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Portland Columbia Symphony is excited to share a season that promises delight and discovery, authentic personalities, and spiritual uplift – a season of music that moves you. And you’ll notice that we are moving ourselves too!

With concerts in Portland, Gresham, and Beaverton, your Portland Columbia Symphony will be creating unforgettable juxtapositions between the pillars of classical music and a new generation of composers and performers pushing the evolution of this beautiful art form. All led by the incomparable Steven Byess, who celebrates his tenth season as Music Director of this “hidden gem” of the Northwest.

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Subscription Price until July 31

SECTION A        $180
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SECTION C        $108

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SECTION B        $159
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Sara Davis Beuchner, Soloist

  • September 16, 2023 – Saturday 7:30 pm at BodyVox Dance Center
  • September 17, 2022 – Sunday 3:00 pm at Gresham High School

Program to include:

W.A. MOZART  Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in A Major


CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS  Caprice-Valse, “Wedding Cake”

JOAQUIN TURINA   Rapsodia Sinfonica West Coast Premiere

This program is presented without intermission.

Noted for her musical command, cosmopolitan artistry, and visionary independence, Sara Buechner is one of the most original concert pianists of our time. Lauded for her “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess” (New York Times), and “astounding virtuosity” (Philippine Star), Beuchner returns to PCSO to perform an innovative musical exploration of identity and personhood through music both intimate and expansive.



Titus Underwood, Soloist

Leroy Bynum, Narrator

  • November 11, 2022 – Saturday 7:30 pm at First United Methodist Church
  • November 12, 2022 – Sunday 3:00 pm at Gresham High School

ANNA CLYNE  This Moment West Coast Premiere

NIGEL WESTLAKE  Spirit of the Wild: Concerto for Oboe West Coast Premiere

JOSEPH SCHWANTNER  New Morning for the World: Daybreak of Freedom

An emotional and moving New Morning for the World: Daybreak of Freedom by Joseph Schwantner, incorporating excerpts from the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., caps off a thrilling musical experience in November.  Featuring the west coast premiere of a work by critical darling Anna Clyne, and Titus Underwood’s first ever appearance with PCSO in a work revealing incredible virtuosity, the moments we share in this concert fuel our appreciation for the power of music at its finest.



Casey Bozell, Soloist

  • March 16, 2023 – Saturday 7:30 pm at The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts
  • March 17, 2023 – Sunday 3:00 pm at Gresham High School

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  The Lark Ascending – Casey Bozell, Violin



Taking our inspiration from the world around us, PCSO features Concertmaster Casey Bozell in a sublime work by 20th Century English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. The program includes the evocative Yakona by Sara Carina Graef, an homage to the Yaqo’n Indian tribe of Oregon,

accompanied by images of the Yakona Nature Preserve and oyster-rich Yaquina Bay. Ludwig van Beethoven’s ode to the natural world, his exquisite Symphony No. 6 (the Pastoral), with its themes of harmony and idealism as personified by nature, anchors this concert of unfolding wonder. As Beethoven himself phrased it: “Surely woods, trees, and rocks produce the echo that man desires to hear”.



Adam Eccleston, Soloist

Freddy Vilches, Featured Composer and Soloist

With Bravo Youth Orchestra Musicians

  • May 4, 2023 – Saturday 7:30 pm at First United Methodist Church
  • May 5, 2023 – Sunday 3:00 pm at Gresham High School

ALBERTO GINASTERA   Impresiones de la Puna for Flute and Strings

ALBERTO GINASTERA   Dances from Estancia


FREDDY VILCHES   Latin American Suite

Focusing on Latino-connected music and composers ¡Adelante! is also a bridge-builder to future generations of musicians from our area. The Latin American Suite by Portland-based composer Freddy Vilches is a composition that features rhythms and musical traditions from five regions in Latin America, featuring traditional instruments for each region. Exuberant and lively, we are thrilled to feature not only our own Principal flutist Adam Eccleston, but young students from Bravo Youth Orchestra, trained in the vaunted El Sistema (the system) program in the final concert of this stellar season!

All programs and artists subject to change without notice.