November 4–6, 2023

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

“I have put my whole soul into this symphony,” Tchaikovsky wrote of his Pathétique, with its melancholic melodies, defiant dances, and a harrowing final statement. Plus, Composer-in-Residence Andy Akiho pays tribute to visual artist Jun Kaneko’s storied career in a multimedia work inspired by the ceramicist’s colossal sculptures.


Dvořák: Othello Overture
Andy Akiho: Sculptures: Concert for Orchestra and Video (Oregon Symphony Co-commission and West Coast premiere)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”


David Danzmayr, Conductor  


This production is presented in partnership with Shakespeare's First Folio: 1623–2023, a public humanities project at Portland State University commemorating Shakespeare’s legacy. For more information, go to: Shakespeare’s First Folio: 1623-2023.


This concert is part of Classical Series B


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Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony and Violinist James Ehnes

Saint-Saëns unleashes the grandeur of the pipe organ in a symphony that embraces serenity and scales heights of euphoria. And Brahms’ Violin Concerto — from its pastoral opening to its boisterous finale — is flush with striking lyricism, making it the perfect vehicle for violinist James Ehnes’ “velvety sound and sensitivity” (New York Times).

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