Opportunity Details

Arts & Culture, Civic & Community
Families, Other, Visitors & Travelers

Age Minimum (with Adult):16+, Minimum Age:16+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Support the Arts: Columbia Symphony Orchestra (age 16+) *Hands On*

Hands On Managed projects offer you an opportunity to join a group of volunteers on a done-in-a-day project led by a Hands On Volunteer Leader

Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra is a not-for-profit service organization dedicated to presenting quality performances of standard, worthy but rarely performed, and new orchestral repertoire. The orchestra features regional composers, soloists, and musicians both professional and semi-professional. Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra brings together musicians and audiences in friendly, affordable, and accessible concert experiences.

Friendly and energetic volunteers are needed as front house volunteers (helping patrons with programs, tickets, and concessions) and at intermission. Each volunteer will receive 2 free concert tickets to a future performance. Dress Code is black pants or skirt and a white shirt.

Upcoming 2017-2018 Season Concerts:

  • September 22 & 24, 2017 — Commemoration - Citizen Soldier: Memories of WWI & WWII: A spectacular program in remembrance of World Wars I & II--a collaboration with local video artists, presenting "symphonic photochoreography" in a performance that blends evocative panoramic photography with live music. Prominently featured will be Copland's contemplative Quiet City, the opening movement of Beethoven's extraordinary symphony No. 5, and Vaughan Williams' sublime Romanza from Symphony No. 5.

  • November 17 & 19, 2017 — Revolutionary - Beethoven and Ginastera: Musical Revolutionaries - Andreas Klein, Piano: Although Beethoven and Ginastera were born centuris and continents apart, both were caught up in the political upheaval of their times, and are distinguished by their revolutionary works. PCSO performs Ginastera's extraordinary orchestral showpiece where each instrument is featured. Dynamic pianist Andreas Klein performs the elegant and exciting Piano Concerto No. 4 of Beethoven. The works will be introduced by Maestri Byess and Klein in an entertaining exploration of the composers and their work.

  • December 17, 2017 — 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - Big Horn Brass Christmas Special: It simply wouldn't be Christmas without the Northwest's premier brass ensemble. This snappy and sassy holiday show has been entertaining Vancouver and Portland audiences for decades. The concert features thirteen shining pieces of brass and percussion playing holiday favorites plus few crowd-pleasing surprises that will thrill your whole family. And as a special treat, this year we'll be joined by LaRhonda Steele, the 2016 Muddy Award winner for Best Female Vocalist presented by the Cascade Blues Association! Volunteers are invited to add a Santa hat or other fun Christmas accent piece to the standard white top, black pants or skirt volunteer usher outfit.

  • March 16 & 18, 2018 — Triumph - The Indomitable Spirit of Schumann and Dvorak - Sara Davis Buechner, Piano: Musical drama and passion in works reflecting the finest examples of the 19th century. Extraordinary pianist Sara Davis Buechner returns to perform the stunningly beautiful Piano Concerto in A Minor by Schumann. The orchestra is featured in Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 7.

  • May 4 & 6, 2018 — Appassionata - The Passion of Italy and Its Music - Coral Walterman, Soprano: A program of breathtaking works by Italian composers, featuring Coral Waltermann in exciting operatic selections plus some of the most exciting orchestral works ever written!

The CSO's mission is to provide high quality classical music to the community through affordable tickets and community outreach. For more information, visit: www.columbiasymphony.org

Project Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older to attend this project.

  • All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a Youth Volunteer Release Form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Please download, complete, and bring this waiver with you on the day of the project.

  • If you plan to bring children or guests you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team, then sign up your team for this project.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: You are responsible for ensuring that everyone signed up through your team attends - only sign up team members who have confirmed their availability. Teams that repeatedly sign up, but do not show up or show up with fewer volunteers than they signed up, may be removed. To add or remove team members from a project, click on "My Account" and then "My Teams," above.

Click "Sign Up" below to reserve your spot! Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3370.

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