David Ogden Stiers

David Ogden Stiers

It is with deep regret and sadness we report the passing of a dear member of the Newport Symphony family, David Ogden Stiers. David has been a guiding light for the NSO since its founding as well as serving as its resident conductor.

Music Director Adam Flatt: "All of us at the NSO are heartbroken. David Ogden Stiers was a generous, loving, and inspirational friend and pillar to our orchestra, and, indeed, to all of us individually. Our orchestra would not be here if it weren't for his great support and inspiration over three decades. His depth of musical feeling, love for our musicians, and charisma made his performances soar when he was on our podium. We will all work to keep David's spirit alive in all of our performances."

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The Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean 2017-18 Season

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March 24 7:30 pm & 25 2:00 pm, 2018 NSO with Adam Flatt, Conductor

Pre-concert talk, Saturday only, 6:45 pm

These concerts will be dedicated to the memory of David Ogden Stiers. The program will begin with a musical tribute.

Special Guest Artist – Narek Arutyunian, clarinet

Haydn – Symphony no. 26 “Lamentatione”

Wagner – “Good Friday Spell” from Parsifal

Mozart – Clarinet Concerto K.622

Liszt – Symphonic Poem no. 3 Les Preludes

This performance will also be given at the Florence Events Center on Friday, March 23, at 7:30pm. For tickets, click here.