A musico-cultural portrait of New York life in the late 1960s, Luciano Berio’s monumental Sinfonia is a bubbling crucible of sounds, styles, ideas, texts, and moods. Portland’s own award-winning media artist Rose Bond, whose previous collaboration with the Oregon Symphony packed the hall, returns to craft eye-popping animation to illuminate this epic music. Classical Series Concert
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Rose Bond, animator
* Roomful of Teeth, vocal ensemble
Wagner: Overture and Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser
* Caroline Shaw: Partita for 8 Voices
•* Berio: Sinfonia
From Rose Bond
Animator and media artist Rose Bond has been honored with numerous awards and fellowships from such prestigious agencies as the American Film Institute, The Princess Grace Foundation, Bloomberg L.P., and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2013 Bond presented her animated installation Intra Muros on the Media Façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb Croatia. She is currently working on a proposed media installation for the Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building.
Bond has created large-scale, site-specific installations for a number of locations, including Broadsided! at Exeter Castle in England (2010) and Gates of Light at the Museum at Eldridge Street in New York’s Lower East Side (2004). Her multi-channel installation, Intra Muros, premiered at Director’s Invitation in the 2007 Platform Animation Festival and has been mounted internationally in the Utrecht City Hall during the Holland Animation Film Festival in 2008 and the 2011 Nuit Blanche in Toronto. Bond’s composite animation, Memoria Mortalis, was screened in competition at Sundance 2001 and toured nationally with the Ann Arbor Experimental Film Winners. Her hand-drawn (direct animation) films are held in the Film Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Bond has served on many panels including the Selection Jury for the first animated installation competition in the inaugural Platform International Animation Festival. She received her MFA in Experimental Filmmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1990. Canadian by birth, Bond lives and works in Portland, Oregon where she is Chair of the Animated Arts department and the Institute Director for Boundary Crossings at Pacific Northwest College of Art.
PORTLAND, OR – Pop culture, superheroes, the magic of Motown, two colossal favorites from the orchestral repertoire, current and former Artists-in-Residence, plus a World premiere of an Oregon Symphony-commissioned percussion concerto are on tap for October.
The month begins with the next installment of the Oregon Symphony’s Popcorn Package, director Tim Burton’s Batman featuring Danny Elfman’s score performed live by orchestra and chorus October 4–6.
Old favorites and brand-new music are paired on October 12–14, when Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite blazes forth, side by side with audience favorite Colin Currie performing the World premiere of a percussion concerto written expressly for him by composer Andy Akiho. Beethoven v. Coldplay presents and ingenious intertwining of themes from the “Eroica” Symphony with some of Coldplay’s most loved tracks, on October 17. Audiences will want to sing and dance to Motown’s amazing catalog of hits on October 19–20 with the first Pops concert of the 2019/20 Season, Dancing in the Streets. Pops conductor Jeff Tyzik and a trio of exciting young vocalists present songs of Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and Diana Ross, among others.
October wraps up with Artist-in-Residence Johannes Moser performing Lutosławski’s powerful Cello Concerto on October 26–28, on a concert that also features Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and an exciting work by rising star composer Gabriela Lena Frank.