Concert Extras

The Oregon Symphony in Salem 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 on campus early for a chance to learn about the program from the performers themselves.


Pre-Concert Talks

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!

Guests including conductors, guest artists, and musicians from the Symphony will share their insight into each program during these casual, 30-minute pre-concert talks.

  • When: 6:30 pm (one hour before every Salem Classical Series concert)
  • Where: Willamette University’s Cone Chapel, directly across the quad from Smith Auditorium
  • Free for all ticketholders!

Plan Your Visit

First-Timer’s Guide

New to the Symphony? We've compiled everything you need to know to make the most of your first concert experience.

Getting to the Hall

A comprehensive guide for getting to Smith Auditorium – public transportation, biking, and more.

Hall Amenities

Find all the details you need to know about Smith Auditorium, including concessions, customer service, and accessibility.