Volunteering

Ushering

There are number of volunteer opportunities with the Rogue Valley Symphony. Most prominent is our esteemed team of ushers, who assist our patrons to have the best possible concert experience. If this sounds like something you’d like to do, please fill out our Usher form or contact the Box Office with your full name, a preferred email address, and your personal calendar in hand.

Ashland and Grants Pass performances rely upon the dedication of our volunteer ushers, who help to make concerts run smoothly and are often the first point of contact with Symphony patrons. An usher arrives before the concert and reports to the Patron Services Manager, Lisa. Before the concert, the ushers scan tickets, hand out programs, direct the flow of patrons in the hall, open and close the doors, and assist elderly or disabled patrons to their seats as needed. After the concert, the ushers work with the Patron Services Manager to collect programs and any personal belongings left in the hall.

A volunteer usher needs excellent people skills, the ability to stand for extended periods, the ability to work as a team, and a commitment to friendly service. Attire consists of black pants or skirt, and a white or black button-up top. This opportunity is available at the Ashland and Grants Pass venues.

If you’re interested in helping with events or other volunteer opportunities, stay tuned.


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Masterworks 1: Surprised Surrender
Cicely Parnas – Cello

Concert Dates: September 10-12, 2021
Venues: Medford (Fri, 7:30pm), Medford (Sat, 3:00pm), Medford (Sun, 3:00pm)
Concert Sponsored by Grace Abbott
Soloist Sponsorship Available – Contact Us!

Program:
Saint-Georges: Symphony No. 1 in G Major
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G Major, ‘Surprise’

Masterworks 2: Autumn Shines
Tomás Cotik – Violin

Concert Dates: October 8-10, 2021
Venues: Ashland (Fri, 7:30pm), Medford (Sat, 3:00pm), Grants Pass (Sun, 3:00pm)
Concert and Soloist Sponsored by Dick and Linda Lingelser

Program:
Gounod: Petite Symphonie
Piazzola: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Vivaldi: Autumn from The Four Seasons

Masterworks 3: Playful Jewel
Wonkak Kim – Basset Clarinet

Concert Dates:  November 12-14, 2021
Venues: Ashland (Fri, 7:30), Medford (Sat, 3:00pm), Medford (Sun, 3:00pm)
Concert and Soloist Sponsored by Anne Diller

Program:
Schubert: Overture in the Italian Style
Montgomery: Strum
Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy (arr. for woodwind quintet)
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major

Masterworks 4: Triangle of Love
Vijay Venkatesh – Piano

Concert Dates: January 21-23, 2022
Venues: Ashland (Fri, 7:30pm) , Medford (Sat, 3:00pm), Grants Pass (Sun, 3:00pm)
Concert sponsored by Will and Gretchen Van Ert and RC and Tina Vasavada
Soloist sponsored by Lou and Patricia Franks

Program:
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Major

America’s Journey, In Collaboration with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Concert Date: March 27th, 2022, 3:00pm
Venue: Medford
Concert sponsored by Helen Hanson
OSF Actor Sponsorships Available – Contact us!

Program:
Boyer: Fanfare for Tomorrow
Dworkin/Coleridge-Taylor: The American Rhapsody
Boyer: Ellis Island: The Dream of America

Masterworks 5: Reaching for the Sky
Otis Murphy – Alto Saxophone

Concert Dates: April 22-24, 2022
Venues: Medford (Fri, 7:30pm), Medford (Sat, 7:30pm), Grants Pass (Sun, 3:00pm)
Concert sponsored by Paul and Rebecca Smith
Soloist Sponsored by Dick and Linda Lingelser

Program:
Milhaud: The Creation of the World
Tomasi: Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
Weiss/Thiele: What a Wonderful World
Respighi: Pines of Rome