Portland Chamber Orchestra season to include two world premieres

Posted on: August 24, 2012

Tuesday (8/21) on the Oregonian online (Portland), David Stabler reports that the Portland Chamber Orchestra’s 66th season, which opens September 21, includes “four concerts that cover the classics, two world premieres and film music. The orchestra, under the direction of Yaacov Bergman, stands out from other Portland ensembles for its imaginative use of poetry, visual art and film in its concerts. This year, flex tickets offer four admissions for the price of three through Sept. 30. Patrons can use one ticket per concert or more than one ticket at a time.” The season-opening program, “Celestial Connections,” includes “The world premiere of ‘Dance with the Universe,’ a new organ concerto by Jan Jirasek, a Czech composer known for his classical compositions and film scoring. German organist Juergen Essl will also perform Haydn’s Organ Concerto No. 3 in F Major. The orchestra will perform Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C major, known as the ‘Jupiter’ Symphony.” The June 7-9 program features “three art-inspired works, including the world premiere of ‘The Story of Rhythm,’ which traces the rhythmic origins of American music through the impact of the African diaspora.”

Posted August 24, 2012