Repertoire from Past Seasons

2018-19 Season

Ode to Joy

30th Anniversary Celebration

September 29, 7:30 pm, Newport Middle School
September 30, 2:00 pm, Corvallis LaSells Stewart Center Austin Auditorium

Adam Flatt, conductor

NSO Concertmaster, Casey Bozell, violin

Central Coast Chorale, Mary Lee Scoville, Director
Willamette Master Chorus, Paul Klemme, Artistic Director
Corvallis Repertory Singers, Steven Zielke, Director

Janice Johnson, Soprano
Erica Brookhyser, Mezzo Soprano
Les Green, Tenor
Anton Belov, Bass


BLOCH  Baal Shem
BEETHOVEN Symphony no. 9 in D minor, Op. 125   


Bella Italia

November 2, 7:30 pm, Nehalem NCRD Performing Arts Center

November 3, 7:30 pm, Newport Performing Arts Center
November 4, 2:00 pm, Newport Performing Arts Center

Adam Flatt, Conductor

Katherine Evans, Trumpet and Piccolo Trumpet


SCHUBERT Overture, C. 591 op. 170 “In the Italian Style”
RAVEL  Le Tombeau de Couperin
HERTEL  Trumpet Concerto no. 3 in D major
HOVHANESS  Prayer of Saint Gregory for Trumpet and Strings
MENDELSSOHN  Symphony no. 4, “Italian”


Amahl and the Night Visitors

December 8, 7:30 pm, Newport Performing Arts Center
December 9, 2:00 pm, Newport Performing Arts Center

NSO Musicians with Porthole Players


A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
Reading by Rhodd Caldwell

Amahl and the Night Visitors
An opera in one act by by Gian Carlo Menotti
Performed by Porthole Players and NSO musicians


Spring Bursts Forth

March 23, 7:30 pm, Newport Performing Arts Center
March 24, 2:00 pm, Newport Performing Arts Center

Adam Flatt, conductor

Amy Yang, piano


DEBUSSY Rondes du Printemps
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 1
LILI BOULANGER d’Un Matin du Printemps
GERSHWIN An American in Paris


Fairy Tale Finish

May 18, 7:30 pm, Newport Performing Arts Center
May 19, 2:00 pm, Newport Performing Arts Center

Adam Flatt, conductor


COPLAND  Fanfare for the Common Man
MARK FISH New Work in tribute to David Ogden Stiers - World Premiere
TCHAIKOVSKY  Suite from “Swan Lake”

2017-18 Season


September 16 7:30 pm & 17 2:00 pm, 2017 NSO with Adam Flatt, Conductor

Symphonic Photochoreograpy by Westwater Arts, Nicholas Bardonnay, multimedia artist

Ives/Schuman – Variations on America

Images of “National Park Suite” with music from Dvorak’s “New World Symphony”

Images of “Sagaland” with music from Part – Fratres for strings and percussion

Thomson – Suite from “The River”

Smetana – “The Moldau”

This concert is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts


November 4 7:30 pm & 5 2:00 pm, 2017 NSO with Adam Flatt, Conductor

Special Guest Artists – Edmund Stone, Commentator & Chad Alexander, Bassoon

Shostakovich – music from the film “The Gadfly”

Ravel – Menuet antique

Wolf-Ferrari – Suite-Concertino for Bassoon and Orchestra

Korngold – Suite from the film “The Sea Hawk”

Guest appearance of Edmund Stone courtesy of All Classical Portland (KQOC 88.1 FM)


December 9 7:30 pm & 10 2:00 pm, 2017

Special Guest – John Doan

presents Christmas Unplugged: reclaiming the Holiday Spirit, a traveling music and history show using a range of historical instruments

(Notes: the Newport Symphony Orchestra does not appear in this performance. There is no preconcert talk.)


February 3 7:30 pm & 4 2:00 pm, 2017 NSO with Adam Flatt, Conductor

Special Guest Artists – Erik Peterson, violin & Kenji Bunch, viola

Copland – El Salon Mexico

Griffes – The White Peacock

Bunch – “Verso” for solo violin, solo viola, harpsichord and string orchestra

Barber – Adagio for Strings

Barber – Symphony No. 1


March 24 7:30 pm & 25 2:00 pm, 2018 NSO with Adam Flatt, Conductor

Special Guest Artist – Narek Arutyunian, clarinet

Haydn – Symphony no. 26 “Lamentatione”

Wagner – “Good Friday Spell” from Parsifal

Mozart – Clarinet Concerto K.622

Liszt – Symphonic Poem no. 3 Les Preludes

2017 Summer Season

Sponsored by Georgia-Pacific

Saturday, June 17, 7:30 pm & Sunday June 18, 2:00 pm

Thomas Lauderdale and Hunter Noack

Thomas Lauderdale, founder of Portland’s “little orchestra” Pink Martini, will be joined by acclaimed pianist Hunter Noack, conductor Adam Flatt and the NSO for a performance of George Gershwin’s jazzy masterpiece Rhapsody in Blue in its rarely heard two-piano version. Lauderdale and Noack will also perform Gottschalk’s flashy showpiece, the Grand Tarantelle. There is no space more intimate than the 328-seat Alice Silverman Theater with its state-of-the-art acoustics, with each seat wrapped in sound and having a perfect view.

Tuesday, July 4

Annual Free Community 4th of July concert

Concert starts at 4 pm

Newport Middle School, 825 NE 7th St

Sponsored by Mo’s Restaurants & Oregon Coast Bank

Grand Old 4th of July BBQ!

2:30p.m. – 4:00p.m. (Symphony concert at 4:00p.m)

Saturday July 8, 7:30 pm & Sunday, July 9, 2:00 pm

NSO with vocalists Five By Design

Music from the Mad Men Era

Join conductor Adam Flatt with the NSO and vocal group Five By Design for a wild and wonderful evening of music from the early 1960’s, the era of the Madison Avenue Mad Men. Five By Design’s signature harmonies have withstood the test of time in a career that stands out on America’s musical landscape spanning more than twenty years. This performance includes music such as Mission Impossible theme, A lot of livin’ to do, Mack the Knife, Bossa Nova, Night and Day, Come fly with me, and a TV theme medley. This is a fun evening for all generations!


2016-17 Season

September 24 & 25, 2016 NSO with Adam Flatt, Conductor

Special Guest Artist – Erin Adair, Flute

Mozart – Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
Stravinsky – Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra
Bloch – Suite Modale
Schuller – Seven Studies on Paul Klee
Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

November 5 & 6, 2016 NSO with Adam Flatt, Conductor

Special Guest Artist – Bella Hristova, Violin

An All-Beethoven Program!
Coriolan Overture
Symphony No. 1
Concerto for Violin

December 3 & 4, 2016 NSO with Paul Klemme, Conductor

Willamette Master Chorus
Central Coast Chorale, Mary Lee Scoville, Director
Handel’s Messiah
(Note: this concert requires a separate ticket purchase and is not part of the season series)

January 28 & 29, 2017 NSO with Adam Flatt, Conductor

Mozart – Symphony No. 34
Sarasate – Zigeunerweisen, with Yvonne Hsueh, violin
Ives – Decoration Day
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4

February 18 & 19, 2017 NSO with David Ogden Stiers, Conductor & Lecturer

A special lecture and performance
Cesar Franck – Symphony in D Minor


With deep regret, Mr. Stiers withdrew from this concert series in February 2017. Because of the unique nature of this very special lecture concert, the NSO has elected not to replace this concert with another. Those who have purchased tickets may make their ticket a tax-deductible donation to the NSO or may request a refund by contacting the NSO office.

March 25 & 26, 2017 NSO with Adam Flatt, Conductor

Special Guest Artist – Alexander Schimpf, Piano

Mendelssohn – Overture to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Schumann – Introduction and Allegro appassionato for piano and orchestra
Liszt – Totentanz for piano and orchestra
Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique

2016 Summer Season

Saturday, June 18, 7:30 pm

Broadway performers John Cudia and Elena Shaddow

Direct from New York A Broadway Romance as the Newport Symphony celebrates the great music of Broadway!


Monday, July 4 Annual Free Community 4th of July concert

Special guest star Katie Harman Oregon’s Own Miss America 2002!

Concert starts at 4 pm

Newport Middle School, 825 NE 7th St

Sponsored by Mo’s Restaurants, Oregon Coast Bank, Rogue Ale

Grand Old 4th of July BBQ!

2:30p.m. – 4:00p.m. (Symphony concert at 4:00p.m)

July 8, 7:30 pm & Saturday, July 9, 7:30 pm

the one & only JUDY COLLINS

performs with the Newport Symphony in two big concerts!


2015-2016 Season

September 26-27, 2015 NSO with Adam Flatt, Conductor

BRITTEN – Courtly Dances from “Gloriana”

HAYDN – Symphony no. 87

ELGAR – “Enigma” Variations

November 7-8 NSO with Adam Flatt, Conductor

Special Guest Artist – Allison Eldredge, cello

DAUGHERTY – Route 66

SCHUMAN – New England Triptych

DVORAK – Cello Concerto

December 12-13 Holiday Spectacularwith Steve Zielke, conductor

Corvallis Repertory Singers andCentral Coast Chorale choirs perform together (Small NSO ensemble)

Corvallis Repertory Singers is an award-winning choral ensemble founded in 2000 by Dr. Steven M. Zielke. Most members have studied voice and many have professional music degrees. All members are drawn together by their passion for sharing high-quality choral music. All share a life-long enthusiasm for the best in choral music and the opportunity to perform under skilled direction.

The Central Coast Chorale was founded by Director Mary Lee Scoville and local residents as a vehicle for Central Coast community men and women who enjoy singing and listening to music in a convivial and professional setting. The Chorale has doubled in size and today boasts over 65 members. The Chorale last appeared with the Newport Symphony in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in September 2010.

January 30-31, 2016 NSO with Adam Flatt, Conductor

Special Guest Artist – Erica Brookhyser, Mezzo-soprano

SCHUBERT – Ballet Music from “Rosamunde”

MAHLER – Rueckert Lieder

IVES – The Unanswered Question

SCHUMANN – Symphony no. 4

February 20 The Battle of Batons II

NSO with David Ogden Stiers, Resident Conductor

David Ogden Stiers sets the stage for coastal kids to take the baton. It’s fun!

Funds will be applied to the NSO Endowment

Please note that this event is not included in season ticket packages.

March 26-27 NSO with Adam Flatt, conductor

Special Guest Artist – Monica Ohuchi, piano


SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony no. 9

SATIE/DEBUSSY – Two Gymnopedies

RAVEL – Piano Concerto in G


2014 – 2015 Season


September 20th & 21st 2014

Adam Flatt, Conductor

Featuring NSO Musicians 

Pablo Izquierdo, Oboe, Carolyn Arnquist, Clarinet, Scott King, Horn, Chad Alexander, Bassoon

Brahms Tragic Overture

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante K. 297b for Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon

Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

November 8th & 9th 2014

Adam Flatt, Conductor

With Guest Artist Eugenia Choi, Violin

Gershwin Cuban Overture

Lecuona Andalucia, Jungle Drums, Malaguena

Chausson Poeme for Violin and Orchestra

Ravel Tzigane

De Falla Suite No. 2 from The Three Cornered Hat

December 16th & 17th 2014

Pink Martini

Special Benefit Concert

Season ticket subscribers may reserve their seats for this event

Note: The NSO does not perform.

January 24th & 25th 2015

Adam Flatt, Conductor

With Guest Artist Mee-Ae Nam, Soprano

Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3

Golijov Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra

Beethoven Symphony No. 4

February 28th & March 1st 2015

David Ogden Stiers, Conductor

Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

March 28th & 29th 2015

Adam Flatt, Conductor

With Guest Artist Alexander Tutunov, Piano

Shostakovich Symphony no. 6

2014 Summer Series

The Phoenix Boys Choir & The Heart of the Valley Choir

Sunday June 22nd, 3:00 pm *

Newport Performing Arts Center

Reserved Seats $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $5 for students

Newport Symphony Spectacular

Friday July 4th, 4:00 pm

Newport Intermediate School, 825 NE 7th St

(Note: changed from Newport High School)

Free General Admission Seating

A Night at the Movies

Saturday July 5th, 7:30 pm

NSO with Special Guest Edmund Stone of All Classical Radio

Newport Performing Arts Center

Reserved Seats $25 adults in advance, $30 at the door, $10 for students

Portland Baroque Orchestra

Thursday July 10th, 7:30 pm *

Presented by The Bach Festival and Newport Symphony

Newport Performing Arts Center

General Admission Seating $30 in Advance $39 at the Door

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