Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Arlene Schnitzer Hall
1037 SW Broadway
Portland OR 97205
Amadeus in Concert
Winner of eight Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Actor, Director, and Adapted Screenplay, Amadeus is a riveting story celebrating the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart through the envious eyes of his frustrated rival, Antonio Salieri. Experience this epic motion picture classic like never before—projected on a giant HD screen while the Oregon Symphony performs its glorious soundtrack live, from the Gran Partita to the haunting Requiem.
Norman Huynh, conductor
PSU Chamber Choir
PSU Chamber Choir
The Portland State Chamber Choir is the top choral ensemble at Portland State. Since its founding in 1975, the Chamber Choir has performed and competed in venues across the country and around the world. In 2013, the Chamber Choir competed in the Seghizzi International Competition for Choral Singing in Gorizia, Italy where they earned 15 separate awards and became the first American Choir ever to win the Grand Prize in the competition’s 52-year history. In 1999 and 2005, the Chamber Choir won four medals at choral competitions in Martkoberdorf, Germany. The Chamber Choir appeared at national conferences of the American Choral Directors Association in 1985, 1997, and 2003. The choir has also appeared at conferences for the National Association for Music Education and the International Society for Music Education. This summer the Chamber Choir will compete at the International Choral Kathaumixw in Powell River, Canada and next Fall at the Tolosa Choral Contest in Tolosa, Spain. The group has collaborated with leading conductors such as Frieder Bernius, Andrew Parrot, Robert Shaw, James DePreist, Carlos Kalmar and Eric Ericson.
The Chamber Choir has recorded on the Albany Label. In November 2003, the choir recorded the choral music of Margaret Garwood on the Hildegard Label; and in 2006 the Chamber Choir released the first English language recordings of the choral music of Veljo Tormis, at the request of Tormis himself. In February, 2011 the Chamber Choir collaborated with Portland-born composer Morten Lauridsen, who described their singing as “an absolutely top-notch superb display of choral artistry.” The Chamber Choir’s 2012 album A Drop in the Ocean was favorably reviewed and featured in both Fanfare and Stereophile magazines, and was a finalist for the 2012 American Prize in Choral Music. The Chamber Choir's newest album, Into Unknown Worlds was released September 2014 and is on sale now. You can find their albums at iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby or at any of this season’s concerts.