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Sounds of Home – Musical/Visual Reflections on Oregon’s Diverse Ecosystem

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When: Feb 06, 2018 from 06:00 pm to 07:30 pm

The Oregon Symphony will be hosting a free evening of music, nature photography and discussion illuminating the diversity and wonder found within Oregon’s ecological regions. In partnership with the Audubon Society, and their work capturing birdsongs, the principal winds from the Oregon Symphony will perform three new works specifically commissioned for this event by area composers, integrating birdsongs found in the various regions of Oregon.

The Oregon Symphony’s Sounds of Home series continues with a free community event that explores the diversity and wonder found in Oregon’s natural environment. Four Oregon composers present new works specially commissioned for this event, each inspired by Oregon birdsongs and premiered by principal wind players from the Oregon Symphony. This event will be held at the World Forestry Center.

The premieres complement familiar nature-inspired music including Barber’s Summer Music and excerpts from Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, also performed by the Symphony’s wind ensemble. Representatives from the Audubon Society of Portland and Friends of the Columbia Gorge offer insight into Oregon’s ecological regions, its bird populations, and the environmental impact of the recent Eagle Creek fire with vivid nature photography.


The event is sold out. You can enjoy the performance via livestream from the conform of your own home or join us at Portland Audubon's Heron Hall!


Watch the livestream performance with us at Portland Audubon! We are hosting a viewing of the live-streamed performance in Heron Hall at our sanctuary at 6 p.m. on February 6. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.


If you can’t attend in person or the event sells out, it will also be livestreamed on the Oregon Symphony Facebook page! Follow us and tune in at 6 pm PST on February 6 to watch the full event live.

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