Making his grand debut appearance on stage at the Historic Elsinore Theatre in downtown Salem, the world renowned violinist Joshua Bell performs Bruch's Violin Concerto in G minor and Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen with the Salem Symphony. With additional works by Saint Saens and Tchaikovsky. Guest Conductor, Anthony Parnther.
Published at the height of his popularity, Elgar's Enfants d'un Rêve captures the essence of the "dreamy child" and comes face to face with the future of classical music. OMP's Assistant Conductor Evan Harger kicks off the program with Elgar's miniatures before the winners of OMP's third annual Young Soloist Competition take the stage to showcase the talents that earned them their appearances. The playful neoclassical fusion that is Prokofiev's Classical Symphony, ringing in the 100th anniversary of its composition, brings OMP's season to a celebratory close.
We bid a fond farewell to Danail Rachev as he leads his final concert as Music Director of our Eugene Symphony. The majesty of Beethoven gives way to violin brilliance by Bruch, performed by Ryu Goto who wowed us all in his debut several seasons ago. Then, we scale the heights of Richard Strauss’s musical depiction of an intrepid ascent of a treacherous summit. Join us to say thank you to Danail and celebrate eight great years together!