Our upcoming guest conductor Gunter Herbig has cancelled his engagement with the Oregon Symphony, and the orchestra’s loss quickly became its gain when young British conductor Michael Francis, who electrified both the orchestra and audiences last month, was engaged to replace Maestro Herbig. The concert, entitled “A Pair of Sixth Symphonies” will remain unchanged: Bohuslav Martinu’s Sixth Symphony, Prokofiev’s First Piano Concerto with pianist Natasha Paremski, and Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony “Pastoral”.
If you did not get a chance to hear our concerts with Francis last month, I highly encourage you – no, I DEMAND, that you get tickets for this series of concerts – April 10 – 11, 2011. Get those tickets here.
UPDATE: The Oregonian‘sDavid Stabler thinks something’s in the air – I don’t know if he’s right or wrong, but you can read his thoughts here.