Concert I: “World Premiere Night”

James Paul Conductor

Tuesday July 23rd 2019 @ 7:30
Marshfield High School Auditorium, Coos Bay (see map below)

Event Sponsored by
Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551, “Jupiter”

Allegro vivace

Andante cantabile

Menuetto: Allegretto — Trio

Molto allegro


Jake Runestad (b. 1986)

World on Fire (world premiere performance)LISTEN NOW

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

The Firebird: Suite from the ballet (1919 version)

Introduction and Dance of the Firebird

    Round Dance of the Princesses

Infernal Dance of Kashchei



Concert I 2019 Gallery

James Paul

4-James-Paul-Portrait-12-2-12James Paul, Conductor and Music Director of the Festival Orchestra since 1991, is widely acclaimed as one of North America’s most esteemed conductors. Mr. Paul has appeared with nearly every major American and many international orchestras over his distinguished career. A native of Forest Grove, Oregon, he studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Among his many awards and honors are the Serge Koussevitsky Memorial Conducting Prize and being named to the Cornite d’honneur at the Cercle Paul Paray in Paris.

The Festival Orchestra

The Festival Orchestra, Highlight of the Festival! Our 80 piece professional orchestra is indeed unique. The only time these regional, national and international musicians perform together as an orchestra is our Festival. What brings them together to make wonderful music for one fabulous week in July? They come to play for our world class conductors, contribute to the cultural vibrancy of our community and make magic with music.