Behind the Scenes

A lot goes on before the conductor’s downbeat. Here is a look at what it takes to put an orchestra concert — and an orchestra — together.

Sound Thinking
Is there a piece of music that changed your life?
The Path to the Orchestra
How do you get to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall? Practice, and a few other things.
Hidden Cost of Being a Musician
Musicians make investments every day, in making music.
Our Work is Play
“So you play in the Symphony. What do you do for a living?”
The Spirit of the Oregon Symphony
An orchestra is collection of musicians, and so much more.
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