Join us for a collection of classical music that has found a second life in pop culture. You may not recognize the names, but you’ll know it when you hear it. Including Peer Gynt, the Barber of Seville, Ride of the Valkyries and the Liberty Bell March.

Classical Cameos

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March 16, 2024 at 7:30pm

Tualatin Valley Academy

Space, the final musical frontier. Join us in the sounds of space and science fiction including Star Wars, Star Trek, The Planets and music from Apollo 13.


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May 18, 2024 at 7:30pm

Hidden Creek Community Center


We are pleased to invite you to join us.

Our family-friendly concerts are for you, our community.

Concerts are held at Hidden Creek Community Center:

Hidden Creek Community Center
5100 NE Hidden Creek Drive
Hillsboro, OR 97124

If needed, additional parking is available at 53rd Avenue Community Park, across NE 53rd Avenue from the community center, and there is a flashing-light crosswalk at the NE Hidden Creek Drive/NE 53rd Avenue intersection.

Your Visit

Our March performance will be at The Tualatin Valley Academy:

Tualatin Valley Academy
7405 E Main Street
Hillsboro, OR 97123

If needed, additional parking is available at the shopping center across East Main Street and there is a traffic light controlled crosswalk to safely cross East Main Street.

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Spring 2018:
The Music of Fantasia:

Dance of the Hours
Night on Bald Mountain
The Pastoral Symphony
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Selections from the Nutcracker Suite

Winter 2018:
Playing Favorites:

Adagio by Barber
Duel of the Fates
Poet and Peasant Overture
Yoda’s Theme

Fall 2017:
The Music of John Williams:

E. T.
Harry Potter
Indiana Jones
Schindler’s List
Star Wars

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 Spring 2017:
Music for the Wild West

William Tell Overture
The Magnificent Seven
The Light Cavalry Overture

Winter 2017:
Music for the Generations


Fall 2016:
Honoring Those Who Serve

Armed Forces Medley
Haydn’s Symphonie Militaire
Stars and Stripes Forever
‘True Survivor’ from Kung Fury

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Spring 2016: Pirates!
Pirates of the Caribbean

Robin Hood and His Merry Men
Over the Waves Waltz
An Outdoor Overture

Winter 2016:
Celebrating Shakespeare
Selections from West Side Story
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Romeo and Juliet

Autumn 2015:
Music to Celebrate America
American Salute – Morton Gould
Aura Lee – arr. David Robertson
Fanfare for the Common Man – Aaron Copeland
Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21 – Ludwig van Beethoven

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 Spring 2015:
Movie Night
Themes from 007 – Norman/McCartney/Barry
2001: A Space Odyssey – Strauss
The Teddy Bears’ Picnic – Bratton
The Pirates of the Caribbean – Badelt
With special guests The Rose City Trombones

Winter 2015:
Violin Concerto – Saint-Saens
featuring Anthea Kreston
Foxbridge – Todd
L’Arlesienne Suite No. I – Bizet
featuring Carl Gutmann-soloist
Eine Kliene Nachtmusik – Mozart
featuring the Brass Section

Holiday 2014: 
Star Spangled Banner – Key
The Faithful Shepherd Suite – Handel
Tarras Suite – arr. Olenick
Radetzky-Marsch – Strauss
Les Preludes – Liszt
L’Arlesienne Suite No. I – Bizet
Sleigh Ride – Anderson

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Batman Theme – Hefti
Band of Brothers – Kamen
Music from Apollo 13 – Horner
Harry Potter – Williams
Themes of 007 – Norton, Conti McCarney, Barry
Star Wars – Williams

Russian Easter Festival Overture – Rimsky-Korsakov
Italian Girl in Algiers – Rossini
Rhosymedre – Vaughan Williams
Symphony #83 – Haydn
The Water Music Suite for Brass – Handel
Naftule, Naftule – Brandwein arr./soloist Jeffery Olenick

 Peer Gynt-Suite 1 – Edvard Grieg
Unfinished Symphony 8 – P. Shubert
La Belle Helene Overture – J. Offenbach
Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson

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Teddy Bears’ Picnic – John Bratton
Symphonie Fantastique (4th mvt) – Hector Belioz
Symphony No. 8 in g Major – Antonin Dvorack

Unlock the story behind the music

The performance of Anton Dvorak’s Carnival Overture accompanied by the rarely performed romantic Roman Carnival Overture by Hector Berlioz.  Carnaval - Thomas Stone, Allan Halbert. Two piano soloists by Dianne Davies and May Wong.
CDs of this concert are available for purchase at the next concert.

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Victory at Sea arranged by R. Rodgers; Titanic; Song of the Sea and more. Bernie Kuehn was our special guest conductor for Psalm and Fugue Opus40a for strings by Hovhaness. A Salute to the Big Bands, arranged by Calvin Custer, was dedicated to Cornell Estates in celebration of their 20th anniversary.CDs of this concert are available for purchase at the next concert.

The world premiere of Tango Symphony composed by Dr. Jeffery Olenick and a medley of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers dance tunes, arranged by Dave Robertson were crowd pleasures at this concert. Also featured were Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto #2 with a special piano soloist by Dianne Davies.CDs of this concert are available for purchase at the next concert.

Past Concerts

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With a team of volunteers, the Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra is a group effort fueled by generosity and community. 

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