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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2017-18 Season

The Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean 2017-18 Season


Ticket Sales

Regular and Season tickets available for sale on August 1

Season Tickets may be ordered prior to July 14 by contacting the PAC Box Office (541-265-2787)


AMERICAN PICTURES

September 16 7:30 pm & 17 2:00 pm, 2017 NSO with Adam Flatt, Conductor

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

Symphonic Photochoreograpy by Westwater Arts, Nicholas Bardonnay, multimedia artist

Ives/Schuman – Variations on America

Images of “National Park Suite” with music from Dvorak’s “New World Symphony”

Images of “Sagaland” with music from Part – Fratres for strings and percussion

Thomson – Suite from “The River”

Smetana – “The Moldau”

This concert is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts


CINEMATIC GEMS

November 4 7:30 pm & 5 2:00 pm, 2017 NSO with Adam Flatt, Conductor

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

Special Guest Artists – Edmund Stone, Commentator & Chad Alexander, Bassoon

Shostakovich – music from the film “The Gadfly”

Ravel – Menuet antique

Wolf-Ferrari – Suite-Concertino for Bassoon and Orchestra

Korngold – Suite from the film “The Sea Hawk”

Guest appearance of Edmund Stone courtesy of All Classical Portland (KQOC 88.1 FM)


CHRISTMAS UNPLUGGED

December 9 7:30 pm & 10 2:00 pm, 2017

Special Guest – John Doan

presents Christmas Unplugged: reclaiming the Holiday Spirit, a traveling music and history show using a range of historical instruments

(Notes: the Newport Symphony Orchestra does not appear in this performance. There is no preconcert talk.)


AMERICAN VOICES

February 3 7:30 pm & 4 2:00 pm, 2017 NSO with Adam Flatt, Conductor

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

Special Guest Artists – Erik Peterson, violin & Kenji Bunch, viola

Copland – El Salon Mexico

Griffes – The White Peacock

Bunch – “Verso” for solo violin, solo viola, harpsichord and string orchestra

Barber – Adagio for Strings

Barber – Symphony No. 1


EASTERTIME PRELUDES

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

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

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