Classical Series A+B

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Twelve concerts, September 2019–June 2020

SEPTEMBER 28, 29 & 30, 2019

Brahms’ Second

Brahms’ jubilant Second evokes the burbling streams and fresh meadows of the Austrian countryside.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano 

Oscar Bettison: Remaking a Forest (World premiere commission)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25
Brahms: Symphony No. 2

OCTOBER 12, 13 & 14, 2019

Stravinsky’s Firebird

This magical showpiece contains some of Stravinsky’s best-loved music, from the primeval Infernal Dance to its breath-taking finale.

David Danzmayr, conductor
Colin Currie, percussion

Ives: Three Places in New England
• Andy Akiho: Percussion Concerto (World premiere commission)
Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1945 version)

NOVEMBER 2, 3 & 4, 2019

Stephen Hough Plays Mendelssohn

The “Genius” grant winner returns to perform Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto, a hidden gem full of fire and drama.

Clemens Schuldt, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano

L. Boulanger: Of a Sad Evening
L. Boulanger: Of a Spring Morning
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1
Schumann: Symphony No. 1, “Spring”

NOVEMBER 16, 17 & 18, 2019

Mahler’s Sixth

Carlos Kalmar leads the orchestra in Mahler’s thrillingly brooding Sixth Symphony.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Alexi Kenney, violin

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3
Mahler:
Symphony No. 6, “Tragic”

DECEMBER 7, 8 & 9, 2019

Prokofiev’s Fifth

Prokofiev’s richly melodic Fifth Symphony shimmers with the joy of one of the happiest times in his life.

Christian Kluxen, conductor
• Gabriel Kahane,
vocals

Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
• Gabriel Kahane: Selections from Book of Travelers
• Gabriel Kahane: Empire Liquor Mart
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

JANUARY 25, 26 & 27, 2020

Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2

Bask in the lyrical grace and rhapsodic brilliance of Chopin’s astonishing Piano Concerto No. 2.

Eun Sun Kim, conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Texu Kim: Spin-Flip
• Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3

FEBRUARY 8, 9 & 10, 2020

Pictures at an Exhibition

Embark on a musical stroll through an art museum in Mussorgsky’s perennial symphonic favorite.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

Gabriella Smith:
Commission (World premiere)
• Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1
Missy Mazzoli: Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

MARCH 14, 15 & 16, 2020

Berio’s Sinfonia by Rose Bond

Portland’s own media artist Rose Bond crafts eye-popping animation to illuminate Berio’s epic music.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Rose Bond, animator
*
Roomful of Teeth, vocal ensemble

Wagner: Overture and Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser
* Caroline Shaw: Partita for 8 Voices
•* Berio: Sinfonia

APRIL 4, 5 & 6, 2020

Beethoven’s Ninth

Oregon Repertory Singers join the orchestra and four soloists for a full-throated celebration of Beethoven’s final masterpiece.

Enrique Mazzola conductor
Oregon Repertory Singers
Soloists, TBA

Stravinsky: Agon
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, “Choral”

APRIL 25, 26 & 27, 2020

Michael Curry’s Night of the Mayas

Award-winning designer Michael Curry draws from ancient Mayan tradition to create a mysterious setting for Revueltas’ La noche de los mayas.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Michael Curry,
stage designer/director

Villa-Lobos: Uirapurú
Dvořák: The Golden Spinning Wheel
• Revueltas: La noche de los mayas (The Night of the Mayas)

MAY 16, 17 & 18, 2020

Bronfman Plays Mozart

The jaw-dropping Yefim Bronfman performs Mozart’s dramatic C Minor Piano Concerto.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Yefim Bronfman,
piano

Hindemith: Concert Music for Strings and Brass
• Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24
John Corigliano: Gazebo Dances
Gershwin: An American in Paris

MAY 30, 31 & JUNE 1, 2020

Ravel’s Boléro

Ravel’s magnificent showpiece builds up to such astonishing intensity that it brings audiences to their feet every time.

Kazuki Yamada, conductor
• Baiba Skride,
violin

• Schumann: Violin Concerto in D Minor
Dutilleux: Métaboles
Bizet: Symphony in C
Ravel: Boléro

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