Oregon Symphony


Education & Community

At the Hall

Concert ConversationsConcert Conversations

Have you ever wondered what inspired Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1, or how, exactly, a theme and variations works? Here’s your chance to find out. Join Music Director Carlos Kalmar, Oregon Symphony Musicians, and Guest Conductors as they engage in lively discussions with on-air hosts from the stations of All Classical Portland about the works, the composers, and historic perspectives. These 30-minute pre-concert conversations take place in the concert hall one hour prior to each classical series concert.

Prelude PerformancesPreludes

Oregon Symphony Prelude Performances offer youth and community ensembles the opportunity to perform in the lobby at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall before Classical Series concerts. Ensembles present 20 minutes of music for concertgoers as they arrive at the hall. For most concerts, complimentary tickets are provided to the performers for the evening’s concert.

Ensembles perform from 7:00-7:20 pm on Saturday and Sunday nights, and from 7:30-7:50 pm on Monday nights. Occasionally a Prelude group will perform prior to a Sunday matinee or Kids Concert.

View 2015/16 Prelude performers

For more information, or to schedule your performance, contact Monica Hayes, Education & Community Engagement Program Director, at 503-416-6312 or mhayes@orsymphony.org