September 21–23, 2024

Chopin and Alpine Symphony

Inspired by his own adventures in the Alps, Strauss' An Alpine Symphony evokes nature's power and majesty in a journey through crashing waterfalls, misty meadows, and furious storms. And Portland favorite Garrick Ohlsson leads an equally intense journey of the heart in Chopin's First Piano Concerto, channeling the work's melancholy grace with "a sound so lush it almost glistens" (Seattle Times).


Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1
Strauss: An Alpine Symphony Mountain icon


David Danzmayr, Conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, Piano


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This concert is part of Classical Series A and is eligible for the Choose Your Own Series.


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  • SAT, SEPT 21, 2024, 7:30 PM
  • SUN, SEPT 22, 2024, 2:00 PM
  • MON, SEPT 23, 2024, 7:30 PM

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