Stories in Music
Apr
29
9:30 AM09:30

Stories in Music

This program will capture the imaginations of our school-aged audiences, as we present music written to tell stories through orchestral music. How did John Williams capture the adventures of “Peter Pan” through his music? Students will learn how composers tell a story through melody, rhythm, dynamics, and orchestration

Coleridge-Taylor: Danse nègre from African Suite
Mason Bates: The B-Sides: Warehouse Medicine
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, fourth movement (“The Storm”)
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Jessie Montgomery: Starburst
John Williams: Flight to Neverland from Hook

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Stories in Music
May
1
9:30 AM09:30

Stories in Music

This program will capture the imaginations of our school-aged audiences, as we present music written to tell stories through orchestral music. How did John Williams capture the adventures of “Peter Pan” through his music? Students will learn how composers tell a story through melody, rhythm, dynamics, and orchestration

Coleridge-Taylor: Danse nègre from African Suite
Mason Bates: The B-Sides: Warehouse Medicine
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, fourth movement (“The Storm”)
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Jessie Montgomery: Starburst
John Williams: Flight to Neverland from Hook

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Amadeus in Concert
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Amadeus in Concert

Winner of eight Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Actor, Director, and Adapted Screenplay, Amadeus is a riveting story celebrating the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart through the envious eyes of his frustrated rival, Antonio Salieri. Experience this epic motion picture classic like never before – projected on a giant HD screen while the Oregon Symphony performs its glorious soundtrack live, from the Gran Partita to the haunting Requiem.

Norman Huynh, conductor
PSU Chamber Choir


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Boyz II Men
May
22
7:30 PM19:30

Boyz II Men

Boyz II Men returns to thrill a swooning Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with timeless love songs and R&B hits, including “I’ll Make Love to You,” “One Sweet Day,” “End of the Road,” and more. 

Norman Huynh, conductor

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Batman in Concert
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

Batman in Concert

Tim Burton’s enduring superhero film pits Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson against each other as Batman and his nemesis, the Joker. Composer Danny Elfman, whose score was nominated for multiple awards, snagged a Grammy for his Batman Theme in 1990. Batsuits encouraged! 

Norman Huynh, conductor

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Batman in Concert
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Batman in Concert

Tim Burton’s enduring superhero film pits Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson against each other as Batman and his nemesis, the Joker. Composer Danny Elfman, whose score was nominated for multiple awards, snagged a Grammy for his Batman Theme in 1990. Batsuits encouraged! 

Norman Huynh, conductor

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Castles and Wizards
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Castles and Wizards

Make sure to grab your wand and don your finest wizarding robes for this magical performance! Music from Harry PotterLord of the Rings, and more will enchant concert-goers of all ages. 

Norman Huynh, conductor
Pam Mahon, narrator

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Ghostbusters in Concert
Jan
18
7:30 PM19:30

Ghostbusters in Concert

Buckle up for this comedy classic! The Ghostbusting team must take up their proton packs and save the world from a paranormal crisis. Elmer Bernstein’s Grammy-nominated score is one of the most recognizable of the 80s. Kick back and enjoy the fun.

Norman Huynh, conductor

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Ghostbusters in Concert
Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

Ghostbusters in Concert

Buckle up for this comedy classic! The Ghostbusting team must take up their proton packs and save the world from a paranormal crisis. Elmer Bernstein’s Grammy-nominated score is one of the most recognizable of the 80s. Kick back and enjoy the fun.

Norman Huynh, conductor

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Dance Party!
Mar
8
2:00 PM14:00

Dance Party!

The best dance parties are brought to you by a full orchestra! With “Mambo” from West Side Story and Leroy Anderson’s Sandpaper Ballet, we’ve got a line-up sure to get you off your feet and dancing in your seat. 

Norman Huynh, conductor
Pam Mahon, narrator

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Peter and the Wolf
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Peter and the Wolf

Will young Peter and his menagerie be able to outsmart the Big Bad Wolf? Join in the adventure as Prokofiev’s classic fairy tale introduces listeners to the instruments of the orchestra! 

Norman Huynh, conductor
Pam Mahon, narrator

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Pink Martini with Meow Meow: Hotel Amour
Apr
1
7:30 PM19:30

Pink Martini with Meow Meow: Hotel Amour

International chanteuse extraordinaire Meow Meow joins forces with the Oregon Symphony, Thomas Lauderdale, China Forbes, and Pink Martini for an evening of subversive wit and sublime performance, featuring a set of Pink Martini favorites alongside new songs from the just-released Meow Meow and Thomas Lauderdale album, Hotel Amour

Norman Huynh, conductor

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Coraline In Concert
Mar
22
7:35 PM19:35

Coraline In Concert

While exploring the rambling old house her family recently moved into, Coraline finds a hidden door leading to a fantasy version of her boring life. But to remain in this ideal world, she must make a frighteningly real sacrifice. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Coraline, created by Portland’s own LAIKA, with the visually stunning film projected on the giant screen while the Oregon Symphony performs Bruno Coulais’ haunting soundtrack live. 

Norman Huynhconductor

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Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL IN CONCERT

Director Steven Spielberg's heartwarming masterpiece is one of the brightest stars in motion picture history, filled with unparalleled magic and imagination. Experience this unforgettable adventure, complete with John Williams' Academy Award®-winning score performed live by a full symphony orchestra in sync to the film projected on a huge HD screen!

Norman Huynh, conductor

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Carnegie Hall's Link Up: The Orchestra Swings!
Feb
28
10:35 AM10:35

Carnegie Hall's Link Up: The Orchestra Swings!

This multi-media concert explores elements of swing within orchestral and jazz music. Through the Link Up repertoire, students explore melody, rhythm, and style through listening, composition, and performance, and play recorder and sing alongside the Oregon Symphony in a culminating, interactive concert experience.

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