appreciation the orchestra world

interesting oso recording…

Jacques Singer conducting the Oregon Symphony

I just got my hands on a copy of an over-the-air recording of the Oregon Symphony giving its inaugural performance in the newly renovated Civic Auditorium.  The year: 1968.  I was born that year.  Jacques Singer was the music director.  The portion of the program I’m in possession of starts with the Stowkowski version of the Toccata and Fugue in D minor by JS Bach, and concludes with the Beethoven Violin Concerto with Toshiya Eto, soloist.

I’m checking to see about the legality of posting a couple short excerpts, stay tuned!

Illustration of the proposed renovated Civic Auditorium