Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Nas: Illmatic—25th Anniversary - Cancelled

Nas - Halftime (Clean)

Based on the CDC’s recommendation that gatherings of 50 people or more be canceled or postponed over the next eight weeks (as of March 15, 2020), the following Oregon Symphony concerts have been canceled:

  • March 13: Open Music with Caroline Shaw (at Alberta Rose Theatre)
  • March 14–16: Berio’s Sinfonia by Rose Bond
  • March 19: Nas: Ilmatic – 25th Anniversary
  • March 21–22: Prohibition Party
  • April 4–6: Beethoven’s Ninth with the Oregon Symphony
  • April 13: The Flaming Lips with the Oregon Symphony
  • April 14: Kristin Chenoweth in Concert – For The Girls
  • April 25–27: Revueltas’ Night of the Mayas by Michael Curry
  • May 2: China Forbes: 50!
  • May 4: Chris Botti
  • May 9–11: Joshua Bell

All concerts and events beyond May 11 are currently proceeding as planned.

We hope you will consider exchanging or donating the cost of your ticket back to the Oregon Symphony. This helps support us as an arts nonprofit during this challenging time as we navigate the significant, ongoing impact of the COVID-19 situation. The following options are available for you:

Exchange your ticket(s) to the above performances for any future 2019/20 Season performance. All exchange fees will be waived in this situation.

Exchange your ticket(s) for a gift certificate, which can be used within one year of the issue date.

Donate your ticket(s) and receive a tax deduction for the total ticket value.

Receive a refund for the value of the ticket(s).

All requests for ticket donations, exchanges, gift certificates, and refunds must be received by June 30, 2020.

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 symphony@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.


This concert is now sold out. For more information, call the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office at 503‑228‑1353.

Norman Huynh, conductor

Hip hop icon Nas teams up with the Oregon Symphony to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his critically acclaimed debut album, Illmatic. Experience one of the defining records of 90s hip hop showcasing the rapper's meticulous rhymes and cutting social commentary in this unforgettable symphonic rendition.

Special Concert

Tickets start at $50

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