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All concerts are performed in the Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University Campus. Ample free parking is conveniently available near the concert venue. Concert programs are subject to change without notice. For accommodations for disabilities, contact Nancy Currans, 541.286.5580

Friday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m.
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms (1965)
with OSU Choirs
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In a second concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, the Orchestra and the OSU Chamber Choir will present his Chichester Psalms.  The program will also include other traditional offerings such as the traditional Sing-along, selected short orchestral pieces, specialty numbers by the OSU Men’s and Women’s choirs and a Viennese lollipop or two. 

Sunday, February 24, at 3:00 p.m.
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring (1913)
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Featuring the winners of the student soloist competition and the 20th Century’s all-time symphonic icon, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.  Premiered in Paris 106 years ago, the “Rite” remains to this day as “revolutionary and fresh as if it had been composed yesterday,” according to Maestro Carlson.  The scoring requires a huge orchestra of virtuoso players, including oddly enough, two Wagner tubas that Corvallis audiences are most accustomed to hearing in Bruckner and Mahler symphonies. To open the program, three or four of the Orchestra’s outstanding students who were winners in the October 25th auditions will be featured in solos and concertos of their choice.

Monday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m.
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (1909)
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Gustav Mahler began work on the gigantic 9th symphony in 1908 at the very time when he began his first season as director of the New York Philharmonic.  The next year he took on directorship of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.  Although he had been warned repeatedly by his doctors that his frenetic work schedule could easily kill him, his temperament would not allow him to follow such advice.  Before the end of his second season in New York, he collapsed.  He conducted his last concert there in February of 1911, thereupon returning to Vienna where he died in May.  This last completed symphony of Mahler confronts death with a certain grim determination while at the same time expressing utter emotional exhaustion.  This performance is the seventh in the Mahler symphony cycle which has occupied the orchestra for the past decade.   

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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 (CAFA)

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, subject to availability.

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