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Oregon Symphony Concerts and Events

Welcome to the Oregon Symphony’s 120th Season – more than 80 Classical, Kids, Pops, and Special Concerts, running September through May.

Subscriptions to our Classical, Pops, and Kids Series are currently available. Symphony subscribers receive free exchange privileges, the best seats, and biggest savings!

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Call our Ticket Office
503-228-1353,
Monday through Friday,
10 am – 9 pm and
Saturdays 10 am – 6 pm.

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Note: Tickets may be purchased online until three hours before each concert; after that time, tickets can be purchased at the concert hall starting two hours before the performance.

 


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

 Program …

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


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 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”  


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 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. The Oregon Symphony orchestra is joined by dazzling dancers, the inimitable Pepe Raphael, and the exotic sounds of Tango Pacifico. It’ll be sizzling at The Schnitz.

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Pepe Raphael, vocals
Hector del Curto, bandoneón
Patricio Touceda, dancer
Eva Lucero, dancer
Tango Pacifico

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


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 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

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.

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
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