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Portland Symphony Orchestra

also sprach
zarathustra

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Eckart Preu, Music Director
Diane Walsh, piano
James Kennerley, organ

PROGRAM
GABRIELA ORTIZ | Kauyumari
BEETHOVEN | Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
STRAUSS | Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

“Among the Huichol people of Mexico, Kauyumari means “blue deer.” The blue deer represents a spiritual guide, transformed through an extended pilgrimage into a hallucinogenic cactus called peyote. It allows the Huichol to communicate with their ancestors, do their bidding, and take on their role as guardians of the planet.” –Gabriela Ortiz

With 2001: A Space Odyssey, Also sprach Zarathustra became cemented in popular culture, often used to foretell significant events or indicate space travel. Its opening theme has been used everywhere from the BBC to the wrestling ring.

RUN TIME: approximately 90 min including intermission

ADULT, SENIOR 65+, and CHILD & STUDENT prices are available online for this event.
GROUP 10+ is available via phone & in-person only.
Ticket prices include a per ticket service fee, varying from $2 – $10.50 depending on ticket price.

Tuesday, March 4, 2025 7PM

Venue

Merrill Auditorium

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merrill
auditorium

A beautifully restored 1,900-seat performance venue, this majestic hall is one of the gems of Portland’s downtown Arts District and close to plenty of restaurants to grab a bite before the show.

Merrill Auditorium is owned and operated by the City of Portland.

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Merrill Auditorium
20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME 04101

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