Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 2:00 PM
Arlene Schnitzer Hall
1037 SW Broadway
Portland OR 97205
Peter and the Wolf
Will young Peter and his menagerie be able to outsmart the Big Bad Wolf? Join in the adventure as Prokofiev’s classic fairy tale introduces listeners to the instruments of the orchestra! Kids Series Concert
Norman Huynh, conductor
Pam Mahon, narrator
Norman Huynh is currently in his third season as associate conductor of the Oregon Symphony. Selected from a field of over 100 candidates from around the world, he was chosen for his exceptional conducting technique, his passion for a wide-ranging repertoire, and his unique ability to communicate with an audience.
The recipient of the 2015 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Scholarship, he has previously conducted the St. Louis, City of Birmingham (UK), Baltimore, Toledo, Charlotte, and Virginia symphonies, and the Peabody Symphony Orchestra.
He made his international conducting debut with the Princess Galyani Vadhana Youth Orchestra in Bangkok, Thailand, and has also conducted the Leipzig Symphony. He previously served as assistant conductor for the Spoleto Festival USA, the Portland Symphony Orchestra in Maine, Opera Carolina, the Lyric Opera of Baltimore, the Peabody Opera Theatre, and The Peabody Singers.
Norman co-founded the Occasional Symphony, an organization that spreads orchestral music throughout the city of Baltimore. Occasional Symphony performs on holidays by presenting innovative programs that resonate with its eclectic venue.
Norman studied orchestral conducting at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, working with Gustav Meier, Markand Thakar, and Marin Alsop. He received his B.S. in music education at the University of Alabama. For backstage stories, follow Norman on Instagram @normanconductor.
Pam Mahon is thrilled to be sharing the stage once again with the Oregon Symphony. She thoroughly enjoys entertaining and educating our youngest audiences in the guise of a major general, a superhero, a cowgirl, and an alien from outer space, to name a few of the zany characters she has played over the years. Ms. Mahon also performs as host in the Oregon Symphony’s school day Kinderkonzerts, Young People’s Concerts, and Carnegie Hall Link Up National Concerts.
Other Portland credits include: Lureena Jones, Adrift in Macao (Broadway Rose); Wicked Witch of the West, The Wizard of OZ and Brooke Wyndham, Legally Blonde: The Musical (Pixie Dust Productions); Mazeppa, Gypsy (Portland Center Stage); Susan, [title of show] (Triangle Productions); Mary Bland, Eating Raoul (Live on Stage); Aldonza, Man of La Mancha; Mother, Ragtime; Baker’s Wife, Into the Woods; Claire Ganz, Rumors; Donna/Oolie, City of Angels; Carmen, Sweet Charity; Pam, The Full Monty (Lakewood Theatre Company); Young Boy, Jenůfa; Chocholka/Jay, The Cunning Little Vixen; Papagena, The Magic Flute; Nurse Maid, Street Scene (Portland Opera).