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Joshua Bell
2015/16 Season
Joshua Bell

Joshua Bell returns to perform what renowned turn-of-the-19th century violinist Joseph Joachim declared the “richest, most seductive” of all German violin concertos. When you think of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Brahms, that’s saying something.

Robert Spano, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin

Wagner: Parsifal Prelude to Act I
Sibelius: Symphony No. 6
• Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
Wagner: Die Meistersinger Prelude to Act I

 Program Notes …

Classical Series Concert
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Classical B Sunday
Classical B Monday
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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 2/20/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 2/21/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 2/22/16 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Return to the Cotton Club
2015/16 Season
Return to the Cotton Club

A night of great music, song and dance from Harlem’s hottest jazz club! Dancers join Jeff Tyzik and trumpeter Byron Stripling for the red-hot tunes of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway and more.

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Byron Stripling, trumpet, vocals
Miche Braden, vocals
Ted Louis Levy, tap dancing, vocals

 Program …


Pops Series Concert
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Sunday Pops


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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 2/27/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 2/28/16 3:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Igudesman and Joo: BIG Nightmare Music
2015/16 Season
Igudesman and Joo: BIG Nightmare Music

There’s no other way to say it: these guys will crack you up. Exquisite classical musicians and crackling wits, they’ve had audiences around the world rolling in the aisles. Their uproarious sketches are tailor-made for a symphony orchestra, drawing everyone into the act, from the concertmaster to the last percussionist. A concert that’s sure to be the talk of the town.

Paul Ghun Kim, conductor

Special Concert

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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sun 3/6/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Copland's Quiet City
2015/16 Season
Copland's Quiet City

Three of our virtuoso musicians – concertmaster Sarah Kwak, English horn Kyle Mustain, and trumpet Jeff Work – take a well-deserved solo turn as we celebrate them and the entire orchestra.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Sarah Kwak, violin
* Kyle Mustain, English horn  
* Jeff Work, trumpet

Debussy: Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun”
• Bloch: Violin Concerto 
* Copland: Quiet City
Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin Suite

Classical Series Concert
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Classical A Monday
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Classical A+B Full Monday


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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 3/12/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 3/14/16 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Brahms, Haydn & Strauss
2015/16 Season
Brahms, Haydn & Strauss

The opportunity to perform Haydn is always a delight, since we humbly consider it one of our specialties. The orchestra stands to shine in Brahms’ stately Variations, before the riveting Haydn and Strauss’ charming tone poem.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Christian Poltéra, cello

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn
Haydn: Symphony No. 90
• Strauss: Don Quixote  

Classical Series Concert
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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 3/19/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 3/20/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


The Sinatra Century
2015/16 Season
The Sinatra Century

Curtis Stigers celebrates Frank Sinatra’s centennial with his greatest hits, plus emotional renditions of Gershwin, Porter, Kern and plenty more.

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Curtis Stigers, vocals

Pops Series Concert
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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 4/2/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 4/3/16 3:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Elgar’s Symphony No. 1
2015/16 Season
Elgar’s Symphony No. 1

Elgar’s First Symphony achieved what critics described as “immediate and phenomenal success.” And with a hundred performances across Europe and North America within just over a year of its premiere, we’re happy to continue the tradition.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Augustin Hadelich, violin

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture
• Adès: Violin Concerto,  “Concentric Paths”
Elgar: Symphony No. 1  


Please note: This concert will be
recorded for future broadcast.
We ask patrons to be as quiet
as possible during the performance.

Classical Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Classical B Saturday
Classical B Sunday
Classical A Monday
Classical A+B Full Saturday
Classical B+C Full Sunday
Classical A+B Full Monday


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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 4/9/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 4/10/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 4/11/16 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Dance Party
2015/16 Season
Dance Party

The adults know how popular our dance-themed concerts are, but why should they get all the fun? This year we’ve got a whole program designed just so kids can get their wiggle on. With pieces like Glière’s Russian Sailor’s Dance and Leroy Anderson’s Sandpaper Ballet, you’ll want to dance in your seats – and who are we to stop you?

Paul Ghun Kim, conductor
Pam Mahon,
narrator
Pacific Youth Choir
Dance West


Kids Concerts last approximately one hour.


Kids Series Concert
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Kids Concerts Sunday matinee


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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sun 4/17/16 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Lamsma Plays Tchaikovsky
2015/16 Season
Lamsma Plays Tchaikovsky

“Her playing [had] the kind of energy that kept you on the edge of your seat.” The Oregonian certainly loved Simone Lamsma’s distinctive artistry at her debut last fall. So did we. She’s now back to dazzle us with her Tchaikovsky.

Paul Ghun Kim, conductor
• Simone Lamsma, violin

Nielsen: Helios Overture
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1
• Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Classical Series Concert
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Classical B Sunday
Classical A Monday
Classical A+B Full Saturday
Classical B+C Full Sunday
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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 4/23/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 4/24/16 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 4/25/16 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Ohlsson Plays Brahms
2015/16 Season
Ohlsson Plays Brahms

Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto is the “Everest” of Romantic concertos, and it takes a rare breed to surmount the challenge. Only the pianist who pairs technical precision with exceptional endurance will prevail. Garrick Ohlsson is one of those few.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Schumann: Genoveva Overture
Hindemith: Mathis der Maler
• Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2

Classical Series Concert
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Classical B Sunday
Classical A Monday
Classical A+B Full Saturday
Classical B+C Full Sunday
Classical A+B Full Monday


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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 5/14/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 5/15/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 5/16/16 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Mahler’s Symphony No. 3
2015/16 Season
Mahler’s Symphony No. 3

“My symphony will be unlike anything the world has ever heard!” Such was Mahler’s vision for this massive work, which waxes philosophical in a beautiful, haunting affirmation of a complex universe in which the ultimate form of being is love.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
PSU and Pacific Youth Choirs
Susan Platts,
mezzo-soprano

Mahler: Symphony No. 3


Please note: This concert will be
recorded for future broadcast.
We ask patrons to be as quiet
as possible during the performance.

Classical Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Classical B Saturday
Classical B Monday
Classical A+B Full Saturday
Classical A+B Full Monday


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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 5/21/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 5/23/16 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall