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 Steven Byess and your entire Portland Columbia Symphony family.
- First pick of seats, which you’ll then own for seasons to come.
- The biggest savings – the earlier you buy, the lower your price.
- A special 15% discount on additional tickets to Classical and 360 Series concerts.
- No extra handling fees, all season long.
- Free and easy exchanges.
- Flexible payment options for those who need it – pay half now, and half in July. (Call or email for info.)
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.
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.