Sun July 23 | 8:00 PM

Symphony in the Park

The Cuthbert, Eugene

Eugene Symphony's annual summer concert series, Symphony in the Park, at The Cuthbert Amphitheater in Eugene.


July 23, 2023 8:00 PM

Symphony in the Park

The Cuthbert, Eugene

Daniel Cho, Conductor
Andy Shin, Cellist
Farayi Malek, Vocalist
Mariachi del Sol, Opening Act

Join us this July for our annual Symphony in the Park summer concert series! We will start in Eugene on Sunday, July 23, at the Cuthbert Amphitheater before taking the same show south to Bohemia Park in Cottage Grove on Monday, July 24. Join us at 6:30 pm to hear Springfield High School's Mariachi Del Sol open the concert!


Tickets are SOLD OUT for our annual Symphony in the Park Concert on July 23 at Cuthbert Amphitheater! Thank you to everyone for your support!

If you missed getting tickets, don't worry! We will be taking the same concert to Cottage Grove on Monday, July 24, and we'd love for you to join us there!

If you are interested in tickets for our concert at The Cuthbert, you can join our waitlist for tickets, though tickets are not guaranteed.

Tickets are not required for the performance at Bohemia Park. This performance in Cottage Grove is a great alternative to the Cuthbert, featuring the same program without the hassle of getting tickets.

We are so excited to have our Assistant Conductor Daniel Cho leading the orchestra for this concert series. Read more about him below.

We are continuing the tradition of gathering canned and non-perishable food items for FOOD for Lane County! Last year, we collected 254 meals for the community. Please help us make this year's contribution even greater. There will be designated bins outside the entry gate.

Concert schedule:

6:00 pm:

  • Early entry opens (see ticket for information)
  • Instrument Petting Zoo begins (until 7:45 pm)

6:30 pm:

  • Cascadia Mobility Bike Valet opens
  • General Admission entry opens
  • Concert opening act, Mariachi Del Sol, begins (until 7:30 pm)

8 pm: Concert begins

Daniel Cho

Daniel Cho

Assistant Conductor

Daniel Cho is a Korean-American conductor and violinist based in Oregon, where he currently serves as the Conducting Fellow of the Eugene Symphony, as well as Assistant Conductor of the Oregon Mozart Players and Eugene Opera. In addition to his professional work, Daniel studies Orchestral Conducting as a Graduate Employee at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance under the tutelage of Dr. David Jacobs. In 2020, Daniel launched a podcast that he hosts and produces called Con Fuoco. The objective of the podcast is to discuss the current state of the field of classical music and where it is headed in the future. Guests of the show have included violinist Alexi Kenney, award-winning author and historian Jan Swafford, President and Artistic Director of the Sphinx Organization Afa Dworkin, and acclaimed composer Jessie Montgomery.

Daniel began his journey as a conductor at the age of sixteen, when he was selected to be Assistant Conductor of the Napa Valley Youth Symphony, where he also served as concertmaster. He continued his music education with a Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance from New England Conservatory in Boston, MA and upon its completion in 2016, began a Master’s Degree in Conducting at the same institution in 2017. In 2018, Daniel was selected as a Conducting Fellow by the Vienna Summer Music Festival, studying with Maestros Christian Schulz, Wolfgang Scheidt, and Simeon Pironkoff and was chosen amongst fourteen conductors for an engagement with Ensemble PHACE, an acclaimed Vienna-based contemporary ensemble. During the same year, he attended the International Conducting Institute Czech Republic Workshop in Kroměříž, studying with Maestros Tomas Netopil, Neil Varon, and Tsung Yeh and led the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic in a performance at the Archbishop’s Palace.

When not making music, Daniel enjoys reading books on social psychology and history, watching comedy and horror films, and walking with his red golden retriever, Lucy.

Farayi Malek

Farayi Malek

Guest vocalist

Farayi Malek is a jazz and contemporary vocalist, composer, and educator. She received her bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Improvisation from New England Conservatory of Music in 2017 where she studied with vocalist and composer, Dominique Eade. Upon completion, she continued on to receive a master’s degree in Contemporary Performance at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute in 2018, under the tutelage of world-renowned pianist and composer, Danilo Perez. Since 2018, Farayi has been a member of Danilo Perez’s Global Messengers. Their 2022 album Crisalida was nominated for a Grammy Award the the category of “Best Latin Jazz Album.”

In addition to her performance ventures, Farayi Malek is a passionate music educator. In January of 2020, she founded Allegro Virtual Preparatory Instruction, LLC, an online learning platform that strives to provide students with access to the highest possible level of preparation for the study of music in higher education in order to maximize the chance of admittance, scholarship funding, and to build foundational skills for success and heightened creativity. Beyond helping students develop the necessary technical, performance, and professional skills, Allegro Virtual Prep strives to inspire each student to be socially conscious, and to use their music to make a positive impact in their own communities. In September 2021, Farayi joined the faculty at Berklee College of Music as Assistant Professor in the Ensemble Department, as well as Pop Ensemble teacher at Berklee’s City Music Boston High School Academy. In January 2022, she joined faculty at New England Conservatory.

Andy Shin

Andy Shin, age 14, is an eighth-grader at BASE (The Beaverton Academy of Science and Engineering) middle school in Portland, Oregon. He started cello at age nine and has been playing for four years. Since then, he has been involved in a variety of ensemble platforms such as PYP (Portland Youth Philharmonic Orchestra), Camerata PYP, and Portland Summer Ensembles. Andy has participated in several competitions; he is a winner of the 2023 MetroArts Young Artist Debut! Competition and performed a solo with members of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra. He is a second-place winner in the 2023 American Protégé International Competition, winner at the 2022 Baroque Festival, finalist for the 2022 Oregon Mozart Player soloist competition, and was selected to perform at the 2022 ASTA National Conference master class. He also performed at masterclasses with guest artists such as Peter Prosser from the Mannes School of Music (NYC), Ben Hong, Joshua Roman, Seth Biagini, and Ted Nelson. As a winner of the MetroArts YAD, he has been interviewed by All Classical Portland radio station’s On Deck With Young Musicians program. Andy is selected for the 2023 OrpheusPDX pathway program and will be participating in performing Mozart’s The Royal Shepherd (II Re Pastore) this summer. Currently, he is studying with Maria Shim. Outside of music, Andy enjoys many hobbies. He loves to cook, bake, and hang out with friends.

Mariachi Del Sol

Mariachi Del Sol

Opening Act

Springfield High School’s Mariachi Del Sol is Oregon’s second oldest high school Mariachi Ensemble, entering their 16th year! The group is made up of students from all backgrounds who share of love of making music. Mariachi Del Sol is in high demand in the Eugene/Springfield area, averaging 40 performances each school year at schools, corporate, and private events.

Symphony in the Park Program

Dmitri Shostakovich | Festive Overture

José Pablo Moncayo | Huapango

Armed Forces Salute

John Philip Sousa | Washington Post (with Auction Winner)

Camille Saint-Saëns | Cello Concerto, Movement I, Andy Shin, Cello

2023 Eugene Symphony Guild Young Artist Competition, Junior Division 2nd Place Winner

Camille Saint-Saëns | Danse Bacchanale from Samson et Delilah


Bizet | Carmen: Suite No. 1: V. Les toréadors

Mahler Symphony No. 3/I’ll Be Seeing You (Arranged by Daniel Cho and Farayi Malek)

Duke Ellington | It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it Ain’t Got That Swing)

John Williams | Raiders March

Igor Stravinsky | Firebird 1919 Suite (Infernal Dance, Berceuse, and Finale)

*program subject to change.

Cuthbert Ground Rules

Please adhere to The Cuthbert's Ground Rules while at the Summer Concert.

  • No re-entry
  • All events held rain or shine
  • All sales are final
  • Smoking and e-cigarette use in the designated area only (southwest end of the concourse)
  • No outside food or beverages – empty plastic water containers ok, water fill stations inside. As of 2021, patrons are no longer permitted to bring in their own food or drink, but there are a wide variety of vendor options currently operating during shows on the main concourse.
  • Camera policies are determined on a show-by-show basis based on the artist’s request. If you are unsure of the policy for a show and don’t have a place to stow your camera while you’re inside the venue, please leave cameras at home.
  • All carry in items subject to inspection
  • Blankets and beach towels allowed, beach towel size.
  • Clear bags only– no larger than 14” x 18” x 6”

The following are not permitted in the venue:

  • Drugs (no marijuana in any form)
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Pets
  • Fireworks or sparklers
  • Umbrellas
  • Bags and backpacks
  • Outside food or beverages
  • Glass or cans
  • Coolers, of any size
  • Musical Instruments
  • Strollers or playpens
  • Beach balls, frisbees, poi (twirling), hula hoops, etc.
  • Skateboards or in-line skates
  • Video or other recording devices
  • Tripods or selfie sticks
  • Laser pointers
  • Masks – excluding Covid-19 protection masks
  • Flow toys (hoops, poi, staff fans, etc.)

The Cuthbert reserves the right to deny entry or ask visitors to leave at any time


In the GA/lawn area, blanket and grass seating are permitted on both lawn levels. Chairs are only allowed in the upper lawn portion, and out of respect for fellow concert-goers, lawn chairs must be low profile (legs no higher than 8” off of the ground and chair backs no higher than 32” off the ground). Additionally, blankets should be the size of a beach towel. Security reserves the right to redirect chair and blanket placement for the comfort and safety of patrons.

Chairs permitted on upper grass slope only.

Grass seating/Chair rules:

  • Chairs must be low profile, with legs no taller than 8” and chair backs no higher than 32” off the ground
  • Blankets are limited to beach towel size

Food Vendors

Please note that no outside food or beverages are allowed at The Cuthbert, though empty plastic water containers are permissible as there are water fill stations inside. As of 2021, patrons are no longer permitted to bring in their own food or drink, but there are a wide variety of vendor options currently operating during shows on the main concourse.

The following food vendors will be available at the Summer Concert:

-Taste of Paradise Mexican Food

-Oregon Wood Fired Pizza

-Bates Steakhouse BBQ

-Flat Top Noodle

-Double Dip Ice Cream

Health & Safety

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 our concerts, visit our Eugene Symphony Safety page.

LOCATION: Cuthbert Amphitheater



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