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`Pirates' among musical visitors.

Byline: Bob Keefer The Register-Guard

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Music highlights around town this fall include a full performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony by the Eugene Symphony; Eugene Opera's New Year's Eve performance of "Pirates of Penzance"; the Oregon Mozart Players' "All Amadeus" concert in October; and the Eugene Concert Choir's performance of the operetta "Amahl and the Night Visitors."

The Eugene Symphony kicks off its new season Sept. 28, when conductor Giancarlo Guerrero conducts an evening of Johannes Brahms and Felix Mendelssohn, plus Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1. Violinist Stefan Jackiw is the featured soloist.

On Oct. 26, Guerrero again conducts, with pianist Joaquin Achucarro, in a program that includes Jennifer Higdon's "blue cathedral," Robert Schumann's Concerto for Piano & Orchestra in A Minor and P.I. Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B Minor.

Guest conductor Mischa Santora takes the podium Nov. 16 when the symphony plays an evening of "Bernstein and More." The program includes works by Samuel Barber, Edvard Grieg and Wolfgang Mozart, then wraps up with Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story."

Pianist Shai Wosner will be the soloist.

On Oct. 9, the symphony will perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in a program that also includes Ralph Vaughn Williams' "Serenade to Music" and Anton Bruckner's Psalm 150. Sharon Paul directs the chorus.

The fall season wraps for the symphony with a pop Yuletide celebration on Dec. 16. Symphony tickets are available at 682-5000.

The Oregon Mozart Players open their fall season Oct. 14-15 with "All Amadeus" at the Hult Center's Soreng Theatre. Glen Cortese conducts, Glenn Disterow is the featured violinist and Karen Dreyfus is violist in this all-Mozart program, which includes the Divertimento No. 7 in D Major, Sinfonia Concertante and Symphony No. 29 in A Major.

"The Magic Bassoon" is the name of the Mozart Players' program Nov. 4-5. Bassoonist Frank Morelli joins clarinet player Carol Robe, with Cortese at the podium for a Soreng program of Richard Strauss, Mozart and Franz Schubert.

Finally, the OMP put on "Baroque for the Holidays," a Christmas program Dec. 12-13 at First Christian Church. Soloists are Alice Blankenship, violin; Yvonne Hsueh, violin; Jill Pauls, flute; Anne Grabe, cello; and John Jantzi, harpsichord.

The program includes music by Baldassare Galuppi, G.F. Handel, Giuseppe Torelli and J.S. Bach. Tickets are available at 682-5000.

The Eugene Concert Choir kicks off its new season with a performance of "Amahl and the Night Visitors" at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Hult Center's Silva Concert Hall. Also performing will be dancers from Dance Theatre of Oregon and singers from the Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble.

Tickets are $16 to $29. Call 682-5000.

Eugene Opera's sole production this season will be the Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," with three shows Dec. 29-31. The New Year's Eve performance is followed by a late-night gala.

At Eugene's John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, the Emerald City Jazz Kings perform "A Fine Romance," a musical salute to the movies of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The program is at the Shedd Oct. 12 and 15 and at the Florence Events Center on Oct. 21.

The Shedd's Christmas program, on Nov. 30, is "Baby It's Cold Outside." It will feature Christmas standards performed by Shirley Andress, Vicki Brabham, Bill Hulings, Michael Stone and the Jazz Kings.

The pop-oriented Now Hear This series at the Shedd will feature performances by Bill Frisell, Jack DeJohnette and Jerome Harris on Oct. 6; Badi Assad on Oct. 18; the Wynton Marsallis Quintet on Oct. 22; Natalie MacMaster on Oct. 23; Herb Ohta Jr. and Daniel Ho on Oct. 28; Tiempo Libre on Oct. 29; Masters of the Celtic Harp on Nov. 8; Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, and Bruce Molsky on Nov. 12; Roswell Rudd & the Mongolian Buryat Band, Nov. 15; and Ken Peplowski doing "Sing! Sing! Sing! Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall Revisited" on Dec. 1.

For some more pop-classical crossover, check out the Alan Parsons Project performance Friday with members of the Eugene Symphony, the final show of the season at the Cuthbert Amphitheater. Tickets are available at 682-5000.

At the University of Oregon School of Music, the 39th season of the Chamber Music Series presents five concerts throughout the year featuring world-class chamber music artists.

Fall performances include the Miami String Quartet with soprano Arianna Zukerman on Oct. 19, in a program of music by Schubert, Tchaikovsky, F.J. Haydn and Alberto Ginastera, ; and the Center City Brass Quintet on Nov. 12 with music by DiLorenzo, Ewald, Plog and Dahl, plus George Gershwin's Suite from "Porgy and Bess" and Bernstein's Selections from "West Side Story" and "On the Town."

All performances will be at Beall Concert Hall, and season subscriptions may be purchased for $58 to $145, depending on the seating area. Tickets are available through the Hult Center Ticket Office, 682-5000.

Other UO School of Music events this fall include Obo Addy's Okropong, music and dance from Ghana, Oct. 6; Seattle Pro Musica, Oct. 16; and a tribute to former UO cello professor Robert Hladky on Oct. 17.

Lane Community College will have performances by the Lane Symphonic Band and the Lane Chamber Orchestra on Nov. 21; by the Concert and Chamber choirs and Spectrum Vocal Jazz on Nov. 28; by the Lane Jazz Band and Spectrum Vocal Jazz on Dec. 1; and by the Chamber Orchestra and Lane Symphonic Band on Dec. 3.
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