Carlos Kalmar

Oregon Symphony: Strauss and Nielsen

Music Director Laureate Carlos Kalmar leads a program exploring the invincibility of the human spirit. Strauss’s songs of farewell, with their radiant lyricism, offer hope and solace in the autumn of life, while Nielsen’s thrilling Fourth Symphony looks to transcend the anguish of World War I, culminating in a spectacular duel for two timpanists. Learn more at

Gabriella SmithTumblebird Contrails
StraussFour Last Songs
Seeger: Andante for Strings
Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, “The Inextinguishable”

Strauss & Nielsen: Hope and the Human Spirit
Friday October 21, 2022, 7:30 PM

Saturday Ocotber 22, 2022, 7:30 PM
Sunday October 23, 2022, 2:00 PM
Monday October 24, 2022 7:30 PM

Smith Auditorium, Willamette University, 270 Winter St SE, Salem
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, Portland

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