A “Bear” of a concert planned at Newport’s PAC involving a trumpet player who isn’t shy about blowing her own horn
The Newport Symphony Orchestra will present works by 20th century composers as well as two works by Franz Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 82, “The Bear” and the Trumpet Concerto in E Flat Major, Saturday, November 10th at Newport’s Performing Arts Center. Sarah Viens, Principal Trumpet for the Eugene Symphony and the Newport Symphony, will perform Haydn’s trumpet concerto. Ms. Viens has performed with various festivals across the U.S. and is the newly appointed Instructor of Trumpet at Willamette University. NSO Music Director Adam Flatt will conduct the evening’s concert.
Between Hills Briefly Green by Troy Peters opens the evening concert and Alan Hovhaness’s work Prayer of Saint Gregory opens the second half of the concert. Both are contemporary composers with connections to the Northwest. Peters is currently Music Director for Youth Orchestras of San Antonio and is a native of Tacoma, WA. Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Divertimento will follow the work by Peters. Maestro Flatt states “…these musical works all share an artful accessibility and a connection to ancient or folk beauty. The program is rounded out by the incomparable genius of two of Joseph Haydn’s most brilliant masterpieces.”
A preconcert talk at 6:45 P.M. will precede the concert.
The Newport Symphony Orchestra is supported by the City of Newport, Coast Arts, and various foundations, businesses, and individual donors.
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.