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Six concerts, October 2020–May 2021

OCTOBER 16, 2020

Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody

Experience the thrill of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, a cornerstone of the repertoire since its 1934 premiere.

David Danzmayr, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano

Elena Kats-Chernin: Heaven is Closed
Elena Kats-Chernin:
Dance of the Paper Umbrellas (U.S. premiere)
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 7

OCTOBER 30, 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”

JANUARY 15, 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
Prokofiev:
Violin Concerto No. 1
Tania León: Stride (Oregon Symphony commission)
Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

FEBRUARY 26, 2021

Mendelssohn’s Scottish & 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 9, 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 7, 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
Debussy:
Jeux (Games)
R. Strauss:
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

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