Interview: Oz With Orchestra

EUGENE, Ore — The year 2015 marks the 75th anniversary of the award-winning film, The Wizard of Oz. You are invited to see and hear the MGM classic as you never have before–on a big screen with the Eugene Symphony playing the soundtrack live right before you. The special concert is Sunday, March 8, at … Continue reading »

Interview: Eugene Symphony Play It Again

EUGENE, Ore —   Did you play a musical instrument in high school or college and then stopped playing?  You’re invited to Play It Again! Play it Again! is in its fourth season!   The Eugene Symphony is offering amateur musicians an opportunity to receive coaching from professional Eugene Symphony Teaching Artists. The ensembles meet biweekly … Continue reading »

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 »

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