The Portland Chamber Orchestra

The Intimate Symphony with Infinite Imagination

Welcome to the 2014-15 Season

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PCO is thrilled to unveil a new program for Season 2014/2015. Join us for this exciting season as we look forward to sharing this wonderful musical experience with you!

Yaacov Bergman
Artistic Director

Robert Kingdom
President, Portland Chamber Orchestra


STRINGS ATTACHED

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 7:30 PM
Union High School, Camas, WA

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 3:00 PM
Lewis and Clark College, Agnes Flanagan Chapel, Portland, OR

 

CARL NIELSEN
Little Suite

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Piano Concerto in D minor 
(In memory of Mary Tooze)
Chad Heltzel, Piano

NEY ROSAURO
Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra
Brett Pascal, marimba

ERNST BLOCH
Concerto Grosso No.2

 

"If music were to assume human form and explain its essence, it may say something like this: '...I love the vast surface of silence; and it is my chief delight to break it.'" — Carl Nielsen

PURCHASE TICKETS

Brett Paschal, percussion

Brett Paschal, percussion

Chad Heltzel, piano

Chad Heltzel, piano


G. F. Handel's MESSIAH / JUDAS MACCABEUS

The Portland Chamber Orchestra and the Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland will offer their first ecumenical holiday concert in a performance of both the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah” and selections from the oratorio “Judas Maccabaeus“.  “Messiah” is one of Christendom’s most hallowed works and “Judas Maccabeus” is a work based on the story of Chanukah.  In its day,” Judas Maccabaeus” was one of the most popular of Handel’s Oratorios.  Handel’s score mingles passionate mourning, pious gratitude to the heroic defenders of the nation, ardent apostrophe of liberty, triumphant hymn and fanfare. 

 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 7:30 PM
St. Henry Catholic Church, Gresham

Friday, December 19, 2014, 7:30 PM
St. Matthew Catholic Church, Hillsboro
with the Hillsboro Community Youth Choir

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 7:30 PM
St Andrew Catholic Church, Portland

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 3:00 PM
Lewis and Clark College, Agnes Flanagan Chapel

 

Courtney Ruckman, soprano
Sarah Mattox, mezzo soprano
Les Green, tenor
Charles Robert Stephens, bass/baritone

CHORAL ARTS ENSEMBLE
David De Lyser, Artistic Director/Conductor

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Courtney Ruckman, soprano

Courtney Ruckman, soprano

Sarah Mattox, mezzo

Sarah Mattox, mezzo

Les Green, tenor

Les Green, tenor

Charles Robert Stevens, bass/baritone

Charles Robert Stevens, bass/baritone

David DeLyser, Choral Arts Ensemble Director

David DeLyser, Choral Arts Ensemble Director

Choral Arts Ensemble

Choral Arts Ensemble


Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with the PCO and the world’s most romantic voice! Acclaimed baritones Rocky Blumhagen and Ron Spivak present a special edition of their two-man Broadway revue featuring some of musical theatre’s most impassioned ballads by Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerry Herman, Michael Valenti and many others. The program includes seductive selections from Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, A Little Night Music, The Pajama Game, and La Cages aux Folles (to name just a few).

 

Friday, February 13, 2015, 7:30 PM
Union High School, Camas WA

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 7:30 PM
Liberty Theatre, Astoria

Sunday, February 15, 2015, 3:00 PM
Lewis and Clark College, Agnes Flanagan Chapel 

Ron Spivak and Rocky Blumhagen

Ron Spivak and Rocky Blumhagen


A SUMMER SWING

When listening to American music, we are often struck by the amazing energy, vitality, and timeless quality of what we call the American sound, be it jazz, blues, or musical show tunes. Fortunately, we have the opportunity to enjoy a sampling of this amazing treasure trove of music as we combine jazz, rock, concert and show tunes in happy harmony on this evening's program.

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3:00 PM
Lewis and Clark College, Agnes Flanagan Chapel


AARON MEYER
Rock On
Aaron Meyer, Concert Rock Violinist
Tim Ellis, Guitar

SAMUEL BARBER
Knoxville Summer of 1915 

Nicole Greenidge Joseph, soprano


LEONARD BERNSTEIN
West Side Story

Nicole Greenidge Joseph, soprano (Maria)
TBA, tenor (Toni)

Lewis & Clark Choir (Jets & Sharks)
Katherine FitzGibbon, Director