October 11, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BEETHOVEN’S PASTORAL SYMPHONY, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, THE CAPITOL STEPS, IL DIVO, PIANIST STEPHEN HOUGH, KIDS AND HOLIDAY CONCERTS HIGHLIGHT OREGON SYMPHONY’S NOVEMBER LINEUP


(PORTLAND, Ore.) – If the Oregon Symphony were presenting any more concerts in November, a few extra days would have to be added to the calendar! From start to finish, this month offers musical events not to be missed, like Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony; the blockbuster film Raiders of the Lost Ark, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year with live symphonic accompaniment; pianist Stephen Hough playing Saint-Saëns’ “Egyptian Concerto;” The Capitol Steps giving us their unique take on the current state of American politics on Election Night; chart-busting crossover sensation Il Divo presenting their newest album of Latin songs, all performed in their unique blend of opera/pop vocals; ARW, founding members of the legendary progressive rock band Yes performing the group’s iconic hits; and our first Kids and annual Holiday Pops concerts.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 5
SUNDAY, NOV. 6
MONDAY, NOV. 7
BEETHOVEN’S PASTORAL SYMPHONY

When and Where: Nov. 5 at 7:30 pm, Nov. 6 at 2 pm, and Nov. 7 at 7:30 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: The Oregon Symphony, with guest conductor Hans Graf and Oregon Symphony soloists: *Martha Long, flute; *Martin Hébert, oboe; *James Shields, clarinet; *Carin Miller Packwood, bassoon; *Jeffrey Work, trumpet; *John Cox, horn; *Daniel Cloutier, trombone

The Program:

Schumann: Overture, Scherzo and Finale
*Martin: Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, “Pastoral”

What’s special about this concert:

More Background Info and Photos:
On the Oregon Symphony: orsymphony.org
On Hans Graf: cmartists.com/artists/hans-graf.htm

Tickets: begin at $23 and can be purchased online at OrSymphony.org; in person at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office located at 909 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-Sa, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 (M-Fri, 10 am-9 pm, Sat 10 am-6pm); and at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall starting two hours before every performance.

 

TUESDAY, NOV. 8
THE CAPITOL STEPS

When and Where: Nov. 8 at 7:30 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

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

The Program: The Capitol Steps will announce their selections from the stage.

What’s special about this concert:

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

Tickets: begin at $35 and can be purchased online at OrSymphony.org; in person at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office located at 909 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-Sa, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 (M-Fri, 10 am-9 pm, Sat 10 am-6pm); and at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall starting two hours before every performance.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 10
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

When and Where: Nov. 10 at 7:30 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: The Oregon Symphony, with Associate Conductor Norman Huynh

The Program: The movie that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before! Relive the magic on the silver screen with the great adventure story Raiders of the Lost Ark, with John Williams’ epic Oscar-nominated score performed live in synch with the film.

What’s So Special About This Concert:

More Background Info and Photos:
On the Oregon Symphony: orsymphony.org
On Raiders of the Lost Ark Live: filmconcertslive.com/movies/raiders-of-the-lost-ark/

Tickets: begin at $40 and can be purchased online at OrSymphony.org; in person at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office located at 909 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-Sa, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 (M-Fri, 10 am-9 pm, Sat 10 am-6pm); and at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall starting two hours before every performance.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 11
IL DIVO: AMOR & PASIÓN

When and Where: Nov. 11 at 7:30 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: Il Divo. Note: The Oregon Symphony does not perform.

The Program: The multiple award-winning opera-pop crossover vocal quartet presents songs from their latest album, Amor & Pasión, featuring the smoldering passion and sultry rhythms of Spain, Cuba, and Argentina.

What’s So Special About This Concert:

More Background Info and Photos:
On Il Divo: ildivo.com/home/

Tickets: begin at $75 and can be purchased online at OrSymphony.org; in person at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office located at 909 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-Sa, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 (M-Fri, 10 am-9 pm, Sat 10 am-6pm); and at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall starting two hours before every performance.

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 13
FROZEN FAIRY TALES

When and Where: Nov. 13 at 2 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: The Oregon Symphony, Dance West, and the Pacific Youth Choir, with Associate Conductor Norman Huynh; *Pam Mahon, narrator

The Program: With “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen and music from Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Queen, kids and families alike will love this hearty celebration of the coming winter.

What’s So Special About This Concert:

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

Tickets: begin as low as $10 and can be purchased online at OrSymphony.org; in person at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office located at 909 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-Sa, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 (M-Fri, 10 am-9 pm, Sat 10 am-6pm); and at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall starting two hours before every performance.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 19
SUNDAY, NOV. 20
MONDAY, NOV. 21
STEPHEN HOUGH PLAYS SAINT-SAËNS

When and Where: Nov. 19, Nov. 20, and Nov. 21 at 7:30 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: The Oregon Symphony, with guest conductor Ludovic Morlot; *Stephen Hough, piano
           
The Program:

Debussy: “Cortège et Air de danse” from L’enfant prodigue
Chausson: Symphony in B-flat major, Op. 20    
*Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103 “Egyptian”
Ravel: La valse

What’s So Special About This Concert:

More Background Info and Photos:
On the Oregon Symphony: orsymphony.org
On Ludovic Morlot: ludovicmorlot.com
On Stephen Hough: stephenhough.com

Tickets: begin at $23 and can be purchased online at OrSymphony.org; in person at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office located at 909 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-Sa, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 (M-Fri, 10 am-9 pm, Sat 10 am-6pm); and at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall starting two hours before every performance.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 26
SUNDAY, NOV. 27
HOLIDAY POPS

When and Where: Nov. 26 at 7:30 pm and Nov. 27 at 3 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: The Oregon Symphony with Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik; *Doug LaBrecque, baritone; Pacific Youth Choir

The Program: A potpourri of holiday favorites.

What’s So Special About This Concert:

More Background Info and Photos:
On the Oregon Symphony: orsymphony.org
On Doug LaBrecque: douglabrecque.com
On Pacific Youth Choir: pacificyouthchoir.org

Tickets: begin at $23 and can be purchased online at OrSymphony.org; in person at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office located at 909 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-Sa, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 (M-Fri, 10 am-9 pm, Sat 10 am-6pm); and at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall starting two hours before every performance.

 

TUESDAY, NOV. 29
ANDERSON, RABIN & WAKEMAN (ARW): AN EVENING OF YES MUSIC AND MORE

When and Where: Nov. 29 at 7:30 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Performers: Jon Anderson, vocals; Trevor Rabin, guitar; Rick Wakeman, keyboard. Note: The Oregon Symphony does not perform.

The Program: Three founding members of Yes, the most successful progressive rock band in history, reunite for the first time to present hit songs from some of the band’s iconic albums, such as Fragile, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Going for the One, Tormato, 90125, and others.

What’s So Special About This Concert:

More Background Info and Photos:
On Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman: arw-tour.com

Tickets: begin at $45 and can be purchased online at OrSymphony.org; in person at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office located at 909 SW Washington St., in downtown Portland (M-Sa, 10 am-6 pm); by phone at (503) 228-1353 (M-Fri, 10 am-9 pm, Sat 10 am-6pm); and at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall starting two hours before every performance.


Beyond the Schnitz
Oregon Symphony Community Engagement Programs

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


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

Season subscriptions, including the popular Choose Your Own packages and Gift Cards, are still available through the Symphony Ticket Office at 503-228-1353.

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