Concert announcement- OES Oct 14

Upcoming Concert- October 14, 2006

Oregon East Symphony and Chorale

Annette Vogel, violin

Gershwin- An American in Paris, Rimsky-Korsakov- Capriccio Espagnol, Ravel-Tzigane, Sarasate- Zigeunerweisen

 From the official OES press release- 

Oregon East Symphony Opens 21st Season with Gypsies and Travelers

World-renowned violinist Annette-Barbara Vogel to be featured in first concert

The Oregon East Symphony and Chorale have begun preparations for their 21st Season.  The 2006-7 Season will feature six performances at the Vert Auditorium, as well as events in the Pendleton area in collaboration with the Portland Opera and musicians of the Rose City Chamber Orchestra.  Season tickets, which are offered at a significant discount from single ticket prices, are now available.   

Highlights of the year are sure to include performances by world-renowned violin soloist and recording artist Annette-Barbara Vogel, and concert pianist Rick Rowley, who charmed and wowed Eastern Oregon and Washington audiences when he performed with the OES in 2005.  Major works this year include Gershwin’s beloved American in Paris, Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, Elgar’s Enigma Variations (played in celebration of his 150th birthday) and Mahler’s epic Symphony no. 1. 

The symphony opens their season under the direction of Kenneth Woods on Saturday, October 14 at the Vert Audotrium in Pendleton, with a concert titled Gypsies and Travelers, featuring Annette-Barbara Vogel performing pieces by Maurice Ravel and Pablo de Sarasate. The orchestra will perform audience favorites An American in Paris by George Gershwin, and Capriccio Espagnol by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakoff to round out an evening of musical works featuring travel and adventure as their common theme.

Ms. Vogel, violin soloist for the October 14 concert, is currently Artist-in-Residence and Assistant Professor of Violin at the University of Western Ontario. She has performed throughout Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, the U.S. and Asia as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. Ms. Vogel regularly records for the Harmonia Mundi and Cybele labels. Her performances and recordings have drawn rave reviews from critics and musicians throughout Europe and the U.S.

Tickets for the October 14 concert are available at the Oregon East Symphony office or at the Vert Auditorium prior to the concert.  For more information about the October 14 Gypsies and Travelers concert or season tickets, please contact the OES office at 276-0320 or

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American conductor, composer and cellist Kenneth Woods is Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Colorado MahlerFest and cellist of the string trio Ensemble Epomeo. He records for the Avie, Somm, Nimbus, Signum, MSR and Toccata labels.

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