Oregon Symphony


Student Tickets

$10 Student Tickets – Discount Concert Tickets For Students

Student tickets will be made available starting one week prior to eligible concerts (listed below). Student tickets may be purchased with valid student ID in person at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office, or starting two hours before the concert at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

One ticket per ID. Some seating restrictions apply. Call 503-228-1353 for more information.

  Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet

Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Monday, January 30, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Stefan Jackiw, violin

Shepherd: Magiya
• Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2
Stravinsky: The Fairy’s Kiss Divertimento
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

In the depths of winter, we’ll warm you with the music of Russia’s greatest composers: the passion of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Stravinsky’s brilliant take on Tchaikovsky’s musical ideas, and violinist Stefan Jackiw’s interpretation of Prokofiev’s opulent Violin Concerto.

Student tickets available starting January 23


Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Japan’s most celebrated Taiko ensemble is an exhilarating blend of drumming, athleticism, and theater. The whole family will be blown away by Kodo’s dazzling display and explosive sound!

The Oregon Symphony does not perform.

Student tickets available starting January 25

  Dvořák’s New World Symphony

Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 5, 2017 | 2 pm
Monday, February 6, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Yefim Bronfman, piano

Currier: Microsymph
• Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

One of the most popular – and moving – symphonies of all time! Add two other heavyweights – Beethoven and powerhouse pianist Yefim Bronfman – and you’re set for an evening of pure musical pleasure.

Student tickets available starting January 30

  Tango Caliente

Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 19, 2017 | 3 pm

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Pepe Raphael, vocals
Hector del Curto, bandoneón
Patricio Touceda, dancer
Eva Lucero, dancer
Tango Pacifico

One of the spiciest concerts of the season. The Oregon Symphony orchestra is joined by dazzling dancers, the
inimitable Pepe Raphael, and the exotic sounds of Tango Pacifico. It’ll be sizzling at The Schnitz.

Student tickets available starting February 13

  Elgar’s Enigma Variations

Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Monday, February 27, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Christoph König, conductor
• Jeffrey Kahane, piano

Adams: Slonimsky’s Earbox
• Schumann: Piano Concerto
Elgar: Enigma Variations

Two brilliant masterworks make for an extraordinary musical experience. Each variation in Elgar’s most popular work is an emotional tribute to friends and family. And acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Kahane returns to perform Schumann’s thrilling tour-de-force.

Student tickets available starting February 20

  Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Monday, March 13, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Harriet Krijgh, cello

Barber: Souvenirs
Bunch: Aspects of an Elephant (World Premiere)
• Dvořák: Cello Concerto

The most popular and most performed cello concerto of all time, paired with an exciting new commissioned work – and second world premiere of this Anniversary Season – from Portland composer Kenji Bunch, heralded by The New York Times as “a composer to watch.”

Student tickets available starting March 6

  Gil Shaham

Sunday, April 2, 2017, 2 pm

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Gil Shaham, violin

Richard Heuberger: The Opera Ball Overture
Johann Strauss, Jr.: Indigo and the Four Thieves Overture
• Korngold: Violin Concerto
Suppé: Poet and Peasant Overture
Josef Strauss: Dynamiden waltzes
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Viva Vienna! While the night away with Carlos, the orchestra, and some of the greatest music composed by Viennese composers and played by one of the most extraordinary violinists of our time.

Student tickets available starting March 27

  Mozart’s Requiem

Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Monday, April 10, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
• Katie Van Kooten, soprano
• Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
• Jack Swanson, tenor
• Andrew Foster-Williams, bass-baritone
Members of Portland Symphonic Choir

Purcell/Talbot: Chacony in G minor
• Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
• Mozart: Requiem

A performance to ponder the meaning of life. The immortal music Mozart wrote on his own deathbed and left unfinished makes a fitting companion piece for Igor Stravinsky’s powerful Symphony in Three Movements, written to commemorate WWII.

Student tickets available starting April 3

  Debussy’s La Mer

Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 2 pm
Monday, April 24, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Jun Märkl, conductor
• Simone Lamsma, violin

Mendelssohn: The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)
• Britten: Violin Concerto
Hosokawa: Circulating Ocean
Debussy: La Mer (The Sea)

Debussy’s most sensuous work powers an evening of oceanic currents, with sea-going works by both Hosakawa and Mendelssohn. Renowned violinist Simone Lamsma returns to perform Britten’s Spanish Civil War-inspired Violin Concerto.

Student tickets available starting April 17

  Patti Austin’s Homage to Ella Fitzgerald

Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 | 3 pm

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Patti Austin, vocals

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,” “The Man I Love,” “Too Close for Comfort,” and many more.

Student tickets available starting April 24

  Perséphone SoundSights concert

Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Monday, May 15, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Portland State Chamber Choir
• Pacific Youth Choir
• Paul Groves, tenor
• TBA, narrator
Michael Curry, artistic designer

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”
• Stravinsky: Perséphone

He’s worked with The Walt Disney Company, Cirque du Soleil, and the Olympics, and now Michael Curry brings his exhilarating stage magic to our performance of Stravinsky’s most tender work and the mythic story of the origin of the seasons.

Student tickets available starting May 8

  Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 2 pm
Monday, May 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Tamara Wilson, soprano
Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo soprano
Portland State Chamber Choir, Man Choir, and Vox Femina

Mahler: Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”

Like Beethoven’s Ninth which inspired it, Mahler’s massive Second Symphony explodes the symphonic genre. The monumental sweep of this groundbreaking soundscape miraculously encompasses life, death, and resurrection. What an epic way to end the 120th Anniversary Season!

Student tickets available starting May 15