April 11–14, 2025

Beethoven & Kahane: Nature's Forces

With its depictions of babbling brooks, bird calls, and an electrifying thunderstorm, Beethoven's “Pastoral” Symphony evokes the beauty of the Austrian countryside with cinematic clarity. And in Talent & Phoenix, Creative Chair Gabriel Kahane reflects on the devastating 2020 Almeda Fire in Southern Oregon to  ask: "How is memory remade, and community rebuilt, when the buildings that housed our past are reduced to ash?"


Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral” Mountain icon
Gabriel Kahane: Talent & Phoenix (Co-commission, World Premiere) Mountain icon


David Danzmayr, Conductor


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This concert is part of Classical Series B


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  • FRI, APR 11, 2025, 7:30 PM
  • SAT, APR 12, 2025, 7:30 PM
  • SUN, APR 13, 2025, 2:00 PM
  • MON, APR 14, 2025, 7:30 PM

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