2016 Portland Labor Day Weekend: Oregon Symphony Concert @ Waterfront Park | FREE, Fireworks, Cannons, 20,000+ People

Oregon Symphony at Waterfront Park
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Time to start planning for your Labor day weekend in Portland. The Oregon Symphony kicks off its new season with their 20th annual concert at the Waterfront Park on September 1. 20,000 people are expected to attend the event which includes music, dancing, fireworks, cannons, and more. Plus, it’s all FREE.


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Waterfront Concert Oregon SymphonyOregon Symphony Waterfront Concert
September 1, 2016
Begins at 12:30 p.m. | FREE | All Ages
More info: orsymphony.org

Tom McCall Waterfront Park
1020 Naito Pkwy, Portland

Enjoy an entertaining line-up of ten musical performances all afternoon beginning at 12:30 pm (see list of groups and times below).

Then the Oregon Symphony takes the stage at 7 pm for a concert that concludes with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, complete with military cannons from the Oregon Army National Guard 218th Field Artillery, and an elaborate fireworks finale.

Join 20,000 of your best friends for Portland’s favorite outdoor event, signaling the opening of the Fall Art Season.


Oregon Symphony Afternoon Music Festival

12:30 PM The Cabin Project
1:00 PM Edna Vazquez
1:30 PM Bravo Youth Orchestra with Edna Vazquez
2:00 PM Third Angle New Music Ensemble
2:30 PM Metropolitan Youth Symphony
3:15 PM FearNoMusic – 21st Century Ensemble
3:45 PM Irish Fiddler Kevin Burke with Symphony violinist Greg Ewer
4:15 PM Stephanie Schneiderman and Tony Furtado
5:00 PM Portland Youth Philharmonic
6:00 PM Portland Taiko Drums

Oregon Symphony Program – starts at 7 PM

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Norman Huynh, conductor
Members of Metropolitan Youth Symphony
Members of Portland Youth Philharmonic
Portland Opera
Oregon Ballet Theatre
Alpha Battery 218th Field Artillery


John Stafford Smith
(arr. Leyden)
The Star Spangled Banner
Richard Wagner “Entrance of the Guests into the Wartburg” from Tannhäuser
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Allegro assai from Symphony No. 31 in D major, K. 300a [297], “Paris”
Giacomo Puccini “Quando m’en vo” from La boheme
Portland Opera
Antonín Dvořák Molto vivace from Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Opus 95, “From the New World”
Georges Bizet Minuetto and Farandole from L’Arlésienne
Metropolitan Youth Symphony
John Williams Adventures from Earth from
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Norman Huynh,
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Andante non troppo from Serenade in C major for Strings, Opus 48
Oregon Ballet Theatre
Jacques Offenbach Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
John Phillip Sousa Semper fidelis
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1812, Overture solonelle, Opus 49
Portland Youth Philharmonic
  Alpha Battery 218th Field Artillery

Waterfront Concert Oregon Symphony


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