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CLASSICAL MUSIC

Bach to the Future? The Oregon Symphony Looks for New Horizons

Can CEO Scott Showalter drive the symphony into a new era?

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 06/22/2015
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Article

Classical Crooners: Boyz II Men Meets the Oregon Symphony

Boyz II Men are joining the Oregon Symphony for a night of symphonic soul. But how did this happy marriage come about? We comb through their respective timelines to find out what brought the nineties soulsters and our own Symphony together at last.

  • By Rene Bermudez
  • Published 04/01/2015
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MUSICAL NOTES

Oregon Symphony Brings Video Game Music to the Schnitz

The Oregon Symphony plays music from the Legend of Zelda, Elder Scrolls, and Halo on March 6 as part of a bid to reach beyond the classical community.

  • By Rene Bermudez
  • Published 03/05/2015
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CONCERTS

Trey Anastasio Will Debut a World Premiere with the Oregon Symphony

On September 9, the Phish frontman will debut a new work for guitar and symphony before taking the piece to Seattle and LA’s Hollywood Bowl.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 08/25/2014
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ARTS CALENDAR

Looking Forward to the 2014/2015 Arts Season

Consider this your arts season cliffhanger: a look at what's to come when your favorite arts orgs come back from summer vacation.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 07/01/2014
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CLASSICAL

John Williams Takes the Symphony to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

One of the greatest movie composers of all time comes to town to conduct songs from Star Wars, Superman, Indiana Jones, and more on April 28.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 04/22/2014
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WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 20-23

The PDX Jazz Festival lures local and national talent, PIFF extends its run, and two local theater companies tackle heavy subject matter.

  • By Nathan Tucker and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 02/20/2014
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WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 6–9

A series of Portlander potraits goes viral, the Pixies rock the Schnitz, snow falls on First Thursday, and everyone sings William Stafford "Happy Birthday."

  • By Erik Maurer
  • Published 02/06/2014
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WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 16-19

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Frankenstein, Itzhak Perlman rocks the fiddle, FOCM turns 75, and a slew of new plays open at PCS, Profile, Vertigo, and Coho. How can we possibly do it all?!

  • By Erik Maurer and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 01/15/2014
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WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 9–12

The Builders and the Butchers rock the Doug Fir, a piano phenom plays the Schnitz, PCS celebrates cultural misadventures, and the Art Gym explores modern Native American Art.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 01/09/2014
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WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Dec 5-8

Holiday shows continue to launch, First Thursday ignores the chill, and three veteran bands show rock isn't just for the kids.

  • By Nathan Tucker and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 12/05/2013
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NOD TO NOSTALGIA

10 Unforgettable Moments from 2013

We look back on a year of Portland theater, books, music, and comedy—plus a naked bike ride to remember.

  • Published 12/02/2013
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WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 31-Nov 3

A decapitated head at the opera, a mortifying movie at the Mission, a scary-danceable band at the Roseland—who says Halloween ends Thursday?

  • By Nathan Tucker and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 10/31/2013
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CONCERTS

Review: "Portland's Indies" with the Oregon Symphony

Black Prairie, Holcombe Waller, and Mirah joined the symphony for a sonic celebration of the city's independent music scene.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 10/21/2013
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WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 19-22

The National hits Edgefield, TBA barrels through the weekend, and Todd Barry banters with the audience in another September weekend of sizzling events.

  • By Nathan Tucker and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 09/19/2013
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WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 12-15

Pink Martini gets happy with a free concert, the TBA Festival kicks off with a new home, Portland Center Stage takes on its biggest show ever, and more to see you through the sunshine.

  • By Nathan Tucker and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 09/12/2013
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Slideshow

Slide Show: Fall Arts Guide 2013

We asked the arts organizations included in our Fall Arts Guide to step inside the photo booth, and here are their crazy results—–knives, wigs, babies, and all!

  • Published 08/20/2013
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TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win Tix to Steve Martin with the Symphony

The comedian plays banjo—yes, he does that—with the Oregon Symphony and bluegrass combo Steep Canyon Rangers Oct. 3. We've got two tickets to give away.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 07/22/2013
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EVENTS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 17–19

Surf music from outer space, the Grateful Dead at PAM, and the son of Stephen King reads a scary story at Powell's.

  • By John Chandler
  • Published 05/16/2013
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TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win Tickets to Thomas Lauderdale and Meow Meow with the Oregon Symphony

The Pink Martini bandleader teams up with the international kamikaze cabaret chanteuse and the full symphony for a night you won’t forget. September 14.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 05/15/2013
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