Your favorite classical tunes are best enjoyed among friends, wouldn’t you agree? Pack a picnic and a blanket and celebrate the start of the season with music from the stage and screen, with Steven Byess and your entire Portland Columbia Symphony family. Music by Sondheim, Gershwin, Bernstein and more.
Tap the kegs and bring in the brass! It’s October, and the Botanist rooftop is abuzz with the best brews and tunes this side of Munich. Enjoy festive Bavarian songs with the Portland Columbia Symphony Brass Quintet alongside tasty pairings by Botanist. Prost! Presented by Botanist.
After delighting audiences in The Soldier’s Tale, Robert McBride returns to the PCSO stage alongside Portland’s own Lisa Neher to recite the ticklingly clever, wonderfully rhythmic poetry of Dame Edith Sitwell, set brilliantly to music by a young William Walton.
The joyful spirit of Copland’s Appalachian Spring evokes pristine waters, serene forests, an abundant harvest, and gratitude for all this life has to offer. Drawing on the memorable Shaker tune, “Simple Gifts,” it’s nothing short of an American masterpiece.
We’re ready to travel, how about you? This season, let global cuisine, wine, and musical performances by Portland Columbia Symphony take you on a journey around the world. What better way to support the orchestra and musicians you love? The event includes our signature auction and paddle raise, so place your bids and enjoy the ride!
Though his other symphonies are known for their brooding introspection, all is well in Brahms’ pastoral Second Symphony, which shines with the light, airy radiance of the Alpine countryside.
All are welcome! This 35-minute concert includes flexible seating (or standing!) options, comfortable lighting, and lower volumes to accommodate listeners on the autism spectrum and/or those with sensory sensitivities. Fidgets and a nearby quiet room will be available. Best for kids between ages 5 – 13.
In this original online series, young listeners are introduced to the orchestra through original music and puppets by Nicole Buetti (PCSO bassoon/contrabassoon) and the musicians of PCSO! From the fabulous flute to the charming cello, kids will learn about all the cool things our instruments can do. In the last episode, humans and puppets join together for a grand finale performance!