Eugene Symphony’s second Soundwaves virtual concert features its Symphony Connect string quartet

Posted on February 03, 2021

EUGENE, OR (Feb. 3, 2021)— For the second program in its Soundwaves series of virtual concerts, Eugene Symphony will feature the Symphony Connect String Quartet performing a selection of works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, David Bowie, Journey, and more. The performance was recorded at Temple Beth Israel on January 20, as entertainment venues remain shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The quartet includes Eugene Symphony Violins Lisa McWhorter and Stephen Chong, Viola Lauren Elledge, and Cello Dale Bradley. Symphony Connect was initiated five years ago to provide interactive and client-centered performances at human service agencies throughout the Eugene-Springfield area with guidance from a Music Therapist.

During the recording, viewers will meet the musicians, hear stories of resilience and hope, and even have opportunities to participate if they feel so moved.

“We are proud to be able to share this wonderful and impactful program with an even wider audience,” says Executive Director Scott Freck. “Over the past five years, Symphony Connect has delivered the healing power of music to members of our community who otherwise likely couldn’t access it. We’ve heard from some of them how life-changing it can be, and that they felt part of something bigger than themselves. We hope this video version will be equally moving for all who are able to see it.”

This Soundwaves virtual concert will be shared in the following ways:

  • On Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m. PST, it will premiere on, where it will remain available to anyone anywhere in the world, without a password for one week, with a suggested donation of $15 per household.
  • Following the public viewing period, the video will be available on-demand through a password-protected site for Eugene Symphony donors and members who give at least $120 per year (or $10 per month).

What: Soundwaves – Symphony Connect
When: Premiering Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. PST. Available for one week.
Prices: Free; suggested donation of $15 per household

Symphony Connect is generously supported by the Kevin & Irene Alltucker Family Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation and the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation.

Interview & Media Opportunities:
High-resolution photos are available upon request. For interviews, contact Associate Executive Director Lindsey McCarthy at 928-231-4706 or

About Eugene Symphony: Now in its 55th season, the Eugene Symphony is a nonprofit and 83-member part-time orchestra based in Eugene, Oregon led by Music Director & Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong with a mission of enriching lives through the power of music. While away from the concert hall since March 1, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Eugene Symphony has been offering digital content through its virtual hub at, including radio broadcasts, music education content, live chats with Maestro Lecce-Chong, and musician performances. In all, these virtual engagement activities have reached more than 60,000 people in Oregon, across the country, and around the world. More at