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Eugene Symphony "Reimagines" What Comes Next

Eugene Symphony Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong has been doing his job a little differently since March.

He said that, as a conductor, the first month or two of sheltering in place “looked so desolate for the music world.” But, more than seven months in, his perspective has shifted.

Lecce-Chong is the conductor and music director of the Eugene Symphony. The organization had to cancel its annual summer concert series and is currently reworking plans for its 2020/21 season. Current offerings include Symphony Go and Lecce-Chong’s own Thursday Night Live series.

Born and raised in Eugene, Anni started at KLCC in 2000 as a reporter and co-host of Northwest Passage. After graduating from the University of Oregon, Anni moved to New York City. She worked in education for several years before returning to her true love, journalism. Anni co-founded and co-hosted Dailysonic, a narrative-based news podcast. She interned at WNYC's On The Media, then becoming WNYC's assistant producer of Morning Edition.