Spring for Music: Oregon Symphony

Originally published on October 29, 2015 11:04 am

Hear the orchestra perform works possessed with the turbulent spirit of war, including music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, Charles Ives and John Adams.

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Carlos Kalmar, music director


  • Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question
  • John Adams: The Wound-Dresser (feat. Sanford Sylvan, baritone)
  • Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4
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