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Carl Herko
Vice President, Media & Public Relations
503-416-6347
cherko@orsymphony.org


January 25, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BARBER TO BIZET, COPLAND TO LISZT:
OREGON SYMPHONY PRESENTS A SMORGASBORD OF SOUND


(PORTLAND, Ore.) — The Oregon Symphony serves up a little something for everyone Feb. 16-18 when Music Director Carlos Kalmar takes the podium to lead the orchestra in a classical series program of short works – some popular favorites, some little-known discoveries – spanning the 19th and 20th centuries.

The program begins with a three-minute-long gem that always places near the top of every music lover’s list of favorite American masterpieces: Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, the composer’s noble and glorious tribute to the dignity of the American Everyman.

Brazilian-born pianist Arnaldo Cohen joins the orchestra as guest soloist in a performance of Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2, a radically innovative creation that toys with the very idea of what a concerto is by compressing it from the usual three movements into a seamless, single-movement work.

Other highlights on the program include:

Three performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16 and 17, and 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Tickets are available for $15 to $93 at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office, 923 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland. Ticket office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets may also be purchased by phone at (503) 228-1353 or (800) 228-7343 during the same hours, or online at any time from the orchestra’s web site, www.orsymphony.org.

Tickets are also available through ticketmaster.com or by calling (503) 790-ARTS. Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more are available through the symphony’s group sales hotline, (503) 416-6380.

Saturday’s performance is sponsored by the Fred Andrianoff family. Classical series concerts of the Oregon Symphony are sponsored by Lufthansa, with media support from The Oregonian, KINK-FM and KBPS All Classical Radio.

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