September 27
7:30 PM

Opening Night!


September 27, 2018 7:30 PM

Opening Night!

Francesco Lecce-Chong, Conductor | Julie Albers, cello

Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town

Bloch: Schelomo

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

A jazzy suite from the Broadway hit On the Town launches our three-month celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial. As a conductor, one of Bernstein’s signature works was Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony – an iconic 20th century masterpiece that came to represent defiance of Stalin and the oppressive Soviet government. And, for the first time, we will perform music by Ernest Bloch, who made Oregon his adopted home. His Schelomo is a passionate cello concerto based on the life of King Solomon.

LOCATION: Hult Center for the Performing Arts