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17-18 Season

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Masterworks Concert Sponsors

Ashland Performances Sponsored By: Robert Pohl
Medford performances Sponsored By: Anonymous


Masterworks 1

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

“No pianist currently before the public possesses the blend of intellectual rigor and stainless-steel technique of Serkin…” Chicago Classical Review

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20
Peter Serkin, Piano

MAHLER: Symphony No. 5

Masterworks Series Ashland performances
Sponsored by Robert Pohl
Masterworks Series Medford performances
Sponsored by Anonymous
Soloist Sponsored by Anne Diller
Ashland Concert Sponsored by Bill & Sarah Epstein
Medford Concert Sponsored by Ilana Rubenfeld

 

 

 

 


Rogue Valley Symphony Presents:

One Concert only – Ashland: Tuesday, Oct. 3

“The Tempest Trio is a virtuoso ensemble in the true sense of the word: the members of the group are all brilliant instrumentalists, but they’re also perfectly matched and perfectly sensitive to one another, so that the musical sum is even greater than its remarkable parts.”
Miles Hoffman, Director of the Carlos Moseley Chamber Music Series

The Tempest Trio
Chamber Music Concert

Program:

Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11
Bernstein: Piano Trio
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Masterworks 2

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

“One of the greatest concerts I have heard in my life”… “They have been compared to the legendary trio made up of the late pianist Arthur Rubinstein, violinist Jascha Heifetz and cellist Gregor Piatigorsky in the 1940s. I thought this was an exaggeration until I heard them.” Reading Eagle

I’lana COTTON: Cantus
WORLD PREMIERE
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 Series Ashland performances
Sponsored by 
Robert Pohl
Masterworks Series Medford performances
Sponsored by Anonymous
Medford Concert Sponsored by Katheryn McElrath & Stan Shulster

 

 


Masterworks 3

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

“Every sound she draws is superb.”
Music Web International

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”

Masterworks Series Ashland performances
Sponsored by 
Robert Pohl
Masterworks Series Medford performances
Sponsored by Anonymous

 

 

 

 

Note: There will be no Masterworks 3 performance in Grants Pass. Saturday and Sunday performances will both be in Medford.


Holiday Concerts

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

“The translucent voice of Laura Portune pleasingly lifts us into the heavens.” Concertonet.com

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

 

 

*Please note that there will be no pre-concert lecture offered before the Holiday performances.

 


Masterworks 4

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

“The greatest living exponent of the electric violin” BBC Radio

BERNSTEIN: Fancy Free: Three Dance Variations

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

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5

Masterworks Series Ashland performances
Sponsored by 
Robert Pohl
Masterworks Series Medford performances
Sponsored by Anonymous

 

 


Masterworks 5

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

“Gabriela possesses a marvelous, contagious energy, working with her is very exciting, she transmits all of her energy to the orchestra. She is incredible, she is enormously talented, she is simply a genius.” Gustavo Dudamel (Music Director, L.A. Philharmonic)

Jonathan LESHNOFF: Rogue Sparks
WORLD PREMIERE
Commissioned by The Rogue Valley Symphony

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

RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances

Masterworks Series Ashland performances
Sponsored by 
Robert Pohl
Masterworks Series Medford performances
Sponsored by Anonymous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Masterworks 6

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

Southern Oregon Repertory Singers

Ethan GANS-MORSE: How Can You Own The Sky?
A Symphonic Poem Honoring Native Wisdom
WORLD PREMIERE
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

Rogue Valley Chorale

Masterworks Series Ashland performances
Sponsored by 
Robert Pohl
Masterworks Series Medford performances
Sponsored by Anonymous
Medford and Grants Pass Concerts
Sponsored by Barbara Johnson
Vocal Soloists Sponsored by
The Jerry and Jeanne Taylor Family Foundation

Note: There will be no Masterworks 6 performance in Ashland. Friday and Saturday performances will both be in Medford.


Family 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: tba

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.

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