Oregon Symphony’s 2017-18 season to feature “Sounds of Home”

Posted on: February 13, 2017


“The Oregon Symphony has announced its 2017-18 season, which will feature 59 performances, from classical favorites to pops concerts to kids concerts,” writes Amy Wang in Friday’s (2/10) Oregonian (Portland). “It will be conductor Carlos Kalmar’s 15th season with the orchestra.… George Takei: The ‘Star Trek’ actor and social media star will … narrate Aaron Copland’s classic orchestral piece ‘Lincoln Portrait.’ … The symphony’s new ‘Sounds of Home’ series will comprise three concerts that involve collaborations with local arts, social service and environmental organizations…. The first ‘Sounds of Home’ concert will feature [pianist Kirill Gerstein in] George Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ in a nod to the concert’s immigration theme—Gershwin was born Jacob Gershvin, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants…. The second ‘Sounds of Home’ concert … Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring,’ [will feature] video work by New York multimedia designer Matthew Haber, in a nod to the concert’s environmental theme…. Colin Currie … the Oregon Symphony’s Artist in Residence … will perform the world premiere of Andy Akiho’s commissioned Percussion Concerto.” March performances of Verdi’s Requiem will feature the Portland Symphonic Choir and vocal soloists, Pink Martini will perform on New Year’s Eve, and Hot Sardines will perform in April.

Posted February 13, 2017