Friday, March 27, 2009

Evelyn Nagel Donor Appreciation Concert

The Oregon Symphony is putting a new twist on its annual Evelyn Nagel Donor Appreciation Concert. This concert was created to celebrate the legacy of super fundraiser Evelyn Nagel and as a way to say thank you to the Symphony's donors. Usually, the entire orchestra would play several full-scale works at the Schitz. This year, however, the concert has been moved to the Newmark Theatre and will feature the orchestra's players in works for chamber ensembles. Plus the last piece in the program is an arrangement of Richard Strauss' "Don Juan" for eight musicians.

Anyway, I think that this will be the most exiting donor concert in many years, and it will be terrific to hear these musicians up close. If you haven't made a donation to the orchestra then you might want to consider doing so, because that's the only way to get a ticket to this concert.

Here's the program:

Britten: Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury
Jeffrey Work , David Bamonte , Micah Wilkinson

Mozart: Adagio and Fugue
Shin-young Kwon , Fumino Ando , Charles Noble, Heather Blackburn (Arnica Quartet)

Chen Yi: Yangko
Ron Blessinger , Niel DePonte , Joël Belgique

Villa-Lobos: Assobio a Jato (“The Jet Whistle”)
Alicia DiDonato Paulsen, Nancy Ives

Mendelssohn: Octet for strings (Movements 3 & 4)
Jun Iwasaki , Erin Furbee , Inés Voglar, Keiko Araki ,Joël Belgique , Charles Noble , Heather Blackburn , Justin Kagan


Stravinsky: Octet for winds (Movements 1, 2 & 3)
Alicia DiDonato Paulsen, Mark Dubac, Carin Miller , Evan Kuhlmann , Jeffrey Work , Micah Wilkinson, Aaron LaVere , Charles Reneau

Daryl Runswick: “Suite and Low” (Movements 1 & 2)
II. Strauss in the Doghouse
III. American Basses

Jason Schooler , Jeffrey Johnson , Tommy Thompson, JáTtik Clark

Villa-Lobos: Duo for oboe and bassoon (Movement 1)
Karen Wagner , Evan Kuhlmann

Paquito D’Rivera: Aires Tropicales (Movements 1, 2, 4, 6 & 7)
Alicia DiDonato Paulsen, Martin Hebert, Mark Dubac, Carin Miller, Alicia Waite (Nubi Quintet)

R. Strauss/ Don Juan
Arr. Evan Kuhlmann
Alicia DiDonato Paulsen, Martin Hebert , Todd Kuhns ,Mark Dubac, Carin Miller , Evan Kuhlmann , Graham Kingsbury , Mary Grant

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