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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.

 


The Music of David Bowie
2016/17 Season
The Music of David Bowie

His music lives on! A full rock band and vocalist join the orchestra to celebrate the one-of-a-kind genius in a sensational musical odyssey through his unforgettable body of work with “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Under Pressure,” “China Girl,” and many more.

Brent Havens, conductor
Tony Vincent, vocals

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Thu 9/29/16 7:30PM


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 thrilling concerto.

Nicholas Carter, conductor
Marc-André Hamelin, piano

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

 Program Notes …

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
Sun 10/9/16 2:00PM
Mon 10/10/16 7:30PM


Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra <br />
with Wynton Marsalis
2016/17 Season
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
with Wynton Marsalis

Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis returns to Portland for one night only! It’s impossible to say enough about this extraordinary musician and this magnificent orchestra. Suffice it to say, this will be an evening of jazz played by the very best.

The Oregon Symphony does not perform.

 Artists' bios …

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Wed 10/12/16 7:30PM


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.

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Jason Alexander, vocals

 Program …


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
Sun 10/16/16 3:00PM


Itzhak Perlman Recital
2016/17 Season
Itzhak Perlman Recital

The reigning virtuoso of the violin returns once more to share his remarkable artistry and irrepressible joy for making music. This will be a rare evening with the 16-time Grammy winner who continues to thrill audiences around the world.

The Oregon Symphony does not perform.

Itzhak Perlman, violin
Rohan De Silva, piano

Leclair: Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Major
Brahms: Scherzo from Sonatensatz in C minor, “FAE Sonata”
Beethoven: “Spring” Sonata
Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in G Major

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Tue 10/18/16 7:30PM


Colin Currie
2016/17 Season
Colin Currie

Scotland’s most famous musical export (after the bagpipes) begins his second year as our own Artist-in-Residence with the West Coast premiere of a new American percussion concerto. After intermission, revel in the humorous twists of Strauss’ tongue-in-cheek self-portrait, Ein Heldenleben.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Colin Currie, percussion

Rouse: Supplica
• Andrew Norman: Switch for solo percussion and orchestra
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life)


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 10/22/16 7:30PM
Sun 10/23/16 2:00PM
Mon 10/24/16 7:30PM


Tony Bennett
2016/17 Season
Tony Bennett

An evening of timeless standards with the iconic crooner himself!

The Oregon Symphony does not perform.

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Wed 10/26/16 7:30PM


Barber&rsquo;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
Sun 10/30/16 7:30PM
Mon 10/31/16 7:30PM


Beethoven&rsquo;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
Sun 11/6/16 2:00PM
Mon 11/7/16 7:30PM


The Capitol Steps
2016/17 Season
The Capitol Steps

It’s election day! Regardless of how your favorite candidates are faring, it’s time for political parody at its hilarious best. Cast your ballots, then sit back and enjoy the nation’s leading political satirists as they put the “mock” back in democracy.

The Oregon Symphony does not perform.

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Tue 11/8/16 7:30PM


Raiders of the Lost Ark
2016/17 Season
Raiders of the Lost Ark

In the action-adventure franchise of the century, Harrison Ford stars as the intrepid archaeologist with a penchant for adventure. Go back to where it all began, as Indiana Jones is brought to life by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and the Oregon Symphony orchestra, playing John Williams’ memorable score.

Norman Huynh, conductor

Special Concert
available in this package:
Popcorn Package

© 1981 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Thu 11/10/16 7:30PM


Il Divo: Amor &amp; Pasi&oacute;n
2016/17 Season
Il Divo: Amor & Pasión

With their extraordinary mix of opera, pop, folk and more, multi-platinum winning Il Divo has become the most successful classical crossover group in history. Now they’ll bring the smoldering passion and sultry rhythms of Spain, Cuba, and Argentina to Portland in a one-night-only performance!

The Oregon Symphony does not perform.

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Fri 11/11/16 7:30PM


Frozen Fairy Tales
2016/17 Season
Frozen Fairy Tales

With “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen and music from The Snow Queen, The Winter’s Tale and The Nutcracker, kids will love this hearty celebration of the coming winter.

Norman Huynh, conductor
Pam Mahon, narrator
Pacific Youth Choir and Dance West

Kids Concerts last approximately one hour.

Kids Series Concert
in this Season Ticket package:
Kids Sunday matinee

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sun 11/13/16 2:00PM


Stephen Hough Plays Saint-Sa&euml;ns
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
Sun 11/20/16 7:30PM
Mon 11/21/16 7:30PM


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.

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
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
Sun 11/27/16 3:00PM


Anderson, Rabin &amp;  Wakeman (ARW):<br />An Evening of YES Music and More
2016/17 Season
Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman (ARW):
An Evening of YES Music and More

Three defining members of the British prog rock band Yes – Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman – reunite for hits like “Owner of a Lonely Heart” and “And You and I” in this much-anticipated 2016 tour.

Jon Anderson, vocals
Trevor Rabin, guitar
Rick Wakeman, keyboard

The Oregon Symphony does not perform.

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Tue 11/29/16 7:30PM


Turangal&icirc;la
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
Sun 12/4/16 2:00PM
Mon 12/5/16 7:30PM


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
Sat 12/10/16 7:30PM
Sun 12/11/16 4:00PM


It&rsquo;s a Wonderful Life
2016/17 Season
It’s a Wonderful Life

Everyone’s favorite feel-good holiday classic! Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed star in the timeless tale of a discouraged businessman whose guardian angel helps him discover the far-reaching influence of everyday kindness. The orchestra performs the uplifting soundtrack in real time. Projected in HD, in its original black and white format.

Norman Huynh, conductor
Oregon Repertory Singers

Special Concert
in this Season Ticket package:
Popcorn Package

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 12/17/16 7:30PM


Comfort and Joy: A Classical Christmas
2016/17 Season
Comfort and Joy: A Classical Christmas

A frothy holiday mix of light classical works along with your favorite seasonal songs, all capped with a traditional sing-along that will put you in the finest of Yuletide spirits.

Norman Huynh, conductor

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sun 12/18/16 3:00PM
Sun 12/18/16 7:00PM


Ode to Joy: New Year&rsquo;s Celebration
2016/17 Season
Ode to Joy: New Year’s Celebration

What better way to start the New Year than this celebration of triumph and joy! Beethoven’s Ninth and the full-throated glory of its soaring Ode to Joy will have you ready to pop the cork and welcome in an exhilarating New Year.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Portland Symphonic Choir
Amber Wagner, soprano
Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano
Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Fri 12/30/16 7:30PM
Sat 12/31/16 7:30PM


Nadja and the Four Seasons
2016/17 Season
Nadja and the Four Seasons

One of the world’s – and Portland’s – favorite violinists returns! Nadja plays and conducts members of the orchestra for one of the world’s most popular pieces, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

• Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, conductor and violin  

• Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Bizet/Shchedrin: Carmen Suite

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 1/7/17 7:30PM


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
Sun 1/15/17 2:00PM
Mon 1/16/17 7:30PM


DeVotchKa
2016/17 Season
DeVotchKa

The Denver-based indie rock band DeVotchKa powers into new territory. Long renowned for their lush sound and eclectic mix of genres, they’re ready to show Portland what happens when they combine their intimate melodies with the full orchestral power of the Oregon Symphony.

Norman Huynh, conductor

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Thu 1/19/17 7:30PM


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer&rsquo;s Stone&#8482; Film Concert
2016/17 Season
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ Film Concert

The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature the Oregon Symphony performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.

Best seats available Sunday.

Justin Freer, conductor
Pacific Youth Choir

Special Concert
available in this package:
Popcorn Package

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s16)

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 1/21/17 7:30PM
Sun 1/22/17 2:00PM


Tchaikovsky&rsquo;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
Sun 1/29/17 7:30PM
Mon 1/30/17 7:30PM


Kodo
2016/17 Season
Kodo

Japan’s most celebrated Taiko ensemble is an exhilarating blend of drumming, athleticism, and theater. The whole family will be blown away by Kodo’s dazzling display and explosive sound!

The Oregon Symphony does not perform.

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Wed 2/1/17 7:30PM


Dvo&#345;&aacute;k&rsquo;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
Sun 2/5/17 2:00PM
Mon 2/6/17 7:30PM


Pied Piper of Portlandia
2016/17 Season
Pied Piper of Portlandia

We’ll spirit the young audience away for a musical adventure inside the orchestra with Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. But we promise to bring them back with smiles on their faces!

Norman Huynh, conductor
Pam Mahon, narrator
Pacific Youth Choir and Dance West

Kids Concerts last approximately one hour.

Kids Series Concert
in this Season Ticket package:
Kids Sunday matinee

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sun 2/12/17 2:00PM


A Storm Large Valentine
2016/17 Season
A Storm Large Valentine

When Storm Large joins the band, she sets hearts to pounding. When it comes to love, few singers approach matters of the heart with the gusto, the passion, and, yes, the grit, of this powerful performer.

Norman Huynh, conductor
Storm Large, vocals

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Tue 2/14/17 7:30PM


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.

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

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
Sun 2/19/17 3:00PM


The Music of Prince
2016/17 Season
The Music of Prince

Bridging the gulf between rock n’ roll and classical music, The Music of Prince celebrates all of Prince's exceptional tunes. Expect to enjoy songs like “Purple Rain,” “Little Red Corvette,” and “When Doves Cry.” The Oregon Symphony orchestra, amplified with a full rock band and vocals, captures Prince's distinct sound while presenting some familiar and lots of new musical colors!

Brent Havens, conductor

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Mon 2/20/17 7:30PM


Elgar&rsquo;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
Sun 2/26/17 7:30PM
Mon 2/27/17 7:30PM


E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
2016/17 Season
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

The special friendship between 10-year-old Elliott and a homesick alien still touches audiences in an emotional way. Part fantasy, part science fiction, and so totally lovable that it won four Academy Awards® – including Best Score for John Williams’ music. The orchestra’s live performance with E.T. on the big screen is an experience the whole family will enjoy!

Norman Huynh, conductor

Special Concert
available in this package:
Popcorn Package

™ © Universal Studios. Academy Awards: © A.M.P.A.S.®

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Thu 3/2/17 7:30PM


Dvo&#345;&aacute;k&rsquo;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
Sun 3/12/17 7:30PM
Mon 3/13/17 7:30PM


John Cleese
2016/17 Season
John Cleese

He’s a brilliant actor and writer, and the tallest member of Monty Python. He’s also a founding father of modern comedy, whose multitude of fans will be hanging on his every word!

The Oregon Symphony does not perform.

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Wed 3/15/17 7:30PM


Castles and Wizards
2016/17 Season
Castles and Wizards

Wonder what the King is doing tonight? Or the Princess? And who knows what mischief the court’s wizard is up to! A concert sure to please young audiences with music from Harry Potter and more.

Norman Huynh, conductor
Pam Mahon, narrator
Pacific Youth Choir and Dance West

Kids Concerts last approximately one hour.

Kids Series Concert
in this Season Ticket package:
Kids Sunday matinee

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sun 3/19/17 2:00PM


Gil Shaham
2016/17 Season
Gil Shaham

Viva Vienna! While the night away with Carlos, the orchestra, and some of the greatest music composed by Viennese composers and played by one of the most extraordinary violinists of our time.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Gil Shaham, violin

Richard Heuberger: The Opera Ball Overture
Johann Strauss, Jr.: Indigo and the Four Thieves Overture
• Korngold: Violin Concerto
Suppé: Poet and Peasant Overture
Josef Strauss: Dynamiden waltzes
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sun 4/2/17 2:00PM


Mozart&rsquo;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
Sun 4/9/17 7:30PM
Mon 4/10/17 7:30PM


Debussy&rsquo;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
Sun 4/23/17 2:00PM
Mon 4/24/17 7:30PM


Patti Austin&rsquo;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
Sun 4/30/17 3:00PM


Pers&eacute;phone
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
Sun 5/14/17 7:30PM
Mon 5/15/17 7:30PM


Mahler&rsquo;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
Sun 5/21/17 2:00PM
Mon 5/22/17 7:30PM