Stefan Vladar has conducted around the world and is bringing his considerable experience to the Portland Symphony Orchestra for an evening of Tchaikovsky.

Vladar has 30 years of professional classical experience and a lifetime of passion. For his 50th birthday, the city of Vienna is hosting a run of tribute shows.

Vladar will be conducting an evening of Tchaikovsky with the Portland Symphony Orchestra. As a younger man, Vladar had dismissed the composer. Time and exposure to Russian culture (he married a Russian) has turned him around, though.