In 2011, Willamette Week's annual Finder edition called the PCO "The Most Ambitious" Arts Organization in Portland:
"Punching way above its weight, under music director Yaacov Bergman, PCO has lately been the city's most innovative orchestra, combining music with visual arts, poetry, theater, even science and sex."
The Portland Chamber Orchestra is the oldest incorporated chamber orchestra in the United States.
December 18-22 | Handel's Messiah | In December, we will bring Handel's Messiah to venues outside downtown Portland and carry on this beautiful tradition for the fourth year. Read More…
May 9-11 | Pictures at an Exhibition | The orchestra will top off the season with Pictures at an Exhibition, wherein Maestro Yaacov Bergman will present two different versions of the Mussorgsky piano suite. The second version brings a contemporary interpretation to Mussorgsky's most famous piano composition.
To continue our passion for playing exciting and new music for the Portland community and our metro-area supporters, PCO will be performing a combination of smaller and more “intimate” concerts, in addition to the traditional chamber orchestra concerts. Throughout the season, PCO will be partnering with talented Portland artists who will perform at the renowned jazz club, Jimmy Mak’s…
November 4 | Valerie Day with Darrell Grant