Essential Sounds Episode 5: Educators

 

Essential Sounds Episode 5 Preview: “A Change Is Gonna Come”

 

Vocalist Alonzo Chadwick shares a timely and powerful performance of Sam Cooke’s civil rights anthem “A Change Is Gonna Come” in this exclusive preview of Essential Sounds Episode 5. See the full episode Sunday, August 9, at 5 PM.

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2020/21 Season Update

After evaluating guidance and information shared by Governor Brown and state health officials in regards to large gatherings of people in public spaces, Oregon Symphony concerts scheduled through December 31, 2020, are canceled. Oregon Symphony plans to resume live performances in January 2021. 

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Help Us Keep the Music Playing

We need music in our lives, now more than ever. It’s crucial that your Oregon Symphony continues to innovate and evolve, finding new ways to connect our community through incredible music. We ask you to be here for us, so that we can be here for you – as we have been for nearly 125 years. 

Once upon a time...

A musician met a storyteller and magic happened.

Enjoy this fun and unique series from the Oregon Syphony designed for pre-K through elementary aged children. All 13 episodes are now available, for free.

2021 Oregon Symphony Special Concerts

These 11 concerts, which begin in January 2021, include An African American Requiem (Portland composer Damien Geter’s musical response to violence against African Americans), as well as performance artist Taylor Mac, Chris Botti, and the Academy Award-winning animated film UP with the Oregon Symphony.

The Oregon Symphony presents: minute for music

Tune in every Monday and Wednesday at 10 am on Facebook, Instagram, or our website to watch one-minute videos from Oregon Symphony musicians. You may hear them play a favorite piece (often with unexpected visitors), they may share music that perhaps you’ll enjoy as well, or it may simply be a “day in the life of…”

Music Director Carlos Kalmar’s Mondays with the Maestro

In partnership with Artslandia, we’re launching a new weekly digital series hosted by Music Director Carlos Kalmar. Every Monday during Artslandia’s Happy Hour broadcast at 5 pm, Carlos will explore the connections between emotionality and music. 

Ask a Musician with Oregon Symphony’s Norman Huynh

If you could ask a classically trained musician any question, what would it be? What’s their favorite piece, of all time, to perform? Or, simply, what do they do in their free time for fun? Watch as Associate Conductor Norman Huynh poses your questions to one of Oregon Symphony’s musicians. 

Oregon Symphony Musicians Perform for Graduating Students

This year’s graduating seniors have received a lot less pomp and circumstance than usual. We decided to help change that for graduates from local youth music ensembles.

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First-Timer’s Guide

New to the Symphony? We've compiled everything you need to know to make the most of your first concert experience.

In the Community

Each year the Oregon Symphony in Salem discovers more ways to reach more people, both in the concert hall and beyond.

Two New Albums Available for Purchase

Listen to the latest releases from the Oregon Symphony, Aspects of America: Pulitzer Edition and emergency shelter intake form.