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EUGENE SYMPHONY TO HOLD FOURTH ANNUAL
FREE CONCERT IN THE PARK ON JULY 21
The fourth annual FREE outdoor summer concert, “Eugene Symphony in the Park”, will be held at the Cuthbert Amphitheater on Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m. Free tickets will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 21 at the Hult Center box office, and online at eugenesymphony.org. Patrons are encouraged to carpool to the event as parking is limited.
EUGENE, OR (May 29, 2012)—The Eugene Symphony Association, in partnership with Kesey
Enterprises Inc., Double Tee Concerts and the City of Eugene, is pleased to present its fourth annual FREE outdoor summer concert, Eugene Symphony in the Park, at the Cuthbert
Amphitheater on Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Hult Center Box office beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 21.
Under the leadership of Music Director and Conductor Danail Rachev, Eugene Symphony in the
Park will feature soprano Laura Decher Wayte, a native of Seattle and a member of the voice faculty at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance. The program will include
popular audience favorites, including the music of American composers Scott Joplin, John Williams and Harold Arlen, and culminate in Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.
FREE tickets to Eugene Symphony in the Park can be picked up beginning at 10 a.m. on
Thursday, June 21, at the Hult Center Box Office. For a processing fee, tickets can also be
ordered by phone (541-682-5000) or online at eugenesymphony.org. Tickets—required for ages
3 & up—are limited to four per household and are subject to availability.
According to Eugene Symphony Interim Executive Director, Maylian Pak, “We are delighted that Eugene Symphony in the Park has become such a widely anticipated annual event. The
concert is more than just a wonderful way to spend a summer evening—it showcases the talents
of our orchestra and builds audiences for local performing arts events!”
The Eugene Symphony requests that patrons bring non-perishable food items for donation to FOOD for Lane County on the evening of the performance. The local food drive is being held in connection with Orchestras Feeding America, a national food drive led by members of the League of American Orchestras in partnership with Feeding America. This is the fourth consecutive year that America’s orchestras have mobilized their musicians, staff, volunteers, and audiences to help alleviate hunger in communities across the country.
President of the Eugene Symphony Board of Directors, Mary Ann Hanson, added, “I am thrilled that the Eugene Symphony has the opportunity to give back to a community that has supported us for 47 years.”
In keeping with the Eugene Symphony’s mission of enriching lives through the power of music, this free summer concert expands the scope and capacity of the symphony’s outreach programs currently serving more than 16,000 children, adults and families annually. Kesey Enterprises Inc., Double Tee Concerts, the City of Eugene and the Eugene Symphony all share a goal of increasing cultural opportunities—particularly among underserved audiences—with barrier-free
access to high-caliber music performances, and promoting engagement in the area’s cultural
resources among audiences of all ages, backgrounds, and means.
This year’s summer concert is again being generously sponsored by PacificSource Health Plans. All concert activities are free and open to the public, and are fully accessible. A bike valet will be available on the premises. Patrons are encouraged to carpool as parking is limited. Gates are scheduled to open at 6:30 p.m. for a pre-concert performance by the Eugene Symphonic Band. For more details, visit eugenesymphony.org or thecuthbert.com.
About Cuthbert Amphitheater
A beautiful concert venue with a capacity of more than 5,000, the Cuthbert Amphitheater
offers everyone an opportunity to enjoy live music outdoors during spectacular Oregon summers. Located in Eugene, Oregon at the edge of Alton Baker Park near the University of Oregon's Autzen Stadium, The Cuthbert features superb sound, beer gardens, food booths and an environment perfect for enjoying superb music performed live by the best touring bands in the country. Venue restrictions include no outside alcohol; no cameras, video or recording devices; no strollers; no lawn chairs (with legs higher than 4” off the ground and chair backs no higher
than 27” off the ground). Blankets are limited to beach towel size.
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