Welcome to a New Era—Orchestra Nova Northwest!

The 2024-2025 Season subscriptions are now available!

Subscriptions Now on Sale! Click HERE to purchase.

Orchestra Nova Northwest is excited to share a season that promises a friendly welcoming environment with our expansive take on classical music!

With concerts in Portland, Beaverton, & East Multnomah County, your Orchestra Nova Northwest will be creating even more unforgettable juxtapositions between the pillars of classical music and a new generation of composers and performers pushing the evolution of this beautiful art form. All led by the incomparable Steven Byess, who celebrates his 11th season as Music Director of this “hidden gem” of the Northwest.

Information on pricing and links for purchase below. Need help? Call us at 503-234-4077 or email our Patron Services Manager, Nicole Taylor de Pelzel at nicolet@novanw.org.

Subscribers help ensure ONN continues to inspire, while enjoying a host of great benefits!

  • The biggest savings- the earlier you buy, the lower your price.
  • Extra perks only available to subscribers: insider rehearsals, advance ticketing to The Spectacular, etc. (Premium subscriptions only)
  •  A special 15% discount on additional tickets.
  • Dedicated customer service, including free and easy exchanges.
  • Flexible payment options for those who need it (just let us know!).
  • The Saturday evening Pick-3 package allows you to customize your concert experience. (Only available for Saturday evening concerts.)
  • Contribute to the continued success and growth of Orchestra Nova Northwest!

Subscriptions Packages

  • Premium Package (15% off) Purchase HERE 
    • Access to Premium Seating at a discounted rate (top-tier seating
      • Select preferred seats before single tickets go on sale.Invitation to premium events including rehearsals, advance ticketing to the Spectacular, etc.
  • Standard Package (10% off) Purchase HERE 
    • Access to Standard Seating at a discounted rate (second-tier seating)
      • General Seating for Saturday evening concerts
  • Saturday Evening Wildcard (15%) Purchase HERE
    • Select 3 concerts from the Saturday Series with Premium tier seating.


Premium (4 concerts) 204.00*
Standard (4 concerts) 126.00*
Saturday Evening Wildcard (3 concerts) 153.00*

*not including ticketing fee’s





Artina McCain, Piano Soloist 

The outstanding pianist Artina McCain joins Orchestra Nova NW in an inaugural concert highlighting the long-overlooked contributions of Black composers and artists to classical music. Maestro Byess has curated an exquisite program featuring work by Pulitzer Prize winner George Walker, Florence Price — the first black female composer to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra – and Ghanaian-American composer Fred Onovwerosuoke. Passionate and dynamic, this concert brings into focus an essential thread in the fabric of American music.

FRED ONOVWEROSUOKE      Dance Tribute for Orchestra and Piano Obbligato

GEORGE WALKER                   Lyric for Strings

FLORENCE PRICE                   Piano Concerto in D Minor in One Movement

FLORENCE PRICE                   Symphony No. 1 in E Minor


Sat. September 14, 2024, 7:30 p.m. | Reynolds High School, Troutdale

Sun. September 14, 2024,, 3:00 p.m. | The Reser, Beaverton



Katherine Schultz, Cello Soloist 

Feminist, Civil Rights activist, and writer Audre Lorde’s poem A Woman Speaks provides the inspiration for Anna Clyne’s Restless Oceans, opening a program dedicated to the endless curiosity that informs Orchestra Nova NW’s vision for the future. Principal Cello Katherine Schultz takes the spotlight in a charming concerto by Dmitri Kabalevsky, and Igor Stravinsky’s iconic Pulcinella Suite caps off a concert that delivers the thrill of invention leading tradition forward.

ANNA CLYNE                                       Restless Oceans

DMITRI KABALEVSKY                          Cello Concerto No. 1

IGOR STRAVINSKY                              Suite from Pulcinella


This program is presented without intermission.

Sat. November 16, 2024, 7:30 p.m. |  Buckley Hall, University of Portland

Sun. November 17, 2024 , 3:00 p.m. | The Reser, Beaverton      


Music As Catalyst For Change

Presented jointly by Resonance Ensemble and Orchestra Nova NW
With special guests Lewis & Clark Cappella Nova Choir and Reed Collegium Musicum

Resonance Ensemble and Orchestra Nova NW, two organizations with deep commitments to innovative programming, are thrilled to join forces in RESONANCE NOVA. Join us for an electrifying performance harnessing the massive power of choral/orchestral music to call attention to conflicts causing humanitarian suffering – and to advocate for peaceful resolutions.

CAROLINE SHAW                                To the Hands

MARGARET BONDS                             Credo

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS                           Dona nobis pacem


Sat. March 15, 2025, 7:30 p.m. | Reynolds High School, Troutdale

Sun. March 16, 2025, 3:00 p.m. | The Reser, Beaverton


Prokofiev, Shostakovich, & Stalin

Yaron Kohlberg, Piano Soloist 

The newly christened Orchestra Nova NW caps off its inaugural season with a blockbuster concert featuring Shostakovich’s mighty, tragic, but ultimately triumphal Symphony No. 10, a musical rebuke of Joseph Stalin written immediately after the death of the Soviet dictator. But first, Yaron Kohlberg, international competition winner and President of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, performs one of the most challenging and exciting piano concertos in the repertoire, the dazzling Piano Concerto No. 3 of Sergei Prokofiev. Two testimonies in music, brilliantly brought to life under the baton of Maestro Byess.

                        SERGEI PROKOFIEV               Piano Concerto No. 3

                        DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH          Symphony No. 10


Sat. May 17, 2025, 7:30 p.m. | Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham

Sun. May 18, 2025, 3:00 p.m. | The Reser, Beaverton



All programs and artists subject to change without notice.