Saturday, January 30, 2010

Oregon Symphony's 2010-2011 season will feature Yo Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, Lang Lang, and Emmanuel Ax

I attended the Oregon Symphony's special preview of the 2010-2011 season before this evening's concert and found out that some of the biggest names in the classical music biz are on tap to play with the orchestra next season. The lineup includes the virtuosos listed above as well as Stephen Hough, Yuja Wang, Jennifer Koh, Thomas Lauderdale, Colin Currie, Jeffrey Kahane, Benjamin Schmid, Baiba Skride, James Ehnes, Sanford Sylvan, and Natasha Paremski. Guest conductors include Gunther Herbig, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Emmanuel Villaume, Alondra de la Parra, James Gaffigan, and Stephen Zopfi. The orchestra's music director Carlos Kalmar will direct most of the concerts and resident conductor Gregory Vajda will be on the podium as well.

The pops series includes four concerts to be led by Jeff Tyzik, and a young audiences series will feature Gregory Vajda, and guest conductor David Hattner.

Of course, next season will also feature the orchestra's debut at Carnegie Hall on May 12, 2011. The program details for that concert are still under wraps, and if you go to the Carnegie Hall web site, you'll find that the other orchestras that have been invited to Carnegie Hall have not announced their programs yet, also.

I'll post more information about the Oregon Symphony's next season on Oregon Music News as soon as I get the press release.

2/1/10: Okay, you can now click here for more details.

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