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Oregon Symphony: Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4

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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway

December 7 & 8 at 7:30 p.m.; December 9 at 8:00 p.m.


Swiss conductor Thierry Fischer, music director of the Utah Symphony Orchestra, makes his Oregon Symphony debut with these concerts. Finnish violinist Elina Vähälä returns to the Oregon Symphony with her first performances of her countryman Magnus Lindberg’s 2006 Violin Concerto. The Oregon Symphony performs Prokofiev’s complete orchestral suite from his absurdist opera The Love for Three Oranges for the first time. Tchaikovsky got his idea for the famous horn “Fate” motif of the Fourth Symphony from Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen. Intense and dramatic, it’s easy to see why this is Tchaikovsky’s most frequently performed work.