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About the New Year's Eve Celebration

New Year's Eve Celebration
December 31, 2023
8:30 pm
Hult Center

Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor
Alexandre Dossin, piano
Halie Loren, vocalist

We had such a blast at our first-ever New Year’s Eve Celebration in 2022, so we want to keep the party going by ringing in 2024 with class and style. The festivities begin with a concert featuring Strauss waltzes, favorites from the Great American Songbook with Eugene’s own Halie Loren, and pianist Alexandre Dossin playing George Gershwin’s timeless Rhapsody in Blue as it marks the 100th anniversary of its 1924 premiere. Afterward, commemorate the end of the old year and the beginning of the new one with dancing, drinks, and more in the lobby!


  • Listen to the below Spotify playlist, curated by Music Director & Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, for previews of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, as well as other pieces performed by our guest artists Halie Loren and Alexandre Dossin.
  • Read our First-Timers Guide to brush up on orchestra vocabulary and find out what to expect from a concert at the Hult Center

Concert program

George Gershwin (arr. Robert McBride) | Overture to Girl Crazy

Irving Berlin | "Blue Skies”
Halie Loren, vocalist

John Coltrane | “My One and Only Love”
Halie Loren, vocalist

Pablo Beltrán Ruiz, Luis Demetrio, & Normal Gimbel | “Sway”
Halie Loren, vocalist

George Gershwin | Cuban Overture, “Rumba"

“Cuando Bailamos”
“A Woman’s Way”
Halie Loren, vocalist and composer


Duke Ellington (arr. Calvin Custer) | A Medley for Orchestra

Édith Piaf | “La Vie en Rose”
Halie Loren, vocalist

Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein | "My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music
Halie Loren, vocalist

Louis Armstrong | “Summertime”
Halie Loren, vocalist

George Gershwin | Rhapsody in Blue
Alexandre Dossin, piano