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October 21–24, 2022

Strauss & Nielsen: Hope and the Human Spirit

Music Director Laureate Carlos Kalmar leads a program exploring the invincibility of the human spirit. Strauss's songs of farewell, with their radiant lyricism, offer hope and solace in the autumn of life, while Nielsen's thrilling Fourth Symphony looks to transcend the anguish of World War I, culminating in a spectacular duel for two timpanists.


Gabriella Smith: Tumblebird Contrails
Strauss: Four Last Songs
Seeger: Andante for Strings
Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, “The Inextinguishable”


Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Maeve Höglund, Soprano
Oregon Symphony

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This concert is part of Classical Series C


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