Oregon Symphony Concerts and Events

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From September to May, you’ll enjoy all the spectacular artistry and international soloists you’ve come to expect, plus our Sounds of Home series!

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2017/18 Season
Comfort and Joy: A Classical Christmas

Light holiday classics, seasonal favorites, and a very merry sing-along make for a jubilant evening shared with friends.

Norman Huynh, conductor
Oregon Chorale

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.



2017/18 Season
Pink Martini New Year’s Extravaganza

Could there be a better way to ring in the New Year than with Pink Martini and the Oregon Symphony? Especially when Pink Martini has a brand new CD – Je Dis Oui! – in its arsenal. And, in keeping with our Ode to Joy tradition, the concert will include the full-throated final movement of Beethoven’s Ninth.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 12/30/17 7:30PM
Sun 12/31/17 7:00PM
Sun 12/31/17 10:30PM



2017/18 Season
Brahms v. Radiohead
Thu 1/4/18 7:30PM



2017/18 Season
Dinosaurs!

Does anything stir the imaginations of young minds like dinosaurs? Tyrannosaurus, Stegosaurus, and plenty of other “sauruses” join the Velociraptor when the music from Jurassic Park perches our audience on the edge of their seats.

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 1/7/18 2:00PM



2017/18 Season
Stravinsky’s Rite Of Spring

Stravinsky’s 1913 ballet score, still as fresh, wild, and primal today as it was 100 years ago when it caused a riot at its Paris premiere, is now considered one of the most influential works of the last century, performed now with a spectacular video presentation.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Elina Vähälä, violin
* Matthew Haber, multimedia designer

Haydn: Symphony No. 70
• Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2
* Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

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

The Sounds of Home

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 1/13/18 7:30PM
Sun 1/14/18 2:00PM
Mon 1/15/18 7:30PM


Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl in Concert
2017/18 Season
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl in Concert

Come along for a swashbuckling adventure with Captain Jack Sparrow, his motley crew, and the entire Oregon Symphony orchestra! Starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley, the action-packed Curse of the Black Pearl sets mystery, intrigue, swords, and treasure to a live performance of Klaus Badelt’s thrilling musical score based on themes of Hans Zimmer.

Norman Huynh, conductor
Members of Pacific Youth Choir

Special Concert
available in these packages:
Popcorn Package Saturday
Popcorn Package Sunday matinee

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts. © All rights reserved.

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 1/20/18 7:30PM
Sun 1/21/18 2:00PM



2017/18 Season
Brahms’ First Symphony

“The piece that took on history and won,” according to The Guardian, Brahms’ First Symphony took almost 20 years to write. Well worth the wait, it brilliantly demonstrates Brahms’ amazing melodic and orchestral prowess.

David Danzmayr, conductor
• Benjamin Beilman, violin

Detlev Glanert: Concertgeblaas (Concert Blaring)
• Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish”
Brahms: Symphony No. 1

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 1/27/18 7:30PM
Sun 1/28/18 7:30PM
Mon 1/29/18 7:30PM



2017/18 Season
Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY

Don’t miss this unique multimedia experience, with breathtaking HD video and stirring musical selections from 30 years of FINAL FANTASY – a feast for the eyes and the ears!

Arnie Roth, conductor
Portland State Chamber Choir

Special Concert

© 2009, 2010 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 2/3/18 7:30PM



2017/18 Season
Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique

“The best thing I ever composed or shall compose,” declared Tchaikovsky of his final symphony. Its nickname translates most accurately as “passionate,” and passion is what you’ll feel throughout this gorgeously melodic, emotional piece.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Natasha Paremski, piano

Piston: Symphony No. 7
• Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique”

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 2/10/18 7:30PM
Sun 2/11/18 7:30PM
Mon 2/12/18 7:30PM



2017/18 Season
A Johnny Mathis Valentine  
Voice of Romance Tour 2018

Valentine’s Day becomes even more special when the iconic crooner joins the orchestra for an evening of romantic hits.

Norman Huynh and Scott Lavender, conductors

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Tue 2/13/18 7:30PM



2017/18 Season
John Williams at the Oscars

Just two weeks before the 2018 Oscars, celebrate the movie composer with the greatest number of statues to his name and some of the greatest music of our time. Hear favorites like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List, and many more in this full-scale symphonic tribute.

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 2/17/18 7:30PM
Sun 2/18/18 2:00PM



2017/18 Season
Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony

Widely considered Sibelius’ finest symphony, this stunning music showcases the composer’s affinity for nature, particularly the famous horn theme inspired by a flock of flying swans.

Norman Huynh, conductor
• Francesco Piemontesi, piano

Barber: Essay No. 2
• Franck: Symphonic Variations
• Strauss: Burleske
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

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 2/24/18 7:30PM
Sun 2/25/18 2:00PM
Mon 2/26/18 7:30PM



2017/18 Season
k.d. lang – ingénue redux 25th Anniversary Tour
Tue 2/27/18 8:00PM



2017/18 Season
Blind Pilot
Thu 3/1/18 7:30PM



2017/18 Season
Herbie Hancock
Fri 3/2/18 7:30PM



2017/18 Season
Along the Oregon Trail

Young travelers head out on a musical journey that spirits them on an adventurous musical tour of the wild west and the great Northwest.

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 3/4/18 2:00PM



2017/18 Season
Verdi’s Requiem

Verdi’s Requiem combines the dramatic thrust of opera with powerful symphonic music, vocal solos, and choruses of breathtaking emotional intensity.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Portland Symphonic Choir
Amber Wagner, soprano
Lilli Paasikii, mezzo
Dimitri Pittas, tenor
Raymond Aceto, bass

Verdi: Requiem

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 3/10/18 7:30PM
Sun 3/11/18 2:00PM
Mon 3/12/18 7:30PM



2017/18 Season
Brahms’ Violin Concerto

One of the greatest violin concertos ever written, Brahms’ work is a stunning display of the violin’s emotional and virtuosic qualities. A colleague of Brahms’ exclaimed, “It is a concerto for violin against the orchestra – and the violin wins!”

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Vadim Gluzman, violin

Dvořák: The Water Goblin
Hanson: Symphony No. 4, “Requiem”
• Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major

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 3/17/18 7:30PM
Sun 3/18/18 7:30PM
Mon 3/19/18 7:30PM



2017/18 Season
The Fab Four

It’s the ultimate Beatles tribute! Don’t miss the Emmy Award-winning Fab Four in note-for-note renditions of classics like “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude.” With their uncanny precision to detail and costume changes to represent every Beatles era, you’ll swear you’re watching the real thing!

The Oregon Symphony does not perform.

 

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Thu 3/22/18 7:30PM



2017/18 Season
Jurassic Park in Concert

One of the most exhilarating science fiction adventures ever made, Jurassic Park transports audiences to a wondrous island theme park of cloned dinosaurs – what could possibly go wrong? Masterfully directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring one of John Williams’ most iconic scores performed live by the Oregon Symphony, the only thing more thrilling might be Jurassic Park itself!

Norman Huynh, conductor

Special Concert
available in these packages:
Popcorn Package Saturday
Popcorn Package Sunday matinee

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 3/24/18 7:30PM
Sun 3/25/18 2:00PM



2017/18 Season
Ravel’s Daphnis And Chloe

A rare opportunity to hear Ravel’s complete score for his 1912 ballet. Widely regarded as his finest orchestral music, Ravel’s self-titled “choreographic symphony” is full of passion and the gorgeous, color-saturated harmonies of French Impressionism.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Colin Currie, percussion
* Portland State Chamber Choir,
Man Choir,
and Vox Femina

• Andy Akiho: Percussion Concerto
Commission/World premiere
* Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe (complete)

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 4/7/18 7:30PM
Sun 4/8/18 7:30PM
Mon 4/9/18 7:30PM



2017/18 Season
Rick Springfield
Thu 4/12/18 7:30PM



2017/18 Season
Garrison Keillor: Just Passing Through

For decades, storyteller, writer, and humorist Garrison Keillor charmed millions as host of NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion. Now he returns to Portland for a one-night-only solo performance, weaving his signature wit and wisdom into tales of the Midwest, Lake Wobegon, and the modern American life.

The Oregon Symphony does not perform.

 

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Fri 4/13/18 7:30PM



2017/18 Season
Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

Saint-Saëns’ most popular symphony combines a full orchestra, the emotional quality of a tone poem, and the majestic sound of the organ. So powerful is the grand finale that it’s been adapted by film composers, Disney World, and pop musicians alike. Our concertmaster has performed around the world, and we are honored to feature her on her home stage.

Jérémie Rhorer, conductor
• Sarah Kwak, violin

Guillaume Connesson: Supernova
(Cosmic Trilogy, Part III) 
• Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, “Organ”

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 4/21/18 7:30PM
Sun 4/22/18 2:00PM
Mon 4/23/18 7:30PM



2017/18 Season
The Hot Sardines

Called “simply phenomenal” by The Times (London), they add a hip, modern twist to the sounds of New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets, and New Orleans jazz halls, making those wonderful old sounds new again.

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 4/28/18 7:30PM
Sun 4/29/18 2:00PM



2017/18 Season
Yuja Wang

This breathtaking pianist wows audiences around the globe with her intense power and exceptional stage presence. Her stylistic music-making, along with what the Los Angeles Times calls her “brilliant keyboard virtuosity,” never fails to thrill both piano lovers and newcomers alike.

Presented in partnership with Portland Piano International’s Solo Piano Series. The Oregon Symphony does not perform.

Yuja Wang, piano

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Thu 5/3/18 7:30PM



2017/18 Season
Chris Botti

The jazz-pop powerhouse returns to dazzle his hometown fans with the shimmering tone, cool riffs, and mesmerizing ballads that have made him one of the most successful performers of all time.

 

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 5/5/18 7:30PM



2017/18 Season
Joshua Bell

The world’s most famous violinist returns to the Oregon Symphony to perform Bernstein’s Serenade, often described as a “love piece” by the composer. Brooklynite singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane (son of classical pianist Jeffrey Kahane) makes his Oregon Symphony debut with the world premiere of his composition.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Joshua Bell, violin
* Measha Brueggergosman, soprano

Hindemith: News of the Day Overture
• Bernstein: Serenade
* Gabriel Kahane: Commission/World premiere

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

The Sounds of Home

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 5/12/18 7:30PM
Sun 5/13/18 2:00PM
Mon 5/14/18 7:30PM



2017/18 Season
Mahler’s Seventh Symphony

Capping the season with a triumphant Mahler symphony has become Oregon’s favorite sendoff to summer. Mahler’s “Song of the Night” is guaranteed to leave you on a rousing note, as day overtakes night in the astonishingly exuberant final movement.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 7

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 5/19/18 7:30PM
Sun 5/20/18 7:30PM
Mon 5/21/18 7:30PM



2017/18 Season
Audra McDonald

The Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winning Broadway legend brings her incomparable voice to a one-night-only performance with the Oregon Symphony for an evening of favorite show tunes, classic film songs, and original pieces written especially for her.

Andy Einhorn, conductor
Audra McDonald, vocals

Special Concert

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Tue 5/22/18 7:30PM



2018/19 Season
Gospel Christmas
Fri 12/7/18 7:30PM
Sat 12/8/18 7:30PM
Sun 12/9/18 4:00PM