September 29, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE OREGON SYMPHONY PRESENTS MUSIC LEGENDS TONY BENNETT AND BERNADETTE PETERS IN NOVEMBER, ALONG WITH THE CAPITOL STEPS, MAHLER’S FIFTH SYMPHONY AND GERSHWIN’S CONCERTO IN F


(PORTLAND, Ore.) – November features the most eclectic range of Oregon Symphony concerts yet, beginning with renowned pianist Jeffrey Kahane performing Gershwin’s Concerto in F, the most popular American piano concerto; on Election Day the Capitol Steps bring their wickedly funny and unique take on politics to the Rose City; and the following evening the incomparable Tony Bennett takes the stage for an evening of timeless songs, accompanied by his daughter, singer Antonia Bennett. Kids and their families will enjoy swashbuckling adventures on the high seas with the first Kids’ Concert of the season (“Pirates”), and Artist in Residence Alban Gerhardt returns to perform Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C major. Theatre icon Bernadette Peters sings an evening of Broadway classics, and fans of Disney films will enjoy a Pops concert of blockbuster hits from Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King and more.

SATURDAY, NOV. 1
SUNDAY, NOV. 2
MONDAY, NOV. 3
JEFFREY KAHANE PLAYS GERSHWIN

When and Where: [Editors: please note different starting times] Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 at 7:30 pm; Nov. 3 at 8 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: The Oregon Symphony, with Music Director Carlos Kalmar; *Jeffrey Kahane, piano

The Program:

Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
*Gershwin: Concerto in F
Prokofiev: Cinderella Suite from the ballet

What’s special about this concert:

More Background Info and Photos:
On the Oregon Symphony: www.orsymphony.org
On Jeffrey Kahane: www.cmartists.com/artists/jeffrey-kahane.htm

Tickets: Begin at $22 and can be purchased online at any time from the orchestra’s website, OrSymphony.org; at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office, 923 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-F, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 or (800) 228-7343 (M-F, 10 am-9 pm); and at the concert hall box office starting two hours before the performance.

TUESDAY, NOV. 4
THE CAPITOL STEPS

When and Where: Nov. 4 at 7:30 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: The Capitol Steps. Note: The Oregon Symphony does not perform.

The Program (subject to change, to reflect any new scandals of the day):

Like A Rolling Drone
The Big Benghazi Theory
Fiscal Shades of Gray
Pope and Change
Barrack Around the Clock
Brat’s in the Cradle
When IRS Guys Are Smiling
De-Face the Nation
One Joke Over the Line
Throw Congress from the Train
Honey I Blew Up the Deficit
Obamascare
Lirty Dies … and more!

What’s So Special About This Concert:

More Background Info and Photos:
On The Capitol Steps: www.capsteps.com

Tickets: Begin at $25 and can be purchased online at any time from the orchestra’s website, OrSymphony.org; at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office, 923 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-F, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 or (800) 228-7343 (M-F, 10 am-9 pm); and at the concert hall box office starting two hours before the performance.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5
TONY BENNETT

When and Where: Nov. 5 at 7:30 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Note: The Oregon Symphony does not perform.

The Performers: Tony Bennett and his daughter Antonia Bennett, vocals

The Program: Join the iconic crooner for a very special evening of his timeless standards. Bennett performs with a special guest artist – his daughter Antonia, a noted jazz vocalist in her own right. Mr. Bennett and Antonia Bennett will announce their program from the stage.

What’s So Special About This Concert:

More Background Info and Photos:
On Tony Bennett: www.tonybennett.com
On Antonia Bennett: www.antoniabennett.com

Tickets: Begin at $45 and can be purchased online at any time from the orchestra’s website, OrSymphony.org; at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office, 923 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-F, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 or (800) 228-7343 (M-F, 10 am-9 pm); and at the concert hall box office starting two hours before the performance.

SUNDAY, NOV. 9
PIRATES!
[Kids’ Concert]

When and Where: Nov. 9 at 2 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: The Oregon Symphony, with Resident Conductor Paul Ghun Kim; narrator Pam Mahon; Pacific Youth Choir and Dance West

The Program

Wagner: Overture to The Flying Dutchman
Sullivan: “I Am a Pirate King” from Pirates of Penzance
Zimmermann: Anchors Aweigh
Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture, Op. 26, “Fingal’s Cave”
Handel: Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348, from Water Music
Charlap: “I’ve Gotta Crow” from Peter Pan
Korngold: Overture to Captain Blood
Elgar: Sea Pictures, Op. 37
Traditional: Sailor's Hornpipe
Verdi: Traviata Act I: Introduction and “Libiamo ne’lieti calici”
Rossini: Overture to William Tell
Badelt: Selections from Pirates of the Caribbean
Grainger: Shepherd’s Hey
Williams: “Flight to Neverland” from Hook

What’s So Special About This Concert:

More Background Info and Photos:
On the Oregon Symphony: www.orsymphony.org
On Pam Mahon: www.arthousetalentandliterary.com/?p=958
On Pacific Youth Choir: www.pacificyouthchoir.org
On Dance West: www.dancewestcompany.com

Tickets: Begin as low as $10 and can be purchased online at any time from the orchestra’s website, OrSymphony.org; at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office, 923 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-F, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 or (800) 228-7343 (M-F, 10 am-9 pm); and at the concert hall box office starting two hours before the performance.

SATURDAY, NOV. 15
MONDAY, NOV. 17
ALBAN GERHARDT PLAYS HAYDN

When and Where: [Editors: please note different starting times] Nov. 15 at 7:30 pm; Nov. 17 at 8 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. (This concert will also be performed in Salem on Nov. 14 at 8 pm. See www.orsymphonysalem.org for more information.)

The Performers: The Oregon Symphony, with Music Director Carlos Kalmar; *Alban Gerhardt, cello

The Program:

*Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major
Mahler: Symphony No. 5

What’s special about this concert:

More Background Info and Photos:
On the Oregon Symphony: www.orsymphony.org
On Alban Gerhardt: www.albangerhardt.com

Tickets: Begin at $22 and can be purchased online at any time from the orchestra’s website, OrSymphony.org; at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office, 923 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-F, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 or (800) 228-7343 (M-F, 10 am-9 pm); and at the concert hall box office starting two hours before the performance.

SATURDAY, NOV. 22
BERNADETTE PETERS

When and Where: Nov. 22 at 7:30 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: The Oregon Symphony with Resident Conductor Paul Ghun Kim and Music Director/Conductor Marvin Laird; Bernadette Peters, vocals

The Program: Ms. Peters will announce her program from the stage

What’s So Special About This Concert:

More Background Info and Photos:
On Bernadette Peters: www.bernadettepeters.com

Tickets: Begin at $30 and can be purchased online at any time from the orchestra’s website, OrSymphony.org; at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office, 923 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-F, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 or (800) 228-7343 (M-F, 10 am-9 pm); and at the concert hall box office starting two hours before the performance.

SATURDAY, NOV. 29
SUNDAY, NOV. 30
TALE AS OLD AS TIME: DISNEY IN CONCERT

When and Where: [Editors: please note different starting times] Nov. 29 at 7:30 pm and Nov. 30 at 3 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: The Oregon Symphony, with Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik; Lisa Livesay, vocals; Arielle Jacobs, vocals; Anthony Apicella, vocals; Terron Brooks, vocals

The Program: Everyone’s favorite Disney movies – Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and many more – come to life in this multi-media showpiece of Disney’s marvelous movies, music and characters.

What’s So Special About This Concert:

More Background Info and Photos:
On the Oregon Symphony: www.orsymphony.org
On Jeff Tyzik: www.jefftyzik.com

Tickets: Begin at $22 and can be purchased online at any time from the orchestra’s website, OrSymphony.org; at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office, 923 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-F, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 or (800) 228-7343 (M-F, 10 am-9 pm); and at the concert hall box office starting two hours before the performance.

Beyond the Schnitz
Oregon Symphony Community Engagement Programs

The Oregon Symphony and its musicians are deeply involved in the community in places far beyond the confines of our concert hall. Here are a few of the things happening in that arena during the month of November.

Cellist Alban Gerhardt, returning to perform Hadyn’s Concerto in C with the orchestra, finishes up his three-year Artist in Residency. Never one to be bashful about the power of music, Alban is adamant about taking music to the public. In the past he’s performed in Pioneer Place and atop the table in the Ace Hotel Lobby. This time around will be no different!
In addition to the schedule listed below, he will be visiting and playing at private events with the young musicians of the Bravo Youth Orchestra and Choir and playing for the students and staff at both St. Mary’s Home for Boys and the Donald E. Long Juvenile Justice Center.
These appearances are free and open to the public.

Details can be found at http://www.orsymphony.org/edu/artistinresidence.aspx

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

Season subscriptions, including the popular Flex Packages 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