Eugene Symphony to welcome audiences to Hult Center with music by Larsen, Price, Rachmaninoff

Posted on: September 21, 2021

On September 23, Oregon’s Eugene Symphony will perform a “Welcome Back” concert at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, to open its 2021-22 season in the hall. Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong will conduct the program, featuring Libby Larsen’s Deep Summer Music, Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, and Florence Price’s Piano Concerto with Michelle Cann as soloist. During the season the orchestra will perform world premieres by David Schiff and Carlos Izcaray. The season will include nine Symphonic series concerts, a family concert, and a three-concert series entitled “C3: Creativity, Connection, Community” highlighting partnerships with local arts groups. The orchestra will launch its three-year exploration of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, with one act performed each year through the 2023-24 season. Among composers represented during the season will be John Adams, Beethoven, Brahms, Matthew Browne, Chopin, Tan Dun, Dvořák, Fauré, Hindemith, Felix Mendelssohn, Mozart, Ravel, Andrea Reinkemeyer, Richard Strauss, Tchaikovsky, and George Walker.