CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra will present “Two Big B’s – Beethoven and Bruckner” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, in the Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th Street, Corvallis.

Alexander Tutunov, a frequent guest of the orchestra, will return to perform Ludwig v. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C-minor, Op. 37. Tutunov currently serves as professor of piano and artist in residence at Southern Oregon University in Ashland; artistic director of the SOU International Piano Institute; artist in residence at the University of Alaska – Southeast; and was recently named director of the Chinese-American International Piano Institute in Chengdu, China.

Anton Bruckner’s 64-minute long Symphony No. 7 in E Major comprises the second half of the performance. This work was the first of Bruckner’s to receive widespread acclaim from the press which caused the relatively unknown composer to quickly gain fame on equal footing to his more well-known contemporaries Johannes Brahms and Richard Wagner.

“What strikes me over and over about the works of Bruckner is the depth and purity of his religious faith. He was an uncomplicated, fundamentally simple man, and the reason his symphonies are so compelling is that they express this grounding in both his religion and in his Alpine mountain environment,” said Marlan Carlson, who will conduct the performance. “Throughout his life he never once wavered from these core principles.”

Reserved seating tickets are $22, $27 and $32. Tickets are available online at www.cosusymphony.org. Free general admission tickets will be given at the door one hour prior to the concert for up to three K-8 students accompanied by a ticketed adult and high school and college students with ID, subject to availability. Corvallis Arts for All discounts apply with a valid SNAP card, also available one hour prior to performance.

For accommodations relating to a disability please call 541-286-5580, preferably one week in advance.

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Zachary C. Person, 541-737-4671, zachary.person@oregonstate.edu