The Portland Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1947 by Finnish composer and conductor, Boris Sirpo, who came to Portland after leaving his war-torn native country, and the orchestra was initially composed entirely of his music students at Lewis and Clark College. Now one of America’s oldest chamber orchestras, the commitment to quality performances of innovative repertoire that was instilled from the beginning continues.


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Yaacov Bergman

Music Director + Conductor

Yaacov Bergman has received consistent rave notices for his interpretations of a highly varied repertoire, and has been acclaimed world-wide as an intensely communicative musician.


2019 Past Events

AWARDED FIRST PRIZE IN THE NATIONAL CHOPIN

PIANO COMPETITION IN THE USA, 2005. 
  
FRIDAY, JUNE 14TH, 2019, 7 PM 

"Stunningly fluid" - New York Times

"Astonishing" - New York Post

"Bewitching...Superb" - Boston Globe


THE UN-SILENT SPRING CONCERT

LE TOMBEAU DE COUPERIN – MAURICE RAVEL

THE MONSTER – DUNCAN NEILSON

CONCERTINO FOR CLARINET & MANDOLIN – OFER BEN-AMOTS

A concert you won’t want to miss. Presenting four musical selections of classical, klezmer, and bluegrass music, with art, The Choral Arts Ensemble, and featuring Grammy nominated and award winning mandolinist, Sierra Hull, and clarinet soloist, Shannon Scott. Selections include:

Le Tombeau de Couperin, by Maurice Ravel 

The Monster, by Duncan Neilson, inspired by Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, Frankenstein, and joined by the Choral Arts Ensemble, with projected animated woodcuts by Liz Gill Neilson

Concertino for Clarinet & Mandolin, by Ofer Ben-Amots

Intermezzo: Klezmer meets Bluegrass, by Ofer Ben-Amots

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