Spotlight image of host Brandi Parisi and Oregon Symphony's Isaac Thompson

Brandi Parisi Interviews Oregon Symphony’s Isaac Thompson

Isaac Thompson, newly appointed President and CEO of the Oregon Symphony, recently joined All Classical host Brandi Parisi for a conversation about his musical background, his experience at the NY Philharmonic, his enthusiasm for the Oregon Symphony, and his perspective on the role of the symphony orchestra in the U.S. today.

Watch Brandi’s interview with Isaac Thompson below, and join us in welcoming him in advance of his official start as Oregon Symphony President and CEO in fall 2023.

Read the full announcement about Isaac Thompson’s appointment at

Photo of Isaac Thompson courtesy of Grady Britton/


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