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 | MICHELLE CANN, Piano

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 Eugene Symphony most often performs at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. Proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test, taken within 48 hours of the event, is required to enter the Hult Center until further notice. This includes all patrons, performers, staff, and volunteers. Masks are also required within the building.

Upon arrival to Eugene Symphony events at the Hult Center, please be prepared to show your photo I.D. and proof of vaccination or negative COVID test.

The Hult Center has a state-of-the-art HVAC system that completely exchanges air from outdoors 2.5 times an hour. More information can be found on our COVID-19 page.

LOCATION: Hult Center for the Performing Arts

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