Sun July 21 | 8:00 PM

Symphony in the Park

At The Cuthbert

Join us for our annual Eugene Symphony in the Park summer concert at The Cuthbert Amphitheater!

TICKETS
 

July 21, 2024 8:00 PM

Symphony in the Park

At The Cuthbert

Daniel Cho, Conductor
Kwaziwai, Opening act
Andrew Lee, Violin

TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT. Please join us in Cottage Grove on Monday, July 22, or sign up for our waitlist (tickets are not guaranteed).

[ CUTHBERT WAITLIST ]

CONCERT NIGHT SCHEDULE

6 pm: VIP Early Entrance (we will contact you about this access)

6:30 pm: General Admission Entrance, Instrument Petting Zoo begins, and opening act Kwaziwai will take the stage

8:00 pm: Eugene Symphony begins (see below for full program)


Concert Program

(Subject to change)


Aaron Copland | “Hoedown” from Rodeo

Aaron Copland | Variations on a Shaker Melody

John Philip Sousa | Stars and Stripes Forever
Maestro for a Moment Gala package winner, Scott Barkhurst, conductor

Arr. Robert Lowden | Armed Forces Salute

Felix Mendelssohn | Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
I. Allegro molto appassionato
Andrew Lee, violin
2nd Place Winner, Junior Division
Eugene Symphony Guild Young Artist Competition

Edvard Grieg | Morning Mood and In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt

John Williams | Adventures on Earth from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Danny Elfman | The Simpsons Theme

Scott Joplin | The Entertainer

John Williams | Theme from Jurassic Park

Alan Silvestri | Back to the Future Suite

About Daniel Cho

Daniel Cho, conductor

Daniel Cho is a Korean-American conductor and violinist, who has proudly served as the Assistant Conductor of Eugene Symphony since 2019, as well as Conducting Fellow of Eugene Ballet and Orchestra NEXT since 2021. Beginning the 2022/23 season, Daniel also began his tenure as the Assistant Conductor of the Yakima Symphony in Washington. He has previously held positions as Assistant Conductor of the Oregon Mozart Players and Eugene Opera. Daniel has traveled the United States and served as cover conductor for orchestras around the country, including the Orlando Philharmonic, Virginia Symphony, and Santa Rosa Symphony in California.

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 Wind Ensemble Conducting at the same institution in 2017. In 2018, he attended the International Conducting Institute Czech Republic Workshop in Kroměříž and led the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic in a performance at the Archbishop’s Palace. In 2021, Daniel was invited to Atlantic Music Festival as Conducting Fellow, working extensively with the orchestra and premiering fifteen new works over the course of four weeks with the festival’s acclaimed Contemporary Ensemble. The winter of 2022 saw Daniel’s ballet debut, with a run of Eugene Ballet’s Nutcracker production; he also joined the Company on tour to Anchorage, Alaska. He holds his second Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, where he received the Award of Excellence in Graduate Teaching.

When not making music, Daniel enjoys reading short stories and fantasy, rewatching the extended editions of the Lord of the Rings movies, and taking long walks with his red golden retriever, Lucy.

He is currently working with the Alabama Symphony as their Assistant Conductor and Youth Orchestra Music Director.

About Kwaziwai

Kwaziwai

Kwaziwai, with high-energy and style present traditional and contemporary Zimbabwean marimba music. Kwaziwai is part of the Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center (http://kutsinhira.org), a Eugene-based nonprofit dedicated to studying, teaching and sharing the music of Zimbabwe. Kwaziwai is a greeting in the Shona language of Zimbabwe. Kwaziwai continues the legacy of youth-performing ensembles growing up literally and musically through the Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center. From Dumi Maraire classics to traditional mbira-style pieces to contemporary compositions, Kwaziwai brings youthful energy to the Zimbabwean marimba music we all love.

Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center…a community of people in and near Eugene, Oregon, responding to the rich musical tradition of the people of Zimbabwe by creating a center for teaching and performing Zimbabwean music. Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center is a non-profit organization founded in 1990. Kutsinhira offers classes in Zimbabwean marimba and mbira, and organizes lessons and workshops with visiting Zimbabwean master musicians.

About Andrew Lee

Violinist Andrew Lee


Andrew Lee is a 16-year-old sophomore at Sunset High School in Portland, Oregon. He has been playing the violin for ten years and currently studies with Carol Sindell. Andrew joined the Portland Youth Philharmonic in 2021, serving as assistant principal second violin, and before that, as the concertmaster of Portland Youth Conservatory Orchestra. As a soloist, he was the third-place winner of the 2023 Oregon State Solo Contest and the 2023 ASTA Competition, an alternate winner of the MTNA Junior String Competition. Andrew also is the co-founder of Euphonos Ensemble, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bettering the community through music. Andrew is a 2023 graduate of the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute at the Kennedy Center, where he studied with Jennifer Kim. He served as associate concertmaster of the 2023 Oregon All-State Orchestra and was a member of the 2023 All-Northwest Orchestra. This summer he will be attending the Center Stage Strings Institute at the University of Michigan.

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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