The Rite of Spring

A spectacle of ancient pagan rituals, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring put modernism on the map with its brutality, barbaric rhythms, and dissonance. Experience the flamboyant and suspenseful ballet score that drove an audience to riot at its debut in 1913. Benjamin Beilman brings his “handsome technique, burnished sound, and quiet confidence” (The New York Times) to Jennifer Higdon’s […]

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Event Series Beethoven Piano Fest

Alexander conducts Dvořák

Hult Center for the Performing Arts 7th & Willamette, Eugene

Inspired by Russian legends of nocturnal revels, Night on a Bald Mountain depicts a fiery witch’s sabbath and was inspiration for Walt Disney’s 1940 animated film Fantasia. Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 dwells in […]

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Event Series Beethoven Piano Fest

Farkhad conducts Tchaikovsky

Hult Center for the Performing Arts 7th & Willamette, Eugene

A battle with fate and destiny, Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony presents a passionate thrill ride of emotions for the audience. With suave delight and Mozartian influence of the Second Piano Concerto by Beethoven balances the evening and features pianist Chaeyoung Park who “does not play a single note without thought or feeling” (New York Concert Review)

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Event Series Beethoven Piano Fest

Rory conducts Rachmaninov

Hult Center for the Performing Arts 7th & Willamette, Eugene

Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony is beloved for its achingly beautiful melodies that melt the heart and marked a personal comeback for the composer after a debilitating crisis of confidence. Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto is a landmark of his dark and restless period, here featuring Anthony Ratinov, lauded for “sporting a pianism at the highest level…with admirable […]

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Event Series Beethoven Piano Fest

Tania conducts Sibelius

Hult Center for the Performing Arts 7th & Willamette, Eugene

Combining power and grandeur with tender, poetic expression, the Fourth Piano Concerto of Beethoven stands as one of the most profound achievements. Hear it performed by Harmony Zhu, hailed as […]

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Event Series Beethoven Piano Fest

Taichi conducts Brahms

Hult Center for the Performing Arts 7th & Willamette, Eugene

Clayton Stephenson, “a remarkable virtuoso and master storyteller” (Gramophone) takes the Fifth Piano Concerto of Beethoven, a piece both heroic and tragic. Framing the program are Hannah Kendall’s The Spark Catchers–inspired by a […]

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The Planets

Hult Center for the Performing Arts 7th & Willamette, Eugene

Out of this world. Francesco returns and springs into action with John Adams’ kinetic showpiece, Short Ride in a Fast Machine, evoking an exhilarating ride in a sports car, and launching us into orbit for Holst’s The Planets–one of the most exciting and instantly recognizable works of all time. Dan Tepfer, “One of the moment’s most adventurous […]

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Brahms Requiem

Hult Center for the Performing Arts 7th & Willamette, Eugene

Copeland’s The Tender Land evokes images of open space, community celebration and connection, and hope for the future, and is paired with Brahm’s heart-wrenching and deeply personal Requiem, with prayerful music for both the living and the dead. Spurred by the loss of his mother, he turned to his true religion–music–as a way to console […]

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