Portland, March 13th, 2013. The Oregon Symphony is announcing its new season. Music Director Carlos Kalmar explained, “This season is a wonderful mixture of well known audience favorites and innovative, adventurous new pieces. It may just be the most exciting season we’ve ever presented.”
Here are all the details:
Season Tickets for 2013/14 are on sale now at 2013/14 Season Tickets or call or visit the Ticket Office.
Single tickets for the 2013/14 Season are currently only available to subscribers of 2013/14 Season Tickets. Add single tickets to a renewal or new subscription. (Single tickets for Special Concerts go on sale without a subscription on May 11, 2013, and for Classical, Pops or Kids Series Concerts on Aug. 19, 2013.)
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2013/14 Season

Lang Lang

“The hottest artist on the classical music planet,” according to the NY Times, returns to Portland for one performance only. Don’t miss the charismatic young pianist with Carlos Kalmar and the Oregon Symphony.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Lang Lang, pianoCopland:El salón México
Copland:
Billy the Kid: Suite
• Prokofiev:
Piano Concerto No. 3
Tchaikovsky:
Capriccio italien
Special Concert
Available now to 2013/14 Subscribers only.
On sale to the public May 11, 2013.
Thu 9/12/13 7:30PM
2013/14 Season

The Cat’s Meow

The New York Post calls her a “cabaret diva of the highest order.” The New Yorker picked her as one of the top performers of the year. “Sensational,” purred The Times (UK)! Now she returns to Portland to join her dear friend, Pink Martini’s Thomas Lauderdale, Carlos Kalmar and the entire Oregon Symphony for an evening of sharp-clawed cabaret.Co-presented by PICA as part of the TBA Festival.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Meow Meow,
vocals
Thomas Lauderdale,
piano
Special Concert
Available now to 2013/14 Subscribers only.
On sale to the public May 11, 2013.
Sat 9/14/13 7:30PM
2013/14 Season

Scheherazade

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Sergio Carreno,
percussion
• Niel DePonte,
percussion
• Jonathan Greeney,
percussion
• Luanne Warner Katz,
percussion
• Michael Roberts,
percussion• Takemitsu: From me flows what you call Time (percussion concerto)
Rimsky-Korsakov:
Scheherazade
Classical Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Classical B Saturday
Classical A Monday
Classical A+B Full Saturday
Classical A+B Full Monday
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sat 9/21/13 7:30PM
Mon 9/23/13 8:00PM
2013/14 Season

Kahane Plays Beethoven

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Jeffrey Kahane,
pianoBartók: Dance Suite
• Beethoven:
Piano Concerto No. 3
Haydn:
Symphony No. 64, “Tempora mutantur”
Johann Strauss, Jr.:
Tales from the Vienna Woods
Classical Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Classical A Saturday
Classical B Sunday
Classical B Monday
Classical A+B Full Saturday
Classical B+C Full Sunday
Classical A+B Full Monday
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sat 9/28/13 7:30PM
Sun 9/29/13 7:30PM
Mon 9/30/13 8:00PM
2013/14 Season

Superheroes at the Symphony

Superheroes take the stage when music from “Batman” and “Spiderman” lead the charge of superheroes that includes none other than Prometheus, Solomon, and the Queen of Sheba herself!

Pacific Youth Choir
Dance West
Pam Mahon,
narrator
Kids Series Concert
in this Season Ticket package:
Kids Concerts Sunday matinee
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sun 10/6/13 2:00PM
2013/14 Season

Schubert’s Symphony No. 9

Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
• Augustin Hadelich,
violinDebussy (Büsser, arr):Petite suite
• Stravinsky:
Violin Concerto
Schubert:
Symphony No. 9, “The Great”
Classical Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Classical C Sunday
Classical A Monday
Classical B+C Full Sunday
Classical A+B Full Monday
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sun 10/13/13 2:00PM
Mon 10/14/13 8:00PM
2013/14 Season

Portland’s Indies

Portland’s renowned for its popular music scene. The Oregon Symphony salutes – and celebrates – three of our hottest local bands who are making it big beyond city limits. Black Prairie (with members of The Decemberists), Holcombe Waller, and Mirah step out for the first time onto the big stage with the biggest band in town!

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Black Prairie
Holcombe Waller
Mirah
Pops Series Concert
in this Season Ticket package:
Saturday Mix
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sat 10/19/13 7:30PM
2013/14 Season

The American Song

A celebration of the Great American Songbook. And who better to do it than Tony DeSare, whose sound has often been compared to Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick, Jr.? He joins the orchestra for a lavish tribute to American songs. Music from Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hart, along with Arlen and Mercer, and more!

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Tony DeSare, vocals
Pops Series Concert
in this Season Ticket package:
Sunday Pops
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sun 10/20/13 3:00PM
2013/14 Season

Brahms’ Double Concerto

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Christian Tetzlaff,
violin
• Tanja Tetzlaff,
celloWeber:Overture to Abu Hassan
• Brahms:
Concerto for Violin and Cello
Shostakovich:
Symphony No. 10
Classical Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Classical B Saturday
Classical C Sunday
Classical B Monday
Classical A+B Full Saturday
Classical B+C Full Sunday
Classical A+B Full Monday
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sat 10/26/13 7:30PM
Sun 10/27/13 2:00PM
Mon 10/28/13 8:00PM
2013/14 Season

Britten’s War Requiem

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Portland Symphonic Choir
Pacific Youth Choir
Marina Shaguch,
soprano
Thomas Cooley,
tenor
Andrew Foster-Williams,
bass-baritoneBritten:War Requiem
Classical Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Classical B Saturday
Classical B Sunday
Classical A+B Full Saturday
Classical B+C Full Sunday
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sat 11/2/13 7:30PM
Sun 11/3/13 7:30PM
2013/14 Season

Romeo and Juliet

Justin Brown, conductor
• Inon Barnatan,
pianoVerdi:Macbeth ballet music
• Ravel:
Piano Concerto in G major
Berlioz:
Romeo and Juliet, orchestral excerpts
Classical Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Classical A Saturday
Classical A Monday
Classical A+B Full Saturday
Classical A+B Full Monday
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sat 11/16/13 7:30PM
Mon 11/18/13 8:00PM
2013/14 Season

Brandi Carlile

Back by popular demand following her sold out Oregon Symphony debut in 2012! One of the Northwest’s most popular young singers, Brandi Carlile loves what happens on stage with a symphony orchestra. It definitely highlights the incredible talent and breadth of this crystalline-voiced singer—hard rocker one moment, touching a cappella singer the next.

Special Concert
Available now to 2013/14 Subscribers only.
On sale to the public May 11, 2013.
Sat 11/23/13 7:30PM
2013/14 Season

A Musical Feast

Who has more fun with food than kids? And here in Portland, where Food is spelled with a capital F, even the music is delicious when it includes the Chicken Reel and the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Pacific Youth Choir
Dance West
Pam Mahon,
narrator
Kids Series Concert
in this Season Ticket package:
Kids Concerts Sunday matinee
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sun 11/24/13 2:00PM
2013/14 Season

Holiday Pops

Pops Master Jeff Tyzik rings in the season amid the grandeur of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with the Oregon Symphony and the Pacific Youth Choir, with your favorite carols and beloved holiday music. “White Christmas,” “Little Drummer Boy,” and plenty more.

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Pacific Youth Choir
Pops Series Concert
in this Season Ticket package:
Sunday Pops
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sun 12/1/13 3:00PM
2013/14 Season

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4

Thierry Fischer, conductor
• Elina Vähälä,
violinProkofiev:The Love for Three Oranges Symphonic Suite
• Lindberg:
Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky:
Symphony No. 4
Classical Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Classical A Saturday
Classical B Sunday
Classical B Monday
Classical A+B Full Saturday
Classical B+C Full Sunday
Classical A+B Full Monday
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sat 12/7/13 7:30PM
Sun 12/8/13 7:30PM
Mon 12/9/13 8:00PM
2013/14 Season

Gospel Christmas

Now in its fifteenth season, our holiday tradition continues to delight and inspire. Charles Floyd and the Northwest Community Gospel Choir join the Symphony for three high-energy performances.

Charles Floyd, conductor
Northwest Community Gospel Choir
Special Concert
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Fri 12/13/13 7:30PM BUY TICKETS
Sat 12/14/13 7:30PM BUY TICKETS
Sun 12/15/13 4:00PM BUY TICKETS
2013/14 Season

Natalie Cole Christmas

She held a sold-out Valentine’s Day crowd spellbound in 2012. Now she’s back to put her own very special touch on Christmas. The perfect bow for the perfect Christmas present.

Special Concert
Available now to 2013/14 Subscribers only.
On sale to the public May 11, 2013.
Sat 12/21/13 7:30PM
2013/14 Season

Comfort & Joy

Fast becoming a family tradition in its own right, this sparkling matinee concert features classical Christmas and holiday favorites – with special family pricing so that even the youngest can dress up and celebrate the festive season!

Pacific Youth Choir Special Concert
Available now to 2013/14 Subscribers only.
On sale to the public May 11, 2013.
Sun 12/22/13 4:00PM
2013/14 Season

Emanuel Ax / Bach & Strauss

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Emanuel Ax,
pianoBeethoven / Weingartner:Grosse fuge
• Bach:
Concerto in D minor
• Strauss:
Burleske
Beethoven:
Symphony No. 8
Classical Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Classical A Saturday
Classical C Sunday
Classical A Monday
Classical A+B Full Saturday
Classical B+C Full Sunday
Classical A+B Full Monday
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sat 1/11/14 7:30PM
Sun 1/12/14 2:00PM
Mon 1/13/14 8:00PM
2013/14 Season

Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Sarah Kwak,
violinGlanert:Shoreless River
• Wieniawski:
Violin Concerto No. 2
Sibelius:
Symphony No. 1
Classical Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Classical B Saturday
Classical A Monday
Classical A+B Full Saturday
Classical A+B Full Monday
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sat 1/18/14 7:30PM
Mon 1/20/14 8:00PM
2013/14 Season

Red Hot Blues

Talk about red hot! The music of Louis Armstrong, Billy Holiday, Count Basie, Miles Davis, and more with vocal powerhouse Dee Daniels, trumpeter Byron Stripling and the entire Oregon Symphony. Ain’t nothin’ to be blue about here!

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Dee Daniels, vocals
Byron Stripling, trumpet
Pops Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Saturday Mix
Sunday Pops
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sat 1/25/14 7:30PM
Sun 1/26/14 3:00PM
2013/14 Season

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7

Mark Wigglesworth, conductor
• Johannes Moser,
celloLutoslawski:Symphony No. 4
• Schumann:
Cello Concerto
Beethoven:
Symphony No 7
Classical Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Classical B Sunday
Classical B Monday
Classical B+C Full Sunday
Classical A+B Full Monday
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sun 2/9/14 7:30PM
Mon 2/10/14 8:00PM
2013/14 Season

A Storm Large Valentine

When Storm joins the band, there’s always plenty to celebrate! Enjoy a very special Valentine Celebration with Portland’s favorite sultry siren.

Storm Large, vocalsSponsored by: Wells Fargo Special Concert (Friday Performance)
Available now to 2013/14 Subscribers only.
On sale to the public May 11, 2013.
Pops Series Concert (Saturday Performance)
in this Season Ticket package:
Saturday Mix
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Fri 2/14/14 7:30PM
Sat 2/15/14 7:30PM
2013/14 Season

Cohen Plays Rachmaninoff

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Arnaldo Cohen,
piano
* Women of the PSU Chamber Choir
* Debussy:Nocturnes
Haydn:
Symphony No. 53, “L’imperiale”
• Rachmaninoff:
Piano Concerto No. 2
Classical Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Classical B Saturday
Classical B Sunday
Classical B Monday
Classical A+B Full Saturday
Classical B+C Full Sunday
Classical A+B Full Monday
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sat 2/22/14 7:30PM
Sun 2/23/14 7:30PM
Mon 2/24/14 8:00PM
2013/14 Season

Say It with Music!

There’s nothing like music to describe the wondrous world around us. From typewriters to modern major generals, here’s music that will make these things absolutely unforgettable!

Pacific Youth Choir
Dance West
Pam Mahon,
narrator
Kids Series Concert
in this Season Ticket package:
Kids Concerts Sunday matinee
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sun 3/2/14 2:00PM
2013/14 Season

Hilary Hahn

Andrew Grams, conductor
• Hilary Hahn,
violinGrieg:Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
• Nielsen:
Violin Concerto
Strauss:
Aus Italien
Classical Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Classical A Saturday
Classical C Sunday
Classical A Monday
Classical A+B Full Saturday
Classical B+C Full Sunday
Classical A+B Full Monday
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sat 3/8/14 7:30PM
Sun 3/9/14 2:00PM
Mon 3/10/14 8:00PM
2013/14 Season

Tango Caliente

It’s no wonder that Portland is being swept off its feet in a virtual Tango craze. It’s some of the most stunning music around. You’ll be carried away too as talented tango dancers and the Oregon Symphony perform Piazzolla and more in one of the zestiest concerts of the season!

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Tango Caliente
Pops Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Saturday Mix
Sunday Pops
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sat 3/15/14 7:30PM
Sun 3/16/14 3:00PM
2013/14 Season

Zakir Hussain

Zakir Hussain takes the Indian tabla to an extraordinary level. He astonished audiences in 2012 and comes back by popular demand! A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as a national treasure in his own country, India, but gained him worldwide fame. Please note: the Oregon Symphony does not perform.

Special Concert
Available now to 2013/14 Subscribers only.
On sale to the public May 11, 2013.
Fri 3/21/14 7:30PM
2013/14 Season

Chamayou Plays Chopin

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
• Bertrand Chamayou,
pianoMessiaen:The Forgotten Offerings
• Chopin:
Piano Concerto No. 2
Brahms:
Symphony No. 4
Classical Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Classical B Saturday
Classical B Sunday
Classical A+B Full Saturday
Classical B+C Full Sunday
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sat 3/22/14 7:30PM
Sun 3/23/14 7:30PM
2013/14 Season

Seattle Symphony

Our colleagues to the north make their Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall debut with Ludovic Morlot on the podium for a concert of Debussy, Adams and Varèse.

Ludovic Morlot, conductorLuther Adams: Become Ocean
Varèse:
Déserts
Debussy:
La mer
Special Concert
Available now to 2013/14 Subscribers only.
On sale to the public May 11, 2013.
Sun 3/30/14 3:00PM
2013/14 Season

Dvorak’s Symphony No. 5

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Alban Gerhardt,
celloPärt:Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
• Shostakovich:
Cello Concerto No. 2
Dvořák:
Symphony No. 5
Classical Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Classical A Saturday
Classical C Sunday
Classical B Monday
Classical A+B Full Saturday
Classical B+C Full Sunday
Classical A+B Full Monday
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sat 4/5/14 7:30PM
Sun 4/6/14 2:00PM
Mon 4/7/14 8:00PM
2013/14 Season

Pink Martini

Portland’s two favorite bands on one stage at the same time! Carlos on the podium. Thomas on the piano. Look out! These folks sold out three concerts a couple of years ago and will surely do it again.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor Special Concert
Available now to 2013/14 Subscribers only.
On sale to the public May 11, 2013.
Fri 4/11/14 7:30PM
Sat 4/12/14 7:30PM
Sun 4/13/14 7:30PM
2013/14 Season

Mahler’s Song of the Earth

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Ruxandra Donose,
mezzo soprano
• Anthony Dean Griffey,
tenorHaydn:Symphony No. 96, “The Miracle”
• Mahler:
Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth)
Classical Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Classical A Saturday
Classical A Monday
Classical A+B Full Saturday
Classical A+B Full Monday
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sat 5/10/14 7:30PM
Mon 5/12/14 8:00PM
2013/14 Season

Joshua Bell Plays Sibelius

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
• Joshua Bell,
violinDzubay:Snake Alley
• Sibelius:
Violin Concerto in D minor
Stravinsky:
The Firebird (complete)
Classical Series Concert
in these Season Ticket packages:
Classical B Saturday
Classical B Sunday
Classical B Monday
Classical A+B Full Saturday
Classical B+C Full Sunday
Classical A+B Full Monday
Available to subscribers only
until August 19, 2013.
Sat 5/17/14 7:30PM
Sun 5/18/14 7:30PM
Mon 5/19/14 8:00PM