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  2016–2017 Concert Season
 

Season tickets, Flex Pass tickets, and indidual concert tickets are on sale now. Concert programs are subject to change without notice. For accommodations for disabilities, call 541.286.5580.

Click to view poster for the Corvallis-OSU Symphony "From Stage and Screen" concert, Sunday, October 16, 2016

From Stage and Screen
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016

3:00 PM

Rossini: William Tell Overture
Lively Vocal Music from Stage and Screen

Bella Voce Women’s Chorus
OSU Meistersingers Men’s Chorus
Katie Smith, vocalist
Rob Birdwell, guest conductor

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture

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The synergy between music, stage and screen has been one of western culture’s most enduring and popular creations. On this first concert of the season, the Symphony will present a rich selection of musical hits, commonly referred to as “oldie goldies.” To open the program, the Orchestra will play Rossini’s opera overture, William Tell, more widely known as the theme song for the Lone Ranger. 

Katie Smith, who charmed Corvallis audiences last year with her heart-rending interpretation of several songs around the theme of “Ill-fated Love,” will return to sing a set of popular favorites celebrating the joys of love.  Her arrangements have been crafted by Rob Birdwell who will conduct the orchestra for this set.

In the second half of the program, the Orchestra will be joined by two of Oregon State’s choirs, Bella Voce women’s choir and Meistersingers men’s choir.  They will each sing several Broadway favorites from South Pacific, West Side Story, and Paint your Wagon. To conclude the program, Maestro Carlson will conduct one of Tchaikovsky’s all-time hits, the Romeo and Juliet Overture.


Portland Youth Philharmonic, David Hattner, Musical Director

Free Concert
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2016

3:00 PM

Featuring the Portland Youth Philharmonic (PYP)
A family-friendly event. Limited seating available.

FREE ADMISSION


Click to view poster for the Corvallis-OSU Symphony "American and Soviet Masters" concert, Sunday, November 20, 2016

American and Soviet Masters
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016

3:00 PM

Barber: Violin Concerto
Jessica Lambert, violin
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3

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Corvallis violinist and concertmaster of the Orchestra, Jessica Lambert, will be the featured soloist on this program, which will feature two masterpieces from the Soviet Union and the United States. To open the program, Ms. Lambert will play Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto, a work of “shimmering beauty and breath-taking technical virtuosity,” in the words of Maestro Carlson. Many musicians and critics regard the Barber Violin Concerto as the most significant American violin concerto of all time.

Closing the program will be Sergei Prokofiev’s thorny Third Symphony, a work drawn from his opera, The Fiery Angel.  It was composed in the mid 1920s at a time when a great deal of artistic experimentation was encouraged by the authorities in the nearly created Soviet Union... well before the Stalinist crackdown in the 1930s.  As such, the work shows Prokofiev at his most adventurous. 


Click to view poster for the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Holiday Concert, Sunday, December 4, 2016

Holiday Concert
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2016

3:00 PM

Choruses for the Season
OSU Choruses
Selected Student Soloists
Steven M. Zielke, conductor

Holiday Favorites

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For this program, the Symphony will be joined by several OSU choirs presenting a variety of works from the classical choral repertoire as well as many holiday favorites.  In addition, several of OSU’s outstanding instrumental students will perform solo selections with the Orchestra.


Click to view poster for the Corvallis-OSU Symphony "Alpine Journey" concert, Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Alpine Journey
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017

7:30 PM

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8

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The massive 8th Symphony of Anton Bruckner will be presented by the Orchestra on this program. According to Maestro Carlson, this work exemplifies Bruckner’s deeply held religious convictions as well as his lifelong connection to the mountains of his native Austria. The brass writing in this symphony is especially powerful, and as might be expected, Maestro Carlson will have massive forces on stage for this performance. 


Click to view poster for the Corvallis-OSU Symphony "Music Transcendent" concert, Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Music Transcendent
TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

7:30 PM

Debussy: La Mer
R. Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten Suite
Wagner: Scenes from Götterdämmerung

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The music of archetypical French composer, Claude Debussy, and the music of archetypical German composers, Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss, will be the highlights of this final program of the season. 

To open the program, the Orchestra will present Debussy’s evocative set of symphonic sketches, La Mer.  Like many French “Impressionistic” painters around the turn of the century, Debussy was captivated by nature in all its glorious and ever-changing transcendence. For Maestro Carlson, La Mer represents the very epitome of Impressionism in music. 

In contrast to this French masterpiece, the Orchestra will also present operatic extracts from the Germanic repertoire. Die Frau ohne Schatten Fantasy (The Woman without a Shadow) was extracted by Strauss from his opera by the same name. This Fantasy is not a readily accessible score, but in every respect it is typically Straussian.

To close the program, the Orchestra will perform excerpts from Wagner’s Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods), the 4th and final opera of his Ring cycle based on a collection of Nordic myths. As in the February program, the powerful brass section of the orchestra will be fully utilized. 

 
 
 

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Season Tickets


Tickets are available for reserved seating for the entire season of 5 concerts. The benefits of purchasing season tickets are: advance choice of seats, first choice of reserving your seats for future seasons, no additional tickets fees for purchasing on-line, and discounted prices for the season.


Flex Pass Tickets


The Flex Pass provides 4 tickets that can be used for ANY of our 5 concerts in any combination you wish. After purchasing the Flex Pass on-line, you can later choose the concerts you wish to attend and return to the on-line site to reserve your seats anytime using the code number you will receive when you purchase your Flex Pass.


Student Tickets

Up to three K-8 students accompanied by a ticketed adult,
and all high school and college students with ID, may be given free general admission tickets at the door starting one hour prior to the concert, subject to availability.


CAFA Tickets

Corvallis Arts for All

SNAP participants with an Oregon Trail Card may buy up to two general admission tickets for $5 each for any concert at the ticket counter one hour prior to the concert.


Parking

The LaSells Stewart Center features ample parking across the street in the Reser Stadium parking lot. The OSU Parking Garage, located on the corner of Washington Way and 26th Street,has approximately 1000 available parking spaces. Parking permits are *not* required during Symphony performances.


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