The modern day Portland Symphony Orchestra can trace its roots back to 1923 when leading musicians in Portland decided to form a new ensemble. Originally, the musicians rejected the PSO title for being too “imposing.” Today, the orchestra lives up to its lofty moniker as an accomplished and well-respected symphonic ensemble.
The orchestra performs a number of series throughout its season, including a Tuesday Classical series, a Sunday Classical series, an entertaining Pops series, holiday concerts, and a series for children. Subscriptions are available in a number of formats and with varying levels of discount and benefits. The orchestra also performs a widely-attended outdoor patriotic summer pops series, which has become a staple in the Portland summer arts scene.
Portland Symphony Orchestra Information
- Public Transportation: Somewhat accessible
- Handicapped Accessible: Yes
- Hours: Most concerts are on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays
- Admission: Single tickets are $26 – $76. Senior and student ticket discounts sometimes available. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more
- Membership: Subscriptions: 6-concert “Tuesday Classical” ($114 – $351), 4-concert “Sunday Classical” ($52 – $168), 4-concert “PSO Pops” ($68 – $218), “Magic of Christmas” ($31 – $61).Subscription discounts available for students, seniors, and children. Compose Your Own subscription allows you to save 10% when you buy tickets to 3 or more concerts.
- Other Benefits: Flex Passes available for $80 per pair. Subscriber benefits include convenient ticket exchange, discounts on additional tickets, and a benefits card that gets you discounts on local dining and shopping