Salem Philharmonia Orchestra

Salem Philharmonia Orchestra

Salem Philharmonia Orchestra

Symphonic music that inspires, performed by outstanding musicians from your community.

Concerts in the 2023 / 2024 Season

October 14 & 15, 2023 – “Tales of Persephone”
All orchestra concert:

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
  • Antonín Dvořák – The Water Goblin
  • Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov – Scheherazade

December 2 & 3, 2023 – “A Family Concert: Meet the Orchestra”
Instrument demonstrations interspersed amongst the following program:

  • Sergei Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet: Montagues and Capulets
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Mvt. 1
  • Camille Saint-Saëns – Excerpt from Cello Concerto No. 1, featuring guest student soloist, Jason Han
  • Felix Mendelssohn – Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Edvard Grieg – In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt
  • Georges Bizet – Minuet from L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2
  • Richard Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre
  • Modest Mussorgsky – Promenade and Gnomus from Pictures at an Exhibition
  • Camille Saint-Saëns – Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah

March 2 & 3, 2024 – “Songs of Nature”
Featuring Anthea Kreston, violin soloist

  • Johannes Brahms – Variations on a Theme by Haydn
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending – Anthea Kreston, violin soloist
  • Camille Saint-Saëns – Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso – Anthea Kreston, violin soloist
  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 6 – “Pastorale”

April 20 & 21, 2024 – “Brahms First Symphony”
Plus Jason Duckles, cello soloist

  • George Butterworth – Two English Idylls
  • Antonín Dvořák – Cello Concerto in B Minor – Jason Duckles, cello soloist
  • Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 1

June 15 & 16, 2024 – “A Fantastic Father’s Day!”

  • Gioacchino Rossini – Overture to Guillaume Tell
  • Randall DeBruyn – Concertino for Chamber Orchestra and Percussion
  • Randall DeBruyn – Quadruple Fugue for String Orchestra
  • Hector Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique

Concert Times

Join us for a Pre-Concert Presentation given by our artistic director.

Pre-Concert Talk at 6:15 PM
Concert starts at 7:00 PM

Pre-Concert Talk at 2:15 PM
Concert starts at 3:00 PM 

Concert Venue

All concerts will be held at:

East Salem Community Center
1850 45th Ave. NE,
Salem, OR 97305

Salem Phil News

Salem Philharmonia Orchestra

Executive Director Position Announcement

SPO is in search of a new Executive Director! The Executive Director acts as the chief operating officer of the Salem Philharmonia Orchestra, managing all human, financial and operational resources to achieve the Orchestra’s mission and vision.


Donor Reception & Appreciation

On January 12th, we were able to meet with some of our donors at the home of WIlly and Karen Kohne. Mingling over drinks and hors d’oeuvres, we were able to hear first hand what makes SPO special to our community.

Jonathan Debruyn

Thank you, All-Classical Radio

In December, 2023, Artistic Director, Jonathan DeBruyn had the chance to catch up with All-Classical Radio as part of their special program, “Where Are They Now?”

About The Salem Philharmonia Orchestra

The Salem Philharmonia Orchestra provides an opportunity for musicians and audiences in Salem, Oregon and the surrounding communities to participate in affordable performances of high quality symphonic literature. The objectives of the Salem Philharmonia Orchestra are simple: to make live symphonic music easily accessible to the community at a low cost and to give community members an opportunity to play in a symphony orchestra.