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Bluebeard’s Castle
2016/17 Season
Bluebeard’s Castle

SoundSights concert
Dale Chihuly’s towering glass sculptures provide a stunning visual dimension for Béla Bartók’s dark and mysterious opera. Mozart’s celebratory Symphony No. 31 balances the evening nicely. And what kicks off a 120th Anniversary Season better than a world premiere?

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Viktoria Vizin, Judith 
• Gábor Bretz, Bluebeard
• MaryAnne Glazebrook, former wife
• Myia Johnson, former wife
• Ithica Tell, former wife
• Dale Chihuly, glass sculptures set designer
• Mary Birnbaum, stage director

Rogerson: Among Mountains
   
(World Premiere)
   Oregon Symphony commission 
   celebrating our 120th Anniversary
   Season with generous support from
   William D. Rutherford
Mozart: Symphony No. 31, “Paris”
• Bartók: Bluebeard’s Castle

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

The SoundSights series is sponsored by

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 9/24/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 9/25/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 9/26/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3
2016/17 Season
Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3

Alex Ross of The New Yorker says, “Hamelin’s legend will grow­ – right now there is no one like him.” The acclaimed Canadian pianist returns to tackle Rachmaninoff’s most challenging concerto.

Nicholas Carter, conductor
• Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Wagner: Forest Murmurs from Siegfried   
Sibelius: Symphony No. 3
• Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3

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

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 10/8/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 10/9/16 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 10/10/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Jason Alexander Sings Broadway
2016/17 Season
Jason Alexander Sings Broadway

Long before becoming world-renowned as the iconic George Costanza on “Seinfeld,” Jason Alexander was a Tony Award-winning Broadway song and dance man. His appearance features an hilarious re-telling of his journey to and on the Broadway stage with great music from the theater, along with comedy and audience interaction. It’s a much-heralded performance of music, laughter, and fun.

Jason Alexander, vocalist


Pops Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Pops Saturday
Pops Sunday matinee

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 10/15/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 10/16/16 3:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Barber’s  Violin Concerto
2016/17 Season
Barber’s Violin Concerto

A classical Halloween! Get set for an evening of musical thrills and chills featuring Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Prokofiev’s almost demonic “Fiery Angel,” and, on the lyrical side, Barber’s gorgeously melodic Violin Concerto.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Joseph Swensen, violin

Janáček: From the House of the Dead Prelude
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3, “The Fiery Angel”
• Barber: Violin Concerto
Bach/Stokowski: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

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

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 10/29/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 10/30/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 10/31/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Beethoven’s  Pastoral Symphony
2016/17 Season
Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

Two remarkable symphonies team up: Beethoven’s musical paean to the beauties of nature and Schumann’s joyful Overture, Scherzo and Finale. Plus symphony wind and brass principals take center stage in Martin’s Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments.

Hans Graf, conductor
• Martha Long, flute  
• Martin Hébert,
oboe
• James Shields, clarinet  
• Carin Miller Packwood, bassoon
• Jeffrey Work, trumpet    
• John Cox, horn  
• Daniel Cloutier, trombone

Schumann: Overture, Scherzo and Finale
• Martin: Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”

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

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 11/5/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 11/6/16 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 11/7/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Stephen Hough Plays Saint-Saëns
2016/17 Season
Stephen Hough Plays Saint-Saëns

Seattle Symphony Music Director Ludovic Morlot leads the Symphony for the very first time. He’s joined by MacArthur “Genius” grant award-winning pianist Stephen Hough who returns to tackle Saint-Saëns’ final piano concerto, nicknamed  “Egyptian” for its exotic sounds.

Ludovic Morlot, conductor
• Stephen Hough, piano

Debussy: Cortege and Dance Air from L’enfant prodigue
Chausson: Symphony in B-flat Major
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Egyptian”
Ravel: La valse

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

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 11/19/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 11/20/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 11/21/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Holiday Pops
2016/17 Season
Holiday Pops

Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik, the Oregon Symphony, and the Pacific Youth Choir get the festive season off to a magical start with your favorite carols and beloved holiday melodies.

Doug LaBrecque, baritone
Pacific Youth Choir


Pops Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Pops Saturday
Pops Sunday matinee

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 11/26/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 11/27/16 3:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Turangalîla
2016/17 Season
Turangalîla

SoundSights concert
Renowned video animator Rose Bond and her team transform the hall in this original production. Watch in amazement as the walls become a riveting, visual stage for Messiaen’s symphonic dance of love and joy.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Steven Osborne, piano
• Cynthia Millar, ondes martenot
• Rose Bond & PNCA,  video animators

Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
• Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphony

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

The SoundSights series is sponsored by

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 12/3/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 12/4/16 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 12/5/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Gospel Christmas
2016/17 Season
Gospel Christmas

This 18-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


All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Fri 12/9/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sat 12/10/16 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 12/11/16 4:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


The Pines of Rome
2016/17 Season
The Pines of Rome

Laureate Music Director James DePreist made Respighi’s majestic Pines of Rome an Oregon Symphony signature. Enjoy it now with Music Director Carlos Kalmar’s deft touch. Add to that a performance from one of our favorite soloists, and you’ve got a night to remember.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Alban Gerhardt, cello  

Franck: The Breezes (Les Éolides)        
• Dutilleux: A Whole Distant World (Cello Concerto)
Haydn: Symphony No. 80
Respighi: The Pines of Rome

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

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 1/14/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 1/15/17 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 1/16/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Tchaikovsky’s  Romeo and Juliet
2016/17 Season
Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet

In the depths of winter, we’ll warm you with the music of Russia’s greatest composers: the passion of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Stravinsky’s brilliant take on Tchaikovsky’s musical ideas, and violinist Stefan Jackiw’s interpretation of Prokofiev’s opulent Violin Concerto.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Stefan Jackiw, violin

Shepherd: Magiya
• Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2
Stravinsky: The Fairy’s Kiss Divertimento
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy

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

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 1/28/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 1/29/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 1/30/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Dvořák’s  New World Symphony
2016/17 Season
Dvořák’s New World Symphony

One of the most popular – and moving – symphonies of all time! Add two other heavyweights – Beethoven and powerhouse pianist Yefim Bronfman – and you’re set for an evening of pure musical pleasure.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Yefim Bronfman, piano

Currier: Microsymph
• Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”  

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

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 2/4/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 2/5/17 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 2/6/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Tango Caliente
2016/17 Season
Tango Caliente

One of the spiciest concerts of the season! Dazzling dancers, some of Portland’s hottest tango musicians, and the inimitable Pepe Raphael bring the tango to vivid life. It’ll be sizzling at The Schnitz.

 

Pops Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Pops Saturday
Pops Sunday matinee

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 2/18/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 2/19/17 3:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Elgar’s  Enigma Variations
2016/17 Season
Elgar’s Enigma Variations

Two brilliant masterworks make for an extraordinary musical experience. Each variation in Elgar’s most popular work is an emotional tribute to friends and family. And acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Kahane returns to perform Schumann’s thrilling tour-de-force.

Christoph König, conductor
• Jeffrey Kahane, piano 

Adams: Slonimsky’s Earbox
• Schumann: Piano Concerto
Elgar: Enigma Variations

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

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 2/25/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 2/26/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 2/27/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Dvořák’s Cello Concerto
2016/17 Season
Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

The most popular and most performed cello concerto of all time, paired with an exciting new commissioned work – and second world premiere of this Anniversary Season – from Portland composer Kenji Bunch, heralded by The New York Times as “a composer to watch.”

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Harriet Krijgh, cello

Barber: Souvenirs
Bunch: Commission (World Premiere)
• Dvořák: Cello Concerto

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

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 3/11/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 3/12/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 3/13/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Mozart’s Requiem
2016/17 Season
Mozart’s Requiem

A performance to ponder the meaning of life. The immortal music Mozart wrote on his own deathbed and left unfinished makes a fitting companion piece for Igor Stravinsky’s powerful Symphony in Three Movements, written to commemorate WWII.

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
• Katie Van Kooten, soprano
• Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
• Jack Swanson, tenor
• Andrew Foster-Williams, bass-baritone
Members of Portland Symphonic Choir

Purcell/Talbot: Chacony in G minor
• Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
• Mozart: Requiem (Levin completion)

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

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 4/8/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 4/9/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 4/10/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Debussy’s  La Mer
2016/17 Season
Debussy’s La Mer

Debussy’s most sensuous work powers an evening of oceanic currents, with sea-going works by both Hosakawa and Mendelssohn. Renowned violinist Simone Lamsma returns to perform Britten’s Spanish Civil War-inspired Violin Concerto.

Jun Märkl, conductor
• Simone Lamsma, violin

Mendelssohn: The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)
• Britten: Violin Concerto
Hosokawa: Circulating Ocean
Debussy: La Mer (The Sea)

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

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 4/22/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 4/23/17 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 4/24/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Patti Austin’s Homage to Ella Fitzgerald
2016/17 Season
Patti Austin’s Homage to Ella Fitzgerald

Grammy Award winner Patti Austin has been wowing audiences since her childhood debut at the iconic Apollo Theater. Now, with 17 albums to her credit including her 2002 Grammy-nominated recording “For Ella,” she’ll thrill us with her electrifying renditions of the First Lady of Song’s legendary hits – “How High the Moon,” “The Man I Love,” “Too Close for Comfort,” and many more.

Patti Austin, vocals

Pops Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Pops Saturday
Pops Sunday matinee

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 4/29/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 4/30/17 3:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Perséphone
2016/17 Season
Perséphone

SoundSights concert
He’s worked with The Walt Disney Company, Cirque du Soleil, and the Olympics, and now Michael Curry brings his exhilarating stage magic to our performance of Stravinsky’s most tender work and the mythic story of the origin of the seasons.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Portland State Chamber Choir
• Pacific Youth Choir
• Paul Groves, tenor
• TBA, narrator
• Michael Curry, artistic designer

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”  
• Stravinsky: Perséphone

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

The SoundSights series is sponsored by

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 5/13/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 5/14/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 5/15/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Mahler’s  Symphony No. 2
2016/17 Season
Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

Like Beethoven’s Ninth which inspired it, Mahler’s massive Second Symphony explodes the symphonic genre. The monumental sweep of this groundbreaking soundscape miraculously encompasses life, death, and resurrection. What an epic way to end the 120th Anniversary Season!

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Tamara Wilson, soprano
Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo soprano
Portland State Chamber Choir, Man Choir, and Vox Femina

Mahler: Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”

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

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 5/20/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 5/21/17 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 5/22/17 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall