The 2017/18 SeasonTHE CLASSICS ANNOUNCED!

We'll be announcing our full lineup soon including a Film Series, and Oregon State Fair Shows this Summer!

Classics Series

Opening Night Gala

  • September 30, 2017
  • 7:30pm
  • Elsinore Theatre

The Salem Symphony kicks off their expansive second season at the Historic Elsinore Theatre with an ambitious program, featuring the symphony's own world class musicians. Join them for their Opening Night Gala, including benefit dinners, cocktail receptions, and after parties all over the mid-Willamette Valley. Celebrate the world's newest major symphony orchestra as they continue to turn heads on the international music scene, as well as in our local communities and neighborhoods. Performance features iconic works by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Camille Saint Saens.

Also available at Elsinore Theatre Box Office

*Plus Elsinore Theatre and Tickets West surcharge.

Classics Series

Student Concerto and Concert Premiere

Emerging Artist Series

  • October 14, 2017
  • 7:30pm
  • Elsinore Theatre

The Salem Symphony continues their legacy of excellence with the Emerging Artist Series by encouraging local musical talent across the Pacific Northwest. Come see the winner of Salem Symphony’s annual concerto competition and scholarship program perform their chosen work live on stage with the world class musicians of the Salem Symphony. Performance also features iconic yet rarely performed works from the classical repertoire by Antonin Dvorak, Richard Strauss, and Johann Strauss, Jr.

  • "Carnival Overture" - Dvorak
  • Student Concerto Competition Performance
  • Intermission
  • "Die Fledermaus Overture"- Strauss, Jr.
  • "Der Rosenkavalier Suite" - Strauss

Also available at Elsinore Theatre Box Office

*Plus Elsinore Theatre and Tickets West surcharge.

Classics Series

Salem Symphony Presents

Emerging Artist Series

Awards Ceremony | Concert Preview

  • October 13, 2017
  • 7:30pm
  • Grand Theatre

Come see the winner of Salem Symphony’s annual concerto competition and scholarship program perform their chosen work live on stage with the world class musicians of the Salem Symphony.

Classics Series

An Evening with Leonard Bernstein

CLASSIC FILMS & OVERTURES

Featuring six time Emmy award winning Conductor Mark Watters

  • December 30, 2017
  • 7:30pm
  • Elsinore Theatre

Come join the Salem Symphony as we finish out the 2017 calendar year with a specular tribute to the legendary composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. Watch the Salem Symphony bring to life the classic film suites and overtures to On The Waterfront and West Side Story live, with additional classic film music from My Fair Lady by Frederick Loewe and An American In Paris by the always timeless George Gershwin...

  • "Candide Overture" - Bernstein
  • "On The Waterfront (Suite)" - Bernstein
  • "West Side Story: Symphonic Dances" - Bernstein
  • Intermission
  • "My Fair Lady Overture" - Loewe
  • "An American In Paris (Suite)" - Gershwin

Also available at Elsinore Theatre Box Office

*Plus Elsinore Theatre and Tickets West surcharge.

Classics Series Season Packages

  • 20% OFF Five Classical Shows
  • 15% OFF Four
  • 10% OFF Three Classical Shows

  • Learn more below
Classics Series

Pines of Rome

Emerging Composer Series

  • February 3, 2018
  • 7:30pm
  • Elsinore Theatre

The Salem Symphony continues their pursuit of new and exciting programming with the inclusion of the collective works of Ottorino Respighi in Pines of Rome and the rarely performed Fountains of Rome. The Salem Symphony and its world class musicians will also be featured as the world premiere of a brand new orchestral composition commissioned through Salem Symphony’s own Emerging Composer Series.

  • "Festive Overture" - Shostakovich
  • Composition Competition Performance - See details
  • Intermission
  • "Fountains of Rome" - Respighi
  • "Pines of Rome" - Respighi

Also available at Elsinore Theatre Box Office

*Plus Elsinore Theatre and Tickets West surcharge.

Classics Series

Salem Symphony Presents

2018 Spring Music Festival & Performance

  • Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • All Day
  • Elsinore Theatre

The Salem Symphony is bringing together communities from all over the Pacific Northwest with their first annual Spring Music Festival. Come and enjoy the Historic Elsinore Theatre all afternoon and evening as musical groups from Seattle, Portland, Eugene, and even Northern California share in this wonderful community event.Enjoy wine tastings and pairings from local wineries of the Willamette Valley, all while local restaurants entice your taste buds with promotions and discounts for your whole party. More information coming!

7:30pm Performance: The Salem Symphony takes the stage that night to close out the festivities with a powerhouse show featuring Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Brahms.

  • "Leonore Overture No. 3" - Beethoven
  • "Midsummer Night’s Dream" - Mendelssohn
  • "Peer Gynt Suite No. 1" - Grieg
  • Intermission
  • "Symphony No. 4" - Brahms

Also available at Elsinore Theatre Box Office

*Plus Elsinore Theatre and Tickets West surcharge.

Special Benefit

The Salem Symphony

Benefit Auction & Dinner

  • August 5th, 2017
  • 5:00pm
  • Illahe Hills Country Club

The Salem Symphony Benefit Auction & Dinner will fund student Education Outreach Programs for the entire 2017/2018 season. The event will be hosted at the Illahe Hills Country Club outdoor pavilion, where guests will enjoy a cocktail reception with silent auction, elegant sit-down dinner with live auction, and an after party dance....

Classics Series Season Package

2 Seat Minimum

  • 20% OFF Five Classical Shows. SELECT YOUR SEATS online for the entire season!
  • 15% OFF Four or 10% OFF Three Classical Shows
    Purchase and select your SECTION online, we'll reserve the best seats available.
    To select specific seats, please order through the Elsinore Box Office, 503-375-3574.

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Past Events

Rehearsal for the Season Finale Concert

See behind the scenes as the Salem Symphony rehearses with Joshua Bell and Guest Conductor Anthony Parnther for the Season Finale Concert May 24, 2017.

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Pictures At An Exhibition

Salem Symphony, in partnership with the Bush Barn Art Center and the Salem Art Association, brought to life Mussorgsky's expertly crafted work Pictures At An Exhibition along with the iconic Night On Bald Mountain.

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We are grateful to all of our generous supporters, members, and sponsors! We look forward to an exciting new season.