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making beautiful music since 2007

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A Winter Concert in Oregon

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Past Performances | 0 comments

The orchestra opened its February 12, 2017 performance with a chamber symphony work entitled Three Places in Oregon composed in 2008 by Salem cellist and composer, Dr. Joseph Harchanko, pictured at right. The piece was revised specially for this performance. Its three movements, Painted Hills, Cape Foulweather, and Wizard Island, were inspired by three...

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Classic Romanticism

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in Music Selection, Past Performances, Repertoire | 0 comments

Concert No. 1 • October 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. This program of classic Romanticism included Franz Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, also known as Symphony No. 8, D.759, and Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 1, Op. 38, which is well known as his “Spring” Symphony. Additionally, violinist Alexandra Wenig was our featured...

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Sensuous Summer

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Past Performances, Repertoire | 0 comments

Concert No. 4 – Free Admission Sunday, May 15, 2016, 7:00 p.m. It’s almost summer – and we celebrated it with the sensuous music of our final concert of the season, Sensuous Summer.  Admission to this performance was completely free and featured the youthful Serenade for Winds by Richard Strauss, the sensuous Adagio for Strings by Samuel...

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New World

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Past Performances, Repertoire | 0 comments

Concert No. 3 – New World: Dvořák, Smetana, and Debussy Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 7:00p.m. Audience members journeyed with us from the Czech homeland as depicted in The Moldau by Smetana, to the West as depicted in Symphony No. 9 “New World” by Dvořák, and then ventured into fantasy in the Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Debussy. These...

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Epic Romance

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in Past Performances, Repertoire | 0 comments

Concert No. 2, plus 3rd Annual Silent Auction Sunday, February 14, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Tualatin Presbyterian Church, 9230 SW Siletz Drive, Tualatin, Oregon 97062 (map). Mark Perlman, Conductor and Music Director Tualatin Valley Symphony presented its second performance of the season, Epic Romance, which included works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky,...

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Brahms & Beethoven

Posted by on Jan 3, 2016 in Music Selection, Past Performances | 0 comments

Tualatin Valley Symphony opened the season on Sunday, October 25, 2015, with the rich sonorities of Brahms and Beethoven. The program featured Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major and the Violin Concerto in D major by Johannes Brahms. Anthea Kreston, an award-winning virtuoso, joined the Symphony as the soloist for the Brahms concerto. It was one of...

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