Oregon Symphony

2020/21 Season Update

After evaluating guidance and information shared by Governor Brown and state health officials in regards to large gatherings of people in public spaces, Oregon Symphony concerts scheduled through December 31, 2020, in Portland and Salem are cancelled. Oregon Symphony plans to resume live performances in January 2021. 

“We are deeply disappointed that we will not be performing the exciting lineup of live concerts we had planned for the beginning of the new 2020/21 Season, but our primary concern is the health and safety of our audiences, musicians, and employees,” says Scott Showalter, Oregon Symphony President and CEO.

We would deeply appreciate it if you would consider one of the following options in support of your Oregon Symphony:

  • Exchange your ticket(s) for performances beginning in January 2021.
  • For Subscribers: Apply the value of your ticket(s) to a 2021/22 Season subscription. We’ll save your same seats and series now, and lock in your current subscription price for next season!
  • Exchange your ticket(s) for an emailed gift certificate, which can be used through the end of the 2021/22 Season. You’ll receive an extra 10% in addition to the value of your tickets!
  • Donate the value of your ticket(s). You’ll receive an acknowledgment of your fully tax-deductible gift.

We hope you will consider exchanging or donating the cost of your ticket(s). The loss of millions of dollars over these months is straining your Oregon Symphony. Donations now will allow us to come back strong in 2021.

  • You may also request a full or partial refund for the value of the ticket(s).

It’s easy to take advantage any of these options by calling the Ticket Office at 503-228-1353, emailing orsymphony@orsymphony.org, or submitting an online form

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about your options as a ticketholder and other questions regarding the upcoming season.

The Oregon Symphony continues to closely monitor the evolving local and global COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, and receives updates from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, Multnomah County and Oregon Health Authority. We will continue to post updates.

For assistance, please contact the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office by phone at 503-228-1353 or email at orsymphony@orsymphony.org. The Oregon Symphony has temporarily closed its Ticket Office to the public, for in-person transactions, until further notice.

We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Watch a Video Message for Oregon Symphony Patrons from President and CEO Scott Showalter

Please donate and subscribe to the Oregon Symphony today.


Since the Oregon Symphony was established more than 100 years ago, it has been recognized for its internationally acclaimed music directors, skilled performers, diverse programs and outstanding community services in education and regional touring. The Oregon Symphony now ranks among the largest orchestras in the nation and as one of the largest arts organizations in the Northwest, with an attendance of more than 225,000 people annually and 76 full-time musicians.

Music Director Carlos Kalmar and the orchestra have been knocking it out of the park over the last few years.  Their 2011 debut at Carnegie Hall was, by anyone’s definition, a triumph. The New Yorker described it as “one of the most gripping events of the current season.” And audiences here have been taking note, setting record levels of attendance.

For a full nine months—September through May—the Oregon Symphony will be doing what they do best:  Raising the roof week after week.  Just for you.

And when all’s said and done, this season—like all seasons—is all about the music and its astounding ability to move us in ways we didn’t know were possible.