Oregon Symphony to join Patricia Reser Center for the Arts’ Grand Opening Spring Season with two April concerts

Concerts will feature members of the Oregon Symphony performing classic works and new pieces by Symphony’s Creative Chair Gabriel Kahane and three Grammy-nominated composers

PORTLAND, Ore., January 25, 2022

PORTLAND, Ore. (January 25, 2022) Oregon Symphony will be a part of the grand opening spring season of the much anticipated, newly-constructed Patricia Reser Center for the Arts in downtown Beaverton, Oregon. On April 14 and 15, 2022, the new metro-area multidisciplinary arts center (slated to open in early March), will be the backdrop for two memorable evenings featuring members of the Oregon Symphony performing classic works and new compositions, led by musician, composer and Symphony Creative Chair Gabriel Kahane.

“Oregon Symphony is proud to perform at The Reser in two extraordinary concerts this spring,” says Oregon Symphony President and CEO Scott Showalter. “Together, we will inspire and bring joy to more people through live performances in a new, world-class venue.”

We look forward to welcoming audiences to experience the unique power of the Oregon Symphony in two unparalleled concerts, and in this stunningly intimate space,” says Chris Ayzoukian, Executive Director for The Reser.

April 14, 2022 - Gabriel Kahane’s New Album, Magnificent Bird Performed Live

On April 14th, Kahane and the Oregon Symphony will perform the world premiere of Magnificent Bird, from the composer’s new album written in the final month of a year-long, complete hiatus from the internet. At once intimate and ambitious, Kahane’s latest work explores personal loss against the backdrop of a series of public crises that began in 2020. Interspersed among this new collection of songs are selections from Book of Travelers, Gabriel’s musical account of an 8,980-mile train trip that he took in the aftermath of the 2016 election, as well as the uproarious Twitterkreis, a collection of nano-songs he began to release online in 2018. Using the power of live music, this performance will probe how we can strive to see ourselves in one another and build coalitions powerful enough to make a more equitable society and healthier planet.

April 15, 2022 - The Reser & Oregon Symphony Present: Oregon Symphony - Be As Water

Kahane and the Oregon Symphony then reunite on April 15th at The Reser for a concert titled Be As Water. In this concert, Handel's timeless Water Music becomes a foil for five new works that draw inspiration from water. Hosted by Creative Chair Gabriel Kahane and conducted by Jeffrey Kahane, it features cutting-edge music by Nico Muhly, Gabriella Smith, Timo Andres, inti figgis-vizueta and Andy Akiho. These vibrant voices are brought to life by members of the Oregon Symphony, with special guest Sam Amidon, in a wide-ranging meditation on the liquid we can't live without.

Tickets for both concerts can be purchased online through The Reser and Oregon Symphony.

About Oregon Symphony

Led by Music Director David Danzmayr, the multi-Grammy Award-nominated Oregon Symphony ranks as one of America’s major orchestras. It produces several hundred concerts and award-winning education and community programs each year, serving more than 250,000 people in-person and tens of millions more people through broadcasts and recordings. The Oregon Symphony has broken attendance and fundraising records in recent years, while innovating on stage through multimedia series such as SoundSights, Sounds of Home and SoundStories. Celebrating its 125th anniversary in the 2021/22 season, Oregon Symphony is committed to building the audiences of tomorrow through breakthrough artistic programs with a wide-ranging coalition of cultural thought-leaders and musical innovators. For more information, visit www.orsymphony.org.

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