2014–2015 Season

The Concerts

Please note that all concerts start at 7:30, with entertaining and informative pre-concert talks by Maestro Kuo at 6:45.

Concert 1

String Sensations

Saturday, October 4 — Beall Concert Hall

We launch the season with two sensational guest artists. Mozart's 2nd Violin Concerto receives its first-ever OMP performance, with internationally renowned violinist Cho-Liang Lin as soloist. Respighi captures the songs of our feathered friends in his neo-Baroque suite, "The Birds." Then bassist extraordinaire DaXun Zhang joins Mr. Lin in Bottesini's delightful and virtuosic Gran Duo Concertante.

Kelly Kuo, conductor
Cho-Liang Lin, violin
DaXun Zhang, bass

Mozart: Overture to Lucio Silla
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Major, K. 211
Respighi: Gli uccelli (The Birds)
Bottesini: Gran Duo Concertante

Program notes are not yet available.


Concert 2

Vive la France!

Saturday, November 22 — Beall Concert Hall

Join us on a French escapade! We begin with a dance suite from Rameau's 1764 opera, Les Boreades, or "The Descendants of Boreas," the god of the North Wind in Greek legend. Joseph Haydn's symphony was nicknamed for Marie Antoinette, who counted the piece among her favorites. Acclaimed American pianist Stephen Beus then joins the orchestra for the concerto with which Chopin introduced himself to Parisian audiences.

Kelly Kuo, conductor
Stephen Beus, piano

Rameau: Dance Suite from Les Boreades
Haydn: Symphony No. 85 in B-flat Major, "La Reine"
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor

Program notes are not yet available.


Concert 3

Candlelight Baroque

Friday and Saturday, December 19 and 20 —
First Christian Church, 1166 Oak Street

The beautiful candlelit sanctuary of Eugene's First Christian Church comes alive with a hit parade of Baroque favorites. Highlights include J.S. Bach's second Brandenburg Concerto (the one with the piccolo trumpet) and a Vivaldi concerto for two cellos, both featuring our own very talented musicians as soloists.

Kelly Kuo, conductor

J.S Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066
C.P.E. Bach: Symphony No. 2 in B-flat Major, H. 658
Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Cellos in G Minor, RV 531
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, BWV 1047

Program notes are not yet available.


Concert 4

Young Soloist Showcase

Saturday, January 31 — Beall Concert Hall

We're proud to present the winners of OMP's first Young Soloist Competition. OMP's own Carol Robe and Jane Allen are featured in a lyrical and engaging work for clarinet, harp and strings by modern master Eric Ewazen. Mozart's brilliant "Paris" Symphony brings the evening to a rousing conclusion.

Kelly Kuo, conductor
Carol Robe, clarinet
Jane Allen, harp

Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
TBA: Young Soloist Competition Winners
Ewazen: Ballade for clarinet, harp and strings
Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D Major, K. 300a "Paris"

Program notes are not yet available.


Concert 5

Mostly Mozart

Saturday, May 9 — Beall Concert Hall

In our final concert of the season, mezzo soprano Adriana Zabala dazzles us in a sensuous and beautiful work by Chausson evoking both love and the sea. She is joined by Kelly Kuo on piano in Mozart's "Ch'io mi scordi di te" with Assistant Conductor Zeke Fetrow stepping up to the podium. Then Maestro Kuo takes the helm again for Mozart's immortal "Haffner" Symphony.

Kelly Kuo, conductor
Adriana Zabalai, soprano
Zeke Fetrow, guest conductor

Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute
Chausson: Poeme d'amour et de la mer
Mozart: "Ch'io mi scordi di te," K. 505
Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 "Haffner"

Program notes are not yet available.


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