anne dhu mclucas

Classical music never really seems to take much of a holiday in Oregon anymore, but certainly the tide receded a bit after the big summer festivals ended last month, with only a few scattered events since then. And of course, almost everyone gets out of the way of Portland’s 800 lb September gorilla, the Time Based Arts Festival. But the cool breezes blowing through the state in the past few days, not to mention a couple of early concerts by the Oregon Symphony earlier this month and the Eugene Symphony last week herald the start of what promises to be one of the richest seasons of classical music in recent Oregon history.

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