CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra will open the 2019-2020 season with a performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, in the Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis.

The program, led by Marlan Carlson, includes three works from the classical and romantic eras: Mozart’s Overture to “Don Giovanni” K.527 and Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds K.297b and Anton Bruckner’s “Te Deum.” Mozart’s overture opens the program.

“The ominous chords at the very beginning show that though this dramma giocoso may include many humorous moments, it is not going to end well for Signor Giovanni,” Carlson said. “The overture to Mozart’s masterpiece captures the essence of the opera from the very first note.”

The 28-minute Sinfonia Concertante work features OSU music faculty members Carol Robe on clarinet, Ann Kosanovic-Brown on bassoon and Lawrence Johnson on horn and retired faculty member Fred Korman on oboe as soloists.

“Te Deum,” conducted by Steven Zielke, OSU’s director of choral studies, comprises the second half of the concert. The performance features guest choirs from Corvallis High School, Crescent Valley High School, South Albany High School and West Albany High School. Current OSU music students Grace Dawald, Naomi Bennett, Jacob Hungerford and Tyson Zagelow will perform as soloists.

Tickets are $22 to $32 in advance or $25 to $35 at the door. Tickets are available online at Up to three K-8 students accompanied by a ticketed adult, and all high school and college students with ID, may be given free general admission tickets at the door starting one hour prior to the concert, subject to availability.

Corvallis Arts For All discounts apply with a valid SNAP card and are available one hour prior to performance. For accommodations relating to a disability please call 541-286-5580, preferably one week in advance.

The Corvallis-OSU Symphony season continues on Sunday, Nov. 24, with works by Shostakovich and Kodály.

College of Liberal Arts

About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts encompasses seven distinct schools, as well as several interdisciplinary initiatives, that focus on humanities, social sciences, and fine and performing arts. Curriculum developed by the college’s nationally and internationally-renowned faculty prepares students to approach the complex problems of the world ethically and thoughtfully, contributing to a student's academic foundation and helping to build real-world skills for a 21st century career and a purposeful life.


Zachary C. Person, 541-737-4671, [email protected]

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