Rogue Valley Symphony

50th anniversary commissioning project underway

As you probably are aware, the Rogue Valley Symphony has commissioned five new compositions that are being premiered on our Masterworks series this season. The first was I’lana Cotton’s piece Cantus, which was premiered on our Masterworks 2 concerts in October.  With the help of local videographer Laney D’Aquino, we have begun documenting the process. […]

RVS welcomes new Interim Concertmaster and Associate Concertmaster

  Music Director Martin Majkut has this to say about the new additions to our orchestra: “Carla Ecker and Kathleen Strahm are the newest top quality additions to the RVS. Carla, our new concertmaster, has an extensive performance background. In addition to the RVS, she also plays with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and Santa Fe […]

Anne-Marie McDermott steps in for Peter Serkin

We learned over the weekend that Peter Serkin was ill and had to cancel his engagements in the Rogue Valley this week. He released this statement to go out to our audience: “It is with real regret that due to illness I cannot come to Ashland after all to play a recital on the Tutunov […]


Our treasured Music Director Martin Majkut has accepted an additional appointment as Music Director for the Queens Symphony Orchestra in New York City. We assure you that Martin will be continuing in his role as Music Director for the Rogue Valley Symphony. Martin says, “Working in the busy urban area will provide a great contrast […]

Cultural Trust awards $2.9 million to Oregon cultural organizations, RVS

Salem, Ore. – A record 149 grants totaling $2.9 million will be awarded to Oregon’s cultural nonprofits by the Oregon Cultural Trust in fiscal year 2016-17, a 9 percent increase over last year. The increase is the direct result of another record year of fundraising. “The uniqueness of the Cultural Trust in the national landscape […]

RV Symphony The Top Can’t Miss Event To Explore In Ashland!

“Move over, Shakespeare! While Ashland is best known for its annual Shakespeare Festival, fewer visitors are familiar with these lesser-known yet equally appealing cultural events in town. If you are not a traditional stage production lover, don’t strike Ashland off of your vacation destination list! Here are 10 excellent cultural experiences that Ashland has to […]

Daily Tidings Interviews RVS Music Director and Conductor, Martin Majkut

Martin Majkut has served as music director of the Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra since 2010. Under his leadership, the orchestra has grown to more than 80 musicians and the Symphony’s educational offerings have significantly expanded to include four different programs. We sat down to chat after a rehearsal late one afternoon. EH: When did you […]