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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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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.

 


Turangalîla
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, video animator

Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
• Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphony

 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
SoundSights Saturday
SoundSights Sunday
SoundSights Monday

The SoundSights series is sponsored by

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Watch a recent panel discussion exploring the convergence of symphonic music and video animation in this original production of Turangalîla. With Carlos Kalmar, Brian Ferriso, and Rose Bond.

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

 Program …

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’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

 Program …

Special Concert

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
Sidney Outlaw, baritone

 Program …

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’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! Norman Leyden’s best Big Band charts get your evening off to a swinging start, while 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
   Stephen Zopfi, artistic director
Amber Wagner, soprano
Kelley O’Connor, mezzo soprano
Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone

Leyden: Arrangements for Big Band orchestra
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, “Choral”

 Program …

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


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

A special performance for our friends in Vancouver! Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg returns to play and conduct the Oregon Symphony orchestra in 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

Concert held at the Skyview Concert Hall, Vancouver, WA

Sun 1/8/17 7:00PM


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’s Stone™ 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

This concert is sold out.

A limited number of seats under the balcony, which may have partially restricted views of the screen, are available. These seats may be purchased for $25, by phone only; call the Ticket Office at 503-228-1353.

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


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
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

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: 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 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


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