Adventurous programming. Inspiring collaborations. Bridging art forms. Connecting lives. Sparking conversation. Every day, and with each exhilarating performance, the Oregon Symphony is moving music forward.
The Oregon Symphony is Portland’s largest performing arts organization and the oldest American orchestra west of the Mississippi. Founded in 1896 and currently led by Music Director Carlos Kalmar, it performs with many of the world’s top musicians and offers the best of orchestral music – classical to pops to cutting-edge contemporary – to growing audiences in Portland and across Oregon. From September through June, the orchestra performs about 100 concerts each season, mostly at downtown Portland’s historic Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, drawing an enthusiastic audience of more than 225,000 people annually.
Oregon Symphony Orchestra
Music Director: Carlos Kalamar
Associate Conductor: Norman Huynh
Principal Pops Conductor: Jeff Tyzik
Learn more at orsymphony.org
Meet the Musicians: Jonathan Greeney, the Oregon Symphony’s Principal Timpani, shares stories from the path that led him to Portland and the Symphony.