Thu September 23 | 7:30 PM

Opening Night & Welcome Back!

We return to the concert hall after more than a year away! Come celebrate with joyful music including Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances and more.


September 23, 2021 7:30 PM

Opening Night & Welcome Back!

FRANCESCO LECCE-CHONG, Music Director & Conductor

Libby Larsen: Deep Summer Music

Price: Piano Concerto in D minor in One Movement

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

After more than a year away from the concert hall, this opening night with the Eugene Symphony will be like no other. You’ll experience the lush sounds of Libby Larsen’s Deep Summer Music, reminiscent of ripening crops that blaze with color. Then, you’ll hear Florence Price’s lyrical Piano Concerto, played by the dynamic Michelle Cann. Finally, Sergei Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances remind us of what we’ve all been missing – the incomparable power and joy of orchestral music at its best. Join us!

The Guild Concert Preview will be from 6:30-7PM in Silva Concert Hall.

Virtual Program Magazine
For a touchless experience, you can peruse Eugene Symphony’s virtual program magazine before the concert! Both virtual and print program magazines will be available at the concert. Visit the digital version HERE or scan the QR codes at the hall with your mobile device to access the program.

Program subject to change.

A number of tickets for this event are reserved for distribution through Vet Tix, an organization that provides tickets to events which reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build life-long memories and encourage service members and veterans to stay engaged with local communities and American life. Vet Tix provides tickets to all branches of currently-serving Military and Veterans, including immediate family of troops KIA. Learn more and create an account, HERE.

Ticketed Dress Rehearsal – September 22, 2021 at 7:30pm
Dress rehearsals are a fascinating way to watch the Symphony at work, and to see how a piece of music is shaped and polished by the conductor and musicians. This event has a capacity limit of 250 seats with physically-distanced seating. More info and tickets are available, HERE.

Virtual Access

Opening Night & Welcome Back will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing after the concert! Virtual tickets start at $20. The virtual concert will premiere October 7 at 7:30pm and be available for one week. Purchase tickets, HERE.

Donors of $120 or more annually will have access to the virtual concert in the On-Demand portal for one month.

Watch the video below to hear a sneak peek of Florence Price's Piano Concerto!


The health and safety of Eugene Symphony audience members, musicians, and staff members has been and will always be our top priority. We strongly welcome and encourage patrons who wish to continue wearing masks while attending performances to do so. We want all of our attendees to feel comfortable and accepted in your choice. You take care of you, we'll take care of the music and ensuring that your experience attending a Eugene Symphony concert remains exceptional.

For the most up to date health and safety protocols for Hult Center performances, visit the Hult Center website — or feel free to call the Hult Center Ticket Office at 541-682-5000 Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 to 5:00 pm.

LOCATION: Hult Center for the Performing Arts

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