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New Concertmaster Named
In August of 2012, Sarah Kwak will join us as the orchestra’s new concertmaster. Ms. Kwak, who is formerly the First Associate Concertmaster with the Minnesota Orchestra, recently led the orchestra twice as an invited guest following her November, 2011 audition. In January, 2012 she joined the orchestra and Kalmar for Haydn’s Creation, and in February The Oregonian critic singled out her “soulful solos” in his review of Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 5.
Paper Chase
A Brief History of Oregon Symphony Labor Contracts, 1982-2009. Here is a look at changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement that have taken place since the Symphony moved to its current home at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
An Interview with Bill Findlay
Officially retired from the Oregon Symphony Board, Bill describes the most dramatic experience of his nine-year tenure.
Married, with Music
There are over twenty musicians of the Oregon Symphony who have a professional musician spouse. Here are just a few of these couples’ stories about the rewards and challenges of making music together.
Paper Chase
A Brief History of Oregon Symphony Labor Contracts, 1982-2009. Here is a look at changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement that have taken place since the Symphony moved to its new home at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
An Interview with Susan Nielsen
For fifteen years Susan has been happily producing, booking and creating the ideas for some of the Symphony’s most successful performances.
Point and Counterpoint
An orchestra takes many voices—and people—working together. Here are some of the issues facing musicians on the job across the country, and right here at home.
Noises Off
When it comes to sound, one can have too much of a good thing. Let us know what you think about sound levels at Oregon Symphony concerts.
What We Bargain For
A brief history of collective bargaining in American orchestras.

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