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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There are many ways you can help the NSO continue to present high-quality classical music on the Oregon coast.

1. Become a volunteer for the Symphony. We need help with everything from feeding musicians to promotion to writing grants. Any talent, interest, or free time you would like to donate is most welcome! Join us today by speaking to a Board member at a concert, e-mailing us at info@newportsymphony.org, or calling 541-574-0614.

2. Sponsor a musician or make a donation. Ticket revenue covers only about 30% of the cost of bringing the NSO to the stage. Won’t you help by making a donation? If you’d like to sponsor a musician, please contact the NSO.

3. Underwrite our education initiatives. Educational activities include support for the Newport Youth Symphony of the Oregon Coast (NYSOC), summer youth music camp, and a special concert by a visiting youth orchestra. If you or your business would like to support any of these activities, please call or e-mail the symphony.

4. House a musician. We are always seeking generous residents who will open up their homes to NSO musicians for rehearsal and concert weekends. If you have a guest room and would like to get to know an NSO musician a little better, let us know!