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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NSO Overview & History

MISSION:

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Oregon’s coastal communities with diverse, inspiring performances and engaging educational activities.

VALUES:

We are inspired to share our love for music as a source of joy and lasting memories. Through our concerts, outreach, and educational programs, we act on our belief that music contributes vitally to the social, cultural and economic strength of our community.

VISION 2020:

Nationally recognized for high-caliber musicianship Locally esteemed for its educational programming and its success in making classical music widely accessible Financially secure, as demonstrated by the ground-breaking for NSO’s state-of-the-art concert hall.

The Newport Symphony Orchestra is the only year-round, professional symphony orchestra on the Oregon coast. Home base for the orchestra is the 400-seat Newport Performing Arts Center, just a few steps away from the gorgeous Oregon seashore in historic Nye Beach.

Adam Flatt is the Music Director and Conductor of the NSO, and popular actor and narrator David Ogden Stiers is our Resident Conductor.

The NSO began in 1988 as the Yaquina Chamber Orchestra, later shortened to the Yaquina Orchestra. The name Newport Symphony Orchestra was adopted in 2004.

The NSO performs a popular series of concerts in the Newport PAC in a September through May regular season, and special events in the summer months including its hugely popular annual free community concert on July 4.

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