Celebration In Memory of Jacob Avshalomov

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Celebration In Memory of Jacob Avshalomov
October 13, 2013 7:30 pm
October 13, 2013 9:00 pm
Portland Youth Philharmonic
October 11, 2013
Kaul Auditorium, Reed College
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3203 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97202, United States

Composer and conductor Avshalomov, the second conductor of the Portland Youth Philharmonic, enjoyed a 40-year tenure with the orchestra, during which he led more than 600 concerts and auditioned an estimated 10,000 young musicians.  Mr. Avshalomov passed away earlier this year, and in this concert, an ensemble comprised of over sixty PYP alumni from all over the country perform in his memory. David Avshalomov and David Hattner conduct, and Daniel Avshalomov leads the viola section. Also present will be Doris Avshalomov, the composer’s widow. The program includes Fanfare from La Peri by Dukas, Elegy and Two Dickinson Songs by David Avshalomov, Prelude and Rondo by Aaron Avshalomoff, Why Fum’th In Fight by Tallis, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, and The Rose from Jacob Avshalomov’s Symphony: The Oregon. After the concert, there will be a small reception. Any donations made during the event will benefit the Avshalomov Scholarship Fund.