOBER CONCERTS


(PORTLAND, Ore.) – The best of the best: that’s what the Oregon Symphony is serving up in October, as jazz and classical music superstars grace the stage of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The legendary Tony Bennett, who sings the American Songbook like nobody else, and multiple Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, along with the top-notch Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, present unforgettable evenings of vocal and instrumental jazz. Artist-in-Residence Colin Currie returns to perform the West Coast premiere of a new American percussion concerto, while acclaimed pianist Marc-André Hamelin tackles the monumental Third Piano Concerto by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

TUESDAY, OCT. 4
POKEMON

Please note: This concert has been cancelled. The Symphony hopes to reschedule in the future at which time an announcement will be issued.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8
SUNDAY, OCT. 9
MONDAY, OCT. 10
RACHMANINOFF’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3

When and Where: Oct. 8 at 7:30 pm, Oct. 9 at 2 pm, and Oct. 10 at 7:30 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: The Oregon Symphony, with guest conductor Nicholas Carter; *Marc-André Hamelin, piano

The Program:

Wagner: “Forest Murmurs” from Siegfried
Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52
*Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor    

What’s special about this concert:

More Background Info and Photos:
On the Oregon Symphony: orsymphony.org
On Nicholas Carter: askonasholt.co.uk/artists/conductors/nicholas-carter
On Marc-André Hamelin: marcandrehamelin.com

Tickets: begin at $23 and can be purchased online at OrSymphony.org; in person at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office located at 909 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-Sa, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 (M-Fri, 10 am-9 pm, Sat 10 am-6pm); and at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall starting two hours before every performance.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

When and Where: Oct. 12 at 7:30 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis. Note: The Oregon Symphony does not perform.

The Program: Mr. Marsalis will announce his program from the stage

What’s special about this concert:

More Background Info and Photos:
On the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: jazz.org/JLCO/
On Wynton Marsalis: wyntonmarsalis.org

Tickets: begin at $40 and can be purchased online at OrSymphony.org; in person at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office located at 909 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-Sa, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 (M-Fri, 10 am-9 pm, Sat 10 am-6pm); and at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall starting two hours before every performance.

SATURDAY, OCT. 15
SUNDAY, OCT. 16
JASON ALEXANDER SINGS BROADWAY

When and Where: Oct. 15 at 7:30 pm and Oct. 16 at 3 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: The Oregon Symphony, with Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik; *Jason Alexander, vocals

The Program: Mr. Alexander will announce his program from the stage

What’s So Special About This Concert:

More Background Info and Photos:
On the Oregon Symphony: orsymphony.org
On Jeff Tyzik: jefftyzik.com

Tickets: begin at $23 and can be purchased online at OrSymphony.org; in person at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office located at 909 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-Sa, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 (M-Fri, 10 am-9 pm, Sat 10 am-6pm); and at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall starting two hours before every performance.

TUESDAY, OCT. 18
ITZHAK PERLMAN RECITAL

When and Where: Oct. 18 at 7:30 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: *Itzhak Perlman, violin; *Rohan De Silva, piano. Note: The Oregon Symphony does not perform.

The Program:

*Leclair: Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Major, Op. 9, No. 3
*Brahms: Scherzo from Sonatensatz in C minor, “FAE Sonata”
*Beethoven: “Spring” Sonata
*Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in G Major

What’s So Special About This Concert:

More Background Info and Photos:
On Itzhak Perlman: itzhakperlman.com
On Rohan De Silva: juilliard.edu/faculty/rohan-de-silva

Tickets: begin at $45 and can be purchased online at OrSymphony.org; in person at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office located at 909 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-Sa, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 (M-Fri, 10 am-9 pm, Sat 10 am-6pm); and at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall starting two hours before every performance.

SATURDAY, OCT. 22
SUNDAY, OCT. 23
MONDAY, OCT. 24
COLIN CURRIE

When and Where: Oct. 22 at 7:30 pm, Oct. 23 at 2 pm, and Oct. 24 at 7:30 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: The Oregon Symphony, with Music Director Carlos Kalmar; *Colin Currie, percussion

The Program:

Rouse: Supplica
*Norman: Switch for solo percussion and orchestra
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

What’s So Special About This Concert:

More Background Info and Photos:
On the Oregon Symphony: orsymphony.org
On Colin Currie: colincurrie.com/site/

Tickets: begin at $23 and can be purchased online at OrSymphony.org; in person at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office located at 909 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-Sa, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 (M-Fri, 10 am-9 pm, Sat 10 am-6pm); and at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall starting two hours before every performance.

THURSDAY, OCT. 26
TONY BENNETT

When and Where: Oct. 26 at 7:30 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: Tony Bennett, vocals. Note: The Oregon Symphony does not perform.
           
The Program: Mr. Bennett will announce his program from the stage

What’s So Special About This Concert:

More Background Info and Photos:
On Tony Bennett: tonybennett.com

Tickets: begin at $45 and can be purchased online at OrSymphony.org; in person at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office located at 909 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-Sa, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 (M-Fri, 10 am-9 pm, Sat 10 am-6pm); and at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall starting two hours before every performance.

SATURDAY, OCT. 29
SUNDAY, OCT. 30
MONDAY, OCT. 31
BARBER’S VIOLIN CONCERTO

When and Where: Oct. 29, Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 at 7:30 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: The Oregon Symphony, with Music Director Carlos Kalmar; *Joseph Swensen, violin

The Program:

Janáček: Overture to From the House of the Dead
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3, “The Fiery Angel”  
*Barber: Violin Concerto
Bach/Stokowski: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

What’s So Special About This Concert:

More Background Info and Photos:
On the Oregon Symphony: orsymphony.org
On Joseph Swensen: josephswensen.com/biography.htm

Tickets: begin at $23 and can be purchased online at OrSymphony.org; in person at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office located at 909 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-Sa, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 (M-Fri, 10 am-9 pm, Sat 10 am-6pm); and at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall starting two hours before every performance.



Beyond the Schnitz
Oregon Symphony Community Engagement Programs

The Oregon Symphony and its musicians are deeply involved in the community in places that stretch far beyond the confines of our concert hall.  Here are a few of the things happening in that arena during the month of October.

While Colin Currie is in Portland to perform the West Coast premiere of Andrew Norman’s new percussion concerto “Switch,” the Artist in Residence will have a busy schedule, working with young musicians in schools and coaching in youth orchestra rehearsals. In addition to those appearances, Currie will be performing in a variety of places with performances that are open to the public.

Wednesday, October 19
7 - 8:30 pm 
8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland
Colin Currie and the Oregon Symphony Percussion Ensemble at Nordia House.  Free

Thursday, October 20:
3 - 4 pm
All Classical Portland Studio
211 SE Caruthers St., Portland
All Classical Portland’s  “Thursdays @ Three” live performance on solo marimba. Broadcast live. Seats available by reservation from www.allclassical.org.

Monday, October 24:
12 – 1 pm
Literary Arts office
925 SW Washington St., Portland
A free solo pop-up recital on marimba with selections by Gabriel Garcia Márquez, read by actor Pam Mahon.

Tuesday, October 25:
7 - 8 pm 
Chehalem Cultural Center
415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg
Evening Recital. For tickets contact http://www.chehalemculturalcenter.org/ 503 487 6883

Wednesday, October 26:
10 - 11 am
Chehalem Cultural Center
415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg
Youth Concert with technique demonstrations. Free and open to students, teachers and parents.



Photos for media uses can be accessed at: www.orsymphony.org/newsroom/artists.aspx

Season subscriptions, including the popular Choose Your Own Passes and Gift Cards, are still available through the Symphony Ticket Office at 503-228-1353.

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