Classical Series C

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Six concerts, October 2020–June 2021

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”

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)
Tchaikovsky:
Piano Concerto No. 1
Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, “The Inextinguishable”

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)

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,
violin

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

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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