Oregon Symphony


Education & Community

Annual Waterfront Concert

Waterfront ConcertWaterfront Concert – FREE

Thurs., Sept. 1, 2016 

Tom McCall Waterfront Park at SW Naito Pkwy & Columbia St.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Norman Huynh, associate conductor

Afternoon Music Festival

Enjoy an entertaining line-up of ten musical performances all afternoon beginning at 12:30 pm (see list of groups and times below).

Then the Oregon Symphony takes the stage at 7 pm for a concert that concludes with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, complete with military cannons from the Oregon Army National Guard 218th Field Artillery, and an elaborate fireworks finale.

Join 20,000 of your best friends for Portland’s favorite outdoor event, signaling the opening of the Fall Art Season.

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ADA Seating details

Oregon Symphony Afternoon Music Festival
at Tom McCall Waterfront Park (SW Naito Parkway/Columbia St.)                

12:30 PM

The Cabin Project

1:00 PM

Edna Vazquez

1:30 PM

Bravo Youth Orchestra with Edna Vazquez

2:00 PM

Third Angle New Music Ensemble

2:30 PM

Metropolitan Youth Symphony

3:15 PM

FearNoMusic - 21st Century Ensemble

3:45 PM

Irish Fiddler Kevin Burke with Symphony violinist Greg Ewer

4:15 PM

Stephanie Schneiderman and Tony Furtado

5:00 PM

Portland Youth Philharmonic

6:00 PM

Portland Taiko Drums

Oregon Symphony Program - starts at 7 PM

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Norman Huynh, conductor
Members of Metropolitan Youth Symphony
Members of Portland Youth Philharmonic
Portland Opera
Oregon Ballet Theatre
Alpha Battery 218th Field Artillery

John Stafford Smith
(arr. Leyden)

The Star Spangled Banner

Richard Wagner

"Entrance of the Guests into the Wartburg" from Tannhäuser

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Allegro assai from Symphony No. 31 in D major, K. 300a [297], "Paris"

Giacomo Puccini

"Quando m'en vo" from La boheme
  Portland Opera

Antonín Dvořák

Molto vivace from Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Opus 95, "From the New World"

Georges Bizet

Minuetto and Farandole from L'Arlésienne
  Metropolitan Youth Symphony


John Williams

Adventures from Earth from
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

  Norman Huynh,

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Andante non troppo from Serenade in C major for Strings, Opus 48
  Oregon Ballet Theatre

Jacques Offenbach

Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld

John Phillip Sousa

Semper fidelis

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

1812, Overture solonelle, Opus 49
  Portland Youth Philharmonic
  Alpha Battery 218th Field Artillery

Thank you to the following for their assistance and support:


  City of Portland

All Classical Portland

Regional Arts and Culture Council

Work for Art

     Oregon Cultural Trust

NW Natural

      Pollin Hotels


Gary Battestella, Sound Engineer


Day Wireless Systems (Radios)

Event Medical Services

Fuller Events

Heiberg Garbage

Hollywood Lights

Honey Bucket

Horne Audio


Key Event Services

Portland Parks and Recreation

R.A. Reed Productions

Michelle’s Piano

NW Natural

Oregon Army
National Guard
218th Field Artillery

Rover’s Security

Tom Robinson, Electro-Acoustic Engineer

Volunteers of the Oregon Symphony

Western Display

Food booths:

Big Fat Weiner


Salt and Straw


Spunky Monkey Coffee


For ADA Seating, please enter Tom McCall Waterfront Park at the Columbia Street entrance and proceed a very short distance down the walkway to just around the flower garden.

ADA Seating Map