What better way to start the New Year than this celebration of triumph and joy! Norman Leyden’s best Big Band charts get your evening off to a swinging start, while Beethoven’s Ninth and the full-throated glory of its soaring Ode to Joy will have you ready to pop the cork and welcome in an exhilarating New Year.
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Portland Symphonic Choir
Stephen Zopfi, artistic director
Amber Wagner, soprano
Kelley O’Connor, mezzo soprano
Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Leyden: Arrangements for Big Band orchestra
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, “Choral”
All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.