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2020/21 Press Kit

Press Releases | Concert 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 100 concerts and award-winning education and community engagement program. Entering its 124th season in 2020/21, the Oregon Symphony is the oldest orchestra west of the Mississippi.

Keep scrolling for press materials including photos and bios for the 2020/21 Season.

Oregon Symphony Press Materials

Photos and Bios 

August Concerts

Not Our First Goat Rodeo (Aug. 18 at Edgefield)
Concert Photo


October Concerts

Kalmar, Moser & Sibelius 2 (Oct. 3–5)
Johannes Moser: Photo

Kristin Chenoweth in Concert – For The Girls (Oct. 7)
Concert Photo

Stewart Copeland: Police Deranged with the Oregon Symphony (Oct. 8)
Concert Photo

Women Rock! (Oct. 10–11)
Cassidy Catanzaro, Katrina Rose, and Shayna Steele: Photo

Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody (Oct 17–19)
Inon Barnatan: Photo

Disney and Pixar’s Coco in Concert (Oct. 23)
Concert Photo

Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert (Oct. 24–25)
Concert Photo

Mozart’s Last Symphonies (Oct. 31–Nov. 2)
Carlos Kalmar: Photo


November Concerts

Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky (Nov. 7–9)
James Ehnes: Photo

Andrew Bird and Shara Nova with the Oregon Symphony (Nov. 12)
Concert Photo

Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Nov. 15)
Concert Photo

China Forbes: 50! (Nov. 18)
Concert Photo

Brahms’ Requiem (Nov. 21)
Concert Photo

Disney in Concert: A Magical Celebration (Nov. 28–29)
Concert Photo

Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas (Nov. 30)
Concert Photo


December Concerts

Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (Dec. 5–7)
Simon Trpčeski: Photo

It’s a Wonderful Life in Concert (Dec. 9)
Concert Photo

Gospel Christmas (Dec. 11–13)
Concert Photo

Comfort & Joy: A Classical Christmas (Dec. 16)
Concert Photo

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert (Dec. 18–20)
Concert Photo

New Year’s Concerto Spectacular (Dec. 30)
Concert Photo

New Year’s with Gladys Knight and the Oregon Symphony (Dec. 31)
Concert Photo


January Concerts

Classical Knockouts (Jan. 9–10)
Norman Huynh: Photo

Beethoven, Prokofiev & Tania León (Jan. 16–18)
Sarah Kwak: Photo

An African American Requiem (Jan. 22)
Concert Photo

The Goonies in Concert (Jan. 23–24)
Concert Photo

Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony (Jan. 30–Feb. 1)
Concert Photo


February Concerts

KODO (Feb. 2)
Concert Photo

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (Feb. 5)
Wynton Marsalis: Photo

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 (Feb. 6–8)
Kirill Gerstein: Photo

Disney and Pixar’s UP in Concert (Feb. 11)
Concert Photo

A Pink Martini Valentine (Feb. 13–14)
Pink Martini Photo

Under the Sea (Feb. 21)
Concert Photo

Mendelssohn’s Scottish & Gabriel Kahane (Feb. 27–March 1)
Gabriel Kahane: Photo


March Concerts 

Schubert 9 & Dvořák (March 5–8)
Francesco Piemontesi: Photo

Strauss’ Don Juan & Schumann (March 13–15)
Timo Andres: Photo

The Flaming Lips with the Oregon Symphony (March 18)
Concert Photo

Count Basie Orchestra (March 20–21)
Count Basie Orchestra: Photo


April Concerts

Dvořák’s New World (April 10–12)
Augustin Hadelich: Photo

Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music with the Oregon Symphony (April 15)
Concert Photo

The Magic of Mozart (April 18)
Concert Photo

Debussy, Abrahamsen & Shostakovich (April 24–26)
Tamara Stefanovich: Photo


May Concerts

Chris Botti with the Oregon Symphony (May 1)
Concert Photo

Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto (May 8–10)
Blake Pouliot: Photo

Havana Nights Featuring the Mambo Kings (May 15–16)
Mambo Kings: Photo

Carmina Burana (May 22–24)
Concert Photo

Lucius with the Oregon Symphony (May 26)
Concert Photo

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert (May 28–30)
Concert Photo


June Concerts

Kalmar, Tetzlaff & Brahms (June 5–7)
Christian Tetzlaff: Photo

A Historic Finale: Kalmar & Mahler 9 (June 12–14)
Carlos Kalmar: Photo