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Portland Columbia Symphony is excited to celebrate its 40th anniversary by sharing the best classical and new orchestral works in the friendly and welcoming fashion for which it has gained a loyal following.

It’s a season that brims with the energy of new voices along with iconic works by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Beethoven, and Bernstein, all brought to life with passion and brio—adding to and complementing our understanding of the power of music; connecting us to each other in the here & now.

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Packages and pricing

Season subscriptions are 4-concert packages!

All seating is Assigned

SECTION A        $180
SECTION B        $144
SECTION C        $108

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2022-2023 Programming

Tchaikovsky & Brahms

Miki Sawada, soloist

• September 16, 2022 – Friday 7:30 pm at First United Methodist Church
• September 18, 2022 – Sunday 3:00 pm at Gresham High School

Johannes Brahms  Symphony No. 3
Pyotr Tchaikovsky  Piano Concerto No. 1

19th Century Romanticism comes alive in a powerhouse season-opening program. Dynamic pianist Miki Sawada, creator of the exciting Gather Hear Tour, debuts with the Portland Columbia Symphony performing Tchaikovsky’s mighty Piano Concerto No. 1. Included on the program is Brahms’ exquisite Symphony No. 3, often understood as representing the composer’s personal motto, frei aber froh (free but happy) for the opening theme of F-A♭-F.

Heaven & Earth

Brett Deubner, soloist

• November 11, 2022 – Friday 7:30 pm at First United Methodist Church
• November 13, 2022 – Sunday 3:00 pm at Gresham High School

Maria Grenfell  River Mountain Sky
Nicole Buetti  Quasar – Elegy for Viola and Orchestra – World Premiere
Johan Hugosson  Samarthana – World Premiere
Leonard Bernstein  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

In an evocative program that conjures up wild landscapes from Tasmania and Manhattan turf wars, the focus is on Grammy-nominated violist Brett Deubner. A recipient of a United States Congressional Certificate of Recognition, Deubner returns to perform two world premieres written expressly for him, including one by PCSO’s own (and Portland native) Nicole Buetti. A soulful and passionate performance.

Grace & Action

Brian Dunbar, soloist

• March 10, 2023 – Friday 7:30 pm at First United Methodist Church
• March 12, 2023 – Sunday 3:00 pm at Gresham High School

Jennifer Higdon  Amazing Grace
Carlos Simon  Movements for Flute and Orchestra
Ludwig Van Beethoven  Symphony No. 7

Flutist Brian Dunbar performs the West coast premiere of Movements for Flute and Orchestra, a new work by trailblazing composer Carlos Simon. In a score that takes inspiration from themes of redemption and self-will, Simon inspires the uplifting sense of possibility also present in an iconic spiritual and the exuberance of Beethoven that complete this not-to-be-missed program.

Pictures & Reflections

JáTtik Clark, soloist

• May 5, 2023 – Friday 7:30 pm at First United Methodist Church
• May 7, 2023 – Sunday 3:00 pm at Gresham High School

John Williams  Devil’s Dance
Michael Daugherty  Reflections on the Mississippi
Modest Mussorgsky  Pictures at an Exhibition

Conjuring a promenade along a mighty river or through an art exhibition, our season-closing performance is an exquisite journey that reunites JàTtik Clark with PCSO to perform composer Michael Daugherty’s exciting Reflections on the Mississippi. Maurice Ravel’s brilliant orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and John William’s thrilling Devil’s Dance add to musical memories that will embed themselves in your heart.

All programs and artists subject to change without notice.