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Oregon Symphony Presents Program #8 April 30 – June 16, 2011
A Night in Havana
You've seen them on Dancing With the Stars. You've enjoyed their electric energy and the sizzling music of their native Cuba. Now imagine them backed by the lush string sounds and blazing brass of the Oregon Symphony. By the end of the performance, you'll be on your feet dancing and cheering. What a great way to end the Pops season!
Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Tiempo Libre, performing artists
Sat 4/30/11 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 5/1/11 3:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Music for a Time of War
Just before Carlos Kalmar and the Oregon Symphony head off to New York and their long-awaited Carnegie Hall debut, they've got one very special themed program planned for their home audience in Portland: "Music for a Time of War."
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Sanford Sylvan, baritone
Charles Ives: Unanswered Question
• John Adams: The Wound-Dresser (featuring the poem of the same name by Walt Whitman)
Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da requiem
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4
Sat 5/7/11 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 5/8/11 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Celebrating the Orchestra
Oh, what a year it's been! We bring our spectacular 2010/11 concert season to a close in the best way we know how: With a program planned specifically to highlight the exceptional talent of the Oregon Symphony's own musicians.
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Featured players include:
Joël Belgique, viola
JáTtik Clark, tuba
Niel DePonte, percussion
Todd Kuhns, clarinet
Nancy Ives, cello
Jun Iwasaki, violin
Matthew McKay, percussion
Alicia DiDonato Paulsen, flute
Paul Dukas: La péri Fanfare (all brass)
Paul Hindemith: Trauermusik (Belgique)
Camille Saint-Saëns: Tarantelle (Paulsen, Kuhns)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Pezzo capriccioso (Ives)
Michael Daugherty: Flamingo (DePonte, McKay)
Jeff Tyzik: Tango 1932 from Four Dances for Tuba (Clark)
Maurice Ravel: Tzigane (Iwasaki)
Bela Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
Sat 5/21/11 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 5/22/11 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 5/23/11 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
One of the most popular recording and concert artists of all time will perform in Portland for one night only, accompanied by his own quartet. Don’t miss a rare chance to hear this national treasure.
Please note: the Oregon Symphony does not perform.
Fri 5/27/11 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – Acclaimed trumpeter, composer and band leader Wynton Marsalis performs with his world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – composed of many of the finest jazz players today. Come swing with the best. Please note: the Oregon Symphony does not perform.
Thu 6/16/11 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall