Rogue Valley Symphony’s 2021-22 season, from Bologne and Boyer to Milhaud, Montgomery, and Piazzolla

Posted on: July 20, 2021

Oregon’s Rogue Valley Symphony has announced details of its 2021-22 season, when the orchestra will return to in-person performances at its three venues: Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, and Craterian Theater. Music Director Martin Majkut will lead three season-opening September 10-12 concerts featuring Joseph Bologne’s Symphony No. 1, Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, with cello soloist Cicely Parnas, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 (“Surprise”). Additional concerts in the fall will feature Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires; “Autumn” from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons; Gounod’s Petite Symphonie; Schubert’s Overture in the Italian Style; Jessie Montgomery’s Strum; Percy Grainger’s Lincolnshire Posy; Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, performed on basset clarinet; Brahms’s Academic Festival Overture; pianist Vijay Venkatesh as soloist in Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto; and Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 2. A March 2022 event in collaboration with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival will feature two works by Peter Boyer: Fanfare for Tomorrow and the multimedia work Ellis Island: The Dream of America. Also planned during the season are Milhaud’s La Création du monde and Respighi’s Pines of Rome, with some musicians performing from the audience.