Portland Chamber Orchestra “Pictures at an Exhibition”

Posted by OCVA / May 6, 2014

Liberty Theater presents Portland Chamber Orchestra “Pictures at an Exhibition”. Friday, May 9 at 7:30 pm.

The concert presents two new and vibrant interpretations of the renowned Mussorgsky composition, led by two world-class conductors.

The first half, conducted by Maestro Yaacov Bergman, presents a version of Pictures at an Exhibition for chamber orchestra by Julian Yu that invokes musical color found only in chamber music. With frequent use of musical elements of Yu’s native China, it often uses metal percussion instruments (such as vibraphone, glockenspiel, bells and celesta) to give a humorous Chinese flavor to the work. The work is paired with live projected images created especially for this performance in the intimate and beautiful environment of the Agnes Flanagan Chapel.

The second half, led by Israeli conductor and composer Yaron Gottfried, is a version for jazz trio and chamber orchestra. The melodies and themes of Mussorgsky’s original version are dressed in new colors and inspire new forms for the jazz trio to improvise. Each movement is approached differently, while being transformed into a live, authentic encounter between classical and jazz.

Jazz Trio:?

  • Yaron Gottfried, Piano
  • David Captein, Bass
  • Gary Hobbs, Drums


Tickets are on sale now at the Liberty Theater Box Office and ticketswest.com

503.325.5922 Ext. 55 Open Tuesday thru Saturday from 2-5:30 and 2 hours before curtain

1203 Commercial St. Astoria, Oregon 97103

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