Oregon Symphony


The Orchestra


The Oregon Symphony is the sixth oldest major orchestra in the United States and one of the largest arts organizations in the Pacific Northwest, performing over 80 concerts per year at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland and providing a wide array of musical educational offerings for all ages.

The orchestra is recognized as one of the most successful and innovative symphony orchestras in the nation. On May 12, 2011 the Oregon Symphony made its debut at Carnegie Hall as part of the Spring for Music festival. Writing in the June 6th issue of the New Yorker, critic Alex Ross called our performance "the highlight of the festival and one of the most gripping events of the current season."

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The Oregon Symphony announces the following audition:

The Oregon Symphony announces audition for:

Local Bass Audition

Informal Bass auditions for local extras/subs for the 2015-2016 season

Audition date: December 12th, 2015

Audition to take place at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Submit your resume no later than November 30th, 2015 to:

Leah Ilem, Personnel Manager

Audition repertoire: (To be supplied by the player)

Solo of Choice (1-2 mins)

Beethoven Symphony No. 5 - III. Beginning through m. 100
                                            III. mm. 140 through 218, no repeats

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 - IV. Recitative (Beginning through m. 90)

Brahms Symphony No. 2 - I. m. 118 through m. 155

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 - I. m. 41 through m. 90

Mozart Symphony No. 39 - I. m. 40 through m. 96

Strauss Ein Heldenleben - Rehearsal 9 through 6 after Rehearsal 12

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The official pitch of the Oregon Symphony is A=440 Hz

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