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Discount Tickets for Students

$10 Student Tickets are available for selected Oregon Symphony concerts. Eligible concerts will be listed below. Students may purchase tickets during the week before the concert at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office, or two hours before the concert at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Valid student ID required. One ticket per student ID. Some seating restrictions apply. Call 503‑228‑1353 or 1‑800‑228‑7343 for more information.

Oregon Symphony Ticket Office
923 SW Washington, Downtown Portland
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am-6pm

Ravel’s Boléro

Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 11, 2015
| 7:30 pm

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Dutilleux: Symphony No. 1
• Messiaen: Oiseaux exotiques (Exotic Birds)
• Liszt: Totentanz for Piano and Orchestra
Ravel: Boléro

One of the most exotic concerts of the season, culminating in Ravel’s monumental finale!

Itzhak Perlman

Monday, January 12, 2015 | 7:30 pm

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Itzhak Perlman, violin

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
• Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
Debussy/Ravel: Danse
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

The reigning virtuoso of the violin returns once more to share his remarkable artistry and irrepressible joy for making music. One performance only!

Clarinet Swing Kings

Saturday, January 17, 2015 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 18, 2015
| 3 pm

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Dave Bennett, clarinet

Two years ago, Dave Bennett thrilled sold out audiences in a Benny Goodman concert. This time he returns with a few of his friends to salute the great Swing Era with some of the greatest music ever written for the clarinet – the music of Artie Shaw, Jimmy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Pete Fountain and, of course, Benny Goodman!

Concertmaster Sarah Kwak

Saturday, January 24, 2015 | 7:30 pm
Monday, January 26, 2015
| 8 pm

Paul Ghun Kim, conductor
• Sarah Kwak, violin

Messiaen: Hymne
• Glazunov: Violin Concerto
Mozart: Symphony No. 35, “Haffner”
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini

The last time our concertmaster stepped into the spotlight, The Oregonian said she “tore it up in a performance as dazzling as any recent star guest soloist. It’s for moments like that that symphony concerts should offer instant replay.”

Carmina Burana

Saturday, February 7, 2015 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 8, 2015
| 7:30 pm
Monday, February 9, 2015
| 8 pm

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Portland Symphonic Choir
• Pacific Youth Choir

Strauss: Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings
• Orff: Carmina burana

Orff’s monumental work for orchestra, chorus and soloists. With its earth-shaking sound and powerful rhythms, it’s an awe-inspiring experience, a celebration of all that’s lusty and luscious in life and a recognition of the constantly changing seasons and the inexorable power of fortune and fate.

Beethoven’s Fifth

Saturday, February 21, 2015 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 22, 2015
| 2 pm
Monday, February 23, 2015
| 8 pm

Christoph König, conductor
• Stefan Jackiw, violin

Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead
• Lutosławski: Partita for Violin and Orchestra
• Dvořák: Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Beethoven’s Fifth – the most revered and popular piece of music in the repertoire – begins with the four notes that everyone – absolutely everyone – knows.

Let’s Dance!

Saturday, February 28, 2015 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 1, 2015
| 3 pm

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

You’ll be dancing in the aisles when seven dancers, two vocalists and the entire orchestra light up the Schnitz with a dazzling display of your favorite dances and dance music – the Waltz, Cha Cha, Tango, Swing, and more!

Thomas Lauderdale

Saturday, March 14, 2015 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 15, 2015
| 2 pm
Monday, March 16, 2015
| 8 pm

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Thomas Lauderdale, piano
* Members of PSU Choirs

Hindemith: Nobilissima vision Suite
• * Beethoven: Choral Fantasy
• Gottschalk: Grand Tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra

Portland’s pied piper pianist and his good friend Carlos Kalmar team up for a piano extravaganza: Beethoven’s fanciful Choral Fantasy in C minor for Piano, Choir and Orchestra along with Gottschalk’s Grand Tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra.

Symphonie Fantastique

Saturday, March 21, 2015 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 22, 2015
| 7:30 pm

Jun Märkl, conductor
• James Ehnes, violin

Hosokawa: Blossoming II
• Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

The love-smitten Berlioz’ brilliant take on lovesickness, with a little opium tossed in! And the exciting return of Canadian violinist James Ehnes.

Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances

Sunday, April 12, 2015 | 7:30 pm
Monday, April 13, 2015
| 8 pm

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Jean-Philippe Collard, piano

Sibelius: Tapiola
• Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3
Dvořák: Slavonic Dances, Op. 72 (complete)

These high-spirited dances launched Dvořák’s career. You’ll see and hear why.

Death on the Downbeat

Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 8 pm

Carlos Kalmar and Paul Ghun Kim, conductors

A splendid evening of classic film music and a delightfully different who-dunnit murder mystery. It seems that our most unpopular guest conductor, Maestro Bigherr, has been murdered. You – and everyone else – is a suspect, including a very guilty looking orchestra.

Brahms, Mendelssohn, Haydn

Saturday, April 25, 2015 | 7:30 pm
Monday, April 27, 2015
| 8 pm

Gilbert Varga, conductor
• Karen Gomyo, violin

Haydn: Symphony No. 2
• Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Some of the heaviest hitters in the classical world, along with one of the sweetest sounding violinists of our time.

Sax and the Symphony

Saturday, May 9, 2015 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 10, 2015
| 7:30 pm
Monday, May 11, 2015
| 8 pm

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• James Carter, saxes

Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
• Sierra: Concerto for Saxes
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Rouse: Concerto for Orchestra

A rousing All-American program featuring one of today’s finest jazz saxophone players.

Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1

Sunday, May 17, 2015 | 2 pm
Monday, May 18, 2015
| 8 pm

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Stephen Hough, piano

Widmann: Con brio
• Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Suite No. 3

One of Portland’s favorite pianists returns, and with him, the always-exciting, immortal Mr. B.