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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.

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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.

 


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
DeVotchKa

 Artist Bio …

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Thu 1/19/17 7:30PM


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ Film Concert
2016/17 Season
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ Film Concert

Third performance added January 22 at 7 pm due to overwhelming demand!

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.

Justin Freer, conductor
Pacific Youth Choir

 Program …

Special Concert

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
Sun 1/22/17 7:00PM


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 Fantasy Overture

 Program notes …

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


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
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. 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
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
Marshall Charloff, vocals

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Mon 2/20/17 7:30PM


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
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

™ © 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


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: Aspects of an Elephant (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


The Indigo Girls
2016/17 Season
The Indigo Girls

More than twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are still bringing their moving lyrics and signature harmonies to audiences the world over. Now the Grammy-winning duo returns to perform their all-time favorites with the Oregon Symphony orchestra, including “Land of Canaan,” “Power of Two,” and “Closer to Fine.”

Norman Huynh, conductor
The Indigo Girls,
vocals & guitar

Special Concert


All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Thu 3/16/17 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 afternoon 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’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
Sun 4/9/17 7:30PM
Mon 4/10/17 7:30PM


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
Sun 4/23/17 2:00PM
Mon 4/24/17 7:30PM


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
Sun 4/30/17 3:00PM


Disney in Concert: A Dream is a Wish
2016/17 Season
Disney in Concert: A Dream is a Wish

The magic of Disney comes to life once again in A Dream is a Wish, transporting audiences into the musical worlds of The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, Aladdin, Pocahontas,and more. With original film footage, singers, and sweeping scores performed by the Oregon Symphony orchestra, audiences will discover that dreams really do come true!

Norman Huynh, conductor

Special Concert


Presentation authorized by Disney Concerts © All rights reserved

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Fri 5/5/17 7:30PM


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
Sun 5/14/17 7:30PM
Mon 5/15/17 7:30PM


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
Sun 5/21/17 2:00PM
Mon 5/22/17 7:30PM


Gospel Christmas
2017/18 Season
Gospel Christmas
Fri 12/8/17 7:30PM
Sat 12/9/17 7:30PM
Sun 12/10/17 4:00PM