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Beethoven’s “Emperor”


Beethoven’s “Emperor”


Saturday, November 17, 2018, 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2018, 7:30 PM
Monday, November 19, 2018, 7:30 PM

Arlene Schnitzer Hall
1037 SW Broadway
Portland OR 97205

Beethoven’s “Emperor”

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The Oregon Symphony does not perform.


Alexander Soddy

 British conductor and pianist Alexander Soddy is currently music director of the Mannheim National Theater, a position he assumed at the start of the 2016/17 season and continues in the 2018/19 season with new productions of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Pelléas et Mélisande, along with further performances of La bohèmeFidelioSalomeFor the Love of Three Oranges, and Parsifal. Guest engagements this season see him return to the Bavarian State Opera with Die Zauberflöte and to the Berlin State Opera to lead a three-part ballet series titled Sacre with music by Stravinsky, Berlioz, and Debussy.

In the 2017/18 season, Mr. Soddy made several successful and important debuts, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York (La bohème), Vienna State Opera (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Semperoper in Dresden (Der Freischütz), and the English National Opera in London (Midsummer Night’s Dream).

During the 2012/2013 season Soddy introduced himself to the audience at the Klagenfurt City Theater with a new production of Weber’s Der Freischütz and with Mozart’s Idomeneo. Following those performances he was named the theater’s chief conductor in the 2013/14 season, a position he maintained until the end of the 2015/16 season.

Mr. Soddy was born in Oxford and was formed as chorister at the Magdalen College. He studied conducting and singing at the Royal Academy of Music and was a piano pupil of Michael Dussek. He then went on to study at Cambridge University with a choral scholarship from Selwyn College. After graduating in 2004, he was immediately appointed as répétiteur and conductor at the National Opera Studio in London.


Ingrid Fliter

Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter has won the admiration and hearts of audiences around the world for her passionate yet thoughtful and sensitive music making, played with an effortless technique. Winner of the 2006 Gilmore Artist Award, one of only a handful of pianists and the only woman to have received this honor, Ms. Fliter divides her time between North America and Europe.

Ingrid Fliter made her American orchestral debut with the Atlanta Symphony just days after the announcement of her Gilmore award. Since then she has appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and many others. Equally busy as a recitalist, Ms. Fliter has performed in New York at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, the Metropolitan Museum, and the 92nd Street Y, as well as in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, and Vancouver, as well as for the Van Cliburn Foundation in Fort Worth.

Born in Buenos Aires in 1973, Ingrid Fliter began her piano studies in Argentina with Elizabeth Westerkamp. In 1992 she moved to Europe, where she continued her studies in Germany and Italy. Ms. Fliter began playing public recitals at the age of eleven and made her professional orchestra debut at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires at the age of 16.  She has been teaching at the Imola International Academy “Incontri col Maestro” since the fall of 2015.

Ms. Fliter’s two all-Chopin recordings for EMI earned her the reputation as one of the pre-eminent interpreters of that composer, while her most recent EMI recording is an all-Beethoven CD featuring the Pathétique and Appassionata sonatas. Her most recent recording for Linn Records features the complete Chopin Nocturnes and was released in September 2018.

This concert will also be performed in Salem, Friday, November 16. 

Earlier Event: November 16
Literary Inspirations
Later Event: November 18
Calmus Ensemble