Your Oregon Symphony 2022/23 Season

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Your Oregon Symphony 2022/23 Season

“ From the very beginning, I have felt a strong connection with this orchestra and with our audiences. We grow closer as we all experience the music together and, to me,
this is powerful.
David Danzmayr Jean Vollum Music Director Chair

We can’t wait to make magnificent music together.
Be a part of the magic of live performances with your Oregon Symphony as we embark on the 2022/23 Season.
Join us as we celebrate David Danzmayr’s second season as Music Director of your Oregon Symphony, with programs that showcase audience favorites like Carmina Burana and Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony alongside contemporary works and freshly inked commissions that reflect a diversity of cultures, voices, and experiences. From sublime performances by the world’s biggest artists — including celebrated soprano Renée Fleming and renowned pianist Emanuel Ax — to the work of our Creative Alliance partners expanding the boundaries of classical music today, our new season is grounded in music’s ability to inspire and unite artists and audiences alike.

07 Season Highlights 08 Creative Alliance 10 Classical Series 16 Pops Series 17 Kids Series 18 Popcorn Package 20 Livestreaming 21 Add-Ons 22 Season at a Glance 24 Seat Maps & Pricing


játtik clark principal tuba

alicia didonato paulsen assistant principal flute

sergio carreno assistant principal timpani/percussion

carin miller 4 principal bassoon

World-class musicians. Local pride.
The musicians of your Oregon Symphony are heard by tens of millions of people around the world through global broadcasts and Grammy nominated recordings. But they aren’t just remarkable artists – they’re also your neighbors, friends, and a part of what makes our region so special.
Each year, in addition to their extraordinary performances onstage, Oregon Symphony musicians help to lead award-winning education and community programs. They teach in schools, work with other nonprofit arts groups, and volunteer throughout the state. They bring hope and inspiration to children and adults who otherwise wouldn’t have access to live music.
Your Oregon Symphony musicians are pillars of our community. As proud of them as we are, they are proud to call Portland home.

“ I am driven to give
my all every time, because the audience gives their all every time.
The commitment this community always shows to the art form and to us feels so personal.
So connected.
Sergio Carreno Assistant Principal Timpani/Percussion

ruby chen, violin

chien tan, truman collins, sr. principal second violin chair 5

renée fleming

carmina burana

emanuel ax

holst’s the planets

george gershwin

“ I love hearing my favorites alongside
innovative and exciting new pieces. We’re so lucky to have access to world-class concerts right here in Portland.

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Robyn Gastineau Oregon Symphony Subscriber



Unique voices forging new paths for classical music.
Now in its second season, your Oregon Symphony’s Creative Alliance engages a group of today’s most extraordinary artists and cultural thought-leaders to bring a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to our community. Through groundbreaking new works and innovative performances that go beyond the concert hall, our Creative Alliance supports the Symphony’s mission to move music forward — inspiring and challenging our artists and audiences with new approaches to music-making that enrich the soul and explore important issues that shape our world.
Gabriela Lena Frank Artistic Partner

Gabriel Kahane Creative Chair
Xavier Foley Artist-in-Residence

Simone Lamsma Artist-in-Residence
Jun Märkl Principal Guest

Nathalie Joachim Artistic Partner
Andy Akiho Composer-in-Residence

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gabriela montero

The Season Premiere: Renée Fleming and the Oregon Symphony
Sep 24, 25 & 26, 2022
Soprano Renée Fleming, one of the most celebrated singers of our time, and baritone Rodney Gilfry bring to life Georgia O’Keefe and Alfred Stieglitz’s passionate marriage in Kevin Puts’ The Brightness of Light. Plus, Music Director David Danzmayr leads the Symphony in Elgar’s Enigma Variations, musical vignettes of the composer’s friends and family.
David Danzmayr, Conductor Renée Fleming, Soprano Rodney Gilfry, Baritone
Bernstein: Overture to West Side Story Kevin Puts: The Brightness of Light Elgar: Enigma Variations

The Power of Memories: Ravel and More with the Oregon Symphony
Nov 19, 20 & 21, 2022
Principal Guest Conductor Jun Märkl explores the interplay of memory and music in poignant works by Ravel and Dutilleux that trace the devastating impact of two world wars on European culture. Concertmaster Sarah Kwak performs Prokofiev’s shimmering, dreamlike Violin Concerto No. 1, which contrasts fairytale lightness with brazen savagery.
Jun Märkl, Conductor Sarah Kwak, Violin Boy Sopranos, Pacific Youth Choir
Dutilleux: The Shadows of Time Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin Ravel: La Valse

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and Violinist Vadim Gluzman
Jan 28, 29 & 30, 2023
An emotional journey rife with brilliant melody, Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony is a triumphant reflection on the composer’s struggle with fate. Also, Nordic splendor takes center stage in Sibelius’ patriotic Finlandia and the US premiere of Erkki-Sven Tüür’s latest violin concerto performed by Vadim Gluzman, “one of today’s top violinists” (Washington Post).
David Danzmayr, Conductor Vadim Gluzman, Violin
Sibelius: Finlandia Erkki-Sven Tüür: Violin Concerto No. 3 (US Premiere) Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

vadim gluzman

aaron diehl

martha long

Music of (In)Tolerance: from Mendelssohn to Wagner
Mar 11, 12 & 13, 2023
Ideas of oppression and resilience are woven throughout Wagner’s rarely heard Rienzi Overture and Mendelssohn’s monumental “Reformation” Symphony, a heartfelt work inspired by the composer’s Protestant faith. Visionary pianistcomposer Gabriela Montero showcases her astonishing powers in Babel, a portrait of her experience as a human rights activist.
David Danzmayr, Conductor Gabriela Montero, Piano
Wagner: Overture to Rienzi Gabriela Montero: Babel & Solo Improvisations Tauský: Coventry Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”

Classical Gershwin with the Oregon Symphony
May 13, 14 & 15, 2023
Steeped in jazz, blues, and ragtime, Gershwin’s Concerto in F is a quintessentially American take on the classical concerto, making it the perfect vehicle for the dynamic pianist Aaron Diehl. Shostakovich’s brooding, deeply personal Tenth Symphony pursues great extremes in emotion and orchestral color, from wistful wind solos to menacing marches.
Antony Hermus, Conductor Aaron Diehl, Piano
Unsuk Chin: Frontispiece for Orchestra Gershwin: Concerto in F Major Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10

Mahler’s Symphony No. 5
Jun 10, 11 & 12, 2023
Our season concludes with Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, a work of vast emotional scope that moves from grief to jubilation and includes the composer’s famous Adagietto — a love song to his future wife, Alma, tenderly scored for strings and harp. Principal Flute Martha Long brings sparkling grace to Mozart’s playful Flute Concerto in G Major.
David Danzmayr, Conductor Martha Long, Flute
Mozart: Flute Concerto in G Major Mahler: Symphony No. 5


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gabriel kahane

nathalie joachim

Ravel’s Boléro and Violinist Augustin Hadelich
Oct 8, 9 & 10, 2022
In a program inspired by the dynamism of dance, Ravel’s sensuous Boléro offers a kaleidoscope of orchestral color, ending with a feverish intensity sure to bring audiences to their feet. Also, Grammy Award–winning violinist Augustin Hadelich performs Donnacha Dennehy’s Violin Concerto, whose central movement explores transcending life under lockdown. Markus Stenz, Conductor Augustin Hadelich, Violin
Rossini, Overture to The Barber of Seville Stravinsky: Jeu de cartes (Card Game) Donnacha Dennehy: Violin Concerto (US Premiere) Ravel: Boléro

Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony
Nov 5, 6 & 7, 2022
Showcasing the vast expressive range of the classical orchestra, Beethoven’s “Eroica” celebrates the power of the human spirit in times of conflict and intolerance. And Creative Chair Gabriel Kahane’s The Right to Be Forgotten explores our digital world, questioning ideas of convenience, privacy, free will, and democracy in the era of the internet.
David Danzmayr, Conductor Gabriel Kahane, Vocals Nathalie Joachim, Flute and Vocals Alex Sopp, Flute and Vocals Holcombe Waller, Guitar and Vocals
Lera Auerbach: Requiem for Icarus Gabriel Kahane: The Right to Be Forgotten Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

Rachmaninoff ’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Pianist Kirill Gerstein
Dec 3, 4 & 5, 2022
Renowned pianist Kirill Gerstein brings his “intelligent and virtuosic music-making” (Observer) to Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto, a work of soulful melodies and technical fireworks. Framing the program are Tania León’s Pulitzer Prize– winning Stride, an homage to the profound legacy of Susan B. Anthony, and Prokofiev’s nostalgic Seventh Symphony
David Danzmayr, Conductor Kirill Gerstein, Piano
Tania León: Stride (2021 Pulitzer Prize Winner, West-coast premiere, and OSA co-commission) Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 Prokofiev: Symphony No. 7

kirill gerstein

david danzmayr

simone lamsma

Carmina Burana
Feb 25, 26 & 27, 2023
With the ferocious roar of its unforgettable opening, Carl Orff’s exhilarating Carmina Burana has become a cultural phenomenon, arresting audiences with its bawdy celebration of life, love, and renewal. Opening the program is Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler Symphony, its three movements inspired by paintings from Matthias Grünewald’s Isenheim altarpiece.
Leo Hussain, Conductor TBA, Soloists
Paul Hindemith: Mathis der Maler: Symphony Carl Orff: Carmina Burana

Danzmayr Conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 4
Apr 22, 23 & 24, 2023
Music Director David Danzmayr leads Mahler’s sunny Fourth Symphony, with its curious sleigh bells, puckish woodwinds, and a moving finale that imagines a child’s awe-inspiring vision of Heaven. Swedish soprano Camilla Tilling enchants with the “purity of her sound” (Gramophone) in both the Mahler and Osvaldo Golijov’s tender, tragic Three Songs.
David Danzmayr, Conductor Camilla Tilling, Soprano
Osvaldo Golijov: Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Suite and Violinist Simone Lamsma
May 20, 21 & 22, 2023
A timeless tale of love and transformation, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is a masterful marriage of melody and movement. Artistin-Residence Simone Lamsma joins the Symphony for Barber’s sublimely romantic Violin Concerto, while composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s Concertino Cusqueño is a vibrant celebration of her Peruvian heritage.
Jun Märkl, Conductor Simone Lamsma, Violin
Gabriela Lena Frank: Concertino Cusqueño Barber: Violin Concerto Respighi: The Birds Tchaikovsky: Selections from Swan Lake Suite


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Strauss & Nielsen: Hope and the Human Spirit
Oct 22, 23 & 24, 2022
Music Director Laureate Carlos Kalmar leads a program exploring the invincibility of the human spirit. Strauss’s songs of farewell, with their radiant lyricism, offer hope and solace in the autumn of life, while Nielsen’s thrilling Fourth Symphony looks to transcend the anguish of World War I, culminating in a spectacular duel for two timpanists.
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor Maeve Höglund, Soprano
Gabriella Smith: Tumblebird Contrails Strauss: Four Last Songs Seeger: Andante for Strings Nielsen: Symphony No. 4 “The Inextinguishable”

Rachmaninoff ’s Second Symphony
Jan 14, 15 & 16, 2023
A masterwork of rich melody and tender romanticism, Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony contains some of the composer’s most introspective, heartfelt music. Marin Alsop conducts this audience favorite along with Bernstein’s rowdy Candide Overture and the US premiere of a new concerto for cellist Inbal Segev from Grammy-nominated composer Vijay Iyer.
Marin Alsop, Conductor Inbal Segev, Cello
Bernstein: Overture to Candide Vijay Iyer: Human Archipelago (US Premiere) Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2

Emanuel Ax Plays Beethoven
Feb 4, 5 & 6, 2023
Experience Emanuel Ax’s unsurpassed virtuosity in Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, presented alongside the composer’s Second Symphony — two early works that find the German master honing his revolutionary musical voice. And Unsuk Chin’s Subito con forza pays homage to Beethoven and the relentless energy that is the hallmark of his music.
David Danzmayr, Conductor Emanuel Ax, Piano
Unsuk Chin: Subito con forza Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 Beethoven: Symphony No. 2


blake pouliot

andy akiho

xavier foley

Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with Violinist Blake Pouliot
Mar 25, 26 & 27, 2023
A “once in a lifetime” talent (Toronto Star), violinist Blake Pouliot brings his signature vigor to Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, one of the most dazzling showpieces for the instrument. Zemlinsky’s richly orchestrated The Mermaid is a probing psychological work of love lost, written after the composer’s own experience of devastating heartbreak.
Kevin John Edusei, Conductor Blake Pouliot, Violin
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor Zemlinsky: The Mermaid

Music of Steel & Majesty with the Oregon Symphony
Apr 29, 30 & May 1, 2023
Be transported by the silvery sounds of the steel pan as Grammy-nominated composer and percussionist Andy Akiho performs Beneath Lighted Coffers, inspired by the architecture of the Roman Pantheon. Hailed by Schumann as “sheer musical mastery,” Schubert’s Ninth Symphony is the composer’s most exuberant, expansive symphonic statement.
David Danzmayr, Conductor Andy Akiho, Steel Pans
Andy Akiho: Beneath Lighted Coffers Schubert: Symphony No. 9, “The Great C Major”

Holst’s The Planets
Jun 3*, 4 & 5, 2023
A triumph of orchestration, Holst’s The Planets conjures vivid portrayals of the mythological deities associated with our solar system, from Mars’ drums of war to Neptune’s ethereal mysticism. Plus, Xavier Foley brings consummate versatility to the stage, performing his For Justice and Peace, a powerful meditation on the legacy of slavery in the US.
David Danzmayr, Conductor Xavier Foley, Double Bass Chien Tan, Violin
Xavier Foley: Solo Work Xavier Foley: For Justice and Peace Bottesini: Double Bass Concerto No. 2 Holst: The Planets
*This concert takes place at 2 pm due to the Starlight Parade


Pops Series

Our Pops Series plays popular musical hits from a variety of eras. Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik returns for a spellbinding Pops Season. Subscribe to all four and save!


Revolution: The Music of The Beatles A Symphonic Experience
Oct 15 & 16, 2022
The Beatles come to life in Revolution, the new symphonic tribute featuring arrangements transcribed from the original master recordings at Abbey Road. Accompanied by hundreds of rare and unseen photos, Revolution will take you on a sensational multimedia journey featuring more than 25 top hits like “Ticket to Ride,” “Hey, Jude,” and more.*
Jeff Tyzik, Conductor Oregon Symphony

Star Wars vs. Star Trek
Jan 21 & 22, 2023
Unforgettable music from your favorite sci-fi film franchises played by your Oregon Symphony. From John Williams’ iconic Star Wars main theme and “Imperial March” to music from The Wrath of Khan to the newest Star Trek films.
Jeff Tyzik, Conductor Oregon Symphony

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony
Nov 26 & 27, 2022
Combining more than a dozen beloved Looney Tunes projected on the big screen while the Oregon Symphony plays the classical musicinfused original scores, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony features iconic favorites like “What’s Opera, Doc?,” “The Rabbit of Seville,” “Baton Bunny,” and “Corny Concerto.”
George Daugherty, Conductor Oregon Symphony

Retro Themes for Grown-Up Kids
Mar 18 & 19, 2023
Experience some of the musical moments of your youth with favorite film and TV scores in this nostalgic, fun-filled concert event! With memorable music from movies like the James Bond and Pink Panther series and iconic TV shows, enjoy a blast from the past and delight in these retro themes from timeless classics.
Jeff Tyzik, Conductor Oregon Symphony

*All music under license from Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC and Harrisongs LTD. All photos under license from


The Beatles Book Photo Library. The show is not endorsed by or connected to Apple Corps or The Beatles.

“ I love seeing kids and their
families in the audience – performing for young minds connects me to the boundless
joy and curiosity I felt when exploring each piece
for the first time.

Carin Miller Principal Basson

Kids Series
Share the joy and excitement of our family-friendly Kids Series concerts featuring your Oregon Symphony, live dancers, a youth choir, and more!
At an hour long, they’re the perfect introduction for young listeners to meet the Symphony.

The Magic of Mozart
Sun, Nov 13, 2022, 2 pm
A mischievous street musician is given the chance to “be Mozart” in this imaginative concert. Tag along with us and experience the adventures of the legendary composer, with music from The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, and the “Jupiter” Symphony.
Magic Circle Mime, Guest Artists Dance West Pacific Youth Choir Pam Mahon, Narrator

Frosty Fables
Sun, Mar 5, 2023, 2 pm
As winter melts into spring, these enchanting fairy tales are sure to celebrate the joys of the season! Music from Disney’s Frozen, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and many more will transport young audience members to a magical winter wonderland.
Dance West Pacific Youth Choir Pam Mahon, Narrator

Peter & the Wolf
Sun, Apr 16, 2023, 2 pm
Prokofiev’s enchanting children’s work for narrator and orchestra is both a fable about a headstrong boy and, cleverly, an introduction to the instruments of the orchestra.
Dance West Pacific Youth Choir Pam Mahon, Narrator


Popcorn Package
Experience your favorite films like never before!

With the orchestra performing the score live and the film projected on the big screen, movie night at the Symphony is a unique and unforgettable way to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cinema.

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert Feature film with the Oregon Symphony

Hocus Pocus Feature film with the Oregon Symphony

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceTM in Concert Feature film with the Oregon Symphony

The Goonies Feature film with the Oregon Symphony

Sat, Sept 17, 2022, 7:30 pm Sun, Sept 18, 2022, 2 pm
The battle between good and evil rages on in the epic conclusion of the Star Wars trilogy. Rejoin Luke, Leia, Han, and the whole Rebel Alliance and feel the full Force of John Williams’ incredible score as your Oregon Symphony accompanies the movie live.

Sat, Oct 29, 2022, 7:30 pm Sun, Oct 30, 2022, 2 pm
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy star as three wild witches who return from seventeenth-century Salem for a night of zany fun and comic chaos. Filled with bewitching laughs and magic, this hilarious film is perfect for the entire family.

Sat, Jan 7, 2023, 7:30 pm Sun, Jan 8, 2023, 2 pm
Relive the magic of year six in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert. Fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale of Harry’s obsession with a mysterious potions book accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen in HD!

Sat, Feb 18, 2023, 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 19, 2023, 2 pm
What happens when a group of kids comes across a map leading to One-Eyed Willy’s pirate treasure? Relive the ’80s in this Oregon cult classic, produced by Steven Spielberg and filmed in Astoria. Goonies never say die!

Movie Concert Add-ons
Purchase advance tickets to these concerts with your subscription package.
Elf ™ in Concert Feature film with the Oregon Symphony Sat, Dec 17, 2022, 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 18, 2022, 2 pm Nobody spreads Christmas cheer quite like Buddy the Elf! This holiday season, relive this heartwarming holiday classic on a giant screen as every note of John Debney’s wonderful score is played live to picture in Elf™ in Concert!
West Side Story Feature film with the Oregon Symphony
Sat, May 27, 2023, 7:30 pm Sun, May 28, 2023, 2 pm Celebrate this iconic American musical as the Oregon Symphony plays Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying score live with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim while the film is shown on the big screen. Winner of 10 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, the film features choreography by Jerome Robbins and stars Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris.

ELF and all related characters and elements © & ™ New Line Productions, Inc. (s22) Goonies © 1985 Warner Bros. Inc.


WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s22) West Side Story © 1961 MGM. All Rights Reserved. 19

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Your Oregon Symphony 2022/23 Season