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Newport Symphony Orchestra Opens 2012-2013 Season: “Carmina Burana”

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NSO Opens 2012-2013 Season with “Carmina Burana” at Newport High School

The Newport Symphony Orchestra opens its 2012-2013 season with a concert on September 29 at 7:30 p.m. featuring Carl Orff’s dramatic and well-known “scenic cantata,” Carmina Burana. The Central Coast Chorale, the Willamette Master Chorus, and Oregon Repertory Singers will combine vocal forces to bring this major musical, vocal, and theatric work to the Newport High School auditorium. Guest soloists include Willamette Voice Instructor, Amy Hansen, soprano, Willamette music student Derek Sup, tenor, and Linfield professor of music Anton Belov, baritone. The NSO Music Director Adam Flatt undertakes his sixth season at the helm of the symphony and will conduct Carmina.

The Central Coast Chorale was founded by Director Mary Lee Scoville, DMA and local residents in 1997 as a vehicle for Central Coast community men and women who enjoy singing and listening to music in a convivial and professional setting. The Willamette Master Chorus, conducted by Paul Klemme is based in Salem Oregon, and is comprised of 75 veteran professional and dedicated amateur musicians. Six choirs comprise the 80+member Oregon Repertory Singers and is a professional-caliber adult choir. Dr. Ethan Sperry is the Artistic Director for the Oregon Repertory Singers.

Adam Flatt, NSO Music Director, says of the September program, “Even before the final notes had faded in our 2010 Beethoven 9th we knew that we must set about to perform another large choral work in Newport, and to combine again the Central Coast Chorale with our good friends at the Willamette Master Chorus, as well as the Oregon Repertory Singers. With Orff’s Carmina Burana we enter into an experience of elemental force, primal thrill, and primitively intoxicating rhythm. Swaggering and lusty, but in turn also tender and maudlin, Carmina is always a memorable event.”

A preconcert talk at 6:45 P.M. will precede the concert.


Symphony 2012-2013 Season Schedule

The Newport Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce its 24th season with a lineup of musical treasures featuring some of the world’s most exciting and best-known pieces as well as works by modern masters.

The season begins September 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Newport High School auditorium with Carl Orff’s well-known work Carmina Burana, featuring the NSO with the combined vocal forces of the Central Coast Chorale, the Willamette Master Chorus, and Oregon Repertory Singers. Guest soloists include Willamette Voice Instructor, Amy Hansen, soprano, Willamette music student Derek Sup, tenor, and Linfield professor of music Anton Belov, baritone. The NSO Music Director Adam Flatt undertakes his sixth season at the helm of the symphony and will conduct Carmina.

On November 10, 7:30 p.m. at Newport’s Performing Arts Center, Flatt will conduct works by Haydn and contemporary composers for a well-rounded concert of beauty and musical artistry. The NSO’s Principal Trumpet Sarah Viens will be the featured soloist performing Haydn’s Concerto for Trumpet. Ms. Viens is also Principal Trumpet for the Eugene Symphony and is Instructor of Trumpet at Willamette University. Haydn’s Symphony No. 82, “The Bear” will be performed in addition to Between Hills Briefly Green by Tacoma native Troy Peters, Divertivmento by Einojuhani Rautavaara, and Prayer of Saint Gregory by Alan Hovhaness.

The symphony welcomes the Portland Cello Project on December 15 at 7:30 p.m. to the Newport PAC stage. The Portland Cello Project program will include a mix of genres of music, from classical and jazz, to hip hop and pop, with tangos and calypsos. Since the group’s inception in late 2007, Portland Cello Project has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances, mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go. No two shows are alike, with a repertoire numbering over 900 pieces of music not normally heard coming out of a cello. The evening’s performance will be announced from the stage. The NSO will not perform that evening.

The season continues under Flatt’s direction with a pair of concerts on Saturday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Dominique Moralez, tenor, is the featured soloist performing with the symphony and will sing selected arias by Puccini, Rossini, Donizetti, and other well known operatic composers. The NSO will also perform Puccini’s Capriccio Sinfonico and Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1 by Respighi. Moralez, who spent his childhood on the Oregon Coast, has performed extensively with international opera companies and will debut his talents for the first time to an Oregon Coast audience.

The season will come to a close under Flatt’s baton on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Newport High School with a program featuring Russian musical treasures. Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kije Suite, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 will be the final pieces of the season.

Tickets to the Newport concert are $34 and $20, and $10 for students. Call the Newport Performing Arts Center box office at 541-265-2787 for tickets.

 

 

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