The Oregon Symphony offers many exciting opportunities to enrich your concert experience – at the concert hall or even from the comfort of your own home! Sign up for our emails or visit our concert information pages to learn about the music and the performers before the concert, then, arrive at the hall early for a chance to learn about the program from the performers themselves and to hear more great music.
Have you ever wondered why the trumpets sometimes play offstage, or why Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring started a riot? Here’s your chance to find out!
On-air personalities from Portland’s All Classical radio station host these casual, 30-minute pre-concert conversations with guests including conductors, composers, and musicians from the Symphony.
Watch Concert Conversations from past seasons
Delight in these lively pre-concert performances by the region’s premier youth and community ensembles as you enter the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
We’re always looking for new ensembles to spotlight in our Prelude Performances. In most cases, we’re able to offer participating ensembles complimentary tickets to that night’s concert. To learn more contact Matthew Gailey, Director, Learning and Community Engagement Programs.