Monday, March 19, 2007

Oregon Symphony 07-08 Season

For the past two years the Oregon Symphony has tried to alternate some regular concerts on just two nights rather than the old standard of three nights (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday). For example, the upcoming concert with the Portland Symphonic Choir is on Saturday, March 31 and Monday, April 2, but no concert on Sunday, April 1. It looks like that experimental scheduling didn't work out. Next season, all of the regular concerts are on back to Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. That will make things easier for the folks at the box office.

Also, it's interesting to note that the Classical A series offers more guest soloists than the B series. The B series, does offer Mahler's 9th and Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the women of the Portland Symphonic Choir. I'm pretty sure that the orchestra has only done the instrumental version of the Mendelssohn, and I'm not sure that they've done Mahler's 9th. So, I'm glad that they've scheduled these works.

If you have some comments about the upcoming Oregon Symphony season (artists, repertoire, scheduling) , please make a comment.

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