German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser, familiar to Oregon Symphony audiences from a string of highly acclaimed recent engagements as soloist, begins the 2018/19 Season as the Symphony’s third-ever artist-in-residence. Over the course of his three-year tenure, Johannes will return annually to perform with the orchestra and to serve as the organization’s ambassador-at-large, helping the Symphony share the joy of music with as wide and as diverse a population as possible.
In addition to his appearances on stage performing Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 (January 12–14, 2019), Johannes’ planned activities for the 2018/19 Season include visits to the Portland Youth Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, and St. Mary’s Home for Boys, all longtime Symphony outreach partners. Additional solo performances will be open to the public and will be announced here in advance of his residency.
Johannes regularly performs both traditional and experimental repertoire on instruments including traditional piano and cello, prepared piano and cello, toy piano, music box, and electric cello. His goals for his Oregon Symphony residency include finding ways to help young adults connect with classical music and performing in “unexpected places.”