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Oregon Symphony Presents’ slate of wildly varied Special Concerts combines stars of all kinds, from classical and jazz to contemporary and indie-rock, with the Oregon Symphony, and offers unexpected programs that may celebrate film scores, video game music, or comedy.





  Disney in Concert: A Dream is a Wish

Friday, May 5, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Norman Huynh, conductor

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!

© Disney

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  Jake Shimabukuro

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 7:30 pm

Norman Huynh, conductor
Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele

Ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro, who shot to international fame with his virtuosic covers of “While my Guitar Gently Weeps” and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” joins the Oregon Symphony to perform his many fan favorites plus some of his own electrifying originals for ukulele and orchestra. 

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  George Takei

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 7:30 pm

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

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. Available to 2017/18 subscribers only until May 2017.

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  Gospel Christmas

Friday, December 8, 2017, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 4 pm

Charles Floyd, conductor
Gary Hemenway, music director
Northwest Community Gospel Choir

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!

Tickets are currently on sale to the public!

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  Pink Martini New Year’s Extravaganza

Saturday, December 30, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 7 pm & 10:30 pm

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. Available to 2017/18 subscribers only until May 2017.

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  Yuja Wang

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 7:30 pm

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. Available to 2017/18 subscribers only until May 2017.

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

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