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Oregon Symphony Concerts and Events

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Tickets to individual Classical, Pops, and Kids Concerts in the 2017/18 Season go on sale to the general public in August. Oregon Symphony Presents Special Concerts will be announced and on sale to the public in May.


 

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.

 


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

 Program …

Classical Series Concert
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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

 Program …

Special Concert

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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

 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 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.

 Artist Bio …

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.”

Caleb Young, 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, Lord of the Rings, and more.

Norman Huynh, conductor
Pam Mahon, narrator
Pacific Youth Choir

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 Forty 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


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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
• Pauline Cheviller, 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

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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:
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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


Opening Night with George Takei
2017/18 Season
Opening Night with George Takei

Best known for his portrayal of Mr. Sulu in Star Trek and now renowned as a social justice/media mega-star, Takei makes his Oregon Symphony debut as emcee of our opening night and joins a legendary list of narrators of Copland’s emotional work. A concert certain to get the 2017/18 season off to a grand, classically American start.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• George Takei, narrator

Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Takemitsu: Twill by Twilight
R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
Joan Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Women No. 1
• Copland: Lincoln Portrait
Liszt: Les Preludes

Special Concert

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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 9/16/17 7:30PM


Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
2017/18 Season
Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

Beethoven’s iconic violin concerto, full of delicate and demanding virtuosity, is a perfect vehicle for violinist Augustin Hadelich, of whom The Washington Post declares, “The essence of Hadelich’s playing is beauty… and thereby revealing something from a plane beyond ours.”

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Augustin Hadelich, violin

• Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Gould: Stringmusic
Balakirev/Casella: Islamey

Classical Series Concert
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Classical A+B Full Saturday
Classical A+B Full Sunday
Classical A+B Full Monday

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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 9/23/17 7:30PM
Sun 9/24/17 2:00PM
Mon 9/25/17 7:30PM


Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony
2017/18 Season
Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony

Shostakovich’s most popular symphony, created when he and his country were under extreme duress, is one of the most soulful and gripping symphonies of all time. Add Saint-Saëns’ cello concerto performed by one of the finest young cellists today, and you’ve got an evening that will be long remembered.

Baldur Brönnimann, conductor
• Johannes Moser, cello

Angela da Ponte: The Rising Sea
• Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

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

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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 10/14/17 7:30PM
Sun 10/15/17 7:30PM
Mon 10/16/17 7:30PM


Phantoms of the Orchestra
2017/18 Season
Phantoms of the Orchestra

A Halloween Pops spectacular with the Magic Circle Theatre Company and a costumed Oregon Symphony! Every Halloween the “phantoms of the orchestra” return to haunt the concert hall. Jeff Tyzik and his terrified assistant must use the power of the baton to control this ghoulish orchestra.

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Magic Circle Theatre Company

Pops Series Concert
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Pops Sunday matinee

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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 10/21/17 7:30PM
Sun 10/22/17 2:00PM


Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony
2017/18 Season
Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony

Mozart’s momentous final symphony, nicknamed “Jupiter” for a grandeur and exuberance unlike any symphony previously written, is paired with Barber’s stunning piano concerto performed by the incomparable Garrick Ohlsson. A world premiere from British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage rounds out the program.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Mark-Anthony Turnage: Symphonic Movements (world premiere)  
• Barber: Piano Concerto
Schubert (arr. Gülke): Andante from Symphony No. 10
Mozart: Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”

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

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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 10/28/17 7:30PM
Sun 10/29/17 2:00PM
Mon 10/30/17 7:30PM


Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue
2017/18 Season
Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue

Gershwin’s legendary work revolutionized classical music with its jazzy riffs, clarinet wails, and blue notes. Symphony favorite Kirill Gerstein, hailed by The New York Times as “one of the most respected pianists of his generation” stuns not only with this epic work, but also Schoenberg’s – a rare and special two-concerto program. A powerful theatrical presentation adds a stunning visual dimension.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Kirill Gerstein, piano
Luis Alfaro, playwright

• Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Chris Rogerson: Commission/World premiere
• Schoenberg: Piano Concerto

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

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The Sounds of Home

All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 11/4/17 7:30PM
Sun 11/5/17 7:30PM
Mon 11/6/17 7:30PM


Star Wars Spectacular
2017/18 Season
Star Wars Spectacular

An epic space saga! Princess Leia’s Theme leads a program filled with John Williams’ hits that’s sure to bring a smile and quicken the pulses of our youngest audiences.

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

Kids Concerts last approximately one hour.

Kids Series Concert
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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sun 11/12/17 2:00PM


Beethoven’s Second Symphony
2017/18 Season
Beethoven’s Second Symphony

Discover another side of Beethoven in his second symphony, full of cheerful energy and humor. We also welcome the renowned St. Lawrence String Quartet who join the orchestra for our performance of John Adams’ intriguing string quartet concerto.

Johannes Debus, conductor
• St. Lawrence String Quartet

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2
• John Adams: Absolute Jest
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber

Classical Series Concert
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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 11/18/17 7:30PM
Sun 11/19/17 2:00PM
Mon 11/20/17 7:30PM


A Pops Holiday
2017/18 Season
A Pops Holiday

Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik and the band are joined by the Pacific Youth Choir and Ashley Brown (Broadway’s Mary Poppins) to get the holidays off to a rollicking start with favorite carols and beloved holiday tunes that will send you out into the season in the perfect spirit.

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Ashley Brown, vocals
Pacific Youth Choir

Pops Series Concert
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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 11/25/17 7:30PM
Sun 11/26/17 2:00PM


André Watts Plays Grieg
2017/18 Season
André Watts Plays Grieg

All the ingredients for a perfect winter’s night of music with a Scandinavian-themed evening. Powerhouse pianist André Watts returns to play Grieg’s magnificent piano concerto.

Leo Hussain, conductor
• André Watts, piano

Kokkonen: Symphonic Sketches
• Grieg: Piano Concerto  
Sibelius: Valse triste
Nielsen: Symphony No. 5

Classical Series Concert
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Classical B Sunday
Classical B Monday
Classical A+B Full Saturday
Classical A+B Full Sunday
Classical A+B Full Monday

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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sat 12/2/17 7:30PM
Sun 12/3/17 7:30PM
Mon 12/4/17 7:30PM


Gospel Christmas
2017/18 Season
Gospel Christmas

This 19-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 12/8/17 7:30PM
Sat 12/9/17 7:30PM
Sun 12/10/17 4:00PM


Pink Martini New Year’s Extravaganza
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.

 

Special Concert

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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


Dinosaurs!
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
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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Sun 1/7/18 2:00PM


Stravinsky’s Rite Of Spring
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: Rite of Spring

Classical Series Concert
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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


Brahms’ First Symphony
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
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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


Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique
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
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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


John Williams at the Oscars
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
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Sat 2/17/18 7:30PM
Sun 2/18/18 2:00PM


Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony
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
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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


Along the Oregon Trail
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
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Sun 3/4/18 2:00PM


Verdi’s Requiem
2017/18 Season
Verdi’s Requiem

Verdi’s Requiem combines the dramatic thrust of opera with powerful symphonic music, and 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
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Sat 3/10/18 7:30PM
Sun 3/11/18 2:00PM
Mon 3/12/18 7:30PM


Brahms’ Violin Concerto
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
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Classical B Sunday
Classical B Monday
Classical A+B Full Saturday
Classical A+B Full Sunday
Classical A+B Full Monday

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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


Ravel’s Daphnis And Chloe
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

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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


Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony
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 Symphony)

Classical Series Concert
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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

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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


The Hot Sardines
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
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Pops Saturday
Pops Sunday matinee

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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

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


Yuja Wang
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

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All concerts are held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Thu 5/3/18 7:30PM


Joshua Bell
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
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Classical A Sunday matinee
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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


Mahler’s Seventh Symphony
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

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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