November 2023 Concert Recordings

November 12, 2023, 7:30 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Raúl Gómez-Rojas, conductor

Symphony Orchestra presented iconic pieces from beloved animations, including Modest Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and Paul Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Fantasia, Joe Hisaishi’s enchanting My Neighbor Totoro, as well as three pieces from Alan Menken’s illustrious body of work: Beauty and The Beast Orchestral Suite, The Little Mermaid Orchestral Suite, and Poor Unfortunate Souls.

Delving into the ways in which music and animation inspire each other, The Authentic Voice commissioning series featured the world premiere of Music for an Imaginary Cartoon. This original piece was composed collaboratively by local student composers Elishiya Crain-Keddie, Manu Isaacs, Max Evans-McGlothin, A’shariá Pendergrass, and Malia Baker, all from Fear No Music’s Young Composers Project.

Vocalist: Zach Galatis, Oregon Symphony

Erica Boland, conductor

  • The Second Storm (Ivan) Robert W. Smith
  • Slavonic Legend Elliot Del Borgo