Oregon Symphony: Pianist Stephen Hough
222 SW Clay
February 23 at 7:30 p.m. and February 25 at 8 p.m.
Oregon Symphony presents Stephen Hough, renowned for his intelligent musical approach and wide-ranging tastes. Hough has garnered no less than eight Grammophone Magazine Awards and numerous Grammy nominations for his piano recordings. The program also includes Beethoveen's Second Symphony. While composing this symphony, Beethoven was extremely overwhelmed by depression and thoughts of suicide because of his deteriorating hearing. And yet, despite that, this Second Symphony is exuberant, as if it were a rebellion against the malady.