Four Seasons of the McKenzie River



Eugene Symphony's “The Four Seasons of the McKenzie River” was performed and recorded on February 15, 2018, as the culmination of a year-long project in partnership with McKenzie River Trust and Travel Lane County that highlighted the beautiful nature of Oregon's McKenzie River during a special presentation of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts.

This performance was conducted by Francesco Lecce-Chong and features Rachel Barton Pine as guest soloist. 116 community members, including both professional and amateur photographers, submitted hi-resolution photographs and video of the McKenzie River and its environs, throughout all seasons of the year. A juried panel, including mayors of both Eugene and Springfield, combed through more than 600 images to choose those selected for inclusion in the final production of a full-length video by Attic Media, Inc., which was projected above the stage as the orchestra played Vivaldi’s music live.

This project was made possible with grant support from the Nils & Jewel Hult Endowment - Arts Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, and corporate support from Summit Funding and US Bank.

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Sadly, more than 170,000 acres in the Mckenzie River region were devastated by the Holiday Farm Fire in September 2020.

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Aerial of Finn Rock Reach; photo by Brent Ross