UPCOMING CONCERT- Oregon East Symphony, Oct 21, 2007


Oregon East Symphony

Sunday, October 21, 2007

3:15 PM, Vert Auditorium

Pendleton, Oregon

Haydn- Symphony No. 59 in A major “Fire”

Mahler- Symphony No. 4 in G major

Esther Moses Bergh, soprano

The best goddamn redneck orchestra in the world begins its 22nd season this year. I remember my 22nd year- it was the year I gave up rock ‘n’ roll for good and found my calling in life. (Okay, maybe not for good…. there may have been some backsliding) 

We’re delighted to be presenting the third program of our Mahler series at the Oregon East Symphony- a project generously sponsored by the Kinsman Foundation.

Joining the OES for this performance is my fellow CCM veteran, Esther Moses Bergh. One day, Cincinnati alumni will rule the world (although the cheese head mafia is also gaining in strength).

What else could we begin the season with after last season’s office fire than Haydn’s Fire Symphony? Never heard of it? Don’t worry- that’s what we love about Haydn- never a bad piece! It’s fantastic music (and quite a blow for the poor horns)….

Be there

Esther Moses Bergh

Soprano Esther Moses Bergh is a new member of the Oregon music community, having joined the Young Resident Artist Program and “Portland Opera Works!” this past year at the Portland Opera, under the direction of Robert Bailey and Diane Syrcle. This summer, she was selected to participate in the International Vocal Arts Institute. Moses relocated to Portland from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she completed her Master of Music degree under the instruction of vocal master, Barbara Honn. Her training also includes a music education degree. She has performed at the Tanglewood Music Center, the Opera Theatre of Lucca in Italy, in her home state of New Mexico, the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and here in Portland. In 1999, she came to Oregon for the first time performing the title role in Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” with Bel Canto Northwest Vocal Institute. Performances have included soloist in Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” and the American premiere of Vivaldi’s first opera, “Ottone in Villa” at CCM, under the direction of Sandra Bernhard. Most recently, Esther performed the role of Violetta in “La Traviata” Preview Concerts for the Portland Opera. Last season, she made her debut with the Oregon Symphony in Portland.

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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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