OSU Night at the Oregon Symphony

The Sinatra Century

Featuring Curtis Stigers

Oregon Symphony featuring Curtis Stigers singing Frank Sinatra classics.
Jerry ’54 and Beth Hulsman, Marilyn and Tim McGuire ’67
Connie ’65 and Lee Kearney ’63
Shannon ’98 and Sebastian Ferrigno ’98
The OSU choral group performed during the reception in the Picnic House and prior to the symphony in the Schnitzer Concert Hall.
Pat Edelbrock ’65 and Chris Williams ’66
Dennis ’79 and Amy Osterlund
Benny Beaver at the Symphony
Tiffani ’89 and John Bettendorf ’88
OSU Foundation President and CEO Mike Goodwin and Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik
Tricia Landon ’83 and Marcia Coats ’53

OSU President’s Circle members and university friends came together on April 2 for a swingin' tribute to ol' blues eyes, Frank Sinatra. Platinum-selling artist, Curtis Stigers, joined the Oregon Symphony to celebrate what would have been Sinatra's 100th birthday with some of his greatest hits as well as renditions of Gershwin, Porter, and Kern. More than 100 of the OSU Foundation's guests gathered at the Picnic House for a private reception prior to the nearly sold-out concert in the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

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The reception brought together OSU President’s Circle members, Oregon Symphony leaders, Pops conductor Jeff Tyzik, and other special guests – including Benny Beaver. Guests also had the opportunity to hear the OSU music students perform prior to the concert.

"It was wonderful to see so many President's Circle members who hadn't joined us at the symphony before," says Molly Moriarty Russell, Director of the OSU President's Circle. "I am inspired by President's Circle members' generosity on a daily basis – and by the growing support for the arts in the OSU community."

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