Prelude Dinner: Beethoven’s Second Symphony

Sponsored by RingSide Fish House

With guest speaker Dr. Diane Baxter, professor of music, Western Oregon University

Join fellow Symphony enthusiasts for a Chef’s Choice three-course dinner and presentation prior to the opening performance of Beethoven’s Second Symphony

  • SAT, NOV 18, 2017, 5:30 PM

RingSide Fish House
838 SW Park Ave.
$85 per person, all inclusive

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Presentation: “The Archaeology of Composition: Where did that idea come from?”

Dr. Diane Baxter, professor of music at Western Oregon University, will give an informal presentation about the concert program during the dinner. 

Diane Baxter performs as a soloist, a chamber musician, and an orchestral pianist throughout the United States, and in Canada, Japan and France. Diane is currently Professor of Music at Western Oregon University where she has received the Faculty Honors Award for Outstanding Creativity and the Mario and Alma Pastega Award for Excellence in Teaching. She regularly teaches courses in Ethnomusicology, Graduate Research Methods, Performance Anxiety, and Studio Piano. A solo piano CD, Alive at Dawn, was released in 2003.  Diane’s article on music and the brain, “The Science of Artistry:  The Fourth String,” was published in the international journal, Clavier Companion.

Learn more about the concert, Beethoven’s Second Symphony

Information about Concert Tickets

  • If you already have tickets for Nov. 18, enhance your concert experience by adding on this fun event! Reserve your Prelude Dinner tickets at or call 503-416-6325.
  • If you have tickets for Nov. 19 or Nov. 20 and want to exchange your tickets for Saturday night, please call the Ticket Office at 503-228-1353. Mention the Prelude Dinner to have your exchange fee waived. Then reserve your Prelude Dinner tickets at or call 503-416-6325.
  • If you don’t have concert tickets yet, click the link below to purchase your Nov. 18 concert tickets. Then reserve your Prelude Dinner tickets at or call 503-416-6325.

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Prelude Dinner: Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique
Monday, February 12

Presentation on how to record a symphony orchestra, with Grammy award-winning producer/engineer team John Newton and Blanton Alspaugh from Soundmirror. Newton and Alspaugh will record the Oregon Symphony’s performance of Piston’s Symphony No. 7, which is featured on the Feb. 10–12 program.


Prelude Dinner: Mahler’s Seventh Symphony
Saturday, May 19

Presentation on the music of Mahler, with guest speaker David Schiff of Reed College