On June 4, 2022, the Eugene Symphony in Oregon will perform the world premiere of David Schiff’s Prefontaine on a special concert celebrating the life and legacy of track legend and Oregon native Steve Prefontaine, who competed in the 1972 Olympics and died in a car accident at age 24. Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong will conduct Prefontaine, which is being presented in partnership with Oregon Contemporary Theatre and creative consultant Linda Prefontaine, Steve Prefontaine’s sister. The Eugene Symphony’s March 17 program will feature the world premiere of an untitled new work by Carlos Izcaray, music director of Alabama Symphony Orchestra and of the American Youth Symphony. And on January 22, the Eugene Symphony is set to perform the Northwest premiere of Matthew Browne’s Symphony No. 1, a co-commission with Santa Rosa Symphony in California, which performed the world premiere in 2020; Lecce-Chong is music director of both orchestras.