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Oregon Symphony Concerts

All 2014/15 Concerts are on sale now!

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PLEASE NOTE: Tickets may be purchased on our website until three hours before each concert. After that time, tickets can be purchased at the concert hall starting two hours before the performance.

 





Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
2014/15 Season
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

The acclaimed violinist returns to the delight of her thousands of fans … and this time with the powerhouse Shostakovich Violin Concerto. Add Beethoven and Barber and you’ve got a great start for the 2014/15 Classical season.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin

Torke: Charcoal
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
• Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1
Barber: Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance

 Program Notes …

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

Sat 9/27/14 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 9/28/14 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 9/29/14 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Korngold's Violin Concerto
2014/15 Season
Korngold's Violin Concerto

Korngold’s Violin Concerto requires a virtuoso violinist to realize its lush lyricism. Who better for that than the young Dutch sensation Simone Lamsma making her debut?

Michael Francis, conductor
Simone Lamsma, violin

Mozart: Symphony No. 32
Stravinsky: Orpheus
• Korngold: Violin Concerto
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

 Program Notes …

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

Sat 10/11/14 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 10/13/14 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


The Barbra Streisand Songbook
2014/15 Season
The Barbra Streisand Songbook

Platinum Award-winning singer Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates the music of one of America’s most iconic musical artists. Don’t miss this unforgettable concert as Callaway puts her own spin on your favorite Streisand songs – from her touching ballads and jazz standards to her pop hits and the best of Broadway.

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Ann Hampton Callaway, vocals


 Program …

  Ann Hampton Callaway On 'Song Travels' …

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

Sat 10/18/14 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 10/19/14 3:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto
2014/15 Season
Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto

Guitar aficionados are in for a real treat with one of the most famous guitar pieces of all time, performed by one of the finest guitarists in the world.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Pablo Sáinz Villegas, guitar

Gabriela Lena Frank: Three Latin-American Dances
• Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”
Albéniz/Arbos, arr.: Navarra

 Program Notes …

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

Sat 10/25/14 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 10/26/14 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 10/27/14 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Jeffrey Kahane Plays Gershwin
2014/15 Season
Jeffrey Kahane Plays Gershwin

One of our favorite pianists returns, this time to play Gershwin’s gorgeous follow-up to Rhapsody in Blue.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Jeffrey Kahane, piano

Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
• Gershwin: Concerto in F
Prokofiev: Cinderella Suite

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

Sat 11/1/14 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 11/2/14 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 11/3/14 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


The Capitol Steps
2014/15 Season
The Capitol Steps

Political satire at its hilarious best – on Election Day no less! Cast your ballot, and then help the nation’s leading political satirists put the Mock back in democracy.

Please note: the Oregon Symphony does not perform.

Capitol Steps, performing artists

Special Concert

Tue 11/4/14 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Tony Bennett with very special guest Antonia Bennett
2014/15 Season
Tony Bennett with very special guest Antonia Bennett

Join the iconic crooner for a very special evening of his timeless standards! He brings with him a very special guest artist – his daughter Antonia, a stunning jazz vocalist in her own right.

The Oregon Symphony does not perform.

Special Concert

Wed 11/5/14 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Pirates!
2014/15 Season
Pirates!

Aarghh, mateys! It’s the Oregon Symphony’s merry band of pirates on another swashbuckling adventure. The musical booty includes Handel’s Water Music, Badelt’s music to Pirates of the Caribbean, Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave and Korngold’s music to Captain Blood.

Paul Ghun Kim, conductor
Pam Mahon,
narrator
Pacific Youth Choir
Dance West


Sponsored by: The Standard

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

Sun 11/9/14 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Alban Gerhardt Plays Haydn
2014/15 Season
Alban Gerhardt Plays Haydn

Last season, this cello master performed a blazing Shostako­vich piece that had audiences on their feet. He returns now with the more delicate – but just as riveting – Haydn.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Alban Gerhardt, cello

• Haydn: Cello Concerto, C major
Mahler: Symphony No. 5

Sponsored by: Drs. Cliff & Karen Deveney

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

Sat 11/15/14 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 11/17/14 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Bernadette Peters
2014/15 Season
Bernadette Peters

No one lights up the stage like the sparkling Bernadette Peters! The New York Times says it best: “Bernadette Peters has no peer in musical theatre.” The only downside? One performance only!!

Paul Ghun Kim, conductor

Special Concert

Sat 11/22/14 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Tale as Old as Time: Disney in Concert 
2014/15 Season
Tale as Old as Time: Disney in Concert 

You and your family’s favorite Disney movies – Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and more – come to life in this multi-media showpiece of Disney’s marvelous movies, music, and characters.

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

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

Sat 11/29/14 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 11/30/14 3:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


André Watts
2014/15 Season
André Watts

The brilliant André Watts returns to perform a rarely heard American gem, followed by one of everyone’s all-time favorites – Copland’s Appalachian Spring.

James Gaffigan, conductor
André Watts, piano

Sibelius: Symphony No. 4
• MacDowell: Piano Concerto No. 2
Copland: Suite from Appalachian Spring

Sponsored by: Umpqua Private Bank

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

Sat 12/6/14 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 12/7/14 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 12/8/14 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Gospel Christmas
2014/15 Season
Gospel Christmas

After 16 years, it keeps getting 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. An exhilarating experience!

Tickets are on sale now for Gospel Christmas – as the tradition continues. A perfect hit for the 2014 holiday season as the region’s premier Gospel singers join the Oregon Symphony.

Order soon to assure you get the very best seats.

Charles Floyd, conductor
Northwest Community Gospel Choir

Sponsored by: Heathman Hotel

Special Concert

Fri 12/12/14 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sat 12/13/14 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 12/14/14 4:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Cirque Musica
2014/15 Season
Cirque Musica

You’ll be on the edge of your seat, dazzled by the spell-binding grace and dare-devil artistry of some of the world’s greatest circus performers – along with the sonic majesty of the Oregon Symphony.

Cirque Musica, performing artists

Special Concert

Fri 12/19/14 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sat 12/20/14 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Comfort & Joy: A Classical Christmas
2014/15 Season
Comfort & Joy: A Classical Christmas

Now a sparkling family tradition, this matinee concert features classical Christmas and Holiday favorites – with family-friendly pricing so that even the youngest can dress up and celebrate the festive season.

Paul Ghun Kim, conductor
Nadine Sierra, soprano

Special Concert

Sun 12/21/14 4:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Ode to Joy: A Holiday Celebration
2014/15 Season
Ode to Joy: A Holiday Celebration

Portland’s latest tradition! Completely sold out in its first year. Join Carlos Kalmar, the Oregon Symphony, and a surprise boatload of guests and choirs to end the year with a bang. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and a whole lot more!

Carlos Kalmar, conductor

Sponsored by: Heathman Restaurant & Bar

Special Concert

Tue 12/30/14 7:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Wed 12/31/14 7:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Ravel's Bolero
2014/15 Season
Ravel's Bolero

One of the most exotic concerts of the season, culminating in Ravel’s monumental finale!

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Dutilleux: Symphony No. 1
• Messiaen: Oiseaux exotiques (Exotic Birds)
• Liszt: Totentanz for Piano and Orchestra
Ravel: Boléro

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

Sat 1/10/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 1/11/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Itzhak Perlman
2014/15 Season
Itzhak Perlman

The reigning virtuoso of the violin returns once more to share his remarkable artistry and irrepressible joy for making music. One performance only! 

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Itzhak Perlman, violin
                             
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture             
• Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
Debussy/Ravel: Danse   
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

Sponsored by: Umpqua Private Bank

Special Concert

Mon 1/12/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Clarinet Swing Kings
2014/15 Season
Clarinet Swing Kings

Dave Bennett recently thrilled standing room only audiences in his Benny Goodman concert. This time he returns with a few of his friends to salute the Swing Era with some of the greatest music ever written for the clarinet – the music of Artie Shaw, Jimmy Dorsey, Woody Herman and, of course, Benny Goodman!

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Dave Bennett, clarinet

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

Sat 1/17/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 1/18/15 3:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Concertmaster Sarah Kwak
2014/15 Season
Concertmaster Sarah Kwak

The last time our concertmaster stepped into the spotlight, The Oregonian said she “tore it up in a performance as dazzling as any recent star guest soloist. It’s for moments like that that symphony concerts should offer instant replay.”

Paul Ghun Kim, conductor
Sarah Kwak, violin

Messiaen: Hymne
• Glazunov: Violin Concerto
Mozart: Symphony No. 35, “Haffner”
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini

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

Sat 1/24/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 1/26/15 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Star Trek (2009)
2014/15 Season
Star Trek (2009)

Director J.J. Abrams re-exhilarated the iconic Star Trek franchise with one of the most exciting and irresistible blockbusters in recent movie-going history: Star Trek (2009). Now orchestras and audiences can reach warp speed together as they experience composer Michael Giacchino’s thrilling score performed live to picture… and boldly go where no one has gone before!

Erik Ochsner, conductor

Special Concert

Fri 1/30/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Carmina Burana
2014/15 Season
Carmina Burana

Orff’s massive paean to all that is lusty and luscious in life.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Portland Symphonic Choir
Pacific Youth Choir
TBA: Soprano, Tenor, Bass

Strauss: Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings
• Orff: Carmina burana

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

Sat 2/7/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 2/8/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 2/9/15 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Valentine's Day with Smokey Robinson
2014/15 Season
Valentine's Day with Smokey Robinson

The Motown legend performs his greatest hits – “The Tracks of My Tears,” “Oo, Baby Baby,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” and many more. What a way to thrill your sweetheart on the most romantic night of the year!

Paul Ghun Kim, conductor
Smokey Robinson, vocals

Sponsored by: RBC Wealth Management

Special Concert

Sat 2/14/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Beethoven's Fifth
2014/15 Season
Beethoven's Fifth

Beethoven’s Fifth – the most revered and popular piece of music in the repertoire – begins with the four notes that everyone – absolutely everyone – knows.

Christoph König, conductor
Stefan Jackiw, violin

Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead
• Lutosławski: Partita for Violin and Orchestra
• Dvořák: Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Sponsored by: The Holzman Foundation
– Renee & Irwin Holzman

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

Sat 2/21/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 2/22/15 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 2/23/15 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Let's Dance!
2014/15 Season
Let's Dance!

You’ll be dancing in the aisles when six dancers, two vocalists and the entire orchestra light up the Schnitz with a dazzling display of your favorite dances and dance music – the Waltz, Cha Cha, Tango, Swing, and more!

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

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

Sat 2/28/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 3/1/15 3:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes
2014/15 Season
rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes

Music from The Legend of Zelda, Halo, Portal, Journey, The Elder Scrolls, and many more. Memorable moments from some of the most popular and beloved video games of all time, along with stunning visual projections that bring the art of games to dazzling life.

 

Special Concert

Fri 3/6/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Picture This...
2014/15 Season
Picture This...

Picture this, indeed! Pair up art works from the Portland Art Museum with some of the most beautiful classical music ever written and you have a feast for the eyes and the ears.

Paul Ghun Kim, conductor
Pam Mahon,
narrator
Pacific Youth Choir
Dance West


Sponsored by: The Standard

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

Sun 3/8/15 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Thomas Lauderdale
2014/15 Season
Thomas Lauderdale

Portland’s pied piper pianist and his good friend Carlos Kalmar team up for a concert that’s still a closely guarded secret.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Thomas Lauderdale, piano

Program to be announced

Sponsored by: Umpqua Private Bank

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

Sat 3/14/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 3/15/15 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 3/16/15 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Symphonie Fantastique
2014/15 Season
Symphonie Fantastique

The love-smitten Berlioz’ brilliant take on lovesickness, with a little opium tossed in! And the exciting return of Canadian violinist James Ehnes.

Jun Märkl, conductor
James Ehnes, violin

Hosokawa: Blossoming II
• Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

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

Sat 3/21/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 3/22/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances
2014/15 Season
Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances

These high-spirited dances launched Dvořák’s career. You’ll see and hear why.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Jean-Philippe Collard, piano

Sibelius: Tapiola
• Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3
Dvořák: Slavonic Dances, op. 72 (complete)

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

Sun 4/12/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 4/13/15 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Death on the Downbeat
2014/15 Season
Death on the Downbeat

A splendid evening of classic film music and a delightfully different who-dunnit murder mystery. It seems that our most unpopular guest conductor, Maestro Bigherr, has been murdered. You – and everyone else – is a suspect, including a very guilty looking orchestra. (Mark your calendars! The annual Symphony gala will be presented in conjunction with this concert. Gala tickets (sold separately) and information will be available soon. Check back for details.)

With selections from:

Bernstein: Candide Overture
Rodgers: Slaughter on 10th Avenue Suite
Shostakovitch: The Gadfly Suite, Op.97
Steiner: Casablanca Suite
Rozsa: Lost Weekend Suite
Gounod: Funeral March of Marionette
Prokofiev: Love of Three Oranges
Prokofiev: Cinderella: Suite
F.Steiner: Perry Mason Theme

Special Concert

Sat 4/18/15 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Peter and the Wolf
2014/15 Season
Peter and the Wolf

Three musicians and a conductor’s assistant must outwit the fearsome wolf that threatens orchestra and audience alike (without upsetting the maestro!). The renowned Magic Circle Mime turns the Schnitz into a theatrical setting and musicians into the characters of the story as Prokoviev’s exhilarating musical tale springs to life, putting kids right where they belong – on the edge of their seats.

Paul Ghun Kim, conductor
Magic Circle Mime


Sponsored by: The Standard

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

Sun 4/19/15 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Brahms, Mendelssohn, Haydn
2014/15 Season
Brahms, Mendelssohn, Haydn

Some of the heaviest hitters in the classical world, along with one of the sweetest sounding violinists of our time.

Gilbert Varga, conductor
Karen Gomyo, violin

Haydn: Symphony No. 2
• Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No. 2

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

Sat 4/25/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 4/27/15 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Storm Large
2014/15 Season
Storm Large

Portland’s unforgettable songstress returns to her favorite orchestra. But this time she wraps herself around the American Songbook standards. Where tradition ends and Storm takes off will be anyone’s guess!

It’s sure to be a sold-out concert that we’re sure will be anything but “standard.”

Paul Ghun Kim, conductor
Storm Large,
vocals

Special Concert

Fri 5/1/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Sax and the Symphony
2014/15 Season
Sax and the Symphony

A rousing All-American program featuring one of today’s finest jazz saxophone players.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
James Carter, saxophones

Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
• Sierra: Concerto for Saxophones
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Rouse: Concerto for Orchestra

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

Sat 5/9/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sun 5/10/15 7:30PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 5/11/15 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1
2014/15 Season
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1

One of Portland’s favorite pianists returns, and with him, the always-exciting, immortal Mr. B.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano   

Widmann: Con brio
• Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Suite No. 3

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

Sun 5/17/15 2:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mon 5/18/15 8:00PM Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall