Oregon Symphony News Releases
May 8, 2013
Symphony Adds Six Concerts To An Already Stellar 13/14 Season Lineup The Oregon Symphony's 2013/14 season, first announced in March, continues to get even better with the addition of six new special concerts. These additions bring the 2013/14 season total to 71 performances of 41 separate concerts.
April 12, 2013
Symphony Hosts International Music Professionals April 26-29 Major Orchestra Librarians' Association Conference Will Highlight Symphony's Incorporation of Local "Indie" Artists. Librarians from across the globe will gather in Portland to attend the Major Orchestra Librarians' Association (MOLA) Conference hosted by the Oregon Symphony, April 26-29. Approximately 120 international music professionals will gather at The Nines Hotel to attend the 31st annual event. Among the many sessions is a special feature on the Oregon Symphony's unique approach of "Bringing Popular Local Talent into the Concert Hall."
March 21, 2013
April Concerts at the Symphony April's going to be a very busy month at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with four programs set to go—from jazz and classical to the first orchestral outing of the popular Portland-based Blind Pilot.
March 18, 2013
The Oregon Symphony Names New Resident Conductor Following a nearly year-and-a-half-long search, the Oregon Symphony is pleased to announce the selection of Paul Ghun Kim as its Resident Conductor.
March 11, 2013
Symphony To Present Boz Scaggs Boz Scaggs brings his unique voice and trademark sound to the Rose City when he plays the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on June 11. His concert will showcase old favorites and new songs from his just-released album, MEMPHIS.
March 7, 2013
Sonny Rollins Cancels Oregon Symphony Appearance Jazz phenomenon Sonny Rollins has cancelled his April 16 performance. The Symphony will begin calling patrons who hold tickets to the cancelled concert on Tuesday, March 12. Ticketholders may make a tax deductible donation of the full value of their tickets, exchange them to a different Symphony performance, or receive a refund.
March 2, 2013
Music Director Carlos Kalmar And The Oregon Symphony Announce A Star-Studded 2013/14 Season Music Director Carlos Kalmar and the Oregon Symphony have announced the details of the orchestra’s 2013/14 season. The new season, which marks Kalmar’s 11th season as Music Director and the Company’s 118th year, spans a remarkable variety of repertoire and genres, with Classical, Pops, and Kids concert series, as well as an exciting lineup of special concerts. Audiences will enjoy 65 performances of 35 separate programs during the season, which opens September 12, 2013 and continues through May 19, 2014.
February 14, 2013
March Concerts At The Symphony From the Sneetches and Zelda to Dvořák and Shostakovich, March provides audiences with a wide variety of symphonic choices.
February 11, 2013
Symphony Adds The Red Hot Cuban Group Tiempo Libre To The Season This three-time-Grammy-nominated group is one of the hottest young bands today. Classically schooled and equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs and dance venues, Tiempo Libre's Miami-based members are true heirs to the rich tradition of their native Cuba. A hit in the U.S. and abroad, they're celebrated for their sophisticated performances, seductive rhythms and joyous mix of high-voltage Latin jazz.
February 8, 2013
Symphony Mourns The Death Of Former Music Director And Conductor James DePreist It is with great sadness that we learned today of James DePreist's death. Maestro DePreist led the Oregon Symphony as its Music Director and Conductor from 1980-2003.
February 4, 2013
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony News - All Three Performances Sold Out; Dress Rehearsal Tickets Now Available; Jonita Lattimore Replaces An Indisposed Layla Claire With tickets to the three-performance concert of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony completely sold out, the Symphony is pleased to announce that general admission tickets are now available for the 9:45 am, Saturday, February 9 dress rehearsal.
January 25, 2013
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony And A Roberta Flack Valentine Head Up February's Full Concert Slate February may be the shortest month of the year, but the list of concerts on the Oregon Symphony's February slate is far from short. Five concerts fill the bill, from The Canadian Tenors and piano virtuoso Stephen Hough to Beethoven's monumental Ninth Symphony and A Roberta Flack Valentine.
December 14, 2012
New Year Begins Big At The Oregon Symphony With Classical, Kids And Pops Concerts In January 2013 comes roaring to life at the Oregon Symphony. Superstar pianist André Watts takes on Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto. Norman Leyden returns to the stage in Swing, Swing, Swing. Ellis Hall conjurs up the great Ray Charles. And kids do some special musical sleuthing. It's all in a month's work at the Oregon Symphony.
December 6, 2012
Oregon Symphony CD—"Music For A Time Of War"—
Garners Two Grammy Award Nominations
The Oregon Symphony learned last night that its first CD released under the musical direction of Carlos Kalmar, "Music for a Time of War," has received two Grammy award nominations: for Best Orchestral Performance and for Best Engineered Album, Classical.
November 2, 2012
December Concerts At The Oregon Symphony Filled With Holiday Cheer As Well As An Intense Classical Experience Whether your taste runs to classical or Pops, crooners or mariachis, the Oregon Symphony has you and your entire family covered this holiday season. From Johnny Mathis to Comfort and Joy, a classical concert designed with the whole family in mind, we're decking the hall at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall! And sitting very classically among those holiday offerings is the Symphony's Shostakovich Violin Concerto #2.
October 18, 2012
Symphony Determined To Live Within Its Means Today Oregon Symphony Board Chair Terry Pancoast announced a number of important changes that would be effective immediately.
October 15, 2012
Symphony Adds Jazz Great Sonny Rollins To The Season The Oregon Symphony is pleased to announce the addition of legendary jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins to its 2012/13 season. The Grammy award-winning jazz giant will play one night only at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on April 16, 2013 at 8:00pm.
October 15, 2012
Cello Virtuoso Alban Gerhardt To Tackle Classical Stereotypes When cellist Alban Gerhardt arrives in Portland to play three concerts with the Oregon Symphony, in Portland on October 27th and 29th and in Salem on October 28th, he arrives a bit earlier than normal. During that extra time the recently named Oregon Symphony Artist in Residence is going to do some serious shattering of classical stereotypes in some very public Portland places.
October 8, 2012
November Slate's A Full One At The Oregon Symphony From the massive Mahler Sixth and the popular Sibelius Fifth to the Grammy Award-winning Indigo Girls, November's slate of offerings highlights the Symphony's goal to share a wide variety of great music in many genres for the enjoyment of a broad audience that spans our region. Add the Thanksgiving weekend treat of Disney in Concert and you've got a great month of music ahead!
October 2, 2012
Symphony CD Ready For November Release The Oregon Symphony today announced that its upcoming CD—the second under the baton of Music Director Carlos Kalmar—is set to be released on the PentaTone label on November 13. This latest CD, entitled This England, follows last year's release, Music for a Time of War, a recording of the program performed at the Symphony's 2011 Carnegie Hall debut which hit the classical billboard charts and received numerous critical accolades. Also like its predecessor, This England was recorded in hybrid multichannel Super Audio CD format.
September 13, 2012
A Full Oregon Symphony Slate In October: Classical, Pops, And Kids Concerts Shifting into high musical gear, the Oregon Symphony makes October a big month for musical experiences with six concerts that exhibit the orchestra's broad range – from cellist Alban Gerhardt and Tchaikovsky's "Pathétique" to Natalie Merchant, Michael Cavanaugh's Songs of Billy Joel and Debbie Gravitte Sings Broadway. There's also a little something for the young concert-goers with the orchestra's first Kids Concert of the season – "Trains, Trams, Trolleys and more," a tip of the hat to Portland's fascination with transport of all sorts!
August 29, 2012
Symphony Adds Beethoven's Ninth And Britten's Ballad Of Heroes To 12/13 Season; Reschedules Britten's War Requiem One towering choral work is set to replace another in the Symphony's 12/13 season. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will replace Benjamin Britten's War Requiem in the February 9-11 time slot.
August 16, 2012
The Oregon Symphony In September: Season Gets Underway With A Bang! The Oregon Symphony gets its 2012/13 season underway and opens Portland's classical music season with four concerts that sport the kind of mix the company is known for—from the U.S. premiere of a percussion concerto and a concert of delicious Gershwin melodies to a Mozart piano concerto and a monumental Brahms choral masterwork.
August 1, 2012
The Oregon Symphony Moves Forward In Search For Next President Oregon Symphony Board Chair Terry Pancoast announced the next steps in the process as the Symphony begins to search for a new president to succeed Elaine Calder, who is scheduled to leave on August 31.
July 30, 2012
Symphony's 17th Annual Waterfront Concert
Set For August 30 One of Portland's favorite annual events – the Oregon Symphony's free Waterfront Concert – is set for Thursday, August 30. Each year 10-15,000 people of all ages pick their spots on the grass beside the Willamette River at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, bring their blankets, their families and their picnics to help Music Director Carlos Kalmar and the Oregon Symphony kick off the symphony season in spectacular Portland fashion.