Conductor Jeff Tyzik curates and conducts the Oregon Symphony Pops Series, celebrating the best in American pops, from Broadway to jazz standards to dance. With both matinee and evening options, Pops Concerts are perennial favorites for Portland audiences.
|Patti Austin’s Homage to Ella Fitzgerald
Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 | 3 pm
Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Grammy Award winner Patti Austin has been wowing audiences since her childhood debut at the iconic Apollo Theater. Now, with 17 albums to her credit including her 2002 Grammy-nominated recording “For Ella,” she’ll thrill us with her electrifying renditions of the First Lady of Song’s legendary hits – “How High the Moon,” “Tisket-a-Tasket,” “Anything Goes,” and many more.
|Phantoms of the Orchestra
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2 pm
A Halloween Pops spectacular with the Magic Circle Theatre Company and a costumed Oregon Symphony! Every Halloween the “phantoms of the orchestra” return to haunt the concert hall. Jeff Tyzik and his terrified assistant must use the power of the baton to control this ghoulish orchestra. Available by subscription only until August 2017.
|A Pops Holiday
Saturday, November 25, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 26, 2017, 2 pm
Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik and the band are joined by the Pacific Youth Choir and Ashley Brown (Broadway’s Mary Poppins) to get the holidays off to a rollicking start with favorite carols and beloved holiday tunes that will send you out into the season in the perfect spirit. Available by subscription only until August 2017.
|Music of John Williams
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018, 2 pm
Just two weeks before the 2018 Oscars, celebrate the movie composer with the greatest number of statues to his name and some of the greatest music of our time. Hear favorites like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List, and many more in this full-scale symphonic tribute. Available by subscription only until August 2017.
|The Hot Sardines
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 2 pm
Called “simply phenomenal” by The Times (London), they add a hip, modern twist to the sounds of New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets, and New Orleans jazz halls, making those wonderful old sounds new again. Available by subscription only until August 2017.