2017/18 Press Kit

Press Releases | Season Calendar

The Grammy-nominated Oregon Symphony ranks as one of America’s major orchestras. Led by Music Director Carlos Kalmar, it serves over 235,000 people annually through more than 90 concerts and award-winning education and community engagement program. Now in its 121st season, the Oregon Symphony is the oldest orchestra west of the Mississippi.

An unprecedented 2016/17 Season broke records in virtually every category, drawing historic attendance and revenue. These numbers were propelled by a 20% increase in the number of classical concerts, three groundbreaking SoundSights concerts, and the broadest-ever range of repertoire. Its 2017/18 Season builds on this success in a trailblazing new series, The Sounds of Home, which combines music and art to reflect on three critical issues in our community – immigration, the environment, and homelessness.

Keep scrolling for press materials including photos and bios for the 2017/18 Season.

Oregon Symphony Press Materials

Photos and Bios

October Concerts

Phantoms of the Orchestra
Magic Circle Theatre Co.: Photo | Bio

Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony
Garrick Ohlsson: Photo | Bio

November concerts

Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue
Kirill Gerstein: Photo
Chris Rogerson: Photo | Bio
Dipika Guha: Photo

The Music of Michael Jackson
Concert Image
Brent Havens: Bio
James Delisco: Photo

Star Wars Spectacular
Concert Image
Pam Mahon: Photo

Beethoven’s Second Symphony
Johannes Debus: Photo
St. Lawrence String Quartet: Photo

The Tenors Christmas
The Tenors: Photo

Mannheim Steamroller
Mannheim Steamroller: Photo

A Pops Holiday
Ashley Brown: Photo

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends: New Worlds
Bill Murray: Photo
Jan Vogler: Photo
Mira Wang: Photo
Vanessa Perez: Photo

December concerts

André Watts Plays Grieg
Leo Hussain: Photo
André Watts: Photo

Gospel Christmas
Northwest Community Gospel Choir: Photo

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Photo

Comfort and Joy: A Classical Christmas
Concert Image

Pink Martini New Year’s Extravaganza
Pink Martini: Photo

January Concerts

Brahms v. Radiohead
Concert Image
Steve Hackman: Photo

Dinosaurs!
Concert Image
Pam Mahon: Photo

Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring
Elina Vähälä: Photo
Matthew Haber: Photo

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl in Concert
Concert Image

Brahms’ First Symphony
David Danzmayr: Photo
Benjamin Beilman: Photo

February Concerts

Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY
Concert Image
Portland State Chamber Choir: Photo

Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique
Natasha Paremski: Photo

A Johnny Mathis Valentine
Johnny Mathis: Photo

John Williams at the Oscars
Concert Image (note: John Williams does not perform)

Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony
Francesco Piemontesi: Photo

March Concerts

Blind Pilot
Blind Pilot: Photo

Along the Oregon Trail
Concert Image
Pam Mahon: Photo

Verdi’s Requiem
Amber Wagner: Photo
Lilli Paasikivi: Photo
Dimitri Pittas: Photo

Brahms’ Violin Concerto
Vadim Gluzman: Photo

The Fab Four
The Fab Four: Photo

Jurassic Park in Concert
Concert Image

April Concerts

Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe
Colin Currie: Photo
Portland State Chamber Choir, Man Choir, and Vox Femina: Photo

Rick Springfield
Rick Springfield: Photo

Garrison Keillor: Just Passing Through
Garrison Keillor: Photo

Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony
Sascha Goetzel: Photo
Sarah Kwak: Photo

The Hot Sardines
The Hot Sardines: Photo

May Concerts

Yuja Wang
Yuja Wang: Photo

Chris Botti
Chris Botti: Photo

Joshua Bell
Joshua Bell: Photo
Measha Brueggergosman: Photo
Gabriel Kahane: Photo

Mahler’s Seventh Symphony
Concert Image

Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald: Photo
Andy Einhorn: Photo

June Concerts

Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett: Photo