The Eugene Symphony Orchestra’s performance last night was sweet! Local weather has been foggy and cold but the symphony’s music cheered and warmed the audience. Since retiring in Eugene I’ve attended most of their performances at the Hult Center and look forward to each season.
The orchestra performed Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from the opera Peter Grimes – Dawn, Sunday Morning, Moonlight, and Storm. They followed with several pieces from Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute, and Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F Major.
Guest soprano, Rachele Gilmore, could not attend the performance. Her substitute, Mary Wilson, stole the show with an amazing voice and fantastic stage presence. The audience went wild!
In February the symphony performs Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with guest violinist Fumiaki Miura and the Hult Center hosts the amazing Alvin Ailey dancers on the 26th. I’m looking forward to both performances!