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Oregon Symphony and Music Director David Danzmayr Announce Programming for 2023-24 Season in Salem

The new season delivers world-class musical experiences that showcase remarkable artists, popular masterworks, and contemporary works from living composers

Today, Oregon Symphony announces its 2023-2024 season programming at Smith Auditorium on the Willamette University campus in Salem. This season’s highlights include musical performances by acclaimed local and international artists, celebrated masterworks, and contemporary pieces by some of today’s most extraordinary living composers.

“The Oregon Symphony is committed to a continued presence in the Salem community by creating shared musical experiences through live performances across a range of genres and cultures,” says Oregon Symphony President and CEO Scott Showalter. “By providing a place for people to come together and enjoy world-class music, the Oregon Symphony strengthens our communities and helps foster a sense of togetherness.”

This season will consist of two concert subscription series: Series A and Series B. The three-concert Salem Series A launches on October 27, 2023, with Oregon Symphony Music Director David Danzmayr conducting Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante featuring the orchestra’s Concertmaster Sarah Kwak and Principal Viola Amanda Grimm. On January 12, 2024, the Oregon Symphony performs Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony and composer and pianist Conrad Tao, who New York Magazine calls “the kind of musician who is shaping the future of classical music,” plays Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D Major. The program also includes the orchestra performing Tao’s composition Over. Rounding out the series on April 19, 2024, Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma, known as one of classical music’s most striking and captivating musical personalities, performs Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor with the Oregon Symphony.

Salem Series B begins on February 9, 2024, with Danzmayr conducting the spiritual journey of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony plus composer and pianist Timo Andres plays his own concerto The Blind Bannister. On March 8, 2024, violinist James Ehnes will bring his “velvety sound and sensitivity” (New York Times) to perform Brahms’ Violin Concerto in a concert that also features Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony. Then, on May 10, 2024, the audience will experience a rollercoaster of pianistic flourishes from Simon Trpčeski as he plays Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

Subscribe now for the best 2023-24 season seats at the best price. Individual tickets for all concerts go on sale in August 2023. Ticket information and pricing is available at www.orsymphony.org, by emailing orsymphony@orsymphony.org or by calling 503-228-1353.

A full list of the Oregon Symphony in Salem’s 2023-24 season performances is included below. All Salem concerts are held at Smith Auditorium on the Willamette University campus.

Salem Package A:

  • Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, October 27, 2023
  • Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony, January 12, 2024
  • Violinist Simone Lamsma Plays Bruch with the Oregon Symphony, April 19, 2024

Salem Package B:

  • Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, February 9, 2024
  • Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony and Violinist James Ehnes, March 8, 2024
  • Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, May 10, 2024

Amazing Add-On Concerts in Portland:

  • Yo-Yo Ma with The Oregon Symphony, September 10, 2023
  • Kristin Chenoweth with The Oregon Symphony, December 14, 2023
  • Pink Martini: Home(Town) for the Holidays with The Oregon Symphony, December 20-21, 2023
  • Drum Tao, April 16, 2024

About Oregon Symphony

The multi-Grammy Award-nominated Oregon Symphony, led by Music Director David Danzmayr, serves more than 250,000 people annually through live concerts, and education and community engagement programs. Through innovative initiatives such as the Creative Alliance, the Oregon Symphony engages cultural thought-leaders to bring a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives and inspiring musical experiences to our community that go beyond the concert hall and support the Symphony’s mission to move music forward. Online programming and syndicated broadcasts extend the Oregon Symphony’s reach to tens of millions more children and adults around the world. The Oregon Symphony has delighted audiences for more than 125 years and is the oldest orchestra in the Western United States. For more information, visit www.orsymphony.org. Follow Oregon Symphony on Instagram and Facebook.

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