The Right to Be Heard

Your Oregon Symphony’s acclaimed series, SoundStories, returns in the 2020/21 Season with three groundbreaking orchestral works, all led by Carlos Kalmar. Each innovative program prompts the question: who has the right to be heard in our society? Together, these composers’ stories offer opportunities to consider historic and contemporary issues through music.

NOVEMBER 21, 22 & 23, 2020

Hans Gál’s Triptych

Austrian Jewish composer Hans Gál’s escape from the Nazi regime left his flourishing career in shambles. Over three decades later, he composed Triptych, an exuberant work that testifies to the power of resilience in the face of adversity. Brahms’ transcendent A German Requiem, with its profound message of solace, resonates deeply with Gál’s experience. Classical Series A


Gabriel Kahane’s The Right to Be Forgotten

Oregon Symphony Creative Chair Gabriel Kahane grapples with the nature of convenience, privacy, free will, and democracy in the digital era in this thoughtful, evocative new work. Classical Series C

APRIL 24, 25 & 26, 2021

Hans Abrahamsen’s Left, alone

Hans Abrahamsen’s atmospheric new piano concerto, performed using only the left hand, brings to light how physical disabilities and social isolation can transform the acts of composing and listening to music. Classical Series B


2020/21 Classical Series

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