Past Events

Past Events

 

OPACO

Youth

Symphonic Voices*

Saturday, May 19, 2018 – 7:30 PM

Hawthorne Room at Marylhurst

17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst, OR, 97036

Featuring the Cantico Singers and Marylhurst University Choir

Winner of the 2018 John Kenneth Cole Composition Prize

Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner and Auction

Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 6:00 PM

Finley-Sunset Hills

1950 SW Camelot Ct, Portland, OR, 97225

Annual Gala Fundraiser

Support music for the future!

A silent auction and champagne hour starts at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner and a live auction at 7:00pm.

Tickets can be purchased at gala.oregonproarte.org

Special Concert with the Borowsky Trio

Sunday, February 25, 2018 – 3:00 PM

Portland Piano Company

8700 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR, 97220

The Borowsky Trio performs some of their favorite pieces and some of their own works in a more intimate concert setting. A reception with the artists will follow the performance.

Classical Series*

Saturday, February 24, 2018 – 7:30 PM

Kaul Auditorium at Reed College

3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR, 97202

Dr. Michael Kissinger, conductor

Mozart: Overture to Marriage of Figaro

Haydn: Symphony No. 104 “London”

Beethoven: Triple Concerto
with special guest artists The Borowsky Trio

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

Dvořák: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Hailey Kang, cello
Winner of the 2018 Emerging Artist Solo Competition

Erica Boland, conductor

Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves

Grieg/Meyer: Deck the Hall of the Mountain King

Combined OPACO and OPAYCO

Anderson: Sleigh Ride

Nosferatu – A Live Film Score To The Silent Movie

Monday, October 30, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Rex Putnam High School

4950 SE Roethe Road, Milwaukie, OR, 97267

Dr. Jeffrey Specht, conductor

Benson: Nosferatu

A live film score to the silent film

Featuring OPACO with the Rex Putnam High School Orchestra

This concert is not included with the season ticket. Proceeds will be split between OPACO and Putnam High School.

Adults $10, Students $5 online.

Note: Adults $15 at the door.

Nosferatu

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

Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 “New World”

Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien

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

Hengyue Lin, piano – Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Hailey Kang, cello – Antonin Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor

Randy Zhang, violin – W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major

2017 EASC

Summer Pops Concert

Saturday, August 12, 2017 – 7:30 PM

McGuire Auditorium at Warner Pacific College

2219 SE 68th Ave., Portland, OR, 97215

Dr. Jeffrey Specht, conductor

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 “Italian”

Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain

Copland: Hoe-Down from Rodeo

Webber: Selections from Phantom of the Opera

Williams: Selections from Star Wars

Symphonic Voices*

Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 7:30 PM

Hawthorne Room at Marylhurst

17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst, OR, 97036

Dr. Jeffrey Specht, conductor

Faure: Requiem
Featuring the Tualatin High School, PCC-Rock Creek, and Marylhurst University Choirs

Bruch: Scottish Fantasy
Renee Zhang, violin
Winner of the 2017 Emerging Artist Solo Competition

Ilian Lundberg: Fantasy for Orchestra
Winner of the 2017 John Kenneth Cole Composition Prize

Plus, selected choral works and the Golden Baton winner!

Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner and Auction

Saturday, March 25, 2017 – 6:00 PM

Eliot Center

1226 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR, 97205

Mad Hatter’s Ball

Put on your favorite hat and come support music for the future!

A silent auction and champagne hour starts at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner and a live auction at 7:00pm.

Mad Hatter Ball Gala 2017

Classical Series*

Saturday, March 11, 2017 – 7:30 PM

Kaul Auditorium at Reed College

3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR, 97202

Dr. Jeffrey Specht, conductor

Beethoven: Egmont Overture

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto
Nita Van Pelt, principal clarinet of OPACO

Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte Overture

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major

Spirit of the Season*

Rescheduled to January 7, 2017 CANCELLED due to weather

Kaul Auditorium at Reed College

3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR, 97202

Dr. Jeffrey Specht, conductor

Bruch: Scottish Fantasy in E♭ Major
Renee Zhang, violin
Winner of the 2017 Emerging Artist Solo Competition

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 “Italian”

Corelli: Christmas Concerto
Performed by OPAYCO

Nosferatu – A Live Film Score To The Silent Movie

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 – 7:00 PM

West Linn High School Performing Arts Center

5464 West A Street, West Linn, OR, 97068

Dr. Jeffrey Specht, conductor

Benson: Nosferatu

A live film score to the silent film

Featuring OPACO with the West Linn High School Chamber Orchestra

This concert is not included with the season ticket. Proceeds will be split between OPACO and West Linn High School.

Adults $15, Students $5 at the door

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EASC Final Round

Sunday, October 16, 2016 – 2:00 PM

Michelle’s Piano Co.

600 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR, 97214

Emerging Artist Solo Competition

Final soloist round for the EASC

Alessandra Hollowell, clarinet – Carl Stamitz: Clarinet Concerto No. 3 in B♭ Major

Hannah Nordlie, flute – Carl Nielsen: Flute Concerto

Renee Zhang, violin – Max Bruch: Scottish Fantasy in E♭ Major

Maddie Meier, soprano – G. F. Handel: “Lusinghe piu care”

Samuel Rhoton, bassoon – W. A. Mozart: Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra

Katherine von Bernthal, saxophone – Alexander Glazunov: Concerto for Saxophone, Op. 109

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Autumn in Paris*

Saturday, October 8, 2016 – 7:30 PM

Kaul Auditorium at Reed College

3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR, 97202

Dr. Jeffrey Specht, conductor

Delius: Two Pieces for Small Orchestra

Satie: Gymnopedies 1 & 3

Faure: Masques & Bergamasques

Bizet: Symphony No. 1 in C Major

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Pulling Strings*

Saturday, August 13, 2016 – 7:30 PM

Kaul Auditorium at Reed College

3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR, 97202

Dr. Jeffrey Specht, conductor

Sibelius: Andante Festivo

Fuchs: Serenade No. 3

Debussy: Clair de lune

Britten: Simple Symphony

Boyce: Symphony No. 1

Holst: Brook Green Suite

Barber: Adagio

Rutter: Suite for Strings

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Spring Classics

Saturday, March 12, 2016 – 7:30 PM

Kaul Auditorium at Reed College

3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR, 97202

Dr. Jeffrey Specht, conductor

Carl Maria von Weber: Bassoon Concerto
Sam Rhoton, bassoon
Winner of the 2016 Emerging Artist Solo Competition

Schumann: Symphony No. 1 “Spring”
Mozart: The Magic Flute Overture

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Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner and Auction

Saturday, March 5, 2016 – 6:00 PM

Eliot Center

1226 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR, 97205

Playing it Forward: Music for the Future!

OPACO is celebrating its 15th Anniversary (the Crystal Anniversary) with a Crystal Ball!

A silent auction and champagne hour starts at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner and a live auction at 7:00pm.

Playing It Forward Gala

Rhapsody in Blue

Saturday, December 12, 2015 – 7:30 PM

McGuire Auditorium at Warner Pacific College

2219 SE 68th Ave., Portland, OR, 97215

Dr. Jeffrey Specht, conductor

von Suppe: Poet & Peasant Overture

Mozart: Symphony No. 39

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Susan Smith, piano

With special seasonal encores!

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2016 Emerging Artist Solo Competition – Final Round

Sunday, October 25, 2015 – 3:00 PM

Michelle’s Piano Co.

600 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR, 97214

Featuring finalists:

Nathan Kim, piano – Serge Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1

Sam Rhoton, bassoon – Carl Maria von Weber: Bassoon Concerto

Jason Pegis, cello – Antonin Dvorak: Cello Concerto

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Music from the Dark

Saturday, October 10, 2015 – 7:30 PM

Kaul Auditorium at Reed College

3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR, 97202

Dr. Jeffrey Specht, conductor

von Weber: Der Freischutz Overture

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished”

Mozart: Symphony No. 25

Gounod: Ballet Music from Faust


Summer’s Coming Concert

Sunday, May 20, 2018 – 5:00 PM

Finley-Sunset Hills

1950 SW Camelot Ct, Portland, OR, 97225

Erica Boland, conductor

Strauss: The Blue Danube

Grainger: Molly on the Shore

Works by Mozart and Haydn

The Rite of Spring Concert

Sunday, March 11, 2018 – 5:00 PM

Finley-Sunset Hills

1950 SW Camelot Ct, Portland, OR, 97225

Erica Boland, conductor

Vivaldi: Four Seasons – Spring
soloist TBA

Badelt: 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

Dvořák: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Hailey Kang, cello
Winner of the 2018 Emerging Artist Solo Competition

Erica Boland, conductor

Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves

Grieg/Meyer: Deck the Hall of the Mountain King

Combined OPACO and OPAYCO

Anderson: Sleigh Ride

Fall Concert

Sunday, November 5, 2017 – 5:00 PM

Christ United Methodist Church

12755 NW Dogwood Street, Portland, OR, 97229

Erica Boland, conductor

McLean: Serenata

Debussy: Clair de Lune

Pachelbel: Canon

Badelt: Pirates of the Caribbean

Spring Concert

Saturday, May 13, 2017 – 5:00 PM

Spanish Seventh Day Adventist Church

10110 SE Linwood Avenue, Milwaukie, OR, 97222

A celebration of Mother’s Day

Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner and Auction

Saturday, March 25, 2017 – 6:00 PM

Eliot Center

1226 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR, 97205

Mad Hatter’s Ball

Put on your favorite hat and come support music for the future!

A silent auction and champagne hour starts at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner and a live auction at 7:00pm.

Mad Hatter Ball Gala 2017

Winter Concert

Sunday, March 12, 2017 – 5:00 PM

Spanish Seventh Day Adventist Church

10110 SE Linwood Avenue, Milwaukie, OR, 97222

Spirit of the Season*

Rescheduled to January 7, 2017 CANCELLED due to weather

Kaul Auditorium at Reed College

3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR, 97202

Dr. Jeffrey Specht, conductor

Bruch: Scottish Fantasy in E♭ Major
Renee Zhang, violin
Winner of the 2017 Emerging Artist Solo Competition

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 “Italian”

Corelli: Christmas Concerto
Performed by OPAYCO

Colors of Fall

Sunday, November 20, 2016 – 4:00 PM

Gladstone Park Seventh Day Adventist Church

1475 Ohlson Rd, Gladstone, OR, 97027

Dr. Sharon Eng, conductor

Nina Rota: A Time For Us

plus works by Handel, Mozart, Faure, and David Stone

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Season Finale Chamber Jamboree

Sunday, May 29, 2016 – 1:30 PM

Chapel at Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst

17400 Holy Names Dr, Lake Oswego, OR, 97034

Dr. Sharon Eng, Youth Faculty

Dr. Jeff Specht, Artistic Director

Music will include works by Vivaldi, Mozart, Shostakovich, Purcell, and Sting.

Spring Melodies

Sunday, March 6, 2016 – 1:00 PM

Chapel at Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst

17400 Holy Names Dr, Lake Oswego, OR, 97034

Time to be determined

Music by Mozart, Vivaldi, and more!

Rhapsody in Blue

Saturday, December 12, 2015 – 7:30 PM

McGuire Auditorium at Warner Pacific College

2219 SE 68th Ave., Portland, OR, 97215

Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G minor “Christmas Concerto”

With special seasonal encores!

Rhapsody In Blue poster