Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Symphony Gala accents Meyer, Fleck, Thile, and Hussain

(Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer)

(Chris Thile - photo by Cassandra Jenkins)

This year, the Oregon Symphony is presenting a different kind of gala. There will be plenty of music, but the soloists will be four of the hottest names in the classical-crossover-to-jazz-bluegrass-world-music arena: Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck, Chris Thile, and Zakir Hussain. The concert program will have something old and something new, and should appeal to an audience that might be looking for a new twist what the orchestra is offering this season.

The gala with Meyer, Fleck, Thile, Hussain, and the OSO takes place this Saturday evening at 7:30 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Carnival Overture

Mandolin Concerto (West Coast Premiere)
* Chris Thile, mandolin


Triple Concerto for Banjo, Tabla and Double Bass
* Béla Fleck, banjo
* Zakir Hussain, tabla
* Edgar Meyer, Double Bass

Overture to Poet and Peasant

There's a post concert jam session with Meyer, Fleck, Thile, and Hussain that should be a hoot. For more on the program, click here.

So, if you don't have your tickets yet, I suggest that you get them right away. Click here for details.

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