Newport Symphony Orchestra

The Newport Symphony Orchestra is the only full-season professional symphony on the Oregon Coast.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Oregon's coastal communities with diverse, inspiring performances and engaging educational activities.

Check out the concert delight as expressed by C. J. Drake, "...In the hands of the NSO, under the baton of Maestro Adam Flatt, Schubert came alive in ways I never thought possible…" Thanks, C. J.
Read the rest of his experience here: https://bit.ly/2NpCIDz

Time for some GREAT music with GREAT composers. One has a history in Newport with a beach area where he lived.
Check out the piece we are playing by Ernest Bloch here: https://bit.ly/2NpFXtv
Then plan on going to the concert Saturday Nov.2 or Sunday Nov.3 (or both). Get the information here: https://www.newportsymphony.org/events/upcoming-events.html:

Come on a "GREAT Epic Symphonic Journey"
Concerts performed by the Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean Saturday November 2 at 7:30pm and Sunday November 3 at 2:00pm at the Newport Performing Arts Center. "Newport's Hometown Composer" Ernest Bloch's most popular and enduring work, Concerto Grosso No. 1 for string orchestra with piano obbligato.
Franz Schubert's Great C Major Symphony.
Following each concert the NSO will again feature a special complimentary Wine Down featuring select wines from the Flying Dutchman Winery of Otter Rock plus a delicious array of food items from JC Thriftway.

We are sharing background on each of the musicians performing with the Element String Quartet at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center on October 19 at 7:30 pm. Here is the story on NSO principal cello, Barbara Johnston.

Barbara Johnston, cellist, studied music at Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley and the Guildhall School in London. Among her teachers were Colin Hampton of the Griller Quartet, William Pleeth of London's Allegri Quartet, and Raymond Davis, principal cellist of the Seattle Symphony. She has played with the Oregon Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Opera and Oregon Ballet Theater. She has appeared as soloist with a number of orchestras in the Pacific Northwest.
Barbara is principal cellist of the Newport Symphony Orchestra and the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra. She plays regularly with several Portland-area chamber music groups.
Barbara lives in Scappoose, Oregon with her husband, Craig, the principal timpanist of the Newport Symphony. She is retired from her law practices in Oregon and Washington, and now can devote additional time to orchestral and chamber music, as well as writing, photography, gardening and sailing.

To buy tickets, call 541-265-2787 or visit www.newportsymphony.org. Tickets will only be on sale through Friday, October 18 or until sold out.

We are sharing background on each of the musicians performing with the Element String Quartet at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center on October 19 at 7:30 pm. Here is the story on NSO principal viola, Shauna Keyes.

Shauna Keyes, is an accomplished and busy violist. She is Principal viola for the Newport Symphony and currently a member of the Eugene Symphony and Portland Opera Orchestra. She has also played for many years with the Oregon Ballet Theater Orchestra and Oregon Symphony. Although she is most active as an orchestral musician, chamber music holds a special place in her heart. She spent many summers growing up attending chamber music camps with her parents. She fell in love with the quartet repertoire and especially quartets with a rich and vibrant viola part (such as the Dvorak American Quartet). She is looking forward to this collaboration with her colleagues from the Newport Symphony.

To buy tickets, call 541-265-2787 or visit www.newportsymphony.org. Tickets will only be on sale through Friday, October 18 or until sold out.

We are sharing background on each of the musicians performing with the Element String Quartet at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center on October 19 at 7:30 pm. Here is the story on NSO associate concertmaster, Irene Gadeholt.

Irene Gadeholt, violinist, is a versatile performer with an extensive array of accomplishments in Oregon music circles. She performed many seasons as a core member of the Oregon Symphony and West Coast Chamber Orchestra. In addition, Irene regularly performs with many symphonic, opera, ballet, choral groups and other special events statewide. While continuing her active freelance orchestral playing, in 2018 she was appointed Associate Concertmaster of the Newport Symphony. Irene is also active performing with the Raphael Spiro String Quartet as well as with many other local chamber music groups. She holds a BA in Music Performance from PSU and studied violin with Raphael Spiro and Michael Foxman, with chamber music coaching from Michael Foxman, the Kronos Quartet, and the Floristan Trio. Having formerly been concertmaster and soloist with the Portland Youth Philharmonic, Irene continues to mentor aspiring musicians through her private teaching studio.

To buy tickets, call 541-265-2787 or visit www.newportsymphony.org. Tickets will only be on sale through Friday, October 18 or until sold out.

We are sharing background on each of the musicians performing with the Element String Quartet at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center on October 19 at 7:30 pm. First up is NSO concertmaster, Casey Bozell.

Casey Bozell, violinist, is a diverse and energetic performer based in Portland, Oregon. She is an active solo, chamber, and orchestral player, and is the concertmaster of the Newport Symphony in Newport, Oregon. She also holds positions with the Portland Opera Orchestra and Oregon Ballet Theater. She has performed as a soloist with the Newport Symphony, Beaverton Symphony, Linfield Chamber Orchestra, Corban University Orchestra, and the Central Oregon Chamber Orchestra. She has served on the faculty of the Young Musicians and Artists summer camp since 2010, and is a founding member of the Portland-based piano trio Hammers and Bows. Casey received her Bachelors of Music Performance from the University of Northern Colorado, and her Masters of Music Performance from Northwestern University. She lives with her husband, daughter, and two cats; the latter aren’t huge fans of the violin.

To buy tickets, call 541-265-2787 or visit www.newportsymphony.org. Tickets will only be on sale through Friday, October 18 or until sold out.

Fresh off her captivating violin performance in Scheherazade in the September opener, NSO Concertmaster Casey Bozell returns to Newport with the NSO's top principal string musicians to perform for one special night. She is joined by Irene Gadeholt on violin, Shauna Keyes on viola, and Barbara Johnston on cello. They will perform Dvorak's String Quartet No. 9, "The American", Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 59 No. 3, and Astor Piazzolla's Oblivion.

The Element String Quartet will perform in the intimate and spectacular space of the newly opened Doerfler Family Theater at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center in Newport at 7:30 pm on Saturday, October 19..

This performance is one night only, and tickets have been selling fast. At this time there are less than 40 seats left, so if you plan to come, order before they are sold out.

Prices for general admission seats are $30 (plus fees) for adults and $10 for students. Buy online or at the Newport Performing Arts Center Box Office, 777 W Olive Street, Newport, 9-5 pm through Friday, 541-265-2787. Tickets will not be sold after noon on Friday October 18. There will be no pre-concert talk, and the full orchestra does not perform at this concert.

Coastal Vistas

On September 21 and 22, the Newport Symphony teamed with Nicholas Bardonnay of Westwater Arts and the Yaquina Art Association Photographers to invite local photographers to share their pictures of Lincoln County during the performance of Aaron Copland's Our Town. We called the program Coastal Vistas, and the photos depicted some of the iconic images of Oregon's Central Coast and the people who live and work here. The crowds turned out and we had a joyous time sharing this wonderful experience.

On September 21 and 22, the Newport Symphony teamed with Nicholas Bardonnay of Westwater Arts and the Yaquina Art Association Photographers to invite local photographers to share their pictures of Lincoln County during the performance of Aaron Copland's Our Town. We called the program Coastal Vistas, and the photos depicted some of the iconic images of Oregon's Central Coast and the people who live and work here. The crowds turned out and we had a joyous time sharing this wonderful experience.

OMG! Today’s rehearsal of Coastal Vistas was absolutely fantastic. If you’re from the central Oregon coast, this concert is one that will warm your heart and lift your pride for this incredible region. So many gorgeous images of our region taken by people who live and work here. Tonight’s pretty much sold out but there are still some good seats tomorrow.

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Tom Webb interviews Nicholas Bardonnay on ArtsTalk to provide insights on the Coastal Vistas concert this weekend.
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Our first concert of the season presents something we have not done before. In September 2017, the NSO performed a concert with Westwater Arts displaying images of our National Parks and of Iceland while the orchestra played beautiful music by Antonin Dvorak and Arvo Pärt, but this year's performance goes well beyond by displaying images of our community taken by residents of our community. Earlier this year, a call went out to area residents inviting them to take photographs of the iconic scenes of our Oregon Coast and the people living and working here. We collaborated with Lincoln County 4-H and the Yaquina Art Association Photographers to invite children to participate as well.

And how they responded! Sixty-eight community members submitted 670 photographs recording the beauty and activity of this vibrant region. For this production, Nicholas Bardonnay, multimedia artist, selected 145 images to be displayed photochoreographically during the performance of Aaron Copland's Our Town. Also included will be images from the Lincoln County Historical Society, allowing patrons to see both old and new images of our region.

Concert goers will be able to view all 670 images submitted at seven digital and print kiosks set up in the lobby of the Newport Performing Arts Center for viewing before and after the performance and during intermission. The NSO teamed with the Yaquina Art Association Photographers to make this happen. This concert promises to be a visual and audible feast for everyone who comes.

Our September concert also includes the rapturous Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. NSO program author Brian Wooton shares these insights: “Scheherazade tells the story of a young woman in a harem who must tell stories to an evil sultan every night to save her own life. It is derived from the collection of tales, A Thousand and One Nightsfrom which we get the stories of Sinbad the Sailor, Alibaba, and Aladdin. Rimsky-Korsakov was a masterful orchestrator, and Scheherazade features low brass as the sultan and the sinuous and silky violin as the young woman. NSO concertmaster Casey Bozell performs the violin solos. The themes appear and disappear at a breathtaking clip, and the four movements depict stories of love, festive scenes of Baghdad, and Sinbad’s ship tossed by stormy seas before ultimately being dashed against the rocks.”

NSO Music Director Adam Flatt says of Scheherazade, “The thrilling storytelling in music is matched with a virtual textbook of colorful orchestration. It is a showpiece for the symphony orchestra, and a thrilling challenge for every musician you see before you on stage.”

Also included in the concert is 20th Century composer Guenther Schuller’s Music for a Celebration and Anatoly Liadov’s The Enchanted Lake, photochoreographed with the visual concerto Pacifica, created by Nicholas Bardonnay. Nicholas photographed Pacifica during the atmospheric winter months in the coastal Pacific Northwest – primarily around Olympic National Park. The piece is an exploration of the landscape, from the damp forest floor to aerial views of the coastline and many perspectives in between.

Seats are selling fast for this concert, so make plans now to attend. Call the PAC Box Office at 541-265-2787 or buy tickets online at https://coastarts.org/events/nso-coastal-vistas/.

Saturday September 21 at 7:30pm
Sunday September 22 at 2:00 pm

Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive Street
Tickets $27 and $42 (plus fees), $10 for children

The Newport Symphony is set to open its wonderful 31st season, with a thrilling visual and musical performance such as you've never seen or heard before. On September 21 and 22, Music Director Adam Flatt and the NSO musicians bring us Coastal Vistas and 1001 Nights, featuring Aaron Copland's Our Town. Coastal Vistas features photographs of Oregon's Central Coast taken by local residents. Nearly 700 photographs were submitted and the best were selected by multimedia artist Nicholas Bardonnay for his photochoreographed presentation of Our Town, which he will display onto screens above the stage as the music is performed. The photographs were obtained with the immense support of the Yaquina Art Association Photographers and Lincoln County 4-H. This piece will be followed by Anatoly Liadov's Enchanted Lake being performed to images from Nicholas Bardonnay's Pacifica.

The performance closes with the luscious and stirring Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov with violin solo parts by concertmaster Casey Bozell.

Make plans now to attend!

Saturday September 21 at 7:30pm
Sunday September 22 at 2:00 pm

Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive Street
Tickets $27 and $42 (plus fees)
Call 541-265-2787 or order online

Our 31st season also includes guest artists Halie Loren and her band singing holiday favorites in December, Anthea Kreston performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor in January, and Hunter Noack performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor in March. Mark your calendars now. For dates and times, visit our website at newportsymphony.org.

The stage is set for Halie Loren live with the Newport Symphony Orchestra. Last night's performance was fantastic, one for lasting memories. Make your memories and join us today at 2 pm. Great seats still available. Box office opens an hour before the performance.

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Halie Loren

What was your experience like at a Halie Loren concert? Let us know. For many, it will be a first time this weekend.

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Played in Oregon | All Classical Portland

We just heard from Brandi Parisi that she will be using the NSO's March concert on Played in Oregon on this Sunday July 14 at 1 pm. Tune in and listen! And after that be at our amazing concert with Halie Loren at 2 pm at the PAC!

allclassical.org Played in Oregon, with host Brandi Parisi, celebrates the music and music makers of the live classical music scene in Oregon. The one-hour weekly program airs Sundays at 1 p.m.

This is the weekend! Make us part of your plans!

What a combo! The power of the Newport Symphony under the baton of Adam Flatt combined with the thrilling vocals of Oregon's own international star, Halie Loren! Two performances only at the Newport Performing Arts Center on Saturday July 13, 7:30 pm and Sunday July 14, 2:00 pm.

Adam Flatt conducts the Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean with jazz vocalist Halie Loren. Her repertoire will feature songs old and new, including Summertime, Sway, and Blue Skies, plus her own compositions Danger in Loving You, Butterfly and In Time.

This is your last chance to hear the Newport Symphony this summer. Tickets for reserved seats are only $28 (plus fees) for adults and $10 for students. Buy online at www.newportsymphony.org or at the Newport Performing Arts Center Box Office, 777 W Olive Street, Newport, 9-5 pm through Friday, 541-265-2787.

What fun we all had at the Newport Symphony's Free Fourth concert an Newport Middle School. From the powerful Huapango to the poignant Ashokan Farewell, the performance was a masterpiece of music. The middle school gym was filled with families, veterans, seniors and children, clapping and singing to many of the songs. Special thanks to Georgia-Pacific, Oregon Coast Bank, and Rogue Ale for making this possible.

Round up your family and friends!

It's a Newport all American tradition and it returns this Thursday when the Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean presents their annual free July 4th community concert at 4:00pm at the Newport Middle School gym.

Music Director and Maestro Adam Flatt present a rousing concert including Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, John Philip Sousa's Liberty Bell, Woody Guthrie's This Land is Your Land, George M. Cohan's Star Spangled Spectacular, a Mary Poppins Medley and much more. Plus the orchestra's salute to our armed forces!

Once again the July 4th Concert will be preceded by an all American old fashioned hamburger BBQ at 2:30 pm in the Newport Middle School Commons! Come early and enjoy awesome barbecue provided by Pat E. Mac's BBQ. It's only $10 Adults, $5 kids, and the taste is out of this world! The school is located at 825 NE 7th.

The Free Fourth concert is an annual gift to the community from the Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean, with the generous support of Georgia-Pacific, Oregon Coast Bank, and Rogue Ale.

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