Choose Your Own Concerts – 2019/20 Season

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Eligible Concerts

SEPTEMBER 22, 2019

A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop Featuring Wyclef Jean

The former Fugees band member weaves hits like “Killing Me Softly” with a full orchestra for a perfect blend of classical and hip hop.  

SEPTEMBER 28, 29 & 30, 2019

Brahms’ Second

Brahms’ jubilant Second evokes the burbling streams and fresh meadows of the Austrian countryside.

OCTOBER 12, 13 & 14, 2019

Stravinsky’s Firebird

This magical showpiece contains some of Stravinsky’s best-loved music, from the primeval Infernal Dance to its breath-taking finale.

OCTOBER 17, 2019

Beethoven v. Coldplay

Experience a new frontier in music as Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony combines with the songs of Coldplay. 

OCTOBER 19 & 20, 2019

Dancing in the Streets

Experience the magic of Motown with hits by Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and more!

OCTOBER 26, 27 & 28, 2019

Beethoven’s Fifth

Even 200 years after its completion, Beethoven’s Fifth remains the most revered masterpiece in the repertoire.

NOVEMBER 2, 3 & 4, 2019

Stephen Hough Plays Mendelssohn

The “Genius” grant winner returns to perform Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto, a hidden gem full of fire and drama.

NOVEMBER 10, 2019

Castles and Wizards

Grab your wand and don your finest wizarding robes for kid-friendly music from Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and more!

NOVEMBER 16, 17 & 18, 2019

Mahler’s Sixth

Carlos Kalmar leads the orchestra in Mahler’s thrillingly brooding Sixth Symphony.

NOVEMBER 23, 24 & 25, 2019

Sibelius’ The Tempest

Sibelius meets Shakespeare, as a live theatrical cast brings drama to the Finnish composer’s moving incidental music.

NOVEMBER 30 & DECEMBER 1, 2019

Holiday Swing

Byron Stripling lights up the stage with blazing trumpet virtuosity, engaging vocals, and your favorite seasonal tunes.

DECEMBER 7, 8 & 9, 2019

Prokofiev’s Fifth

Prokofiev’s richly melodic Fifth Symphony shimmers with the joy of one of the happiest times in his life.

DECEMBER 13, 14 & 15, 2019

Gospel Christmas

Clap your hands and stomp your feet along with the region’s premier gospel singers and the Oregon Symphony at this beloved annual concert.

JANUARY 4 & 5, 2020

Fiesta! With Edna Vazquez

Enjoy an evening of Latin American music, featuring Portland’s own singer/songwriter Edna Vazquez!

JANUARY 11, 12 & 13, 2020

Also sprach Zarathustra

Experience the drama of Richard Strauss’ instantly recognizable tone poem, famously heard in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

JANUARY 25, 26 & 27, 2020

Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2

Bask in the lyrical grace and rhapsodic brilliance of Chopin’s astonishing Piano Concerto No. 2.

FEBRUARY 2, 2020

The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Join us for Benjamin Britten’s delightfully educational adventure inside the orchestra!

FEBRUARY 8, 9 & 10, 2020

Pictures at an Exhibition

Embark on a musical stroll through an art museum in Mussorgsky’s perennial symphonic favorite.

FEBRUARY 15 & 16, 2020

The Music of John Williams

Take a thrilling journey through some of John Williams’ most beloved cinematic scores!

FEBRUARY 22, 23 & 24, 2020

Shostakovich’s Eleventh

Shostakovich’s cinematic Eleventh depicts the drama of the Russian Revolution of 1905 in vivid detail.

MARCH 8, 2020

Dance Party!

Perfect for kids – the best dance parties are brought to you by a full orchestra!

MARCH 14, 15 & 16, 2020

Berio’s Sinfonia by Rose Bond

Portland’s own media artist Rose Bond crafts eye-popping animation to illuminate Berio’s epic music.

MARCH 21 & 22, 2020

Prohibition Party

Relive the 1920s in all its decadence with the top hits of the decade, from Rudy Vallée to Josephine Baker!

APRIL 4, 5 & 6, 2020

Beethoven’s Ninth

Oregon Repertory Singers join the orchestra and four soloists for a full-throated celebration of Beethoven’s final masterpiece.

APRIL 25, 26 & 27, 2020

Michael Curry’s Night of the Mayas

Award-winning designer Michael Curry draws from ancient Mayan tradition to create a mysterious setting for Revueltas’ La noche de los mayas.

MAY 9, 10 & 11, 2020

Joshua Bell

The consummate violinist returns to perform Dvořák’s gloriously melodic Violin Concerto.

MAY 16, 17 & 18, 2020

Bronfman Plays Mozart

The jaw-dropping Yefim Bronfman performs Mozart’s dramatic C Minor Piano Concerto.

MAY 30, 31 & JUNE 1

Ravel’s Boléro

Ravel’s magnificent showpiece builds up to such astonishing intensity that it brings audiences to their feet every time.

JUNE 6, 7 & 8, 2020

The Moldau and Water Music

The Classical Season comes to a joyous close with music celebrating the beauty, power, and mystery of bodies of water the world over.