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Gospel Christmas 20th Anniversary FE ATURED CONCER T S ​Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances ​Gospel Christmas 20th Anniversary ​Cirque de la Symphonie ​Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert ​Comfort and Joy: A Classical Christmas ​Big Band and Beethoven: New Year’s Celebration


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about us LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT 7 CONDUCTORS 9 ORCHESTRA, STAFF & BOARD 10 RECOMMENDED RECORDINGS 40 OUR SUPPORTERS 42

​Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances

Johannes Moser

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featured ARTIST- IN - RESIDENCE JOHANNES MOSER 12 THE PORTLAND OREGON SIGN 53 CHANGING DIRECTION 54 PAMBICHE MURAL 57 CHARLES RENEAU 58

performances RACHMANINOFF’S SYMPHONIC DANCES 14 ​Gospel Christmas 20th Anniversary

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​ ATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 7:30 PM S ​S UNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2 PM ​M ONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 7:30 PM

GOSPEL CHRISTMAS 20TH ANNIVERSARY 20 ​ RIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 7:30 PM F ​S ATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 7:30 PM ​S UNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 4 PM

CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE 24 ​T HURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 7:30 PM ​ im Burton’s The Nightmare T Before Christmas in Concert Garry Trudeau

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​ omfort and Joy: C A Classical Christmas

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2 PM AND 7:30 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2 PM AND 7:30 PM

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COMFORT AND JOY: A CLASSICAL CHRISTMAS 28 ​M ONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 7:30 PM

BIG BAND AND BEETHOVEN: NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION 30​ SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 7:30 PM ​M ONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 7:30 PM

​ ig Band and Beethoven: B New Year’s Celebration

Changing Direction

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear Friends, Our theme for the 2018/19 Season is stories, and in December, stories often involve holiday traditions. Every year since 1998, your Oregon Symphony has gathered together singers from churches and communities throughout the greater Portland area to form the Northwest Community Gospel Chorus. This year, we celebrate with them and, with you, the 20th anniversary of Gospel Christmas, a festive and uplifting celebration of the holiday. We are proud to release the Gospel Christmas cd, featuring the live recording of last year’s concert, to honor two decades of community partnership in music. In December, our Classical Series offers Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, which harkens back to the composer’s Russian heritage. Then, Oregon Symphony makes memories this season with our captivating holiday programs, including Cirque de la Symphonie, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert, Comfort and Joy, and Big Band and Beethoven. Beyond the concert hall, Oregon Symphony is glad to return to Coffee Creek Correctional Facility to perform an annual holiday concert along with the cccf Choir. With this performance and dozens more throughout the year, we bring music into the community and break down barriers to experiencing the Oregon Symphony live. In this season of giving, consider a gift to Oregon Symphony.

Your generosity makes possible these and other programs, in the concert hall and throughout the state, that delight, entertain, and inspire. We are grateful for your support.” SHARE YOUR STORY WITH #SOUNDSTORIES As part of this season’s theme of SoundStories, we’re collecting stories from you, our audience, about how music has impacted your life. We want to know about the first time you heard the Oregon Symphony, about your favorite musical memories from your childhood, and more. Share your story using the hashtag #SoundStories.

On behalf of the musicians, staff, and Board of the Oregon Symphony, I wish you a happy, healthy, and joyful season.

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Great concerts in January Favorite Light Classics JANUARY 5 & 6 Norman Huynh, conductor

Norman Huynh

A light-hearted tour of classical music’s most popular hits, including “The Ride of the Valkyries,” William Tell Overture, and select movements from Beethoven’s beloved symphonies.

Rossini and Rimsky-Korsakov JANUARY 12, 13 & 14 Johannes Moser

Carlos Kalmar, conductor • Johannes Moser, cello Rossini: Tancredi Overture Zimmermann: Music for the Suppers of King Ubu • Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture

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Two brilliant miniatures – Rossini’s Tancredi Overture and Rimsky-Korsakov’s depiction of a lively Russian cathedral on the “Bright Holiday” – bookend Shostakovich’s fiery First Cello Concerto, performed by Artist-in-Residence Johannes Moser.

2018/19 Americana with Edgar Meyer JANUARY 19 Norman Huynh, conductor • Edgar Meyer, double bass Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite • Bottesini: Double Bass Concerto No. 2 • Edgar Meyer: Double Bass Concerto No. 3 Still: Afro-American Symphony Adding virtuosity to a classical-bluegrass blend all his own, Edgar Meyer makes music that’s equal parts irresistible and astonishing. Join the “Genius” grant winner and the Oregon Symphony for an unparalleled evening of Americana, including Copland’s idyllic Appalachian Spring.

Leslie Odom, Jr. JANUARY 20 Thomas Douglas, conductor Don’t miss this exhilarating evening of jazz standards and Broadway hits from Grammy Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr., who originated the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway blockbuster Hamilton.

Schumann’s “Rhenish” JANUARY 26, 27 & 28

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Markus Stenz, conductor • Viviane Hagner, violin Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 • Unsuk Chin: Violin Concerto Schumann: Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish”

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Beethoven’s First Symphony is exquisitely rooted in the Classical Viennese tradition. His later symphonies would directly inspire Schumann’s majestic Third, an homage to the Rhineland.

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CONDUCTORS Carlos Kalmar Jean Vollum music director chair

Carlos Kalmar is in his 16th season as music director of the Oregon Symphony. He is also the artistic director and principal conductor of the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago. In May 2011, he made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall with the Oregon Symphony as part of the inaugural Spring for Music festival. Both his imaginative program, Music for a Time of War, and the performance itself were hailed by critics in The New York Times, New Yorker magazine, and Musical America, and the concert was recorded and released on the Pentatone label, subsequently earning two Grammy nominations (Best Orchestral Performance and Best Engineered). Under Kalmar’s guidance the orchestra has recorded subsequent cds on the PentaTone label – This England, featuring works by Britten, Vaughan Williams, and Elgar; The Spirit of the American Range, with works by Copland, Piston, and Antheil, which received another Best Orchestral Performance Grammy nomination; and Haydn Symphonies. New Yorker magazine critic Alex Ross called the Oregon Symphony’s Carnegie Hall performance under Kalmar “the highlight of the festival and one of the most gripping events of the current season.” That verdict was echoed by Sedgwick Clark, writing for Musical America, who described the performance of Vaughan Williams’ Fourth Symphony as “positively searing… with fearless edge-of-seat tempos… breathtakingly negotiated by all…” A regular guest conductor with major orchestras in America, Europe, and Asia, Kalmar recently made his subscription series debuts with three of America’s most prestigious orchestras: those of Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco. Past engagements have seen him on the podium with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the New World Symphony, as well as the orchestras of Baltimore, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, Milwaukee, Nashville, Seattle, and St. Louis. Carlos Kalmar, born in Uruguay to Austrian parents, showed an early interest in music and began violin studies at the age of 6. By the time he was 15, his musical promise was such that his family moved back to Austria in order for him to study conducting with Karl Osterreicher at the Vienna Academy of Music. He has previously served as the chief conductor and artistic director of the Spanish Radio/Television Orchestra and Choir in Madrid as well as the music director for the Hamburg Symphony, the Stuttgart Philharmonic, Vienna’s Tonnkunsterorchester, and the Anhaltisches Theater in Dessau, Germany. He lives in Portland with his wife, Raffaela, and sons, Luca and Claudio.

Norman Huynh Harold and Arlene Schnitzer associate conductor chair

Now in his third season as Oregon Symphony associate conductor, Norman Huynh was selected from a field of over 100 candidates from around the world for his exceptional conducting technique, his passion for a wide-ranging repertoire, and his unique ability to communicate with an audience. The recipient of the 2015 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Scholarship, he previously conducted the St. Louis, City of Birmingham (uk), Baltimore, Toledo, Charlotte, and Virginia symphonies, and the Peabody Symphony Orchestra. He made his international conducting debut with the Princess Galyani Vadhana Youth Orchestra in Bangkok, Thailand, and has also conducted the Leipzig Symphony. He previously served as assistant conductor for the Spoleto Festival usa, the Portland Symphony Orchestra in Maine, Opera Carolina, the Lyric Opera of Baltimore, the Peabody Opera Theatre, and The Peabody Singers. Huynh co-founded the Occasional Symphony, an organization that presents innovative programs that resonate with eclectic venues throughout the city of Baltimore. He studied orchestral conducting at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, working with Gustav Meier, Markand Thakar, and Marin Alsop. For backstage stories, follow Huynh on Instagram @normanconductor. Jeff Tyzik principal pops conductor

Jeff Tyzik has earned a reputation as one of America’s foremost pops conductors and is recognized for his brilliant arrangements, original programming, and rapport with audiences. Now in his 25th season as principal pops conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic, Tyzik is also in his 12th season as the Oregon Symphony’s principal pops conductor and continues to serve in the same role with the Seattle Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and Canada’s Vancouver Symphony. Tyzik is also highly sought after as a guest conductor across North America. He holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music. He lives in Rochester, ny, with his wife, Jill. orsymphony.org | 503-228-1353

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Carlos Kalmar Jean Vollum music director chair Norman Huynh Harold and Arlene Schnitzer associate conductor chair

Nancy Ives, Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Hayes, jr. principal cello chair Marilyn de Oliveira, assistant principal Kenneth Finch Trevor Fitzpatrick Antoinette Gan Kevin Kunkel

John Cox, principal Joseph Berger, associate principal Graham Kingsbury, assistant principal Mary Grant Alicia Michele Waite

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Colin Corner, principal Braizahn Jones, assistant principal Nina DeCesare Donald Hermanns Jeffrey Johnson Jason Schooler

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Sarah Kwak, Janet & Richard Geary concertmaster chair Peter Frajola, Del M. Smith & Maria Stanley Smith associate FLU TE concertmaster chair Martha Long, Bruce & Judy Thesenga Erin Furbee, Harold & Jane Pollin principal flute chair assistant concertmaster chair Chien Tan, Truman Collins, sr. principal Alicia DiDonato Paulsen, assistant principal second violin chair Inés Voglar Belgique, assistant principal Zachariah Galatis second violin PI CCO LO Fumino Ando Zachariah Galatis Keiko Araki Clarisse Atcherson OBOE Ron Blessinger Martin Hébert, Harold J. Schnitzer Lisbeth Carreno principal oboe chair Ruby Chen Karen Wagner, assistant principal Emily Cole Kyle Mustain Julie Coleman Eileen Deiss ENGLI S H H O RN Jonathan Dubay Kyle Mustain Gregory Ewer Daniel Ge Feng CL AR INE T Lynne Finch James Shields, principal Shin-young Kwon Todd Kuhns, assistant principal Ryan Lee Mark Dubac Samuel Park Searmi Park B A S S CL AR INE T Vali Phillips Todd Kuhns Deborah Singer B A S S O ON VIOLA Joël Belgique, Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund principal viola chair** Charles Noble, principal* Brian Quincey, assistant principal* Jennifer Arnold Silu Fei Leah Ilem Ningning Jin Kim Mai Nguyen* Viorel Russo Martha Warrington

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Carin Miller Packwood, principal Evan Kuhlmann, assistant principal Adam Trussell CONTR AB A S S O ON Evan Kuhlmann

TR UMPE T Jeffrey Work, principal David Bamonte, assistant principal, Musicians of the Oregon Symphony Richard Thornburg trumpet chair Doug Reneau TR OMB ONE Casey Jones, principal Robert Taylor, assistant principal Charles Reneau B A S S TR OMB ONE Charles Reneau TUBA JáTtik Clark, principal TIMPANI Jonathan Greeney, principal Sergio Carreno, assistant principal PE R CU S S I ON Niel DePonte, principal Michael Roberts, assistant principal Sergio Carreno HAR P Jennifer Craig, principal LIB R ARY Joy Fabos, principal Kathryn Thompson, associate Sara Pyne, assistant O R CHE S TR A PE R S ONNE L MANAGE R Leah Ilem * Acting position ** Leave of absence


Administration Scott Showalter, president and ceo Diane M. Bush, executive assistant Susan Franklin, assistant to the music director Ellen Bussing, vice president for development Charles Calmer, vice president for artistic planning Natasha Kautsky, vice president for marketing and strategic engagement Janet Plummer, chief financial and operations officer Steve Wenig, vice president and general manager B U S INE S S O PE R ATI ONS David Fuller, tessitura applications administrator Tom Fuller, database administrator Julie Haberman, finance and administration associate Randy Maurer, production manager Peter Rockwell, graphic designer Lynette Soares, finance and administration assistant

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Hilary Blakemore, senior director of development Rene Contakos, gift officer Ella Rathman, development associate Leslie Simmons, events coordinator Courtney Trezise, foundation and corporate giving officer Nik Walton, membership manager MAR KE TING , COMMUNI C ATI ONS & S ALE S Ethan Allred, marketing and web content manager Rachel Allred, patron services representative Liz Brown, partnership marketing and group sales manager Adam Cifarelli, teleservices manager Karin Cravotta, patron services representative Katherine Eulensen, audience development manager Johnah Garcia, patron services representative Rebecca Van Halder, patron services representative ChloĂŤ Hennessy, patron services representative Emily Johnstone, patron services representative

O PE R ATI ONS Jacob Blaser, director of operations Monica Hayes, education and community programs director Susan Nielsen, director of popular programming and presentations Steve Stratman, orchestra manager Lori Trephibio, stage manager Jacob Wade, manager, operations and artistic administration

Board of Directors O FFI CE R S Robert Harrison, chair Walter E. Weyler, vice chair Nancy Hales, secretary Tige Harris, treasurer LIFE MEMB E R S William B. Early Gerald R. Hulsman Walter E. Weyler MEMB E R S Rich Baek Christopher M. Brooks Eve Callahan Cliff Deveney

Dan Drinkward Greg Ewer Robyn Gastineau Suzanne Geary Ralph C. Hamm III Jeff Heatherington J. Clayton Hering Rick Hinkes RenĂŠe Holzman Grady Jurrens Gerri Karetsky Kristen Kern Thomas M. Lauderdale Martha Long Priscilla Wold Longfield

Roscoe C. Nelson III Dan Rasay James Shields Larry Vollum Derald Walker Jack Wilborn E X- O FFI CI O MEMB E R S Scott Showalter, Oregon Symphony Association Jo Ann Young, Oregon Symphony Association in Salem

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F E AT U R E D A R T I C L E

MEET OREGON SYMPHONY ARTIST-INRESIDENCE JOHANNES MOSER.

by Elizabeth Schwartz

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“A lot of people don’t understand what practicing means,” remarks Johannes Moser. “If someone asked me what is practicing about, I would say it’s an act of inspiration; it’s about getting close to something that moves you. What’s not to love?” What indeed? When not on the road, a full-time concert artist spends most of their time practicing and rehearsing; the performances themselves represent a tiny percentage of the total music-making process. Moser, who has spent the last 15 years practicing, teaching, traveling, and giving concerts around the world, seems ideally suited to the life he has chosen. “Practicing is very personal. I don’t really see it as work; it’s more meditative,” he explains. “Of course you have to work on your chops, but you get closer to the music. It’s puzzling to me sometimes that people say they don’t like practicing or traveling.” For Moser, travel, for all its logistical hassles, gives him the opportunity to meet new people and make what he calls “meaningful connections.”

I​ n a way, Moser was born to be a musician. Everyone in his immediate family – both parents and his brother Benjamin – is a professional performer. “[My brother and] I are the fifth generation of musicians in my family,” says Moser. Andreas Moser, Johannes’ greatgrandfather, studied and later worked

for the celebrated 19th-century violinist/ composer Joseph Joachim, a close friend of Brahms’. Moser’s grandfather was a musicologist, and his father Kai is also a cellist who played in the Bavarian Radio Symphony. Moser’s mother, Canadianborn soprano Edith Wiens, sang opera and concert music during the 1980s and ’90s with some of the world’s most renowned conductors, including Bernard Haitink, Georg Solti, and Seiji Ozawa. Today, Wiens and Kai Moser split their time between New York, where Wiens teaches at Juilliard, and Munich. ​ oser first tried out violin, but that didn’t M last long. “I wanted to play an instrument, but the violin and I just didn’t gel.” Moser moved on to the cello “as an escape route from the violin” when he was 8, and “it’s been love at first sight ever since. I have really long fingers and hands, which are much better suited for the cello than climbing all over the violin.” ​ lthough Moser was born into the family A business, his parents did not push him into a professional career. “Knowing how hard it is to make a living, my parents were maybe a little apprehensive when I was 16 and decided that’s what I wanted to do,” says Moser. After winning a national youth competition in his teens, Moser says, “I realized this whole practicing thing actually works. Okay, more of that!” ​ hen Moser returns to Oregon in W January, he’ll begin the first part of his three-year artist-in-residency with the Oregon Symphony. Such residencies are created ad hoc, in collaboration with the orchestra, to tap into what is unique about the ensemble and its community. Moser’s previous residency, in Frankfurt, allowed him to work with that city’s large population of amateur musicians. “I [put out a call] for a couple amateurs to audition for the chance to perform with me on the radio, and we had almost 150 people show up,” Moser remembers. “We were blown away. I like to find those sweet spots where I really feel I can make a difference.” Here in Oregon, in addition to performing Dmitri Shostakovich’s First


Cello Concerto with the orchestra on January 12–14, Moser will give master classes to members of the Portland Youth Philharmonic and Metropolitan Youth Symphony, rehearse and perform with the students of bravo Youth Orchestras, perform at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg and the St. Mary’s Home for Boys in Beaverton, and chat with host Christa Wessel and play live on All Classical Portland, with more events still to be announced. Moser’s 1694 Andrea Guarneri cello has a gender – female – but no name. “The cello is so much a part of my body now; if I gave it a name, I’d be putting distance between us,” he says. “After all, I don’t give names to my arm or my leg. We’ve been together almost nine years, but this instrument is 300 years old. I’m just playing it for a fraction of its life and then passing it on to someone else.” ​ oser has a long history with M Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto. “We met when I was 15, and I prepared it for the national youth competition that I later won,” he remembers. “I’ve played this piece at decisive moments in my career – winning the youth competition (on my 18th birthday), and my debut with the Royal Concertgebouw [in Amsterdam]. I also played it for the 2002 Tchaikovsky competition [Moser took second prize]. It’s defined so many moments in my career, and it’s a sign of its brilliance that it really relates to where I was [at all those points] in life. When I started out, it was just a major technical challenge. For the Tchaikovsky, I wanted to play it perfectly. Later, I realized Shostakovich was writing about things that are important to me:

struggle and the human condition. I’m going to be 40 next year, and there’s something to be said for incorporating your life experience into the pieces you work with. No matter what you play, you bring yourself to the table. You can’t cancel yourself out of a piece.” ​ espite his long familiarity with this D concerto, Moser cannot take it for granted. “This concerto is hard when you don’t practice; it needs a lot of attention. It has very tricky passages because Shostakovich wrote it for Slava [cellist Mstislav Rostropovich].

Shostakovich wanted to give Slava a chance to be brilliant.” For all its technical difficulty, the concerto also traverses a challenging emotional arc. “It’s quite a journey,” Moser admits. “You can admire the virtuosity and the fire and also look a little deeper and see the political and personal content. For example, the second movement on to the end is one long movement without pause. Throughout the second movement, the cello gets crucified by the orchestra, and then it has a long solo cadenza, like a monologue. In the last movement, there’s a fight for prominence [between soloist and orchestra]. The excitement of the collective takes precedence in the first movement – that psychological state Shostakovich uses so successfully. In the monologue, you are thrown back on yourself in a moment of silence, without the collective backing you up.” Alone or with other musicians, Moser seems utterly content with his life.

I’ve really committed 150 percent to what I’m doing,” he says. “To travel, to go spend time with people who are as passionate as I am about what I do – who wouldn’t want to do that?”

Artist-in-Residence Johannes Moser performs Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto with the Oregon Symphony on January 12, 13, and 14 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, along with community activities across the region that week. Find tickets and more at orsymphony.org.

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RACHMANINOFF’S SYMPHONIC DANCES SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2018, 7:30 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018, 2 PM MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2018, 7:30 PM SPONSORED BY SALLY DRINKWARD

Eivind Gullberg Jensen, conductor James Ehnes, violin Anders Hillborg

Exquisite Corpse

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Violin Concerto Andante tranquillo Presto capriccioso alla napolitana Vivace James Ehnes

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Symphonic Dances Non allegro Andante con moto (Tempo di valse) Lento assai—Allegro vivace—Lento assai. Come prima—Allegro vivace ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL

CONCERT CONVERSATION Conducted one hour before each performance, the Concert Conversation will feature guest conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen and host Robert McBride. You can also enjoy the Concert Conversation in the comfort of your own home. Visit orsymphony.org/conversations to watch the video on demand.

Biographies

Eivind Gullberg Jensen With this concert, Eivind Gullberg Jensen makes his debut with the Oregon Symphony. 14 artslandia.com

Equally at home on the concert platform and at the opera house, Gullberg Jensen recently made his debuts at the Aix-enProvence Festival with a new Simon McBurney production of The Rake’s Progress, at the Vienna Opera House with Tosca, at the Lille Opera with Der fliegende Holländer, and with the Royal Scottish National Symphony Orchestra. Gullberg Jensen has previously conducted orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, the Oslo and Royal Stockholm philharmonic orchestras, and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.

Over recent seasons, he has worked with soloists such as Leif Ove Andsnes, Truls Mørk, Hélène Grimaud, Gautier Capuçon, Sol Gabetta, Alban Gerhardt, Hilary Hahn, Gabriela Montero, Emmanuel Pahud, and Yefim Bronfman. In the opera world, last season he returned to the Vienna Opera House with La bohème. Previous operatic performances include appearances at the Rome Opera House with Rusalka, English National Opera with Janáček’s Jenůfa, Lyon with a double-bill of Il tabarro and Djamileh (directed by David Pountney and Christopher Alden), the


Zurich Opera House with Il corsaro and Rusalka, the Bavarian State Opera, and as part of the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, as well as at the Norwegian National Opera with Rusalka, Eugene Onegin, and La bohème (in Stefan Herheim’s production). Equally at home on the concert platform as the opera house, Gullberg Jensen begins 2018/19 with the Hamburg Symphony, where he performs throughout the year, including Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for their New Year concert. Re-invitations following the 2017/18 Season see Gullberg Jensen conduct the Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra, where he will conduct Anna Clyne’s This Midnight Hour. Further afield Gullberg Jensen debuts with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the North Carolina Symphony. Eivind Gullberg Jensen studied conducting in Stockholm with the legendary Jorma Panula and in Vienna with Leopold Hager. Previously, he studied violin and music theory in Trondheim, Norway.

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James Ehnes James Ehnes last appeared with the Oregon Symphony on March 22, 2015, when he performed Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto with conductor Jun Märkl. Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism, and an unfaltering musicality, Ehnes is a favorite guest of many of the world’s most respected conductors, including Ashkenazy, Alsop, Sir Andrew Davis, Gardner, Paavo Järvi, Mena, Noseda, and Runnicles. Ehnes’s long list of orchestras includes the Boston, Chicago, London, and Vienna symphony orchestras; the Los Angeles, New York, Munich, and Czech philharmonic orchestras; and the Cleveland, Philadelphia, Philharmonia, and dso Berlin orchestras. Alongside his concerto work, James Ehnes maintains a busy recital schedule. In

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RACHMANINOFF’S SYMPHONIC DANCES 2016, he undertook a cross-Canada recital tour, performing in each of the country’s provinces and territories, to celebrate his 40th birthday. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with leading artists such as Andsnes, Lugansky, Yo-Yo Ma, Vogler, and Yuja Wang. Ehnes is the artistic director of the Seattle Chamber Music Society. Ehnes has an extensive discography and has won many awards for his recordings, including a Gramophone Award for his live recording of the Elgar Concerto with Sir Andrew Davis and the Philharmonia Orchestra. His recording of the Korngold, Barber, and Walton violin concertos won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance and a juno Award for Best Classical Album of the Year. Ehnes began violin studies at the age of 4, became a protégé of the noted Canadian violinist Francis Chaplin at age 9, made his orchestral debut with Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal at age 13, and graduated from The Juilliard School in 1997. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and, in 2010, was appointed a member of the Order of Canada. James Ehnes plays the “Marsick” Stradivarius of 1715.

Program Notes ANDERS HILLBORG b. 1954

Exquisite Corpse composed: 2002 first oregon symphony performance instrumentation: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, cimbasso, timpani, bass drum, bongos, chimes, 3 congas, crotales, glockenspiel, 3 log drums, marimba, opera gong, tam-tam, 5 tomtoms, triangle, vibraphone, xylophone, piano, harp, and strings estimated duration: 14 minutes

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“Hillborg creates pools of liquid sound… That is to say, his is a science fiction of our time – we recognize the strangeness.” — Music critic Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Anders Hillborg, considered Sweden’s foremost living composer, explores a wide spectrum of styles in his music, and he is equally at home in a variety of genres, including electronic, choral, film, television, chamber, and orchestral music. Since 1982, he has made his living as a full-time composer, a testament to his music’s lasting appeal to audiences around the world. Hillborg’s enduring love affair with sound – he once described the orchestra as a “sound animal” – is reflected in his use of unique timbres, artful counterpoint, and his ability to draw audiences in to his unique sonic realm. When asked which piece someone unfamiliar with his music should hear first, Hillborg replied, “Exquisite Corpse, where I succeeded in making the music precise and varied. I also believe that it makes for fairly easy listening.” This 15-minute piece takes its name from a Surrealist parlor game of the 1920s, in which participants take turns contributing a single sentence (sometimes just a single word) to a collaborative story. When finished, each player folds over the paper before passing it on, hiding their contribution from the next player. In one early example, participants came up with the sentence, “Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau” (The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine). Alan Gilbert led the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic in the first performance in Stockholm, on October 24, 2002. For the Surrealists, fascinated with the concept of the unconscious mind, this game provided a means for accessing what lay beneath mindful thoughts and choices. One can hear Hillborg’s Exquisite Corpse as his musical imagining of the game played by some of the composers whose work has most deeply influenced him, including György Ligeti, Jean Sibelius, and Igor Stravinsky. Hillborg intersperses homages to his compositional mentors with a lofty brass fanfare, a ritualized

drumming section, and a thickly textured phrase for strings that recalls Paul Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Despite these diverse components, Hillborg manages to make Exquisite Corpse cohere from beginning to end. Listening to this music is like a dream that – while it lasts – makes a particular kind of sense, which may or may not last after the dreamer awakens.

WILLIAM WALTON 1902–83

Violin Concerto composed: 1938–39, rev. 1943 most recent oregon symphony performance: April 25, 1995; Robert Spano, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin instrumentation: solo violin, piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, cymbals, snare drum, harp, strings estimated duration: 28 minutes In 1938, violinist Jascha Heifetz asked William Walton to write him a concerto and offered a generous £300 fee. Walton accepted, but expressed his reservations in a letter: “I wasn’t all that keen, knowing how difficult it could be.” Whether the difficulty to which Walton referred was dealing with Heifetz or writing a work Heifetz would deem sufficiently virtuosic is unclear. However, despite his anticipatory concerns, Walton agreed, knowing that a commission from the world’s greatest living violinist would do much for his own status as a composer. ​ s Walton worked on the concerto, he A was also composing a score for a film, Dreaming Lips; in addition, the bbc commissioned a march from Walton to be performed at the coronation of King George vi. Walton, whose habit was to compose slowly and methodically, found his workload unexpectedly increased by yet another request for a movie score, this time for a film version of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. “It all boils down to this: whether I’m to become a film composer or a real composer,” wrote


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RACHMANINOFF’S SYMPHONIC DANCES Walton about his dilemma. Fees for film music generally exceeded anything Walton could earn writing for the concert hall, but as his comment reveals, Walton regarded film music as a lesser genre and worried that his reputation as “a real composer” might suffer accordingly. In the end, Walton turned down the Pygmalion score and spent the spring and summer months in Italy working on Heifetz’s concerto. “​ It seems to me the greatest drawback is the nature of the work itself,” Walton fretted. “It seems to be developing in an extremely intimate way, not much show and bravura, and I begin to have doubts (fatal for the work, of course) of this still small voice getting over at all in a vast hall holding 10,000 people.” Walton’s concern about what he saw as a drawback – the intimate quality of the music – turned out to be the concerto’s signature: its sweeping, rhapsodic melodies coupled with exquisitely tender interludes make it a favorite of both players and listeners around the world. The romantic nature of the concerto, as Walton acknowledged, expressed his feelings for Alice Wimborne, his lover and patron from 1934 until her death 14 years later. ​ he Andante tranquillo establishes the T lush neo-Romantic atmosphere from the opening notes and Walton’s notation “sognando” (dreaming). The violin sings unrestrained, and the orchestra both complements and offsets the soloist – one moment yearning, the next fiery and tempestuous. Of the scherzo, marked Presto capriccioso, Walton said, “Quite gaga, I may say, and of doubtful propriety after the first movement.” The capriciousness of the tempo marking emerges throughout this delightfully unpredictable music, and the soloist revels in technical passages of eye-popping virtuosity. Walton struggled so much with the Vivace, fearing Heifetz would find it insufficiently “elaborate,” that he declared he would never again write a commissioned work. Ultimately, Heifetz was satisfied, sending Walton a telegram: “Accept enthusiastically.” Heifetz played the premiere with Artur Rodziński and the Cleveland Orchestra on December 7, 1939, in Cleveland, for an enthusiastic audience. Critics lauded “a stirring performance of a

work of character and quality… personal, intense, direct, straightforward… the use of the violin is felicitous, from soaring cantilena to brilliance.”

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF 1873–1943

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 composed: 1940 most recent oregon symphony performance: September 24, 2012; Carlos Kalmar, conductor instrumentation: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, alto saxophone, timpani, bass drum, chimes, cymbals, drum, orchestra bells, tam-tam, tambourine, triangle, xylophone, piano, harp, and strings estimated duration: 35 minutes Sergei Rachmaninoff had great regard for the Philadelphia Orchestra and its music director, Eugene Ormandy. As a pianist, he had performed with them on several occasions, and as a composer, he appreciated the full, rich sound Ormandy and his musicians produced. Sometime during the 1930s, Rachmaninoff remarked that he always had the unique sound of this ensemble in his head while he was composing orchestral music: “[I would] rather perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra than any other of the world.” When Rachmaninoff began working on the Symphonic Dances, he kept Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra in mind for the premiere performance, on January 3, 1941. Several of Rachmaninoff’s other orchestral works, including the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and the Piano Concerto No. 4, were also either written for or first performed by Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. ​ he Symphonic Dances turned out to be T Rachmaninoff’s final composition; he died two years after completing them. Although not as well known as his piano concertos or the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, both Rachmaninoff himself and many

others regard the Symphonic Dances as his greatest orchestral work. “I don’t know how it happened,” he remarked. “It must have been my last spark.” Nervous pulsing violins open the Allegro, over which the winds mutter a descending minor triad (three-note chord). The strings set a quickstep tempo, while the opening triad becomes both the melodic and harmonic foundation of the movement as it is repeated, reversed, and otherwise developed. The introspective middle section of the movement features the first substantial melody, played by the distinctively melancholy voice of the alto saxophone. The final section of the movement returns to the agitated quickstep and fluttering triad. The Andante con moto begins with muted trumpets and pizzicato strings executing a rather lopsided waltz rhythm that stutters fitfully, followed by a subdued violin solo. The main theme has none of the Viennese lightness of a Strauss waltz; instead its haunting, ghostly quality borders on the macabre and is suggestive of Sibelius’ Valse triste or Ravel’s eerie La valse. The waltz is periodically interrupted by sinister blasts from the brass section. In the Lento assai—Allegro vivace, Rachmaninoff returns to the haunting liturgical melody of the Dies irae (Day of Wrath) from the requiem mass. Rachmaninoff had used this iconic melody before, most notably in his Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. In this work, the distinctive descending line has even more suggestive power; we can hear it as Rachmaninoff’s final statement about the end of his compositional career. This movement is the most sweeping and symphonic of the three and uses the full force of the orchestra’s array of sounds, moods, and colors. In addition to the Dies irae, Rachmaninoff also incorporates other melodies from the Russian Orthodox liturgy, including Blagosloven Yesi, Gospodi, from Rachmaninoff’s choral masterpiece, All-Night Vigil, which describes Christ’s resurrection. On the final page of the manuscript of the Symphonic Dances, Rachmaninoff wrote, “I thank Thee, Lord!” © 2018 Elizabeth Schwartz

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GOSPEL CHRISTMAS 20TH ANNIVERSARY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018, 7:30 PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018, 7:30 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018, 4 PM SPONSORED BY KATHY & STEVE JOHNSON

Charles Floyd, conductor Northwest Community Gospel Chorus Gary Hemenway, choral director Dorothy Davis, choir manager

Soloists: MaryEtta Callier Alonzo Chadwick Quiana Crittenden Christina Estes Jelani Greenidge Tracey Harris Emmanuel Henreid Wendy Jackson Marilyn Keller Ashley Minnieweather Marla Sampson Shirrell Shephard Lamont Williams Ronnie Wright Saeeda Wright Jerry Harris, bass Rod Nightingale, drums Chris Turner, piano All orchestrations by Charles Floyd Gary Battestella, sound designer/engineer Justin Dunlap, lighting designer Calvin Rodgers/Lehman Gray/​​​ Philip Feaster/ Tiffany Joy McGhee Isaac Cates Felix Mendelssohn/ Israel Houghton Gloria Shayne Baker/ Noël Regney

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​Psalm 150 Alonzo Chadwick

​Strong and Mighty ​ark H Tracey Harris, Marilyn Keller, Ashley Minnieweather

Do You Hear What I Hear Tracey Harris


John T. McFarland/ Arr. Joubert, ​​​McElroy, Red

Away in a Manger Jelani Greenidge, Saeeda Wright

Norman Hutchins​​​ Emmanuel Lamont Williams Mykola Leontovych/ Arr. Floyd Kurt Carr

​Carol of the Bells ​For Every Mountain MaryEtta Callier

INTERMISSION James Fortune

Holy Night Alonzo Chadwick, Marla Sampson

Norman Hutchins

​e Has Come H Quiana Crittenden

Katherine Kennicott Davis/ Arr. Smallwood, Pugh David Curry/Demetrius Smith John Francis Wade/Byron Cage George Frideric Handel/ Arr. Lindsey, ​​Moore, Galbraith

Drummer Boy Ronnie Wright, Saeeda Wright

We See the Star Wendy Jackson O Come All Ye Faithful/I Can’t Hold It Alonzo Chadwick, Christina Estes, Tracey Harris, Emmanuel Henreid Joy to the World Alonzo Chadwick, Shirrell ​​​​​​​​Shephard ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL

Biographies

Charles Floyd Conductor, pianist, and composer Charles Floyd has been heard in concert with more than 500 orchestras since 1991 in performances including classical music and pops. His 11-year partnership with singer Natalie Cole included such projects as the multiple Grammy Award-

winning tribute to Nat King Cole entitled “Unforgettable, With Love,” the Emmy Award-winning pbs Great Performances concert video of the same title, and the Grammy-winning releases Take a Look and Stardust. As an annual guest conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra since 1994, his performances have included Gospel Night at Pops at Boston’s Symphony Hall, a program that features orchestral classics as well as a 120-voice gospel chorus. He has done similar concerts since 1995 with the Atlanta Symphony, the Akron Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony, the Houston Symphony, and the Saint Louis Symphony with such artists as Micah Stampley, Marvin Winans, CeCe Winans, Edwin Hawkins, Daryl Coley, Oleta Adams,

Yolanda Adams, and Patti LaBelle. Floyd now celebrates 20 years with the Oregon Symphony and Gospel Christmas. His compositions range from chamber music to large orchestral and vocal works. A tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, One Man’s Dream for narrator and orchestra, was commissioned and premiered by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in 2001. His Four Spirituals for soprano and orchestra was premiered at Boston’s Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops in 1995, and his oratorio Hosanna for gospel chorus and orchestra premiered there in 2000. Other compositions include a Cello Concerto (2014), a Piano Concerto (2014), a song cycle entitled Song of Solomon (2014), and numerous orchestral adaptations and arrangements. orsymphony.org | 503-228-1353 21


GOSPEL CHRISTMAS 20TH ANNIVERSARY The rhythm section comprises professional, highly talented, and committed musicians. The members of the trio began as local musicians who have since moved to other parts of the country. However, they return to Portland each year to accompany their family and friends in the choir.

Northwest Community Gospel Chorus This marks the 20th anniversary of Gospel Christmas, a collaboration of the Northwest Community Gospel Chorus and the Oregon Symphony. The first concert was performed in 1999 to high acclaim, and it has evolved over the years as one of the most important holiday traditions in Portland, Oregon. The multi-cultural choir consists of approximately 88 members from 33 houses of faith and organizations in the Portland area and beyond. There are approximately 20 singers who have been choir members for all 20 years.

The choir’s mission and commitment is to bring a message of faith, hope, love, and joy through the perpetuation of gospel music as an original American art form. The 20th anniversary is the culmination of hard work, dedication, and fellowship. It is a true blessing to have been able to share the Good News with our audiences for these many years and now to have the opportunity to share a 20th-anniversary recording. The founding members of the choir were Charles Floyd, conductor and orchestrator; Dorothy Davis, a highly respected leader in the Portland/ Vancouver Gospel Music Workshop of America; Terry Davis, music minister at

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church; and Susan Nielsen, director of popular programming for the Oregon Symphony. Terry Davis relocated to Columbus, oh, following the first two years, and the choir was fortunate to have engaged Gary Hemenway to serve as music director, for which he has been dedicated and committed for 18 years.

Gary Hemenway At 4 years old, Gary Hemenway’s first musical question to his mother was, “When do I get to play piano in church?” Raised in the small town of Pilot Rock

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in Eastern Oregon, Hemenway’s early interest grew to encompass a wide variety of musical styles. As a pre-teen, he was captured by the sounds of André Crouch and the Disciples, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Chicago, and The Temptations. It was while attending Warner Pacific College in arts-rich Portland, or, that Gary saw his abilities expand. With a passion for excellence and a love for many styles of music, countless doors have been opened to him. Hemenway’s diverse abilities have afforded him plentiful opportunities working in the fields of soundtrack, production, direction, composition, arrangement, teaching, workshopping, and live performance work. Hemenway has composed and arranged numerous vocal, choral, and instrumental pieces in every style including classical, film score, gospel, jazz, pop, and rock. His work has appeared in Nike and Avia videos and events, as well as at the World Olympics. His live performance work has taken him throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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Amongst his many musical abilities, choral work has become one of his greatest musical strengths. As the music director for the Oregon Symphony’s Northwest Community Gospel Chorus for 18 years, he has enjoyed working with the Grammy-nominated Oregon Symphony. Hemenway also serves as the artistic director for the Walla Walla Choral Society and the director of worship at Walla Walla Presbyterian Church. He enjoys sharing his talent and expertise as a studio music instructor of jazz piano at Whitman College in Walla Walla, wa. His other credits include work with the Heritage Singers, Pink Martini, Will Vinton Studios, George Fox University, and more. His greatest joy has been found in the people that he has worked with. They include Dr. Charles Floyd, Mick Gillette and Lenny Pickett (Tower of Power), Daniel Cox, Tim Ellis, Dr. Dennis Plies, and many others. The joy of his life, his wife, Clairece, and his three daughters (Sarah, Olivia, and Amelia) are all accomplished artists in their own right. orsymphony.org | 503-228-1353 23


CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2018, 7:30 PM Norman Huynh, conductor Christine Van Loo, Vladimir Tsarkov, Vitalii Buza, Vitaliy Prikhodko, Pavel Korshunov, and Alexandra “Sasha” Pivaral, cirque performers Leroy Anderson Franz Schubert/Arr. Dragon Leroy Anderson

​A Christmas Festival ​Ave Maria Sleigh Ride

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

​Mother Gigogne and the Clowns from The Nutcracker

Robert Lopez/ Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Selections from Frozen

Claude Debussy Delvyn Case

Claire de lune from Suite bergamasque Rocket Sleigh

INTERMISSION Arr. Dragon Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/ Arr. Ellington, Strayhorn Georges Bizet

Deck the Halls Peanut Brittle Brigade (March) from The Nutcracker Suite Farandole from L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2

Jeff Tyzik

Chanukah Suite

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The Skater’s Overture

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker

Leroy Anderson

Bugler’s Holiday

Maurice Ravel/ Katherine K. Davis/Arr. Wendel

Little Bolero Boy

Traditional/Arr. Harris

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Cirque de la Symphonie Cirque de la Symphonie is an exciting production designed to bring the magic of cirque to the concert hall. For more than 10 years, it has thrilled and bedazzled veteran concert goers and new patrons as they see accomplished aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen perform to live symphony music. They include world record holders, gold medal winners of international competitions, Olympians, and some of the most experienced cirque talent ever seen. Their performances are uniquely adapted to stage accommodations shared with the symphony, and each artist’s performance is choreographed to the music arranged in collaboration with the maestro. When the artists of Cirque de la Symphonie perform in front of the full orchestra, an incredible fusion of these two great art forms takes place. The aerialists and acrobats turn the concert into a three-dimensional entertainment extravaganza, and the orchestra seems to play with enhanced enthusiasm.

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TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS IN CONCERT SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2018, 2 PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2018, 7:30 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2018, 2 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2018, 7:30 PM SPONSORED BY RICK & VERONICA HINKES

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COMFORT AND JOY: A CLASSICAL CHRISTMAS MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2018, 7:30 PM Norman Huynh, conductor Oregon Chorale Jason Sabino, conductor

Leroy Anderson

Mykola Leontovych/Arr. Dragon Victor Herbert/Arr. Dragon Traditional Traditional/Arr. Campbell Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Maurice Ravel/ Katherine K. Davis/Arr. Wendel

​A Christmas Festival Carol of the Bells ​“Toyland” from Babes in Toyland ​O, Tannenbaum A Celtic Nativity Oregon Chorale

​Selections from The Nutcracker Kingdom of Sweets ​​​​​​ Spanish Dance ​​​​​​ Chinese Dance Trepak Dance of the Reed Pipes Pas de deux ​Little Bolero Boy

INTERMISSION John Henry Hopkins, Jr./ Arr. O’Loughlin Antonio Vivaldi

John Rutter Todd Smith/Arr. Holmes

George Frideric Handel

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We Three Kings Selections from Gloria ​​​​​​ Gloria in excelsis deo​​ ​​​​​​ Et in terra pax​​​​ ​​​​​​ Cum sancto spiritu Oregon Chorale What Sweeter Music Oregon Chorale

Noel Jason Sabino, conductor Oregon Chorale “Hallelujah” from Messiah Oregon Chorale


Leroy Anderson Traditional/Arr. Finnegan

Sleigh Ride Christmas Carol Sing-a-long Oregon Chorale with the audience ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL

Biography

Oregon Chorale The Oregon Chorale is a 60-voice symphonic choir directed by Jason Sabino. Founded by Bernie Kuehn and based in Hillsboro, or, the Oregon Chorale has been delighting audiences since 1985,

performing choral music from around the world and maintaining an appreciation for technique, while exhibiting flexibility of musical style. The passion for singing challenging, beautiful music is matched only by a love of the community and the fun created together. The Chorale has sung in over 40 languages, traveled all over the world, and is constantly looking for the next big work to perform. Its formal concerts showcase a variety of styles from Classical to Baroque, Renaissance to contemporary. Less formal presentations include world folk music, spirituals, dinner theater, and staged shows. The Chorale has toured in Europe six times (1989, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008,

2014) and has produced four cds. It performs six concerts per year, every year since its inception, including seven original musicals under the direction of Linda Needham. In addition to its regular concert series, the Chorale has performed regularly in the Grotto’s Festival of Lights and other choral events from Astoria to Hillsboro to Portland. The Chorale is committed to fostering the musical development of young people in Washington County. The internship program started in 2000 and continues to offer 12 talented high school singers the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the Chorale each year.

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BIG BAND AND BEETHOVEN: NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2018, 7:30 PM MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2018, 7:30 PM SPONSORED BY MICHAEL, KRISTEN, ANDREW, & ANNA KERN

Carlos Kalmar, conductor Jenny Schuler, soprano Siena Licht Miller, mezzo-soprano Andrew Haji, tenor Richard Zeller, bass-baritone Singers from Portland State University Choirs, Oregon Repertory Singers, and Pacific Youth Choir Ethan Sperry, artistic director​ Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/ Arr. Ellington, Strayhorn, Tyzik

Selections from The Nutcracker Suite Overture Sugar Rum Cherry Peanut Brittle Brigade

James P. Johnson

Drums: A Symphonic Poem

James P. Johnson

Victory Stride

INTERMISSION Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, “Choral”​ Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso Molto vivace—Presto—Tempo 1 Adagio molto e cantabile—Andante moderato Finale: Presto—Allegro assai—Allegro assai vivace

Traditional/Arr. Leyden

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Biographies

Jenny Schuler With this concert, Jenny Schuler makes her debut with the Oregon Symphony. Soprano Schuler has earned praise in recent seasons for her powerful vocalism and compelling stage artistry. In 2018, she joins Indiana University as a guest artist in the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos and debuts in the comic role of Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia

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with Sugar Creek Opera. In February 2019, Schuler will return to the Oregon Symphony for Hansel and Gretel. In 2017, Schuler debuted in the title roles of Ariadne auf Naxos and Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas, both with the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute, and covered the role of Leonore in the Princeton Festival’s production of Fidelio. Additional roles in her


repertoire have included Micaëla in Carmen, Anaide in Nino Rota’s Il cappello di paglia di Firenze, Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, and Alice Ford in Falstaff. Schuler has recently placed as a semifinalist in Shreveport Opera’s Mary Jacobs Smith Competition, finalist in the Marcello Giordani International Voice Competition, and first prize recipient in the Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition. Schuler earned her artist diploma from the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute, her master of music from Chicago College of Performing Arts, and a double Bachelor of Arts in music and graphic design from Trinity Christian College.

Siena Licht Miller With this concert, Siena Licht Miller makes her debut with the Oregon Symphony. German American mezzo-soprano Miller is quickly making a name for herself in both the opera and concert worlds. After her professional debut as Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte with Opera Philadelphia, Miller returns this season in two recitals as a part of their ground-breaking O18 Festival and as Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Last summer, she was a member of Santa Fe Opera’s apprentice program, covering Kitty Oppenheimer in Doctor Atomic and Suzuki in Madame Butterfly. Highlights for the 2018/2019 season include the title role in Dido and Aeneas, Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti, and a recital with the Carnegie Hall Citywide Concert Series, which she will take on tour to the United Kingdom and Germany. Recent engagements included the title role in L’enfant et les sortilèges with the Aspen Music Festival and appearances with Curtis Opera Theatre in the title role in The Rape of Lucretia, as Kitty

Oppenheimer in Doctor Atomic, and as Baba in The Medium. Miller is an alumna of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Gerdine Young Artist Program at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, the Chautauqua Institute, and the Aspen Music Festival. Originally from Portland, or, she entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2016 and is currently based in Philadelphia.

Andrew Haji With this concert, Andrew Haji makes his debut with the Oregon Symphony. Canadian tenor Haji is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after voices on both the operatic and concert stage. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 50th

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BIG BAND AND BEETHOVEN: N E W Y E A R ’ S C E L E B R AT I O N Schuback Schuback:Class_Millenium NEW.qxd 9/3/09 8:41 A International Vocal Competition in 31, 2017, when he performed Beethoven’s Violin Shop ‘s-Hertogenbosch and the Montreal International Music Competition’s Oratorio Prize, he looks forward to Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Pinnock and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Messiah for the Toronto Symphony with Debus conducting, Rodolfo in La bohème and Cassio in Otello for the Canadian Opera Appraisals Company (coc), and Bach’s Mass in B Consignments Minor for the Amadeus Choir.

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The Salzburg Festival featured Haji in its 2017 production of Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia – his festival debut – and for the Wexford Festival he starred as Hélios in Félicien David’s Herculanum. The music of Beethoven and Handel claimed his attention in performances with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony and the Grand Philharmonic Choir. Haji holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, where he performed in productions of Les mamelles de Tirésias, Don Giovanni, Candide, Il mondo della luna, and Rob Ford – The Opera, among others. A native-born Ontarian, has received awards from the Marilyn Horne Song Competition in Santa Barbara and the coc’s annual Ensemble Studio Competition.

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Richard Zeller Richard Zeller last appeared with the Oregon Symphony on December 30 and

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American baritone Zeller has consistently received high acclaim. For his portrayal of Scarpia, the Calgary Herald wrote, “His performance was entirely authentic and wholly dominating,” and commended his “flawless vocal mastery.” A frequent performer on concert stages, Oregon Music News praised him as “a commanding presence housing a brilliant vocal instrument.” Since making his Metropolitan Opera debut, he has appeared with the Met in such roles as Marcello in La bohème, Ernesto in Il pirata, Eddie in A View from the Bridge, Coroebus in Les Troyens, and Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor. His other opera appearances include Germont in La traviata with Scottish Opera, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Deutsche Opera am Rhein, Portland Opera, and San Diego Opera; productions of Boris Godunov and Andrea Chénier with the Lyric Opera of Chicago; Athanaël in Thaïs with English National Opera at the Barbican in London; and in the title role in Verdi’s Macbeth with Opera de Bordeaux, Opera de Vichy, and Portland Opera. Concert appearances include the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Chicago Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra; Les Troyens with the Boston Symphony; Handel’s Messiah with the Philadelphia Orchestra; Carmina Burana with the Buffalo Philharmonic and Huntsville Symphony; and appearances with the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Minnesota, San Francisco, Seattle, and St. Louis. Zeller’s recordings include the critically acclaimed Merry Mount by Howard Hanson and Deems Taylor’s Peter Ibbettson, both with Naxos, and the world premiere of Henri Lazarof ’s Fifth Symphony on Centaur Records, all recorded with Gerard Schwartz and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.


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Choral music at Portland State University now includes six choirs with over 300 singers. Members of three of those choirs are featured in these performances: Rose Choir (tenor/bass choir), Thorn Choir (soprano/alto choir), and the Portland State Chamber Choir.

Oregon Repertory Singers (ors) is a premier choral arts nonprofit organization founded in 1974, presenting world-class choral music accessible to all. The professional caliber adult choir of over 100 members was recently lauded as Portland’s “finest large choir.” The ors Youth Choir, an education- and performance-based program for students ages 4–18, is unmatched in the Portland area. Oregon Repertory Singers is committed to nurturing the singers, listeners, and supporters of this generation and the next. ors celebrates its 45th anniversary in the 2018–19 season.

Pacific Youth Choir (pyc) serves over 300 singers in ten auditioned flagship choirs from kindergarten through 12th grade. Established in 2003 by Artistic Director Mia Hall Miller, pyc has become a cultural resource that changes lives through high-level choral artistry in an open, joyful, and nurturing environment.

The Oregon Repertory Singers adult choir performs repertoire both rare and recognizable, encompassing a multitude of eras, languages, and musical styles. With over 100 members, this close community of singers comes from all walks of life and many different communities throughout the Portland metro area. Oregon Repertory Singers presents a wide variety of programming that promotes music from the newest generation of great composers alongside celebrated choral masterworks. In October 2018, ors released Shadows on the Stars through Gothic Records. The album includes live and in-studio recordings of the music of Morten Lauridsen and other composers from the Pacific Northwest.

pyc, honored to be “in residence” at Trinity Cathedral, collaborates regularly with Oregon’s top musical organizations including the Oregon Symphony, Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theater, White Bird Dance, Trinity Choir, and Thomas Lauderdale and Pink Martini in performances and recordings, including the “Gold” Joy to the World.

Classics Today calls The Portland State Chamber Choir “amongst the finest choirs in the world.” Since its founding in 1975, the Chamber Choir has performed and competed in venues across the country and around the world, earning over 30 medals and awards in international choir competitions including being the only American choir to have won the Seghizzi International Competition for Choral Singing in Italy (2013) and the Bali International Choral Festival in Indonesia in (2017). The Chamber Choir has performed multiple times at national and divisional conferences of the American Choral Director’s Association and The National Association for Music Education, and in 2014, it hosted the 2014 National Conference of the National Collegiate Choral Organization. The Chamber Choir’s 2012 cd A Drop in the Ocean was favorably reviewed in both Fanfare and Stereophile magazines and was a finalist for the 2012 American Prize in Choral Music. Their 2014 recording Into Unknown Worlds was named a “Recording to Die For” by Stereophile magazine. It was the first-ever student recording to receive this distinction. Their latest album, The Doors of Heaven – Music of Eriks Esenvalds, was released by Naxos, the largest classical label in the world. It debuted at number one on the Billboard Traditional Classical Chart (a first for a university choir) and was also a number one seller on Amazon and iTunes.

In 2016, after being awarded the Oregon Symphony’s Schnitzer Wonder Award, pyc broadened its choral reach by providing a free after-school choir program at Whitman Elementary in Portland. Following the success of that program, pyc expanded this year with two additional locations, Marysville Elementary and the Wattles Boys and Girls Club in se Portland.

This season, in addition to regularly scheduled concerts, pyc is excited to perform with the Oregon Symphony, Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Chanticleer, and Dr. Rollo Dilworth in workshops and mini concerts. pyc enjoys regional and national recognition. Last spring pyc was honored to perform for their sixth American Choral Directors Association Convention. Please see pacificyouthchoir.org for more information.

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BIG BAND AND BEETHOVEN: N E W Y E A R ’ S C E L E B R AT I O N Program Notes PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY/ DUKE ELLINGTON/ BILLY STRAYHORN/JEFF TYZIK 1840–93/1899–1974/1915–67/b.1951

Selections from The Nutcracker Suite composed: 1960 most recent oregon symphony performance: November 11, 2011; Gregory Vajda, conductor instrumentation: 2 flutes, oboe, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, alto saxophone, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, percussion, jazz bass, and strings estimated duration: 30 minutes By 1960, Duke Ellington had nothing left to prove. He was America’s foremost big band composer, a formidable pianist, and the creator of an elegant style of jazz and swing that became an indelible part of the American sound. He had crisscrossed the country with his band dozens of times since the 1930s and had stretched the boundaries of jazz harmony and structures with compositions like “Mood Indigo” and Black, Brown, and Beige.

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When Ellington teamed up with composer, lyricist, and arranger Billy Strayhorn in 1939, the two men formed a unique partnership that lasted until Strayhorn’s untimely death in 1967. Strayhorn wrote his share of jazz hits – he is best known for “Take the A Train” and “Lush Life” – but he also brought a deep knowledge of classical music to his work with Ellington. It is significant that the first time Strayhorn’s name appeared alongside Ellington’s on a record is their 1960 Columbia album of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, which Strayhorn arranged.

Strayhorn and Ellington transformed more than the music; the familiar movement titles also underwent what Ellington called “reorchestration.” Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy changes its character entirely, shifting from a delicate interlude featuring celeste to a down-and-dirty striptease known as Sugar Rum Cherry, while with added syncopation, the March becomes the Peanut Brittle Brigade. In adapting The Nutcracker for big band, Strayhorn wrote for particular members of Ellington’s orchestra. The gorgeous trumpet solo in the Overture was made for Ray Nance, and no one but “Booty” Wood could make his trombone with plunger mute growl in quite the same way. Ellington’s biographer John Edward Hasse suggests that in creating this adaptation, Ellington and, to a lesser extent, Strayhorn were “putting one over” on the public. Hasse asks, rhetorically, “Why did Ellington and Strayhorn adapt the Tchaikovsky and Grieg suites? [The duo also made jazz versions of Grieg’s suites from Peer Gynt] As part of the time-honored traditions of ragging or jazzing the classics, to make Tchaikovsky and Grieg hip, to make them swing?… Was it at least partly to put people on?” Perhaps. Ellington, caught in an unguarded moment on tape, once described himself as “not a bank robber, but a sneak-thief.” Whatever their motivations, Ellington and Strayhorn’s version of The Nutcracker lends this beloved music a wholly unique sensibility – in the words of one reviewer, “transformed into jazz with affection, skill, and humor.”


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B I G B A N D A N D B E E T H O V E N : N E W Y E A R ’ S C E L E B R AT I O N JAMES PRICE JOHNSON 1894–1955

Victory Stride/ Drums: A Symphonic Poem composed: 1920s; 1944/1942 first oregon symphony performance instrumentation: Victory Stride: solo alto saxophone, solo trumpet, flute, oboe, 3 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, percussion, piano, harp, strings Drums: A Symphonic Poem: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 3 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, strings estimated duration: 15 minutes “James P. Johnson was an astounding musician, arguably the most important black musician in New York during the decade of the 1920s,” writes biographer Scott E. Brown. Johnson excelled at the piano and was known as the “Father of Stride,” a reference to the stride piano style of jazz popular in the 1920s and 30s. Stride players combined a strong rhythmic bass line with dazzling improvisations and large octave leaps. Johnson, along with Willie “The Lion” Smith, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, and others, held “cutting contests,” in which stride pianists competed to show off their skills. J​ ohnson was equally famous for his compositions; he wrote the most popular dance tune of the 1920s, “The Charleston,” which was featured in his 1923 hit musical Runnin’ Wild. After the stock market crashed in 1929 and “The Charleston” faded from popularity, Johnson turned his attention to symphonic music. “Johnson applied for fellowships to support his studies,” writes Brown, “and he wrote to many conductors and musical benefactors for his pieces to be given a performance. His scrap books are filled with rejection letters… Despite little recognition and limited encouragement, James P. Johnson would write two symphonies, a piano and

a clarinet concerto, two ballets, two one-act operas and a number of sonatas, suites, tone poems, and a string quartet.” Johnson’s best-known work from this period is his 1932 Harlem Symphony, a successful hybrid of jazz and classical music. ​ orn in New Brunswick, nj, Johnson began B attending symphony concerts in New York in 1905. As an 11-year-old boy, Johnson was struck by what he called “the full symphonic sounds,” which “made a great impression on me.” Those experiences stayed with Johnson for more than 30 years, and he made use of them when he began writing orchestral music of his own. ​ ictory Stride, as its name suggests, was V probably first conceived as a stride piano solo in the 1920s. Johnson recorded it in 1944 with a small jazz combo; that same year, Victory Stride was arranged for combo and full orchestra. In the middle section, the orchestra drops out while the combo takes turns passing the solos around. ​ rums: A Symphonic Poem opens with D a muscular timpani solo, which recurs in abbreviated form several times during the piece. The music itself showcases two primary melodies or riffs, both of which combine big band swing with the syncopations of ragtime.

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, “Choral” composed: 1817–18; 1822–24 most recent complete oregon symphony performance: December 31, 2016; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Amber Wagner, soprano; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor; Dashon Burton, bass instrumentation: soprano, alto, tenor, and bass soloists; four-part mixed chorus; piccolo; 2 flutes; 2 oboes; 2 clarinets; 2 bassoons; contrabassoon; 4 horns; 2 trumpets; 3 trombones; timpani; bass drum; cymbals; triangle; and strings estimated duration: 70 minutes

The Ninth Symphony extends beyond the realm of the concert hall and has permeated our culture on a variety of levels, including the socio-political and commercial arenas. The music of the Ninth, particularly the “Ode to Joy” melody of the final movement, is so familiar to us that it has almost lost its unique character and taken on the quality of folk music; that is, it has lost its “composed” identity as a melody written by Ludwig van Beethoven and simply exists within the communal ear of our collective consciousness. While some classical works are inextricably linked to the time in which they were written, Beethoven’s profound musical statements about freedom, equality and humanity resonate just as powerfully today as they did at the Ninth’s premiere. This was evident to the entire world when Leonard Bernstein conducted an international assembly of instrumentalists and singers in a historic performance of Beethoven’s Ninth at East Berlin’s Schauspielhaus (now Konzerthaus) on December 22, 1989, three days after the fall of the Berlin Wall. To emphasize the historic event, Bernstein substituted the word “freedom” for “joy” in the famous lyrics by the poet Friedrich Schiller in the final movement. The performance aired on worldwide television, attracting more than 200 million viewers, and the cd became a global bestseller. It is hard to imagine, but there was a time when Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony was not the iconic work we know and revere; it took 50 years to enter the standard orchestral repertoire, thanks to Richard Wagner, who programmed it at the dedication of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus in 1872. Only then did Beethoven’s Ninth became a part of the classical canon and took its rightful place as, in the words of Philip Huscher, “a cultural symbol of unsurpassed importance.” By 1822, Beethoven was completely deaf and emotionally isolated. Five years earlier, at the age of 47, Beethoven had written in his journal, “Before

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B I G B A N D A N D B E E T H O V E N : N E W Y E A R ’ S C E L E B R AT I O N my departure for the Elysian fields, I must leave behind me what the Eternal Spirit has infused into my soul and bids me complete.” Alone and embittered, Beethoven focused almost exclusively on his musical legacy. ​ he lofty salute to the human spirit T expressed in Schiller’s poem An die Freude (To Joy) had resonated with Beethoven for many years; in 1790, he set a few lines in a cantata written to commemorate the death of Emperor Leopold II; he also included portions in his opera Fidelio in 1806. “The search for a way to express joy,” as Beethoven described it, was the subject of his final symphony. To that end, Beethoven edited and arranged Schiller’s lines to suit his musical and dramatic needs, using a melody from his Choral Fantasy, written 20 years earlier. ​ espite his deafness, Beethoven insisted D on conducting the May 7, 1824, premiere at the Kärntnerthor Theater in Vienna. His gesticulations were out of time with the orchestra and singers, although they had been told beforehand to ignore

Beethoven’s movements and watch the concertmaster instead. One of the most poignant moments came at the Ninth’s conclusion. Unable to hear the audience’s applause, Beethoven continued to face the orchestra until the mezzo-soprano soloist tapped his shoulder, and he turned around to see the cheering crowd. ​ he symphony begins quietly and T ambiguously, with a series of hollow open fifths played by the strings. The fifths build into a massive statement featuring a weighty dotted rhythmic theme. The power and overall intensity of this movement foreshadows the finale. ​ s was his wont, Beethoven broke with A symphonic convention by writing a second-movement scherzo. The music bursts forth with dramatic string octaves and pounding blows from the timpani. The main theme, a contrapuntal fugue, gives way to a demure melody for winds. Underneath its playful simplicity, the barely contained agitation of the scherzo pulses in the strings, like a racehorse pawing at the starting gate.

I​ n a symphony synonymous with innovation, Beethoven’s most significant departure from convention is its inclusion, for the first time, of a chorus and vocal soloists. The cellos and basses play an instrumental recitative, later sung by the baritone, which is followed by the unaccompanied “Joy” melody. Beethoven then presents several instrumental variations, including a triumphal brass fanfare. The baritone soloist introduces Schiller’s poem with words by Beethoven: “O friends, not these tones; instead, let us strike up more pleasing and joyful ones.” The chorus repeats the last four lines of each stanza as a refrain, followed by the vocal quartet. A famous interlude, the Turkish March, follows (this music was considered “Turkish” because of the inclusion of the triangle, cymbals, and bass drum, exotic additions to the orchestra of Beethoven’s time). After a number of variations, the chorus returns with a monumental double fugue, to cap off one of the most superlative expressions of the human spirit. © 2018 Elizabeth Schwartz

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Sir James and Lady McDonald Designated Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation Carolyn McMurchie Karen McNamee Lois R. Mills Drs. Beth & Seth Morton Jonathan Nagar Chris & Tom Neilsen Ralph & Susan Nelson Libby Noyes Wanda & George Osgood Jim Palmer Barbara & Art Palmer Parsons Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation Duane & Corinne Paulson Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. Petersen Vic Petroff Tod Pitstick Diane Plumridge David & Marian Poindexter Wally & Bettsy Preble William Pressly & Carole Douglass Dr. & Mrs. Kevin Proctor Ronald & Lee Ragen Brian Ramsay Vicki Reitenauer & Carol Gabrielli Dr. Gerald & Alene B. Rich Charles & Selene Robinowitz Dr. Lynne Diane Roe Charles & Katherine Rood Debora Roy

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William O’Shea Terry Pancoast & Pamela Erickson Lance Peebles Vicki Perrett Sandford B. Plant H. Roger Qualman Kim & Roger Reynolds Eric & Tiffany Rosenfeld Mr. David Roth & Ms. Tangela Purdom Jane Rowley Julie & David Sauer Hubert & Ludmila Schlesinger Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation Douglas & Ella Seely Leslie and Dorothy Sherman Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation The Shulevitz Family Sara Stamey Michael & Judy Stoner Brian Thomas & Susan Morgan Richard & Larie Thomas Dave Thompson Jon Vorderstrasse Mr. and Mrs. Steve§ & Alexandra Wenig Roberta Lee White Gordon D. Wogan & Patricia Hatfield Susan E. Wohld Darrell & Geneva Wright P. J. & Donald Yarnell

PORTLAND’5 PRESENTS

Music from the beloved 1990s animated series

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 | 7:30PM Emmy winner Rob Paulsen as “YAKKO”

Emmy winner Randy Rogel Composer

INFO & TICKETS: PORTLAND5.COM | PH: 800.273.1530 | PORTLAND’5 BOX OFFICE | TICKETSWEST OUTLETS

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Headwaters at The Heathman Hotel now offers a prix fixe menu before every performance at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. We are serving three-courses for $37 or two-courses for $31. We would love to have you join us for dinner before your next show! Why wait? Come by and have a drink and a dessert after tonight’s performance.

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Stephanie Eubanks McDougal Stephanie McDougal – Stevie to all who knew her – played her 1790 Thomas Dodd cello in the Oregon Symphony for nearly four decades. She loved to play, and she loved to teach, touching the lives of so many budding musicians. She had a great wit, and a laugh that was memorable. Over the years, Stevie made faithful annual donations to support our work – even including the Symphony in her estate plans. When she passed away in 2016, the Oregon Symphony received a generous “finale” from her estate – plus an encore: her beloved cello. The Oregon Symphony family is proud to honor Stevie’s gift. Please consider the Oregon Symphony as you plan your own estate. Contact Ellen Bussing: 503‑416‑6339 | give@orsymphony.org

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Encore Society The Oregon Symphony Encore Society was established to thank and recognize those generous individuals who have remembered the Oregon Symphony in their estate plans. For more information, please contact the Development Office at 503-416-6325. Anonymous (10) Markus Albert Kirby & Amy Allen Margaret A. Apel Margaret & Scott Arighi Laurel Bardelson Lynda R. Bell Steve & Patt Bilow Leola J. Bowerman Dean Boyd & Susan Wickizer John & Yvonne Branchflower Steve & Kristine Brey Ellen E. Bussing§ Craig & Karen Butler Elaine Calder & William J. Bennett Carl & Connie Clark Helen Kirkpatrick+ Debi Coleman Terry & Peggy Crawford Dr. Jim Darke Niel B. DePonte‡ Ginette DePreist Jess Dishman Allen L. Dobbins William Dolan & Suzanne Bromschwig Clarke Donelson Kay Doyle Gerard & Sandra Drummond Bill* & Karen Early Herman Taylor & Leslye Epstein Judith M. Erickson The John S. Ettelson Fund of ocf George Fabel Louise P. Feldman Beulah Felt+ Bill Findlay+ Ed Reeves & Bill Fish Harry & Gladys Flesher Mark Gardiner & Mary Nolan Robyn Gastineau* Jim & Karen Halliday Susan Halton Betsy & Gregory Hatton Diane M. Herrmann Carol Herron Henry M. Hieronimus Rick* & Veronica Hinkes Renée* & Irwin Holzman Donna Howard Beth & Jerry* Hulsman Judy & Hank Hummelt Anne & Charles Jochim Karen & Keith Johnson Dennis Johnson & Steven Smith Susie Kasper Richard & Ruth Keller Georgia A Koehler Sally & Tom Kuhns Kyle & Marcia Lambert Wayne & Carolyn Landsverk Barbara A. Lee Fernando & Dolores Leon Cary & Dorothy Lewis Ardath E. Lilleland

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THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS The Oregon Symphony gratefully acknowledges the work of the volunteers and organizations who give their time and talent to support our work on the stage and in the community. Volunteer Organizations: Friends of the Oregon Symphony | Parties of Note

Individual Volunteers: Bob Abbey Julie Adams Sara Amend Mary Lou Anderson Amy Barnhart Joe Bashaw Joy Belcourt Lynda Bell Diana Blebea Sorin Blebea Bob Boster Julie Bowker Kay Bristow Justin Burton Lars Campbell Joe Cantrell Madeleine Denko Carter Louise Choate Laura Coddington Diane Collier

Robert Costello Rhonda Costello Kay Courtney Wendy Craig Kayla Dunn Charlene Dunning Loris Eastman Elizabeth Eklund Harold Englet Alyson Evans Greg Filardi Laura Fitzpatrick Heidi Fox Susan Franklin Pamela Freedman Ladan Ghahramani Bryan Gilchrist Keith Haberman Cleo Hehn Whitney Henion

Carol Herzberg Lynne Heuberger Allison Howard Beth Hulsman Joyce Iliff Donna Internicola Joan Jozwiak Isaac Kindel Lois King Richard Kolbell Gary Kruger Martha Kruger Suellen Lacey Lauren Le Catherine Levi Val Liptak Jim Liptak Katherine Lynch Pam Mahon Vicky Mainzer Phil Mandel Nancy Markin

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THEN & NOW

The Portland Oregon Sign Past & Present 1986

White Stag Sign, 12/18/1986, Daily Journal of Commerce, Greg Paul. Bb001709.

2018

Courtesy of Scott M.

The Hirsch-Weis Manufacturing Co. moved into its newly constructed warehouse and manufacturing facility at the corner of what is now nw Naito Parkway and w Burnside Street in 1907. Harold, the son of one of the Hirsch brothers who founded the business with Harry Weis, launched an offshoot of the business in 1931 using the factory resources to produce ski apparel. He named his venture White Stag (a transposed, literal German translation of the original company name). Meanwhile, in 1940, White Satin Sugar rented space on the roof of the factory to place a 50-by-52-foot, glowing silhouette of Oregon surrounding text that read “White Satin Sugar.” By 1956, White Stag overtook Hirsch-Weis and went public, reporting revenues of $14 million in 1958. Amidst the transition, White Stag purchased the sign in 1957, changed the text to its own name, and added a leaping stag. The stag’s neon nose changed from white to red annually during the holidays, even as the text changed to “Made in Oregon” in 1997 when that company purchased the sign. The city of Portland acquired the sign in 2010 and changed the text once more to “Portland Oregon Old Town.” The sign remains an icon of the city and the glowing snout a beloved harbinger of the holidays.

Historic photographs for this series are provided by the Oregon Historical Society, a museum, research library, archive, and scholarly asset located in the heart of Portland’s Cultural District. View more photos of historic Portland on the new ohs Digital Collections website at digitalcollections.ohs.org/ portland-cityscapes.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

women in charge

The Armory’s Fuhrman & Wolf

by Marty Hughley

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Cynthia Fuhrman, managing director, and Marissa Wolf, artistic director of Portland Center Stage at The Armory. Photo by Christine Dong.

CHANGING DIRECTION


in 1988, when the Oregon Shakespeare Festival agreed to open a northern branch in Portland, one of the staff members sent to launch the project was a young pr and marketing whiz named Cynthia Fuhrman. In 2017, after holding various positions within that company – which spun-off in 1994 as Portland Center Stage – and at other organizations, Fuhrman became managing director of pcs. In the late summer of 2018, a young director and play-development specialist named Marissa Wolf left Kansas City Rep to replace Chris Coleman as Portland Center Stage’s artistic director. Together, Fuhrman and Wolf will lead what has become one of the most prominent regional theaters in the country into its fourth decade. Shortly after Wolf’s arrival, they each sat down with Artslandia to talk about how they arrived at this point and where they’re ready to take things. The following is excerpted from those conversations.

what drew you to theater and to the kind of work you do? fuhrman: When I was in high school, I had a teacher who took us to osf on a field trip; that was the first professional theater I’d ever seen. Then I went to college in London and saw tons of theater there. The summer I finished my master’s degree, at Southern Oregon State College, I was living in Ashland, didn’t have a job, and had no clue what I wanted to do. The way I occupied myself that summer was going to different park talks at the festival where they’d have staff members outside the Lizzy (the Elizabethan) talk about what they do. There was a guy talking about writing press releases, working with the press when they visited, occasionally teaching a class about Shakespeare. I thought, “I could do all those things.” Even though I’d been a theater fan, it never occurred to me there were jobs in theater other than being an actor or making costumes. Then he mentioned that he was moving at the end of the summer, and I thought, “Oh! Job opening!”

wolf: It goes back to when I was 3 years old, and I saw Goldilocks and the Three Bears performed for a children’s theater in Connecticut. My parents tell

me that I was completely riveted; I barely blinked. And that after the play I cried because it was over. Then, in what I think was my early director coming out, I made my mom act it out with me over and over. She tells me that I kept saying, “That’s not the right line!” All of my earliest memories are of me knowing I would be in theater. Like a lot of directors and producers, I started as an actor, because that’s what you see and what you think theater is at first. I just consumed as much theater as I could – read, watched, did a lot of plays in my public schools. It wasn’t until college that I realized I was a director. That was a powerful time, learning to look at, shape, and question a whole world onstage, instead of just one character. Even as a young person, the questions of why this is relevant, why must this be told onstage now, felt immediate to me. I felt frustrated as an

it’s a really powerful, thrilling moment to look at each other – across the nation – and say, ‘now, let’s do this together.’” actor, feeling like I wasn’t positioned in the room to ask that question. I am so much a new-play director. I love to bring a playwright’s work to life, to honor what’s on the page and make it live and breathe in the room. I find that collaboration exhilarating, as the playwright and director work together to make the play sing.

has theater been a conducive environment for you as a woman? fuhrman: I started working in theater 36 years ago. Looking back at the first eight or nine years, I think it was not friendly to women. Even though my first boss in Ashland was a woman,

the powers she reported to were all men. It was the ‘80s, and I think there still was a lot of sexism: Men rule, women are pretty. I don’t think I was ever disrespected for what I could do in my job, but it was very much a male-run organization. That was partly the times. I left to go to StageWest, in Massachusetts, and the Artistic Director there was Gregory Boyd, one of the most prominent artistic directors ousted in the past year – he was running the Alley Theater in Houston – because of #MeToo. In 1988, while I was working at StageWest, a group of staff, both men and women, met with the board to complain about his leadership. We didn’t have the language then. People didn’t say things like “toxic environment,” “sexual harassment.” But it was not a pleasant place to work; people felt uncomfortable, threatened. And in those days, nobody knew how to respond. It was just, “Well, we’ll talk to him.” Then six months later, he gets one of the top jobs in the country, and he’s there for 32 years. So that’s the kind of environment I started in, but I think that’s changed radically over time – although there are still things to change. Of the lort (League of Resident Theaters) companies – and we’re one of those – two years ago, 14 percent were led by women Artistic Directors. As of now, that’s 38 percent, and it’s changing almost daily. There’s a generation that’s starting to retire, so there are lots of openings. So it’s interesting to me to think about how the field is going to change now that we’re seeing not only more women in leadership but also the generational change that we’re finally making room for. What kind of energy are they going to fuel each other with?

wolf: I will say that when I was starting out, trying to figure out how to build a career, with the goal of being an artistic director at a lort theater, I looked around the country and felt a bit demoralized by the lack of female leadership. And that number (of Artistic Directors) shrinks way down when you talk about women with >>> CONTINUED ON PAGE 56 orsymphony.org | 503-228-1353 55


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children. I knew I wanted a kid, and I have one now. I spent a lot of time thinking about it, asking questions, and seeking mentorship and models. Now, I’m proud to be part of this cohort of new female leadership across the country. We’ve all been talking to each other for 10 years. It’s a really powerful, thrilling moment to look at each other – across the nation – and say, “Now, let’s do this together.”

when did you start to see running a company as both a goal and a possibility? fuhrman: I remember Liz Huddle, who ran pcs its first four years, was the first person who told me, “You should run a theater.” When we split off from osf, we were on skeleton staff. So my last year in that stint there, my title was Director of Marketing & Communications/Dramaturge & Literary Manager. So I think she saw someone who was an administrator and had a business mind but also had a strong connection to the work that goes onstage. My reaction at the time was, “I don’t want to run a theater!” Because the management side, I felt, was so removed from the art – dealing with money, donors, contracts. What I loved about doing the marketing and public relations was that I felt those were the administrators who were closest to the art, dealing with the artists to try to interpret for the public what they were trying to do. Later, when I was at Seattle Rep, my mentor there, Ben Moore, approached the Managing Director job as more of a producer, and I began to see that you could do that job without losing the connection. But it was only about four years ago that I began to think, “Maybe…” “I’ll give Chris credit. After Greg Phillips left in about 2009, we didn’t have a Managing Director, and Chris was the sole head of the organization. He had to rely on us as a team, and I started diving in with him more on bigger-picture strategy, planning and ideas, and I realized that’s a great way to support artists as well.

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Pambiche

Photo by Dan Kvitka.

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he mural depicted, Pambiche, was completed in 2011 by Emily Beeks and Rachel Oleson. It “is a cultural depiction of Cuba, inspired by its history, people, and traditions. It blends Cuba’s unique music, dance, architecture, historical figures, and natural beauty. The mural gives visibility to the historically misconstrued people and culture of Cuba and provides an educational opportunity for the community at large,” according to Oleson. The

colorful display, funded by the Regional Arts & Culture Council along with private donations, is located in an area of Portland frequented by Cuban refugees. The iconography depicted includes La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre (Our Lady of El Cobre) – The Virgin of Charity and patroness of Cuba – and the myth of her guiding islanders to safety; famed Cuban singer Benny Moré; salsa great Celia Cruz; sugarcane, Cuba’s principal crop; and the Cuban coat of arms.

Of the work, Oleson told Artslandia, “It was an honor to be part of the collaborative process of visually bringing to life the stories behind this mural. From our shared impression of the massive wall with challenging architecture to the natural dovetailing of our individual styles as we pieced together ideas, Emily and I were committed to taking viewers on a journey through some of Cuba’s beloved history.”

Congratulations to Caroline Oblack, winner of the Art Dept contest for correctly identifying the location of Capax Infiniti by Faith XLVII. Enjoy your Artslandia Box, Caroline! For your chance to win, email submit@artslandia.com with the location of the mural featured above.

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ON A HIGH NOTE You might consider asking Charles Reneau to share some breath control techniques before reading on, as the recitation of his career highlights is enough to leave anyone breathless. The bass trombone virtuoso joined Oregon Symphony in 2007 after earning degrees in music performance from University of Georgia and Juilliard. In addition to a season with the Honolulu Symphony, his performance record includes the symphonies of Seattle and Atlanta, the Seattle and Metropolitan operas, the Israel Philharmonic, and a number of notable orchestras. A twotime winner of the u.s. Army Band’s Bass Trombone Solo Competition, he also took the top spot at the International Trombone Association’s Donald Yaxley Bass Trombone Competition and the Minnesota Orchestra’s Zellmer Trombone Competition. Reneau has been a member of the faculty at Portland State University since 2009, a regular coach for the Portland Youth Philharmonic since 2007, and a private instructor since 2002.

What led you to choose the bass trombone as your instrument? I took piano lessons as a child, but my mother made me join the middle school band during the 8th grade. I threatened to run away, but Mom always wins. I played trombone for several years before getting braces that made it hard to play in the high register, so I switched to bass trombone. As it turns out, the bass trombone parts in an orchestra are more fun than the other trombone parts and less stressful, too! I was hooked. How does the experience of playing in a festival compare to playing in a traditional orchestra setting? I love getting to play with a different bunch of players during my summer work – brass players are cool people. It’s a more social experience, too, because many of us are away from home and have free time to relax.

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The accomplishments of your students are exceptional, including the award of scholarships to Northwestern, Columbia, Central Washington University, and the University of Oregon. What draws you to work with young musicians? My grandfather, grandmother, mother, father, and brother are all music educators. I grew up hearing my mother and father’s students play their lessons in the living room. I could say that I didn’t have a choice, but that’s not quite right: I chose to be a musician because I get to work with some of the world’s most exceptional people, in service of a great cause. What role do you think music education plays for youth? What are your thoughts on the current state of music instruction in our public education system? Youth can be stressful, and I think that every kid needs some central pursuit to keep their life focused and purposeful. For a lot of kids, that can be sports, academics, or faith. For others, music provides a central obsession or love. It’s our job as adults to find that activity for each student, and my job as a music teacher is to make sure my students work their hearts out for the love of music. What keeps me going is the one-on-one mentorship I experience with my students. While, on the surface, I’m teaching how to play trombone, deep down I’m teaching these kids to be engaged citizens, critical thinkers, and clear communicators. I think my greatest joy is teaching the high school students who have decided that they’d like to become music educators themselves because, in that case, transmitting my enjoyment of organized sound is the whole point. Regarding music in the public schools, we suffer from two challenges: disinvestment in arts programs and 21st-century distractions. A lot of schools in the suburbs and down the valley have robust programs, such as the SalemKeizer school district, but I feel pps could do a better job of supporting its music educators and band/orchestra programs. Second, when every high

school student carries a highly addictive electronic entertainment machine in their pocket, we educators have to work much, much harder to inspire them to interact with the real world. Since the real world is challenging (and learning an instrument is even more challenging), and online distraction is very easy, we have to keep the students engaged and enthused without dumbing down our artistic goals. As a culture, we ought to be plowing as many resources as we can afford into getting kids off of their screens and out into the real world, whether that’s performing on their trombone, playing with sharp things in shop class, or riding through the forest on a mountain bike. How much time do you spend practicing in a week? Where do you practice most often? I have a basement practice space where I can spread out and make noise. Thank goodness I live in a house! My practice schedule varies with the season and ranges from a minimum of seven hours a week to about 21 hours a week. If you could master any other instrument in addition to the trombone, what would it be? Guitar. No question. As much as I like the trombone, it’s not an instrument that I could take to, say, a hospital or bar and play to entertain people for an hour. The bass trombone is one of the more fun orchestral instruments, but for portability and sonic potential, the guitar has just about all the other instruments beat! Aside from music, what do you like to do for fun? In the mountains, I like to ski crosscountry, backcountry, and skimountaineer; hike and backpack; climb; mountain bike; and shoot film photography. Around the home, my wife and I have a large garden and orchard on our double lot, so there’s lots of pruning, watering, harvesting, and other associated homesteading activities.

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O N A N U N R E L AT E D N O T E PATRICK WAL SH Stage Director Patrick Walsh kicked off 2018 with a run of his adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters at Northwest Classical Theatre Collaborative. He’s recently completed a project to bring a production of The Iliad to correctional facilities in Oregon. For more information about Walsh’s work connecting incarcerated adults to theater, contact him through his website: patrickwalsh.org.

Patrick Walsh.

Susannah: What’s the most interesting thing you’ve seen or read this week? Patrick: I am reading a book right now called There There by Tommy Orange, which is absolutely fantastic. I got it from the library. It’s all about the modern Native American experience and is helping me look at the world in a different way than I have before. It’s Orange’s first novel; he’s just graduated from his mfa program.

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SEEN ON THE SCENE

Antonio Sonera, director, and Steve Knox, executive producer, of Lakewood Theatre Company.

Patrons playing Oregon Cultural Trust’s Make a Match game before the show.

Bill & Barbara Warner, Inherit the Wind sponsors.

Portlanders lined up bright and early to see Tom Hanks at the Portland Book Festival.

A packed house made for palpable anticipation!

Tom Hanks onstage with New York Times literary critic Parul Sehgal.

Attendees enjoying the art of mingling.

Young Patrons Society members and Portland Opera staff.

Hannah Penn, former Portland Opera resident artist.

OPENING NIGHT OF INHERIT THE WIND

LITERARY ARTS PORTLAND BOOK FESTIVAL 2018

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PORTLAND OPERA’S YOUNG PATRONS SOCIETY

Artslandia and the Oregon Cultural Trust brought the Double the Love campaign to Lakewood Theatre for the opening night of Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s enduring courtroom drama.

This year’s event, presented by Bank of America, featured 100+ authors who presented on 9 stages, pop-up readings throughout the Portland Art Museum galleries, and 13 writing workshops.

Artslandia spent a lovely evening at WeWork for a fabulous pre-season social for young arts lovers and theatergoers.

Don’t forget to tag #Artslandia and #ArtslandiaWasHere on your event photos for the chance to be featured!

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PHOTO CREDITS: Max McDermott, Artslandia (Inherit the Wind Opening Night and Young Patrons Society). Katrina Ketchum, Artslandia (Portland Book Festival).


A PASSION FOR SHARING ART

FOR ALL OUR FRIENDS IN PORTLAND, we want you to know about our exhibition

program. If you happen to be nearby, please stop and visit these wonderful museums! If you have friends or relatives near these museums, ask them to visit these exhibitions! — Jordan D. Schnitzer

Second Look, Twice Museum of the African Diaspora San Francisco, CA September 21 – December 16, 2018

Amazing!: Mel Bochner Prints Philbrook Museum of Art Tulsa, OK October 14, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Witness: Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography Hallie Ford Museum of Art Salem, OR September 15 – December 20, 2018

Enrique Chagoya: Reverse Anthropology Hallie Ford Museum of Art Salem, OR November 3, 2018 – January 27, 2019

Terrain: The Space Between Schneider Museum of Art Ashland, OR September 27, 2018 – January 5, 2019

OPENING SOON! Social Space Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University Pullman, WA January 15 – March 16, 2019

Since 1997, the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation has organized over 160 exhibitions and has had art exhibited at over 110 museums across the country. We provide exhibitions at no cost, pay for shipping and brochures and most importantly, fund outreach programs bringing in students, seniors, and special needs individuals. We especially take pride in helping lower income families be able to visit these exhibitions at no cost.


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See. Feel. Climb. First in. Last out. Look around corners. Look in crannies. Go down dark alleys. Lose yourself. Catch a lift. Push boundaries. Break new ground. Turn things inside out. Go walk about. Get set. Go after the goosebumps. Never Stop Discovering. Designed and engineered to meet any challenge or opportunity in the great Northwest. Visit Land Rover Portland to experience the 2019 Discovery. Land Rover Portland A Don Rasmussen Company 720 NE Grand Avenue 503.230.7700 landroverportland.com

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