All Concerts & Performances

Concert Ticket Information

Community Concerts:

  • Tickets are available on-line and may be purchased at any time before the concert (just show your digital or hard copy receipt at the door to use as your ticket). 
  • Tickets may also be purchased at the venue the day of the show, starting one hour before the performance.
  • For all Community Concerts (except Newmark) seating is general admission. Adults $10, Students/MYS Alumni $5, current MYS Students Free.

Downtown Concerts:

  • Tickets are available on the MYS website until 1:00pm the last weekday before the concert. After that time, you will need to purchase your tickets on the Portland’5 website or at the door of the venue on the night of the event.
  • All tickets in Portland’5 venues are reserved seating. Seating maps provided on the MYS website may be used to request seats however, in some cases you may be given seats near your original selection. In that event, we will contact you to inform you of the change.
  • Tickets purchased within 10 days of the concert will be automatically held at the MYS Will Call table.
  • Downtown tickets purchased via the MYS website are physical printed tickets, email delivery is not available.
  • Student, Alumni, and Senior (65+) discounts are offered for Downtown Concerts. Current MYS students are free.
  • Follow this link for more information about the Portland’5 COVID policy.
  • ADA seating is available, please contact the MYS Office 503-239-4566, or the Portland’5 Box Office for assistance.

Current MYS Student Tickets: 

  • Current MYS students may attend any MYS concert for free.
  • MYS students must have a ticket for the Downtown Concerts, please remember to select the MYS Student ticket type and use the discount code found in the weekly announcements to claim one free ticket per student.
  • MYS Student tickets also may be claimed in person on the day of the concert at the Portland’5 Box Office. Free MYS Student tickets may not be redeemed online from Portland’5. These free tickets are not available for Dress Circle (Schnitzer) or 1st Balcony Boxes and Rows A & B (Newmark).
  • Current MYS Students are not required to have a physical ticket for Community Concerts. Just tell us you are an MYS student at the door!

MYS Alumni:

  • NEW! If you are an alum of MYS, you are able to purchase your ticket at the student rate.

Contact [email protected] with questions.

Season ticket subscriptions are unavailable for the 2022-2023 season.

COVID-19 Concert Attendance Policy

Audience Members:

Downtown Concert Series

Against the Grain

Friday, June 2nd 7:30 PM (updated date, see below)
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Update 5/19: Portland’5 has cancelled MYS’ May 19 concert due to HVAC failure at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The concert has been rescheduled to Friday June 2 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The temporary cooling system was successfully installed! Ticketholders & performers will be notificed of the confirmed location via email.

We look forward to seeing you June 2 at the Schnitzer!

The season finale will showcase Faust Overture by Emilie Mayer, an underappreciated contemporary of Richard Wagner and Franz Liszt. Emilie challenged the expectations of female composers during her time, veering away from salon music in favor of grand form. Despite her eight symphonies and numerous overtures, the Faust Overture was the only work printed during her lifetime. 

Wrapping up the 2022-23 season, MYS will play Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story: Symphonic Dances, telling the iconic story of forbidden love and power struggles on the streets of upper west side New York in the 1960s. The narrative will unfold across nine interconnected pieces of music, including Prologue, ‘Somewhere,’ Scherzo, Mambo, Cha-Cha, Meeting Scene, ‘Cool’ Fugue, Rumble, and Finale.

Student composer Elaina Stuppler will finish off this season’s lineup for the Authentic Voice Project with her piece addressing gun violence. This project provides aspiring composers with an opportunity to write and hear their work performed by MYS students, cultivating musical creativity in the next generation of musicians.

This show will spotlight two of the winners of MYS’ annual Concerto Competition. Co-winners of the Winds/Brass/Percussion/Piano category Amir Avsker and Cyrus Ngan will perform Mozart Piano Concerto K. 466, Mov 3 and Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3, Mov 3, respectively. Held each January, with its winners showcased during the March and May shows alongside the Symphony Orchestra, this competition tests mastery of challenging and mature solo repertoire for strings, winds, brass, and percussion.

Joining Symphony Orchestra, Interlude Orchestra will perform Larry Clark’s Engines of Resistance, Soon Hee Newbold’s Warrior Legacy, and Howard Shore’s Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Arr. Douglas E. Wagner).

Tickets purchased after 3:00 PM on 5/24 will be automatically held at Will Call.

Tickets are also available on the Portland’5 website.

Community Concerts