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Colin Currie
2015/16 Season
Colin Currie

Audiences’ favorite percussionist returns, this time with MacMillan’s thrilling showpiece for percussion and orchestra. And then there’s Smetana’s richly melodic Má Vlast, composed amidst the physical and emotional anguish of his complete deafness.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Colin Currie, percussion

Cherubini: Ali Baba Overture
• MacMillan: Veni, veni, Emmanuel
Smetana: Má vlast excerpts, including The Moldau

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Sat 9/26/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 9/27/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 9/28/15 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Beethoven's Eroica
2015/16 Season
Beethoven's Eroica

A tightly woven program, with warp and weft spinning around Beethoven and Bach. Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony shares a rich, emotional heart. And Gubaidulina’s work ties both Bach and Webern into a gorgeous and moving tapestry.

Matthew Halls, conductor
• Vadim Gluzman, violin

Bach (arr. Webern): Musical Offering Ricercare
• Gubaidulina: Offertorium: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

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Sat 10/10/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 10/12/15 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Broadway Classics
2015/16 Season
Broadway Classics

Two of Broadway’s finest join together in an unabashed celebration of the very best of Broadway. All your favorites – Gershwin, Porter, Kander & Ebb, Weill, Sondheim, Lloyd-Webber, and more.

Jerry Steichen, conductor
Lisa Vroman & Ron Raines, vocalists


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Sat 10/17/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 10/18/15 3:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5
2015/16 Season
Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5

“Complete submission before Fate… Shall I cast myself into the embrace of faith?” Thus scrawled a turbulent Tchaikovsky across sketches of his Fifth Symphony, a tour de force despite – or perhaps because of – his doubts.

Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor
• Yolanda Kondonassis, harp

Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
• Ginastera: Harp Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

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Sat 10/24/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 10/25/15 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 10/26/15 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Disney in Concert: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
2015/16 Season
Disney in Concert: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton’s fantastical tale of the Pumpkin King, the Oogie Boogie and Sandy Claws comes to life on our big screen, complete with Danny Elfman’s film score performed live to picture by the entire Oregon Symphony orchestra. Costumes encouraged. It’s the perfect outing to get you ready for Halloween!

Paul Ghun Kim, conductor

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Fri 10/30/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody
2015/16 Season
Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody

Rachmaninoff transformed Paganini’s 24th Caprice for Violin into a set of virtuosic variations for piano and orchestra that’s tackled only by the most fearless of pianists. The renowned Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein returns to thrill us yet again.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Kirill Gerstein, piano

Schiff: Infernal (after Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite)
• Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Tchaikovsky: Manfred

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Sat 11/7/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 11/9/15 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27
2015/16 Season
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27

Who better to bring this delicious and delicate Mozart piece to life than the brilliant young Francesco Piemontesi, named “The Best Newcomer” at the 2012 BBC Music Magazine Awards? An evening of extraordinary beauty and grace.

Stanisław Skrowaczewski, conductor
• Francesco Piemontesi, piano

Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra
• Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595 
Brahms: Symphony No. 3

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Sun 11/22/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 11/23/15 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Holiday Pops
2015/16 Season
Holiday Pops

Jeff Tyzik rings in the season amid the grandeur of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with the Oregon Symphony and the Pacific Youth Choir. Let the season begin, with your favorite carols and beloved holiday favorites.

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Pacific Youth Choir


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Sat 11/28/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 11/29/15 3:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Handel's Messiah
2015/16 Season
Handel's Messiah

After 250 years, Handel’s exuberant oratorio remains unrivaled in its ability to elevate audiences to exhilarating heights.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
PSU Chamber Choir
Shannon Mercer, soprano
Michael Maniaci, counter-tenor
Thomas Cooley, tenor
David John Pike, baritone

Handel: Messiah

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Sat 12/5/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 12/6/15 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Johnny Mathis Holiday Special
2015/16 Season
Johnny Mathis Holiday Special

You’ll have yourself a merry little Christmas at this holiday spectacular with one of the most iconic crooners of all time. Chances are this will be the highlight of the yuletide season. The only downside? One performance only!

Paul Ghun Kim and Scott Lavender, conductors

Special Concert

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Tue 12/8/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Gospel Christmas
2015/16 Season
Gospel Christmas

This 17-year tradition keeps getting bigger and better. The region’s premier gospel singers and the Oregon Symphony orchestra will have you on your feet, clapping and shouting, celebrating the true spirit of the season. Don’t miss out on this exhilarating experience!

Charles Floyd, conductor
Gary Hemenway, Music Director
Northwest Community Gospel Choir

Special Concert

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Fri 12/11/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sat 12/12/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 12/13/15 4:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Home Alone
2015/16 Season
Home Alone

A true holiday favorite, this comedy classic features John Williams’ delightful score performed live to picture with the Oregon Symphony orchestra. Macaulay Culkin stars as the left-behind Kevin McCallister who hilariously outwits two bumbling crooks. Fun for the whole family!

Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor 
Oregon Repertory Singers

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Sat 12/19/15 7:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Comfort & Joy: A Classical Christmas
2015/16 Season
Comfort & Joy: A Classical Christmas

This sparkling family tradition has become so popular that we’ve added a second performance this season. All your favorite holiday classics, with family-friendly pricing so that even the youngest can dress up and enjoy the festivities.

Paul Ghun Kim, conductor
J’nai Bridges, mezzo soprano

Special Concert

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Sun 12/20/15 3:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 12/20/15 7:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Ode to Joy: New  Year’s Celebration
2015/16 Season
Ode to Joy: New Year’s Celebration

Now in its third year, this has become Portland’s favorite way to ring out the old and bring in the new. Named “One of the Top Performers of the Year” by The New Yorker, cabaret diva Meow Meow joins the orchestra to begin your New Year’s festivities with a joyful bang. Meow Meow, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and a whole lot more!

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Meow Meow

Special Concert

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Tue 12/29/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Wed 12/30/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Strauss' Oboe Concerto
2015/16 Season
Strauss' Oboe Concerto

Shortly after WWII, a young GI who was a principal oboist in his civilian life visited Strauss and asked if he’d ever thought of composing a concerto for oboe. “No,” came the terse reply. But the idea grew on him. Now you’ll see why.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• François Leleux, oboe

Carpenter: Sea Drift
• Strauss: Oboe Concerto
Mozart: Symphony No. 28
Liszt: Les Préludes

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Sun 1/10/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 1/11/16 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1
2015/16 Season
Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1

Written when Chopin was only 20, the “Poet of the Piano” displays a mastered craft, achieving unbelievable sound, intimacy and nuance. British sensation Benjamin Grosvenor’s own trademark is a lyricism far beyond his own 22 years.

Tomáš Netopil, conductor
• Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Honegger: Rugby
• Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1
Dvořák: Symphony No. 6

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Sat 1/23/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 1/24/16 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 1/25/16 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


The Planets
2015/16 Season
The Planets

The Planets, in which Holst draws upon his fascination with astrology to depict the Music of the Spheres, stands as a triumph of the 20th century. Add Stravinsky’s Fireworks and Natasha Paremski on the piano and you’re in for a treat.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Natasha Paremski, piano

Stravinsky: Fireworks
• Schoenfeld: Four Parables for Piano and Orchestra
Holst: The Planets

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Sat 2/6/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 2/7/16 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 2/8/16 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


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

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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


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

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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 Poltera, cello

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

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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

This impressive singer and showman celebrates what would have been Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday with his greatest hits, plus emotional renditions of Gershwin, Porter, Kern and plenty more.

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Curtis Stigers, vocals

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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  

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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


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

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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

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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

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