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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

Beethoven’s Fifth

Monday, February 23, 2015 | 8 pm
(Student tickets available for Monday only)

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

Monday, March 16, 2015 | 8 pm
(Student tickets available for Monday only)

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

Hindemith: Nobilissima vision Suite
• * Beethoven: Choral Fantasy
• Gottschalk: Grand Tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra
Randall Thompson: Symphony No. 2

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

Monday, May 18, 2015 | 8 pm
(Student tickets available for Monday only)

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.