here endeth the season


Yes, tonight was the last concert of the 2010-2011 season. Coming just over a week after our concert in Carnegie Hall, it was a whirlwind ending to a very eventful season.  We had a nice crowd in Salem, who welcomed us warmly as they always do. Resident conductor Gregory Vajda led the concert, and all of our soloists played wonderfully yet again. With such a back-loaded season, it is nice to be at the end looking back. As the weeks go by, it will be nice to start to look forward to the season to come, but for now, school’s out, baby!

yo-yo is going, going…

So, you know that Yo-yo Ma is playing with the Oregon Symphony next season, right?  And it’s a one night only deal, right?  And tickets are only available to renewing or new subscribers, right?  Did you also know that as of 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday there were only 12 tickets left in the entire Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall?  So if you were waiting on the bet that there might be some tickets released to single ticket buyers, you are out of luck and should get your tail to the symphony’s website or ticket office to snag on of the remaining tickets (which are probably gone as I am writing this).

OSO’s 2010-2011 Season

Saturday evening, the Oregon Symphony unveiled its 2010-2011 season programming.  I was giving the pre-concert talk that night, so I couldn’t be at the unveiling reception, but I suspect that there must have been a fair amount of applause and the sound of jaws hitting the floor as the specifics were announced.  It’s that good. Continue reading “OSO’s 2010-2011 Season”