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SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

Just-added January concert mixes Radiohead’s alternative sounds with Brahms; Portland’s own Blind Pilot joins the Oregon Symphony in March

(PORTLAND, OR) – Oregon Symphony Presents has further expanded its slate of 2017/18 concerts, adding a show that mashes up Radiohead and Brahms, and a concert later in the season with the Portland-born indie band Blind Pilot. This brings the total number of concerts during the 2017/18 Season to 96.

Brahms v. Radiohead

Thursday, January 4, 2018, 7:30 pm

Steve Hackman, conductor

Radiohead’s landmark OK Computer goes even deeper when eight tracks – including “Paranoid Android,” “Karma Police,” “No Surprises,” and “Let Down” – are seamlessly interwoven with Brahms’ lush First Symphony. The Oregon Symphony orchestra is joined by vocalists and arranger/conductor Steve Hackman in this not-to-be-missed exploration of what happens when two masterpieces from two different centuries are fused together.

Note: Radiohead does not perform.

Blind Pilot

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 7:30 pm

Norman Huynh, conductor

Since forming in 2008, Blind Pilot has emerged as one of the most innovative indie bands to arrive on the national scene. Now they return to Portland, sharing the stage with their hometown orchestra to perform from their third album, And Then Like Lions, as well as old favorites.

Tickets for both concerts begin at $25, and are now available to Oregon Symphony subscribers in a special presale associated with their subscription memberships.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, October 3, at which point they may be purchased online at orsymphony.org; in person at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office at 909 SW Washington St. in downtown Portland (M – Sat, 10 am – 6 pm); by phone at 503-228-1353 (M – Fri, 10 am – 9 pm, Sat 10 am – 6pm); and at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall starting two hours before every performance.



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.

Season packages, including Choose Your Own subscriptions and Gift Cards, are available through the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office at 503-228-1353.


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