Classical Up Close

Creating an opportunity for outreach is the impetus behind a new musician-run chamber music series called Classical Up Close. The idea for the series began after the Oregon Symphony canceled its return to Carnegie Hall that was slated for May 2013. That opened a free week for Oregon Symphony musicians. Classical Up Close is the resulting weeklong series that includes six evening concerts and a couple of “blitz” concerts each day. All free and open to the public.

“We want to make the symphony visible to everybody, and to thank our supporters by going to them instead of them always coming downtown,” says Sarah Kwak, the orchestra’s Concertmaster. “We hope to make new friends and reach as many people as possible.”

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