Led by their founder, one of the finest vocal and instrumental early music ensembles in the world performs two short Baroque musical tragedies by a pair of composers in whose works these musicians are unsurpassed.
Our new Principal Guest Conductor presides over the irresistible combination of Mendelssohn and Shakespeare at their faerie magic best.
This pre-eminent ensemble, known for years as the Kirov Orchestra, has been thrust into the forefront of great Russian orchestras by its intense and indefatigable Music Director, Valery Gergiev. They will treat us to a rich, substantial program of 20th-century Russian masters.
Premiered by the remarkable partnership of Mälkki and Josefowicz, Francesconi’s hallucinogenic concerto is both modern and sonically beautiful, a perfect program partner for Berlioz’ drug-induced dream/nightmare from 185 years earlier.
Portland's favorite singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist M. Ward will deliver his inspired folk-rock landscapes. Rhiannon Giddens will captivate audiences with a powerful performance highlighting her latest album, Freedom Highway.
One of the world’s most honored orchestras and its revered Music Director delight the Brahms lover with the two warm, buoyant middle symphonies.
In this transporting program, a veteran virtuoso performs the dramatic Violin Concerto by prolific Soviet composer Mieczysław Weinberg, a Shostakovich colleague. Mirga leads Mahler’s shortest and sweetest symphony, which concludes with a child’s view of life in heaven.
One of the world’s most acclaimed violinists returns for an intimate evening of musical gold, with examples from the 18th century to the 21st. He is joined by his frequent recital partner, composer-pianist Akira Eguchi.
Seven-time Latin Grammy®-winner Natalia Lafourcade is one of Mexico’s biggest contemporary music stars. While anchored in her traditional roots, she also explores reggae, bossa nova, and calypso with intriguing acoustic guitar, piano, and stunningly delicate vocals. For the first time, she will be accompanied by full orchestra.