The Grammy-nominated Oregon Symphony consists of 76 musicians who come together under the direction of Carlos Kalmar for more than 90 performances per season that span the musical spectrum.
Whether they’re performing inside the concert hall or out in the community, the Symphony connects with people from all walks of life by playing the music they love. The breadth of repertoire offers listeners everything from the traditional classical to the music of Michael Jackson. Superstar guests range from violinist Joshua Bell to singer-songwriter Amos Lee to Broadway legend Audra McDonald. Adding to the excitement are three Kids Concerts designed just for young listeners and the wildly popular Popcorn Package of four blockbusters screened to a live soundtrack.
This year’s Sounds of Home series considers what home means to us and our neighbors through a series of programs both onstage and off, anchored in multimedia performances that address three critical and timely social issues: immigration, the environment, and homelessness. The first focuses on immigration and includes the world premiere of a theatrical presentation by up-and-coming playwright Dipika Guha. Actors will perform onstage while the orchestra plays a world premiere work by Chris Rogerson.
The Symphony has a host of programs beyond the concert hall: pairing musicians with engineers at Intel to develop wearable technology, bringing the power of music to residents of memory care facilities, performing at schools for at-risk youth, and playing at a nearby correctional facility for the holidays.
Your Oregon Symphony—thrilling audiences, sparking conversations, and building innovative connections through music.