Classical Series A+C

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Twelve concerts, October 2020–June 2021

OCTOBER 3, 4 & 5, 2020

Kalmar, Moser & Sibelius 2

Carlos Kalmar kicks off his final season as music director with Sibelius’ beloved Second Symphony and Oregon Symphony Artist-in-Residence Johannes Moser.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello

Weber: Der Freischütz Overture
Robin Holloway: Cello Concerto (World premiere commission)
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

OCTOBER 31, NOVEMBER 1 & 2, 2020

Mozart’s Last Symphonies

Maestro Carlos Kalmar conducts a rare, complete performance of Mozart’s revolutionary final symphonies.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor

Mozart: Symphony No. 39
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
Mozart: Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”

NOVEMBER 21, 22 & 23, 2020

Brahms’ Requiem

Experience the awe-inspiring power of Brahms’ choral-orchestral masterpiece, poignantly paired with music by Austrian Jewish composer and World War II refugee Hans Gál.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Oregon Repertory Singers
Soloists TBA

Gál: Triptych
Brahms: A German Requiem

DECEMBER 5, 6 & 7, 2020

Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1

Tchaikovsky’s sweeping concerto includes some of the most beloved melodies in the repertoire.

Kristiina Poska, conductor
Simon Trpčeski, piano

Helena Tulve: Anastatica (U.S. premiere)
Piano Concerto No. 1
Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, “The Inextinguishable”

JANUARY 16, 17 & 18, 2021

Beethoven, Prokofiev & Tania León

Our concertmaster, Sarah Kwak, takes center stage in a program with music by Beethoven, Prokofiev, and renowned Cuban-American composer Tania León.

Yoel Gamzou, conductor
Sarah Kwak, violin

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
Violin Concerto No. 1
Tania León: Stride (Oregon Symphony commission)
Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

FEBRUARY 6, 7 & 8, 2021

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5

Sit back and enjoy the exhilarating emotional journey and melodic brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth. 

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Raminta Šerkšnytė: Fires
Thomas Adès: Piano Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

FEBRUARY 27, 28 & MARCH 1, 2021

Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony & Gabriel Kahane

Two pieces, written centuries apart, explore the consequences of retreating from the bustling realities of contemporary life.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Gabriel Kahane, vocals

Panufnik: Katyń Epitaph
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”
Gabriel Kahane: The Right to Be Forgotten (Oregon Symphony commission)

MARCH 5, 7 & 8, 2021

Schubert 9 & Dvořák

Revel in the joyful sounds of Schubert’s Ninth Symphony – his final orchestral masterpiece – and Dvořák’s lively Piano Concerto.

Joana Mallwitz, conductor
Francesco Piemontesi, piano

Marko Nikodijevic: GHB/Tanzaggregat (Dance Set)
Dvořák: Piano Concerto
Schubert: Symphony No. 9, “Great”

APRIL 10, 11 & 12, 2021

Dvořák’s New World

Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 – a yearning musical postcard from the New World – never ceases to amaze.

Markus Stenz, conductor
Augustin Hadelich,

Copland: Music for the Theatre
Donnacha Dennehy: Violin Concerto (World premiere commission)
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

MAY 8, 9 & 10, 2021

Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto

Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot stars in one of the most dazzling showpieces in the repertoire.

Jun Märkl, conductor
Blake Pouliot, violin

Anna Clyne: This Midnight Hour
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Jeux (Games)
R. Strauss:
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

MAY 22, 23 & 24, 2021

Carmina Burana

Witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of Carl Orff’s outrageous choral-orchestral classic.

Leo Hussain, conductor
PSU Choirs
Pacific Youth Choir
Soloists TBA

Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
Orff: Carmina Burana

JUNE 5, 6 & 7, 2021

Kalmar, Tetzlaff & Brahms

In his penultimate concert as music director, Carlos Kalmar conducts Brahms and Berg with superstar violinist Christian Tetzlaff.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violin

J.S. Bach: Sinfonia from Cantata No. 42
Berg: Violin Concerto
Brahms/Schoenberg: Piano Quartet No. 1

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