Concerts and Events          

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Music In Public Places: "Summit Express Jazz Band"

Sunday, August 23
9:45am COCC Bend campus track

Taking Dixieland Jazz To New Heights is a fitting slogan for this high energy band from Bend,Oregon. All of these versatile musicians are equally at home in the Symphony playing Beethoven as they are on the street corner playing Louis Armstrong. All members of this band currently play with the Central Oregon Symphony or have performed with the symphony.

*No tickets are required to attend the concert. This concert happens during the Beat Beethoven's 5th 5K Fun Run/Walk. Audience members are encouraged to bring an outdoor chair as there is limited seating on the patio.


Symphony Spotlight Recital: "Go for Baroque"

Sunday, September 27
2:00pm Wille Hall, COCC Campus Center, Bend

This recital will feature a beautifully decorated harpsichord, flutes, violin, and bassoon performing baroque music. All performers are members of the symphony or the Central Oregon Symphony Association board.


Fall 2015 Concert Series
Guest Artist: Claus Kanngiesser

Saturday, October 24 at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 25 at 2:00pm
Monday, October 26 at 7:30pm

Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari      Overture to The Secret of Suzanne

Edouard Lalo                     Cello Concerto in D Minor

Johannes Brahms            Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98

Our guest artist for these concerts is German cellist Claus Kanngiesser. A noted teacher, adjudicator and competition winner, Mr. Kanngiesser has appeared as soloist with several of the premier orchestras of Europe. The barnstorming Secret of Suzanne overture by Italian composer Wolf-Ferrari will open the festivities and we’ll conclude with the monumental Symphony No. 4 of Brahms.

Concerts are held  in the Bend High School Auditorium.


Tickets will be mailed two weeks before the concert to donating members of COSA. For more information about tickets and/or becoming a member, please contact info @ cosymphony.com.

This concert is supported by Central Oregon Radiology Associates.


Chamber Music Concert

Sunday, November 15 at 2:00pm

Central Oregon Chamber Orchestra, with guest artist the Bend Camerata, presents an exciting evening of music for donating members of COSA. This is the first 'donor' concert of our season. Performance is at Bend High School Auditorium.


Music In Public Places: Winter Melodies for Flute and Harp

Sunday, December 6
1:00pm Bowman Museum, Prineville (map)
4:00pm Wille Hall, COCC Campus Center, Bend

Audiences will be treated to delightful winter melodies for flute and harp.


Symphony Spotlight Recital: Central Oregon Percussion Ensemble

Sunday, January 18
2:00pm Wille Hall, COCC Campus Center, Bend

Percussion ensemble will perform selected pieces to showcase their talent.


Virginia Riggs Children's Concert

Thursday, February 11
6:30pm Instrument Petting Zoo - Come learn, hold and try different instruments of the orchestra.
7:00pm Concert in Bend High School Auditorium

Winter 2016 Concert Series
Guest Artists: Winners of the 2016 Young Artist Competition (announced in January 2016)

Saturday, February 13 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 14 at 2:00pm
Monday, February 15 at 7:30pm

Aaron Copland                      Quiet City

Virgil Thomson                      Music from The Plow that Broke the Plains and The River

This concert is presented in conjunction with the High Desert Museum’s Spring 2016 exhibit highlighting the Works Progress Administration (WPA). At its zenith, the WPA, through the Federal Music Project, supported more than 16,000 musicians, 300 ensembles and fostered the creation of hundreds of new works. The pieces by Copland and Thomson featured on this concert were directly commissioned by the WPA. The winners of this season's Young Artist Competition will also perform with the symphony.

Concerts are held in the Bend High School Auditorium.


Tickets will be mailed two weeks before the concert to donating members of COSA. For more information about tickets and/or becoming a member, please contact info @ cosymphony.com


This concert is supported by Awbrey Dental Group.


Music In Public Places: Dove String Quartet

Sunday, March 6
1:00pm Crook County Library in Prineville
4:00pm Wille Hall, COCC Student Center, Bend
Performance is at Wille Hall, COCC Campus Center, Bend.

The principal string musicians will perform selected pieces to showcase their talent and capstone with a quartet.


Chamber Music Concert: "Oregon Brass Quintet"

Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2:00pm


Our second Chamber Music Concert for Donors features the Oregon Brass Quintet, the faculty brass quintet from the University of Oregon.

Performance is held in the Bend High School Auditorium.


Spring 2016 Concert Series
Guest Artists: Pacific NW Vocalists, OperaBend and the Central Oregon Mastersingers

Saturday, May 14 at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 15 at 2:00pm
Monday, May 16 at 7:30pm

Georges Bizet                        Carmen

The glorious music of one of the most popular operas ever composed will resonate through the hall during our spring concerts. We will be pulling out all the stops for our performances of Bizet’s Carmen, as the musicians of the COS will be joined by soloists from around the Northwest as well as singers from our own OperaBend and the Central Oregon Mastersingers.

Performances are held in the Bend High School Auditorium.