March 17
7:30 PM

New World Symphony

Venezuelan-born guest conductor Carlos Izcaray will take the stage to not only conduct Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, but also to premiere a brand-new piece of his own!


March 17, 2022 7:30 PM

New World Symphony


Carlos Izcaray: Under the Shadows, An Immigrant’s Journey

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2

Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"

Guest conductor Carlos Izcaray will take the stage to not only conduct the orchestra but also to premiere a brand-new piece he wrote for the occasion! Pianist Soyeon Kate Lee, last in Eugene in March 2017, brings out the unsurpassed beauty of Chopin’s distinctively flowing piano sound. Then, experience the wonder of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World” which celebrates the diverse cultures he discovered during a two-year stay in America. Don’t miss this spectacular concert!

From Composer Izcaray: "Under the Shadows, An Immigrant’s Journey, is a very personal orchestral overture written in 2021 during a period of deep reflection. I have migrated 4 times in my life, and I am also part of the 4th continuous generation of immigrants in my family’s history. I thus felt a special desire to highlight the role immigrants have played in the history of our world. The road to a new land is an unique one for each person, with some choosing their journey with an adventurous spirit, yet others finding themselves forced to flee due to perilous circumstances. In any case, there is that magical moment we all feel when arriving at a new land. My piece is structured as a journey from darkness to light, from one single note to a full multilayered harmonic sound world that could be viewed as representing our plural contemporary society. An Immigrant´s Journey is also a love letter to the orchestra, a migrating entity itself, and in my case a vessel that has taken me on a wild ride across 5 continents. I unleash the full array of beauty that can only be achieved by a high skilled ensemble, such as the Eugene Symphony Orchestra, with a special focus on the idiomatic aspects of each instrument."

Program subject to change.

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LOCATION: Hult Center for the Performing Arts


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