The citywide celebration features new Music Director David Danzmayr conducting the Oregon Symphony, and an entertainment lineup that spotlights Portland’s unique and diverse artists and community partners.
Audiences around the world can listen to the LIVE broadcast of the Oregon Symphony Waterfront Concert right here on All Classical Portland. Join hosts Suzanne Nance and Warren Black on the air Saturday September 4 2021 at 6:55 pm PT, at KQAC 89.9 FM in Portland, or from anywhere in the world at allclassical.org
The Oregon Symphony begins its long-awaited performance with an exciting program that includes music featured in popular films (highlights from John Williams’ powerful score to Star Wars) to masterworks from iconic composers (Beethoven’s second movement from Symphony No. 7) and classical favorites (Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March).The concert also includes an Oregon Ballet Theatre performance of the Grand Pas de Deux from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, as well as a selection from Kern and Bennett’s Showboat featuring Portland Opera vocalists.
The concert culminates with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, complete with cannon fire from the Oregon Army National Guard and a fireworks display over the Willamette River to conclude the memorable musical event.
This free festival begins at 1pm PT on September 4 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland with performances from acclaimed local artists and community partners such as Darrell Grant’s PDX Jazz Masters Trio, Portland Taiko, singer songwriter Saeeda Wright, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Corazones Alegres Ballet Folklórico, Chris Pureka, Joaquin Lopez with harpist Antonio Centurion, and more. The Oregon Symphony then takes the stage from 7 to 9:30pm PT. Learn more at orsymphony.org/