February 14, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARCH CONCERTS AT THE SYMPHONY


(PORTLAND, Ore.) – From the Sneetches and Zelda to Dvořák and Shostakovich, March provides audiences with a wide variety of symphonic choices.

SUNDAY, MAR. 3
[KIDS CONCERT]
DR. SEUSS’ “THE SNEETCHES” AND OTHER TALES

When and Where: 2:00 pm; at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: The Oregon Symphony; Pamela Mahon, narrator; the Pacific Youth Choir; Dance West; David Hattner conducts.

The Program:   A matinee performance designed to thrill the younger ages.  The always exuberant Pamela Mahon leads a new musical setting written by Lorenzo Palomo.

More Background Info and Photos:
On the Oregon Symphony: www.orsymphony.org
On the Pacific Youth Choir:  www.pacificyouthchoir.org
On Dance West:  www.dancewestcompany.com

Tickets: $10 to $36; at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office, 923 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland. Ticket office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets may also be purchased by phone at (503) 228-1353 or (800) 228-7343 during the same hours, at the concert hall box office starting two hours before the performance, or online at any time from the orchestra’s web site, OrSymphony.org.

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SATURDAY, MAR. 9:
SUNDAY, MAR. 10:
MONDAY, MAR. 11:
SAINT-SAËNS & SHOSTAKOVICH

When and Where: [EDITORS PLEASE NOTE DIFFERING PERFORMANCE TIMES]
Mar. 9 at 7:30 pm; Mar. 10 at 2:00 pm; Mar. 11 at 8:00 pm; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: The Oregon Symphony with Hannu Lintu conducting, Benjamin Schmid*, violin. 

The Program: 
Mussorgsky:  Night on Bald Mountain (original version)
*Saint-Saëns: Concerto for Violin No. 3
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15

More Background Info and Photos:
On the Oregon Symphony:  www.orsymphony.org
On Hannu Lintu:  www.hannulintu.fi/
On Benjamin Schmid:  www.benjaminschmid.com

Tickets: $21 to $96; at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office, 923 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland. Ticket office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets may also be purchased by phone at (503) 228-1353 or (800) 228-7343 during the same hours, at the concert hall box office starting two hours before the performance, or online at any time from the orchestra’s web site, OrSymphony.org.

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SATURDAY, MAR. 16:
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES

When and Where:  One night only; Mar. 16, 7:30 pm; at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: The Oregon Symphony, with the Pacific Youth Choir;  Eímear Noone conducts.

The Program:  Program will be announced from the stage.

More Background Info and Photos:
On the Oregon Symphony: www.orsymphony.org
On The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses: www.zelda-symphony.com
On Eímear Noone:  www.eimearworld.com

Tickets: $26-85: at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office, 923 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland. Ticket office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets may also be purchased by phone at (503) 228-1353 or (800) 228-7343 during the same hours, at the concert hall box office starting two hours before the performance, or online at any time from the orchestra’s web site, OrSymphony.org

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SATURDAY, MAR. 23:
SUNDAY, MAR. 24:
DVOŘÁK’S EIGHTH SYMPHONY

When and Where:  
Mar. 23 and Mar. 24 at 7:30 pm; at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

(This concert will also play in Salem on Mar. 22 at 8:00pm.  Visit orsymphonysalem.org to purchase tickets and learn more.)

The Performers:  The Oregon Symphony with Jun Märkl conducting and Kirill Gerstein*, piano. 

The Program: 

Liszt:  Prometheus
*Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1
Dvořák:  Symphony No. 8 (“English”)

More Background Info and Photos:
On the Oregon Symphony: www.orsymphony.org
On Jun Märkl:  www.junmarkl.com
On Kirill Gerstein*:  www.kirillgerstein.com

Tickets: $21 to $96: at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office, 923 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland. Ticket office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets may also be purchased by phone at (503) 228-1353 or (800) 228-7343 during the same hours, at the concert hall box office starting two hours before the performance, or online at any time from the orchestra’s web site, OrSymphony.org

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Photos for media uses can be accessed at: www.orsymphony.org/newsroom/artists.aspx

Season subscriptions, including the popular Flex Passes and Gift Cards, are still available through the Symphony Ticket Office at 503-228-1353.

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CONTACT:
Jim Fullan
Vice President, Communications, Marketing & Sales
503-416-6347
jfullan@orsymphony.org