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March 25–27, 2023

Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with Violinist Blake Pouliot

A "once in a lifetime" talent (Toronto Star), violinist Blake Pouliot brings his signature vigor to Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, one of the most dazzling showpieces for the instrument. Zemlinsky's richly orchestrated The Mermaid is a probing psychological work of love lost, written after the composer's own experience of devastating heartbreak.


Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor
Zemlinsky: The Mermaid

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Kevin John Edusei, Conductor
Blake Pouliot, Violin
Oregon Symphony

This concert is part of Classical Series C


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October 8-10, 2022

Ravel’s Boléro and Violinist Augustin Hadelich

In a program inspired by the dynamism of dance, Ravel's sensuous Boléro offers a kaleidoscope of orchestral color, ending with a feverish intensity sure to bring audiences to their feet. Also, Grammy Award–winning violinist Augustin Hadelich performs Donnacha Dennehy's Violin Concerto, whose central movement explores transcending life under lockdown.

March 11-13, 2023

Music of (In)Tolerance: from Mendelssohn to Wagner

Ideas of oppression and resilience are woven throughout Wagner's rarely heard Rienzi Overture and Mendelssohn's monumental "Reformation" Symphony, a heartfelt work inspired by the composer's Protestant faith. Visionary pianist-composer Gabriela Montero showcases her astonishing powers in Babel, a portrait of her experience as a human rights activist.