S p r i n g E d i t i o n C o n c e r t s
"How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!
Here will we sit and let the sounds of music
Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night
Become the touches of sweet harmony . . . "
From Serenade to Music
Text by Shakespeare, "The Merchant of Venice"
SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 4:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, PORTLAND
Amy Shoremount-Obra, soprano
Kirstin Chávez, mezzo-soprano
John Pickle, tenor
Kerry Wilkerson, bass
Portland Symphonic Choir
Oregon Festival Orchestra
Zvonimir Hačko, conductor
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in b-minor "Unfinished"
Kodaly: Budavari Te Deum
Three masterworks pay homage to the art of music. Vaughan Williams' sublime Serenade to Music for soloists, chorus and orchestra opens the concert. Schubert's Unfinished Symphony, the mighty torso, represents the quintessence of absolute music. And Zoltan Kodaly's brilliant Te Deum for four soloists, chorus and orchestra ends the program on a high note.
OMF 2018 SEASON IN REVIEW
Over 250 musicians performed for close to 16,000 audience members during the month-long festival: some 40 soloists, conductors, dancers and choreographers; three orchestras, a chorus, and four chamber music ensembles took part. They came from Brazil, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Austria, Iceland, Serbia, Korea, Czech Republic, Canada as well as from around the U.S., and performed repertoire that ranged from Haydn and Shostakovich to Oregon premieres of contemporary works by Missy Mazzoli, Peteris Vasks and Steve Reich. The festival was an hommage to Swiss patron and conductor Paul Sacher.