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Piano Spectacular with the Newport Symphony Orchestra

 

Newport Symphony January Concert

PIANO SPECTACULAR

Saturday, January 15 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, January 16 at 2:00 pm

Adam Flatt, Conductor

Clayton Stephenson, Pianist

The Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean offers an exhilarating opening to the New Year with a piano spectacular. Van Cliburn Junior Piano Competition 2015 prizewinner Clayton Stephenson makes his Oregon Coast début with Tchaikovsky’s perennially popular Piano Concerto No. 1.

The concert also includes,

Hector Berlioz: Rákóczy March from The Damnation of Faust, an exciting orchestral showpiece.

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges:  Symphony no. 2. With a musical career that began in the 1760’s the French called this Black Caribbean-French composer “the most accomplished man of his age.” The symphony being performed is suffused with a classical wit and grace reminiscent of Joseph Haydn.

Gabriela Lena Frank:  Three Latin American Dances, California composer Gabriela Lena Frank states the work is an “unabashed tribute to the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein.” Of Peruvian heritage, her music evokes the mountainous mysteries of the Andean world and celebrates the kaleidoscopic mestizo music of the South American Pacific coast. This vibrant and colorful work has been thrilling audiences since its premiere in 2004.

The Saturday evening performance includes a pre-concert talk by Conductor Adam Flatt at 6:45p.m.

There are Vaccination and Mask Protocols for attendance at this event. Detailed information is available on the Newport Performing Arts Center website.

Tickets, $27 and $42 (plus fees) and $10 for students are on sale at the Performing Arts Center box office, by calling 541-265-2787 or online at NewportSymphony.org. The Center is located at 777 West Olive in Newport.

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