Welcome 2017 - 2018 Season

February 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.



Pascal Rogé, Piano Soloist

Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Hekmatpanah, conductor





Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Major, Op. 103 The Egyptian

Venue: Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox


the rarely-performed Fifth Piano Concerto, called ‘Egyptian', by Camille Saint-Saëns. Its main protagonist Pascal Rogé met his task with absolute surety and striking personal input. He engaged the audience mainly with his colourful range of attacks and the detailed elaboration of his overall conception, but the acoustical balance and precision in ensemble playing between the piano and the orchestra also deserve recognition.

                                                                           – Deniky Bohemia

Ticket Information:

Ticket prices for general admission is $15 and $12 for seniors and non-GU students. This performance is free to GU faculty, students and staff. Tickets are either available by calling (509) 624-1200, by visiting the ticket office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, or ordering them through Tickets West. 


The Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra is excited to present its 2017–2018 Season!


The orchestra is beginning its twenty-second season with Music Director, Kevin Hekmatpanah. It has a long tradition as one of the finest orchestras in the region and its repertoire contains some of the most demanding pieces in orchestral music. The orchestra performs regularly at the acoustically outstanding and historic Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.

Highlights for the current season include international soloists:


Lynn Harrell, cello soloist

Itamar Zorman, violin soloist

Pascal Rogé, piano soloist

Gary Karr, double bass soloist


The orchestra has featured soloists of national and international distinction, including soprano Arianna Zukerman; pianists Simone Dinnerstein, Awadagin Pratt, Navah Perlman and Natasha Paremski; violinists Kurt Nikkanen, Tim Fain, Giora Schmidt, Kyung Sun Lee, Elmira Darvarova and Jinjoo Cho; and cellists Amit Peled and Daniel Gaisford. The Gonzaga Symphony also hosts the prestigious Young Artists' Concerto and Aria Competition, giving Gonzaga students the opportunity to solo with the orchestra.











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