Arnaldo Cohen Closes Out Symphony Season in Salem

May 1, 2012 - On Tuesday, May 15 at 8pm Carlos Kalmar and the Oregon Symphony Orchestra will be joined on the Salem stage by legendary pianist Arnaldo Cohen as they close out the 2011-2012 season in Salem.

Cohen, who is no stranger to the Salem audience making his second stop in Salem this year, will performing one of the best known works in the piano world, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Often used in film and other popular culture it is one of the best known of Tchaikovsky’s works. When he last appeared with the symphony in Salem, Cohen wowed the audience with his interpretation of Liszt’s Piano Concerto. Known for his “blistering virtuosity” Cohen is sure to give the audience a performance that will leave them wanting more.

Also to be performed by the orchestra are Britten’s Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes, Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7 and Dvorak’s Scherzo capriccioso.

The 2012 Oregon Symphony Karl Rashkes Music Educator of the Year Award will also be presented at the beginning of this concert.

Prior to the concert, join fellow symphony goers for dinner at Bentley’s Grill for Meet Me For Dinner. To make reservations, call the restaurant directly at (503) 779-1660 and mention the Oregon Symphony in Salem’s “Meet Me For Dinner.”

At 7pm in Cone Chapel, Willamette University Music Department Chair Anita King will be our guest for Take Ten. King will be sharing information about the evening’s program during this informal, fun and free event.

Tickets range in price from $35-$48 and are available at TravelSalem 181 High St NE in downtown Salem, by calling 800-874-7012 or online at

Parking is available on the Willamette University campus after 5pm the evening of the concert. Should you require special assistance getting from your car to the concert hall, please contact our office at (503) 364-0149 for information about our shuttle service.

This concert is sponsored by the Oregon Symphony Association in Salem in honor of all past and present board members. Special thanks to Holiday Retirement, Withnell Motor Co. and Willamette University for their sponsorship our shuttle service.

For further information contact:
Karin Holton, Marketing & Education Director


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