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 »

Interview: Symphony in the Park

The Eugene Symphony wraps up its season with a thank you. Musicians are preparing for the Fifth Annual Eugene Symphony in the Park at the Cuthbert Amphitheater on July 20. Jessika Kaiser of the Eugene Symphony stopped by KEZI 9 News This Morning to talk with Anchor Sean Cuellar about getting tickets for the summer shows. … Continue reading »

Amateur Musicians Play it Again

EUGENE, Ore. — Amateur musicians are picking up their instruments, and with guidance from the Eugene Symphony they’re playing again. In its first year, 52 musicians ranging in age from 18 to 80 plus took part in the play it again series. This is the second year. After months of practice, they’re prepared for concert … Continue reading »

Students Perform at the Hult Center

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of students embarked on a field trip to the Hult Center Tuesday for the first ever Orchestra Sings Concert. Local elementary school students performed in an interactive concert with the Eugene Symphony. There were two concerts Tuesday with 1,800 students attending. There will be another concert Wednesday. Tuesday’s lesson: melody. Students … Continue reading »

Students on a Symphonic Adventure

EUGENE, Ore. — Over 1,700 third graders in 4-J, Springfield and Bethel school districts are embarking on a symphonic adventure. It’s a new program where Eugene Symphony teaching artists bring music the classroom. Janet Bertucci is a former teacher and volunteer educator with the Eugene Symphony. “I was a teacher for 32 years, so it’s … Continue reading »

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