March 7–10, 2025

Copland & Sibelius: Sounds of Spring

The first warm, fragrant breezes of spring waft through the pages of two beloved works: Copland's Appalachian Spring, a tender portrayal of rural American life, and Sibelius's Fifth Symphony, with its heart-stopping vision of swans soaring across an April sky. Plus, Artist-in-Residence Xavier Foley returns to your Oregon Symphony to perform his astonishing new bass concerto.


Copland: Suite from Appalachian Spring  Mountain icon
Xavier Foley: New Double Bass Concerto No. 2 (Oregon Symphony Co-commission)
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 Mountain icon


Hanna Lintu, Conductor
Xavier Foley, Bass


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This concert is part of Classical Series C


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  • FRI, MAR 7, 2025, 7:30 PM
  • SAT, MAR 8, 2025, 7:30 PM
  • SUN, MAR 9, 2025, 2:00 PM
  • MON, MAR 10, 2025, 7:30 PM

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