Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Concert-at-Christmas: Thunder and Lightning

  • Strauss: Thunder and Lightning
  • Rossini: William Tell Overture
  • John Williams: Superman March

This performance features musicians from all of PYP’s ensembles.

A Portland tradition since 1961, this post-holiday concert features performances by the Philharmonic Orchestra, Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, Portland Youth Conservatory Orchestra, Young String Ensemble, and an Alumni Orchestra. The popular event showcases Portland Youth Philharmonic’s entire roster of 300 musicians, as well as an orchestra of nearly 100 alumni, drawing from the organization’s 95 years.

Enjoy the vibrancy of Johann Strauss II’s Thunder and Lightning Polka, as well as Gioachino Rossini’s William Tell Overture, plus many more. Be astonished by the vivid storm of exciting musical excellence on display.

Hearing is believing. Discover for yourself why the Chicago Tribune called the orchestra “brilliant in all departments!”

Tickets packages for multiple performances are available through November 2018. Save up to 30% off single tickets and get comfortable in your same seats all season long with our new flexible ticket packages for multiple performances.

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall : Upcoming Events


Oregon Symphony presents Cirque de la Symphonie at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on...

Showing: 12/13

Mark O’Connor & Friends present An Appalachian Christmas featuring the O'Connor Band at Arlene...

Showing: 12/14

Oregon Symphony presents Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert at the Portland'5 Arlene...

Showing: 12/15 - 12/16

Oregon Symphony presents Comfort and Joy: A Classical Christmas at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert...

Showing: 12/17

Live Nation presents John Legend's A Legendary Christmas Tour at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert...

Showing: 12/19

Portland Youth Philharmonic presents their Concert-at-Christmas at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert...

Showing: 12/26