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June 4, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOUR MUSICIANS TO JOIN OREGON SYMPHONY'S RANKS
FOR 2008-09 SEASON


(PORTLAND, Ore.) – Four new musicians – two horn players, a flutist and a clarinetist – will join the Oregon Symphony for the start of the 2008-09 concert season, the orchestra has announced.

All four were winners of auditions conducted by the orchestra between February and May. They include:

Each of the newly appointed orchestra members was chosen from a large pool of candidates in highly competitive auditions. “The Oregon Symphony is well-known to musicians as a superb orchestra with a great music director – and the fact that we’re based in one of America’s loveliest and most-envied cities doesn’t hurt, either,” said Oregon Symphony Association President Elaine Calder.

At the end of its 2007-08 concert season, the Oregon Symphony also bid a fond farewell to cellist Adam Esbensen, who has won a coveted slot in the cello section of the Boston Symphony. Esbensen, a native of Corvallis, Oregon, had been a member of the Oregon Symphony since 2003.

The Oregon Symphony’s 2008-09 concert season will begin with two outdoor concerts Aug. 23 at Portland’s Mt. Scott Park and Aug. 28 at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland.   

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