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Musician Behind the Mask: Matthew Timman, percussion

Dr. Matthew Timman is a percussionist currently based out of Tucson, Arizona. Matthew received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in percussion performance with a minor in Ethnomusicology from the The University of Arizona. Previous to relocation to Arizona, Matt received Masters and Bachelors degrees in percussion performance from Bowling Green State University and The […]

Fall Detours

Your Fall Concerts have been rerouted!Digital Journeys with the Rogue Valley Symphony:A Concert Detour Dear RVS subscribers, Every challenge is an opportunity. We dream about being with you in the concert hall again – nothing beats that feeling. However, the world still needs beauty – it needs it more than ever. Fortunately, we humans are inherently […]

Musician Behind the Mask: Lisa Truelove, Principal Cello

Lisa Truelove has lived in Ashland, Oregon since the fall of 1988, when she moved here to perform with the Rogue Valley Symphony and the Rogue Valley Symphony Chamber Players, a group that was active from 1988-2017. A member of the Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, she has also performed with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, […]

Musician Behind the Mask: Bruce Dresser, trumpet

How has the COVID-19 health crisis affected you as a musician? The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on my life as a musician. During this period I have come to realize more than ever how important it is to be able to share music live and in person with fellow musicians. Not being […]

Musician Behind the Mask: Theresa McCoy, Principal Timpani

Theresa was born in Ashland, but left for college and ended up spending a decade living in Los Angeles – finishing her music degree and working as a studio and freelance musician. Since she and her husband returned to the Rogue Valley, she’s been working as an IT professional and doing as much music as […]

Musician Behind the Mask: Alexis Evers, flute/piccolo

Portland-based flutist Alexis Evers has been the third flutist and piccoloist of the Rogue Valley Symphony since 2016. She is also the principal flutist of the Eugene Concert Orchestra and second flutist/piccoloist of the Oregon Mozart Players. She has performed with Orchestra NEXT (Eugene Ballet Company), Festival Napa Valley’s Blackburn Music Academy, and the Eugene […]

Musician Behind the Mask: Mark Jacobs, Principal Trombone

To say that Mark Jacobs leads a musical life of many facets would be an understatement! A member of the RVS trombone section for about 25 years, Mark is at home on many other instruments – ancient, modern, and even instruments of his own invention. He performs in several ensembles including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival […]

Musician Behind the Mask: Lori Calhoun, Principal Clarinet

Continuing our series of RVS musician profiles in the time of COVID, we caught up with Lori Calhoun, who has served as Principal Clarinet for the last 30+ years. Lori also enjoys musical theatre, having performed with Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Camelot Theatre, and Oregon Cabaret Theatre, doubling on clarinets, flutes, recorders, saxophones, duduks, and wind synthesizer. […]

Covid-19 Update – Concert Cancellations

Dear Patrons, We sincerely hope this finds you well. We miss you and know you feel the same way. We would like to thank you especially for your patience and grace, phone calls and emails, and unexpected gifts during this unprecedented time as we assessed our options. If you hold tickets for the April 2020 concerts and/or […]