Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

George Saunders

The 33rd season of Portland Arts & Lectures, presented by Literary Arts, features some of the most influential writers at work today. The new season opens with George Saunders on October 12. Saunders is the author of four collections of short stories, a novella, and a book of essays; his first novel, New York Times best seller Lincoln in the Bardo, was published in February 2017, and his most recent story collection, Tenth of December, is the winner of the 2015 Story Prize and the 2014 Folio Prize, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Dave Eggers said, “George Saunders is a complete original, unlike anyone else, thank god… There is no one better, no one more essential to our national sense of self and sanity.” He is the recipient of a 2006 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” grant, and of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and he was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine in 2013.

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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall : Upcoming Events


Live Nation welcomes Sam Harris and the Waking Up Podcast to the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall...

Showing: 02/22

Oregon Symphony presents Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall February...

Showing: 02/24 - 02/26

Oregon Symphony presents the k.d. lang - ingénue redux 25th Anniversary Tour at Arlene Schnitzer Concert...

Showing: 02/27

Oregon Symphony presents a special concert with Blind Pilot at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert...

Showing: 03/01

The Oregon Symphony welcomes 14-time Grammy Award winner Herbie Hancock to the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer...

Showing: 03/02

Portland Youth Philharmonic presents Tchaikovsky's 4th at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert...

Showing: 03/03