- Mark Your Calendars! (5/8/2018)
Click on the links below to learn more about each event:
Holiday Performance Festival | Saturday, October 27 (details soon)
- 2018 Young Artist Competition Winners! (4/28/2018)
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Eugene Symphony Guild Young Artist Competition, held April 15 at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance. Violinist Avery Hsieh took first prize in the junior division, and David Lee, playing the marimba, won the senior division. Cellist Adrian Hsieh, Avery Hsieh’s brother, took second place in the junior division. In the senior division Brynna Paros, flute, took second place, and Jon Caponetto, bass trombone, was awarded an honorable mention. Eugene Symphony Music Director & Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong and Eugene Symphony Guild President Carolyn Abbott presented the awards with the Eugene Symphony judging panels at the event.
(At left, front row: Francesco Lecce-Chong, David Lee, Carolyn Abbott; back row: Tyler Abbott, Henry Henninger, Steve Vacchi. At right, front row: Francesco Lecce-Chong, Avery Hsieh, Lydia Van Dreel, Carolyn Abbott; back row: Tyler Abbott, Steve Vacchi, Henry Henninger)
The Eugene Symphony Guild Young Artist Competition is open to exceptional instrumentalists currently residing in Oregon, ages 14-18 for the junior division and 19-25 for the senior division. Junior division awards include $500 for first place and $250 for second place, and the senior division awards include $1,000 for first place and $500 for second place. The winner of the junior or senior division may be offered the opportunity to perform with the Eugene Symphony for the Symphony in the Park summer concert. Winners of both divisions may be asked to perform at Eugene Symphony Guild and other community engagement events. Rules and eligibility information here.
- Eugene Symphony Guild Young Artist Competition (3/21/2018)
- Guild President, Carolyn Abbott, Volunteer of the Month (2/26/2018)
Carolyn Abbott, the Eugene Symphony Guild’s President, has been selected as the Volunteer of the Month by United Way of Lane County for the month of February 2018. Read about Carolyn and the Guild in the Register Guard by clicking this link: Everything for the Music .
- Open House for New and Prospective Members (9/27/2017)
The Eugene Symphony Guild invites you to an Open House
for New and Prospective Members
Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
at The Tate, 1375 Olive Street, Eugene
RSVP to: Ginger Fifield
A great opportunity to meet Francesco Lecce-Chong, the new Music Director and Conductor for the Eugene Symphony. Hear his thoughts on recent rehearsals with the orchestra and upcoming concerts.
- 50th Anniversary Event (7/29/2017)
- Winners of the Young Artists Competition (4/24/2017)
The Eugene Symphony Guild Announces the Winners
of the Young Artists Competition
Congratulations to these fine young musicians and to all those that competed in the competition.
Senior Division First Place Winner: $1000 Award
Senior Division Second Place Winner: $500 Award
Junior Division First Place Winner: $500 Award
Junior Division Second Place Winner: $250 Award
- Music in the Garden 2017 (4/19/2017)
The Music in the Garden Tour annual event is set for Sunday, June 11 from 10 am – 4 pm. Six beautiful gardens to visit and explore the wonders of private home gardens in Eugene.
Online ticketing for Music in the Garden is now available.
Click here to purchase your ticket.
- IT’s Time to Party with the Guild! (4/9/2017)
The Guild’s Musical Chairs Parties booklet listing all the fun and exciting parties for 2017 is available. Parties to tempt you are “The Love Story of Robert and Clara Schumann” sung by Kathleen and Peter Van De Graff to “Seasons on the McKenzie River” with a wooden boat float/presentation with photo ops for the upcoming Four Seasons competition. An authentic “Hawaiian Luau” with all the fixing and a buried roasted pig. A private tour of the newly opened Historic Albany Carousel that houses the world’s largest public collection of Dentzel carousel pieces. There are 16 parties to choose from to tickle your fancy. You can view the entire party listing here: Musical Chairs Parties 2017. Check out the descriptions of individual parties on the News/Events/Musical Chairs Party menu item on the Home page. It’s time to party!
- News–ESG (2/21/2017)
Eugene Symphony Guild Video
The Eugene Symphony Guild is a welcoming community built around friendship, a shared passion for outstanding music, and a desire to give back by supporting the Eugene Symphony’s youth and adult educational outreach programs. ESG has a 50-year track record of creating learning and professional development opportunities for Guild members.
To watch a short video about the Guild, click here.