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Eugene Symphony - C3: Creativity/Rachmaninov's Second - Dress Rehearsal - Postponed

Silva Concert Hall

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Tickets starting at: $4.00


Dear Eugene Symphony Supporter,

Although we all hoped that significant societal disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic would be behind us by now, we are not there yet. With the highly contagious Omicron variant, we find our community in the midst of the largest surge of cases to date, with verified infections rising significantly over the past few weeks. Due to the nature of our orchestra members’ work, which calls for extended hours of rehearsal in close proximity to each other, and despite many safety precautions we have taken since our return to concerts at Silva Concert Hall last September, we must take the most prudent course of action that best ensures the health of our musicians and their families.

Therefore, the concert scheduled for Thursday, January 20, 2022 has been postponed until Thursday, May 26, 2022. Ticketed dress rehearsal on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 has also been rescheduled to Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Ticketholders should retain their tickets for use on the rescheduled date. For alternative options, please see the details below for ticketholders.

All related events, including Symphony Happy Hour on Monday, January 17 and the Laura Avery Visiting Masters program on Tuesday, January 18, along with the many wonderful activities in the lobby on the evening of the performance, will be similarly rescheduled with more details communicated soon.

As we did in Spring 2020, we have taken steps to ensure that our musicians will not experience a negative financial impact from this postponement. We are grateful for the leadership of our Board of Directors and the generosity of our supporters which allows us to take this approach.

At this time, our February 17, 2022 concert, and all others that follow this season, remains as scheduled.

Please stay well, and remember that music matters, whether we’re together or apart.

Thank you for your continued support of the Eugene Symphony and we look forward to seeing you soon.


Scott Freck, Executive Director

Deb Carver, President, Board of Directors

Francesco Lecce-Chong, Music Director & Conductor


Please Note: This event is a Dress Rehearsal. The main performance takes place on January 20 at 7:30 pm.

  • Capacity will be limited to 250 people with physically-distanced seating.
    • To ensure physical distancing for this event, tickets must be purchased in groups of 2 or 4 only.
  • Tickets for this event are only available for purchase on the Orchestra level (Front and Rear).
  • This event will be a dress rehearsal. Dress rehearsal is a fascinating opportunity to watch the Symphony at work, to see how a piece of music is shaped and polished by the conductor and musicians. Musicians will be in casual clothing and will rehearse the pieces in concert order.
  • Rehearsal length is 2.5 hours with one 15-minute break.
  • Proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test, taken within 48 hours of the performance, will be required for entry. Masks will also be required.


Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor 

Daniel Hsu, piano* 

Tan Dun: Secret of Winds and Birds
Matthew Browne: Symphony No. 1 (PNW Premiere, Eugene Symphony Co-Commission)
*Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 


This is the first of three interlinked concerts that highlight how individual creativity creates connections between us, which then help forge a community. We hear Sergei Rachmaninov’s epic and inventive Second Piano Concerto, which brought him back from the brink of writer’s block that threatened his career. Before it, we inaugurate our four-year “First Symphony Project” with a new work by Composer-in-Residence Matt Browne. And to begin, we bring the audience into the act, as Chinese master Tan Dun’s short work includes the sound of wind and birdsong that you’re invited to play from your own smartphone while the orchestra plays onstage. 

Presented by Eugene Symphony