CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon Symphony, led by guest conductor Markus Stenz, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at The LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.

The Oregon Symphony is based in Portland and serves more than 235,000 people annually through 90 concerts and an award-winning education and community and engagement program. The orchestra was founded in 1896 and is the oldest orchestra west of the Mississippi river. Music director Carlos Kalmar is now in his 16th season.

Guest conductor Markus Stenz is chief conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, principal guest conductor of the Baltimore Symphony and conductor in residence with Korea’s Seoul Philharmonic. He has conducted many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Tonhalle Orchester in Zürich.

The Viennese-inspired program opens with Beethoven’s Symphony No.1 in C Major, Op. 21. “Fratres” by contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt closes the first half. Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97, also known as “Rhenish,” closes the program.

The performance is part of the 2018-19 SAC Presents series, which brings well-known headliners, rising stars and unique, lesser known artists and ensembles to the community. The lineup of artists represents a broad spectrum of music genres as well as other types of performers and speakers. A full line-up is available online:

Tickets are $30 and $35 in advance, $35 and $40 at the door. All seats are reserved. To purchase tickets, visit or call 541-737-5592.

Up to 100 free tickets are available for OSU students for each event. An OSU student discount code is needed and may be obtained in Fairbanks Hall 309A or 309B, or by calling 541-737-5592.

The LaSells Stewart Center is located at 875 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis. The box office opens at 7 p.m. and the auditorium doors open at 7:30. Beverages and snacks will be for sale in the lobby by Lumos Wine Co. starting at 7 p.m. Child care may be arranged through OSU KidSpirit’s Adult Night Out Program (fee and registration required – see website for details.)

SAC Presents participates in Corvallis Arts for All. If tickets remain on the evening of the performance, individuals in the SNAP program with an Oregon Trail Card may purchase up to two tickets at $5 each starting one hour prior to each performance. For availability of Corvallis Arts for All tickets or for accommodations for people with disabilities, call 541-737-5592.

SAC Presents is funded in part by donations made during the Cornerstone Campaign for the Arts and by OSU Friends of the Arts.

College of Liberal Arts

About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts includes the fine and performing arts, humanities and social sciences, making it one of the largest and most diverse colleges at OSU. The college's research and instructional faculty members contribute to the education of all university students and provide national and international leadership, creativity and scholarship in their academic disciplines.

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


Erin Sneller, 541-737-5592, [email protected]


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