New Worlds

Beall Hall | 7:30 PM

Kelly Kuo, conductor
Delgani String Quartet, guest artists

“Key Notes” | SOMD 163 | 6:45 PM

Reena Esmail: Teen Murti (“Three Figures”)
Kevin Puts: How Wild the Sea
with Delgani String Quartet
W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, “Jupiter”

Join OMP as we kick off our 38th season with two Oregon premieres, Reena Esmail’s Teen Murti and Pulitzer-prize winning composer Kevin Puts’s How Wild the Sea, alongside a longtime favorite, Mozart's "Jupiter Symphony.” We are thrilled to feature Eugene-based Delgani String Quartet as guest artists on this exciting, opening concert!

Artwork by Anthony Design (2019). All rights reserved.

Artwork by Anthony Design (2019). All rights reserved.

Delgani String Quartet

2019-2020 Soloist Sponsor: David Guy

Considered “the state’s finest chamber ensemble” by Oregon Arts Watch, the Delgani String Quartet presents exciting performances of both classic and contemporary repertoire in intimate concert settings. The quartet curates their own series in Portland, Salem, and Eugene while regularly appearing as guest artists throughout the state. Delgani has also performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC and at Charles University in Prague.

Reena Esmail, composer

“The haunting mystery of its opening passages evolved into pulsing rhythms from opposing sections of the strings. The exciting composition moved on to take many unexpected twists and turns, somber one moment, and full of surprising tempo changes the next...”

- The People’s Critic, Houston, TX

Kevin Puts, composer

“In the case of How Wild the Sea, I was compelled by news footage of an elderly Japanese man sitting helpless on the rooftop of his house as it is carried away by the powerful tsunami tide of 2011. His wife had been swept under, minutes before. I was reminded of the earthquake of 1995 that destroyed much of Kobe, a city I visited in 1997 for the Japanese premiere of my Marimba Concerto. The efficiency and speed at which the city had been rebuilt was remarkable...”

- Kevin Puts