new artslandia profile: lisbeth carenno

Photo: Christine Dong for artslandia.

Lis is one of the newer members of the Oregon Symphony, but a long-time musical force in the Portland area. Find out more about this wonderful violinist in a profile by artslandia for the Oregon Symphony’s November playbill.

new artslandia profile – carin miller packwood

Carin Miller Packwood. Photo: Christine Dong/artslandia

There’s a new artslandia profile out, and it’s of our phenomenal Principal bassoonist Carin Miller Packwood. Photos are again by Christine Dong. Check it out!

off to a good start

The Oregon Symphony season is underway, and unusually, it started with a recording. This past Friday we did a live recording of Gabriel Kahane’s ’emergency shelter intake form’ (which the OSO premiered last spring), which should be spectacular. I’m so proud of my orchestra for taking on this project. No word on when the recording will be release, or on which label. Stay tuned.

The crowd at the Oregon Zoo concert Saturday night.

Saturday night we gave our now annual concert at the Oregon Zoo. Lots of people, lots of good music, and this year it wasn’t 1000 degrees on stage! It was actually a bit chilly, which goes to show, be careful what you wish for. I still miss our free Waterfront Park concert, which was killed by city budget cuts. If you want it back, send a note to the mayor – maybe it’ll come back.