David Danzmayr makes his mark as music director of Oregon Symphony

Posted on: March 24, 2022

“Director positions such as Oregon Symphony’s can be compared to a head coach in pro sports or a chief executive officer at a big company—the new boss needs to be his/her own person,” writes Jason Vondersmith in Monday’s (3/21) Portland Tribune. David “Danzmayr, who was schooled in Austria and has conducted all over the world, knew he had to make his own path upon receiving the Oregon Symphony baton from [Music Director] Carlos Kalmar in June 2021…. Danzmayr continues to put his stamp on the Oregon Symphony, which recently released its 2022-23 season schedule. He helped the symphony make it through the COVID-19 pandemic’s restrictions, and set out to bring the symphony back to live performance and before audiences in 2021-22, its 125th season…. ‘I always believe a season needs to be balanced…. You shouldn’t shy away from playing Tchaikovsky and bringing those emotions to the stage,’ he said. ‘You balance that with American music; you’ll see more American composers, young composers, composers of color.’ ” The article lists full details of the orchestra’s 2022-23 season.