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Oregon Symphony – Be As Water

Oregon Symphony – Be As Water


Inspiring * Exhilarating * Riveting

In this wide-ranging meditation on the liquid we can’t live without, Handel’s irresistibly buoyant Water Music becomes a foil for five contemporary works that draw inspiration from water—three of them written by composers nominated for 2022 GRAMMY Awards—at a time when the planet is increasingly imperiled. Bookended by an electrifying percussion quartet by local favorite Andy Akiho and Nico Muhly’s 2007 masterpiece The Only Tune—a radical re-imagining of the timeless folk song “Two Sisters” featuring London-based avant-folk star Sam Amidon—this concert, performed by the Oregon Symphony, will offer listeners an opportunity to hear Handel’s classic through fresh ears, while experiencing cutting-edge new works from rising stars Timo Andres, Gabriella Smith, and inti figgis-vizueta.


Andy Akiho: Empty Your Mind
Handel: Water Music, Suite 1,
Inti Figgis-Vizueta: Mayu (The Great River)
Handel: Water Music, Suite 1
Gabriella Smith: Maré
Handel: Water Music, Suite 1
Timo Andres: Tides and Currents
Handel: Water Music, Suite 1
Nico Muhly: The Only Tune


Jeffrey Kahane, Conductor
Gabriel Kahane, Host
Timo Andres, Piano
Sam Amidon, Vocals, Banjo, and Guitar
Members of the Oregon Symphony

Beaverton, OR

  • FRI, APR 15, 2022, 7:30 PM

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Patricia Reser Center for the Arts (12625 SW Crescent St. Beaverton, OR 97005)