We are giving away a pair of tickets to Jeremiah Symphony @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on March 2. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 1.
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March 2, 2019
7:30 p.m. | $5-$60 | All Ages
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More info: portlandyouthphil.org
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Celebrate the 100th birthdays of Leonard Bernstein and PJS/PYP’s second Musical Director Jacob Avshalomov, with master works by each composer. Opening with Johannes Brahms’s powerful Tragic Overture the program continues with Avshalomov’s exhilarating tone poem, The Taking of T’ung Kuan, inspired by one of China’s most famous poets, Li-Po (701-762). Mr. A grew up in China and this work commemorates one of many battles at this well-known mountain pass site.
14-year-old cellist Kira Wang, winner of Portland Youth Philharmonic’s 2018-19 Concerto Competition, will perform Ernest Bloch’s Schelomo with the orchestra. “Schelomo is a Hebraic Rhapsody written by the Swiss-born American composer, Ernst Bloch in 1915,” explains Wang. “It was composed at the end of Bloch’s “Jewish Cycle” and is considered by many to be one of his finest works. Written after the outbreak of World War I, Bloch was pouring out his emotions influenced by the suffering he witnessed.”
Concluding the concert is Bernstein’s deeply emotional Jeremiah Symphony, sung in Hebrew by mezzo-soprano soloist Laura Beckel Thoreson.
Hearing is believing. Discover for yourself why the Chicago Tribune called the orchestra “brilliant in all departments!”
Kira Wang is a 14-year-old freshman at Catlin Gabel. She began playing cello at the age of four, and has been studying with Dr. Valdine Mishkin for the past 9 years, with recent additional lessons from Diane Chaplin.
LAURA BECKEL THORESON
Praised for her warm, rich tone quality, sensitive musicality, and compelling stage presence, mezzo-soprano Laura Beckel Thoreson is a rising presence in the opera and concert world.
A native of Vancouver, Washington, Ms. Thoreson was a member of the voice faculty at the University of Portland for three years, and is currently on faculty at Clark College in Vancouver.