David Ogden Stiers

David Ogden Stiers

The Newport Symphony mourns the passing, David Ogden Stiers, who died March 3. David was 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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2016-17 Season

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Ticket Sales

Regular and Season tickets available for sale August 1

Previous year season ticket holders must renew prior to July 1 to retain their seats

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September 24 & 25, 2016 NSO with Adam Flatt, Conductor

Special Guest Artist – Erin Adair, Flute

Mozart – Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
Stravinsky – Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra
Bloch – Suite Modale
Schuller – Seven Studies on Paul Klee
Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

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November 5 & 6, 2016 NSO with Adam Flatt, Conductor

Special Guest Artist – Bella Hristova, Violin

An All-Beethoven Program!
Coriolan Overture
Symphony No. 1
Concerto for Violin


December 3 & 4, 2016 NSO with Paul Klemme, Conductor

Willamette Master Chorus
Central Coast Chorale, Mary Lee Scoville, Director
Handel’s Messiah
(Note: this concert requires a separate ticket purchase and is not part of the season series)


January 28 & 29, 2017 NSO with Adam Flatt, Conductor

Mozart – Symphony No. 34
Sarasate – Zigeunerweisen, with Yvonne Hsueh, violin
Ives – Decoration Day
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4

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February 18 & 19, 2017 NSO with David Ogden Stiers, Conductor & Lecturer

A special lecture and performance
Cesar Franck – Symphony in D Minor


With deep regret, Mr. Stiers has withdrawn from this concert series in February 2017. Because of the unique nature of this very special lecture concert, the NSO has elected not to replace this concert with another. Those who have purchased tickets may make their ticket a tax-deductible donation to the NSO or may request a refund by contacting the NSO office.

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March 25 & 26, 2017 NSO with Adam Flatt, Conductor

Special Guest Artist – Alexander Schimpf, Piano

Mendelssohn – Overture to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Schumann – Introduction and Allegro appassionato for piano and orchestra
Liszt – Totentanz for piano and orchestra
Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique