Yo-Yo Ma and the Oregon Symphony rocked the concert hall tonight. Hats off to them and Carlos Kalmar, my nomination for Best Director. It was a stand out/up night. Ma took us to Soviet Russia with his performance of Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1.
Hats off to the Oregon Symphony for such a fine performance tonight. I am in awe of the talent in our orchestra. All Portlanders should be proud that such great performers are in our midst. I am so fortunate to have been here during the time of Carlos Kalmar as the Director. He has taken the orchestra to new heights. Bravo to them all.