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EASC Final Round

Sunday, October 8, 2017 – 2:00 PM
Portland Piano Company
8700 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR, 97220

Emerging Artist Solo Competition

Final soloist round for the EASC

Finalists TBA

Symphonic Folk Stories*

Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Kaul Auditorium at Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR, 97202

Dr. Jeffrey Specht, conductor

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto
Susan DeWitt Smith, piano

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 “New World”

Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien

Upcoming for Youth Orchestras

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Fall Concert

Early November 2017


Erica Boland, conductor

Vivaldi: Four Seasons – Fall
soloist TBA

Handel: Water Music

Zimmer: Pirates of the Caribbean

Triumph of the Season*

Saturday, December 16, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Kaul Auditorium at Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR, 97202

Dr. Jeffrey Specht, conductor

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Winner of the 2018 Emerging Artist Solo Competition

Sibelius: Finlandia

Erica Boland, conductor

Vivaldi: Four Seasons – Winter
soloist TBA

Combined OPACO and OPAYCO

Handel: Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah

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Join us on Saturday, October 21st as we kick off our new season of music you love! We'll be joined by Portland piano phenom Susan DeWitt Smith on Tchaikovsky's tour de force Piano Concert No. 1 paired with his passionate Capriccio Italien. Rounding out the concert is everyone's favorite Symphony No. 9 "The New World" by Antonin Dvorak. Tickets are available now and at the door! oregonproarte.org/tickets/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Still some tickets available for this weekend's Summer Pops series. Fun for all ages and musical tastes! Tickets at the door or online oregonproarte.org/

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An evening of excitment and passion with the Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Dr. Jeff Specht, conductor. Program includes the iconic Star Wars Suite by John Williams as well as Felix Mendelssohn's spirited Symphony No. 4 "Italian", plus other festive works by Aaron Copland, Modest Mussorgsky, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. ... See MoreSee Less

Summer Pops!

August 12, 2017, 7:30pm - August 12, 2017, 11:30pm

An evening of excitment and passion with the Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Dr. Jeff Specht, conductor. Program includes the iconic Star Wars Suite by John Williams as well as Felix Mendelssohn's...

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It's OPACO's last concert of the season w/ 3 choirs & full chamber orchestra with Dr. Jeff Specht at the baton come cool off Saturday night at Marylhurst University. ... See MoreSee Less

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Unfortunately due to the icy roads and expected poor weather in the forecast for Saturday, the OPACO concert on 12/17 will be cancelled and rescheduled for a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience. Stay warm and safe! ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us as we celebrate the Spirit of the Season with Renee Zhang--violin, winner of the 2016-2017 Emerging Artist Solo Competition, as she performs Max Bruch's tour de force The Scottish Fantasy. Also featured is Mendelssohn's brilliant Symphony No. 4 "Italian". We'll also be joined by the OPACO Youth Orchestra as they perform Corelli's Christmas Concerto! Guaranteed to be an evening full of excitement and passion! Tickets available at the door or online. ... See MoreSee Less

POSTPONED! Spirit of the Season - Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra

December 17, 2016, 7:30pm - December 18, 2016, 12:00am

Join us as we celebrate the Spirit of the Season with Renee Zhang--violin, winner of the 2016-2017 Emerging Artist Solo Competition, as she performs Max Bruch's tour de force The Scottish Fantasy. Als...

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Join us for a stunning evening of entertainment and delight. An all strings concert featuring some of the world's finest string repertoire, including Barber's haunting Adagio for Strings, Britten's Simple Symphony, Debussy's Clair de lune, Rutter's Suite for String Orchestra, Sibelius's Andante Festivo, plus works by Fuchs, Boyce, and more!

Tickets available at the door or online at: oregonproarte.org/
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Pulling Strings! Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra

August 13, 2016, 7:30pm

Join us for a stunning evening of entertainment and delight. An all strings concert featuring some of the world's finest string repertoire, including Barber's haunting Adagio for Strings, Britten's S...

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Come hear the amazing young bassoonist, Sam Rhoton, winner of the 2016 Emerging Artist Solo Competition, as he plays Weber's Bassoon Concerto with the Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra! ... See MoreSee Less

Come enjoy Spring Classics with the Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra on Saturday, March 12th at 7:30pm in Kaul Auditorium at Reed College. Treat your ears to the fun sounds of the overture to Mozart'...

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