Classical Up Close 2019 — our 7th year! — is a wrap, and we are delighted to note that we expanded our offerings and our geographic reach. This last year saw the introduction of our new Pop-Up Performances series aimed especially at underserved communities, and we ranged around the metro area more widely than ever before. Thanks to generous sponsors, we were able to share the music with an audience of Yamhill County residents. 150 people from the Carlton area streamed into Ken Wright Cellars and heard a program of Dvorak, Prokofiev and Schubert, seated next to huge stacks of barrels holding one of Oregon’s signature agricultural products!
Our Kids' concerts, created by Oregon Symphony musicians under the leadership of violinist Emily Cole, have been so well-received, we presented more of them in more places. The Spring Festival was a continuation of what has worked so well for the previous six years, with programming comprised of pieces chosen by Oregon Symphony musicians themselves and shared with passion. We saw many old friends and made some new ones, and as always, enjoyed your questions and your enthusiasm!
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