Martin Majkut Music Director

17-18 Season

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Masterworks 1

Ashland: Friday, Sept. 15 ♦ Medford: Saturday, Sept. 16 ♦ Grants Pass: Sunday, Sept. 17

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20
Anne-Marie McDermott, Piano

MAHLER: Symphony No. 5




Rogue Valley Symphony Presents

One Concert only – Ashland: Tuesday, Oct. 3

The Tempest Trio
Chamber Music Concert

Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11
Bloch: Three Nocturnes
Dvořák: Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor “Dumky”


Masterworks 2

Ashland: Friday, Oct. 6 ♦ Medford: Saturday, Oct. 7 ♦ Grants Pass: Sunday, Oct. 8


I’lana COTTON: Cantus
Commissioned by The Rogue Valley Symphony

HAYDN: Symphony No. 103 “Drum Roll”

BEETHOVEN: Triple Concerto
The Tempest Trio
Ilya Kaler, violin · Amit Peled, cello · Alon Goldstein, piano

Masterworks 3

Ashland: Friday, Nov. 10 ♦ Medford: Saturday Nov. 11 ♦ Medford: Sunday, Nov. 12


BERLIOZ: Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict

David LUDWIG: Violin Concerto
Co-commissioned by The Rogue Valley Symphony
Bella Hristova, violin

MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 5 “Reformation”


Holiday Concerts

Medford: Friday, Dec. 1 ♦ Ashland: Saturday, Dec. 2 ♦ Grants Pass: Sunday, Dec. 3


HUMPERDINCK: Prelude to Hänsel und Gretel

BACH: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

MOZART: Exsultate jubilate
Laura Portune, soprano

GLIÈRE: Concerto for Coloratura Soprano
Laura Portune, soprano

ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride

CAMPBELL (arr.): A Christmas Carol Fantasy
Rogue Valley Children’s Chorus

And more holiday selections

Masterworks 4

Ashland: Friday, Jan. 19 ♦ Medford: Saturday, Jan. 20 ♦ Grants Pass: Sunday, Jan. 21


BERNSTEIN: Fancy Free: Three Dance Variations

Tracy SILVERMAN: Love Song to the Sun
Co-commissioned by The Rogue Valley Symphony
Tracy Silverman, electric violin
Live interactive video projections by Todd Winkler

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5


Masterworks 5

Ashland: Friday, Feb. 16 ♦ Medford: Saturday, Feb 17 ♦ Grants Pass: Sunday, Feb. 18


Jonathan LESHNOFF: Rogue Sparks
Commissioned by The Rogue Valley Symphony

FALLA: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Gabriela Martinez, piano

RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances


Masterworks 6

Medford: Friday, April 20 ♦ Medford: Saturday, April 21 ♦ Grants Pass: Sunday, April 22

Ethan GANS-MORSE: How Can You Own The Sky?
A Symphonic Poem Honoring Native Wisdom
Commissioned by The Rogue Valley Symphony
Featuring original poetry by Tiziana DellaRovere

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9
Chloé Olivia Moore, soprano
Rebecca Ringle, mezzo-soprano
Brian Thorsett, tenor
Norman Garrett, baritone
Southern Oregon Repertory Singers
Rogue Valley Chorale

Family Discovery Concert

Saturday, May 19 at 2 pm, Medford: Craterian Theater at the Collier Center
Instrument Petting Zoo precedes concert at 1 pm
Children have a hands-on discovery experience with
the instruments of the orchestra

Avner DORMAN: Uzu and Muzu from Kakaruzu
Haruka Fujii and Luke Rinderknecht, percussion
Narrator: Robin Downward

This piece by composer Avner Dorman was written to accompany an original story by Efraim Sidon, known as the “Dr. Seuss of Israel” for his fun use of words and humorous treatment of serious subjects. Uzu and Muzu tells the story of two close brothers who quarrel over a trivial matter. The disagreement spurs the building of a wall down the middle of their home. It takes four generations for the fractured family to reconcile, at which point they realize that the conflict was utterly pointless.



This program is partially funded through Ashland Lodging tax revenues.

The Rogue Valley Symphony receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon.