Opening Night with George Takei

Saturday, September 16, 2017 7:30PM


Best known for his portrayal of Mr. Sulu in Star Trek and now renowned as a social justice/media mega-star, Takei makes his Oregon Symphony debut as emcee of our opening night and joins a legendary list of narrators of Copland’s emotional work. A concert certain to get the 2017/18 Classical Season off to a grand, classically American start.

Arrive early for a pre-concert performance by Portland Taiko in the lobby!

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• George Takei, narrator

Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Takemitsu: Twill by Twilight
R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
Liszt: Les préludes
Gould: American Salute
• Copland: Lincoln Portrait

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.