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Oregon Symphony in the Neighborhoods

Waterfront Concert

Begins this year at 2:30 pm
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
1020 Naito Pkwy

The Waterfront Concert is back—bigger and better than ever before! Special thanks to Mayor Charlie Hales and all the City Commissioners for their partnership and funding. Thanks to them we’ve expanded the popular free concert to include performances by many of Portland’s finest musical organizations.

This 18th Waterfront Concert begins at 2:30 pm and launches the Oregon Symphony season.  No tickets are required. Bring low-profile chairs or blankets for lawn seating, a little something to eat and sit back and enjoy!

Closing festivities include the traditional grand finale—Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture with an elaborate fireworks show, complete with military cannons from the Oregon Army National Guard 218th Field Artillery.


Oregon Symphony Program - starts at 7 PM

John Stafford Smith
(Arr. N. Leyden)
The Star Spangled Banner
Richard Wagner
Overture to The Flying Dutchman
Claude Debussy
(Arr. M. Ravel)
Ludwig Van
Symphony No. 5 in C minor
  • Allegro con Brio
Georges Bizet
Toreador’s Song from Carmen
  • Alexander Elliott, baritone
    of Portland Opera
Antonin Dvorak
Symphony No. 9 in E minor
"From the New World"
  • Allegro con fuoco
  • With members of the Metropolitan Youth
John Phillip Sousa
& McAlister
Stars and Stripes Forever
George Gershwin
Cuban Overture, "Rhumba"
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Nutcracker: Pas de Deux
  • Haiyan Wu & Chauncey Parsons
    of Oregon Ballet Theatre
Aaron Copland
"Corral Nocturne" from Rodeo
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
1812 Overture
  • With members of the
    Portland Youth Philharmonic*,
    Military cannons courtesy of the Oregon Army National Guard 218th Field Artillery

*Portland Youth Philharmonic Principals
performing with the Oregon Symphony:

Violin I Forrest Palamountian
Violin II Kristin Qian
Viola Maia Hoffman
Cello David Kim
Bass Phillipe Mattos
Flute Annabel MacDonald
Oboe Olivia Langley
Clarinet Talia Dugan
Bassoon Debra Loh
Horn Brian Swihart
Trumpet Chang Park
Trombone Peter Judge
Tuba Douglas Do
Percussion Kaleb Davies

**Metropolitan Youth Symphony players
performing with the Oregon Symphony:

Violin I Cammie Lee - Principal
Violin II Azuki Matsumoto - Principal
Viola Barry Fowler - Principal
Cello Daniel Scoggins - Principal
Bassoon Erik Hahn
Clarinet Wayra Quinchiuango
Horn Sophie Mortensen
Trumpet Kristoffer Parker


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