Man Reunited with Stolen String Bass

EUGENE, Ore. — The principal bassist for the Eugene Symphony has been reunited with his 150-year-old bass, days after it was stolen. To Richard Meyn his bass isn’t just an instrument. It’s a friend and companion. And thanks to a Springfield woman and her dog, he has it back. The woman called him Wednesday and … Continue reading »

Itzhak Perlman Returns to Eugene

EUGENE, Ore — Itzhak Perlman is considered by many as the greatest violinist in the world and this weekend, he’s coming to Eugene. Perlman will perform with the Eugene Symphony at a special concert on Sunday,  Sept. 28. at the Hult Center.  It is his third time playing with the Eugene Symphony Orchestra. “He is … Continue reading »

Eugene Symphony Kicks Off 49th Season

EUGENE, Ore — The Eugene Symphony kicks off its 49th season at the Hult Center on Thursday, Sept. 18. Blue Danube and Brahms is the first of nine concerts in the 2014/15 season. It includes Johann Strauss’ waltz  and Dances of Galánta by Kodály. Brahms’ Hungarian Dances Nos. 3 and 6 and Piano Concerto No. … Continue reading »

Eugene Symphony Season Premiere

EUGENE, Ore. — Get ready for an exciting new season! Eugene Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 49th season with its debut concert Thursday at the Hult Center. The symphony’s conductor, Danail Rachev, joined us live on KEZI 9 News Midday to talk about what we can expect at the concert. Click here for more information.

Eugene Symphony Founding Member Retiring

EUGENE, Ore. — A nearly 50-year music career is nearly over. Now it’s time for the Eugene Symphony to say goodbye to its only remaining founding member. Amy Jo Butler is a second violinist with the Eugene Symphony and will retire at the end of May. She’s played with the Symphony for 48 years and … Continue reading »

International Musicians Visit and Teach

EUGENE, Ore. — Local music lovers and university students got a world-class opportunity a year in the making. The Eugene Symphony brought in guest conductor Grant Llewellyn and pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi to participate in master classes this week at the Hult Center. At a class Wednesday, he gave University of Oregon students tips on performance … Continue reading »

Eugene Symphony Rehearses “The Creation”

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Symphony Orchestra and the Eugene Chorus are sharing the stage at Hult Center. They are rehearsing Haydn’s “The Creation,” which is considered of the greatest oratorios of all time. It depicts the six days of biblical creation, and it’s the only concert this year with the Eugene Chorus. “(There’s) something … Continue reading »

Interview: Eugene Symphony

EUGENE, Ore. — A favorite Oregon musical group, Pink Martini, is joining the Eugene Symphony this season. You’ll hear the songs and sounds of the holidays just like on their hit album “Joy to the World.” Scott Freck, the Eugene Symphony Executive Director, joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning … Continue reading »

Interview: Eugene Symphony

EUGENE, Ore. — This summer’s Eugene Symphony in the Park brought sell-out crowds. Now, the symphony is getting ready for its 48th season. Tickets officially go on sale Tuesday. Jessika Kaiser with the Eugene Symphony joined us live in the studio at KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us more about this year’s concerts.

Line Grows for Free Symphony Tickets

EUGENE, Ore. — Nearly 200 people lined up at the Hult Center’s closed doors this morning for some special tickets. The Eugene Symphony released tickets on Tuesday to its fifth annual free concert in the park. Thousands are made available and are quickly taken up by eager fans. Organizers say they’re never surprised by the … Continue reading »

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