Oregon Symphony will return to Newberg for a night of classics
The Chehalem Cultural Center will host German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser as the Oregon Symphony's 2018/2019 artist in residence for a Jan. 8 concert.
Moser will be the third artist in residence from the symphony for the center. Over the course of a three-year tenure, he will return annually to perform with the orchestra and serve as the organization's ambassador-at-large.
Moser is a well-known musician who has performed with orchestras around the world, from major American cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago to international orchestras in London, Berlin and Tokyo.
In 2017, he won his third "Instrumentalist of the Year" award from the organization ECHO Klassik for a record he recorded.
He will be part of the Oregon Symphony's three-night stand from Jan. 12-14, and perform his solo cello recital on Jan. 8, followed by a talk with the audience.
Since this past fall, Moser has toured and play extensively, including performances at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; a tour with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and two nights with Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He will continue performing and touring well into 2019, with shows with the San Francisco Symphony and others planned out into the summer.
Moser's Jan. 8 performance begins at 8 p.m., although doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show is in the CCC's grand ballroom. The show is free for CCC members and $5 Arts for All tickets are available at the door. Discounted prices are available for students and seniors.
The three-night residency with Moser and the Oregon Symphony will all be at the Oregon Symphony's location at 909 S.W. Washington St. in Portland. Tickets are $24.
These shows are being recorded.
The Oregon Symphony will also perform ahead of Moser's visit on Jan. 4, with a show titled "Favorite Light Classics," conducted by Norman Huynh, who is now in his third season as the symphony's associate conductor.
The symphony's Jan. 4 performance will be at George Fox University at 8 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium.
A limited number of free tickets are available at the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce beginning Dec. 27.