March 13 & 15, 2020


$35 Adult
$30 Senior
$20 Under 35
$10 Student

CANCELLED – As the situation with COVID-19 unfolds rapidly, we have elected to cancel these concerts in order to minimize the risk to our patrons and personnel. We will notify our audiences if/when we are able to reschedule this program for a later date.

Evoking the shimmering Bohemian countryside and bringing to life his signature melodies and dance-like rhythms, Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony is a pastoral pleasure you don’t want to miss!

*We regret that Ryan Anthony will be unable to perform as previously announced, due to ongoing multiple myeloma treatments as advised by his doctors.


Vivaldi Concerto for Two Trumpets

Jim Stephenson Concerto No. 3 for Trumpet and Orchestra, “Concerto for Hope”

Dvořák Symphony No. 8 in G Major

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First United Methodist Church, Portland

March 13, 2020 7:30pm

1838 SW Jefferson St
Portland, OR 97201

1838 SW Jefferson St

1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201, USA

Mt. Hood Community College Theatre, Gresham

March 15, 2020 3:00pm

26000 SE Stark Street
Gresham, Oregon 97030
(29th St & Kane Dr Entrance)


&, NE Kane Dr & NE 29th St, Gresham, OR 97030, United States

Trumpeter James Smock has enjoyed a varied career playing for symphony orchestras, Elvis tribute artists, chamber ensembles, and rodeo bands. Since 2010 Mr. Smock has been the principal trumpet of the Portland Chamber Orchestra, with concert highlights including “Frankenstein!” (H.K. Gruber) and “The Diary of Anne Frank” (Grigory Frid). James is also an audience favorite at the PCO’s annual performance of Handel’s Messiah.

Mr. Smock has toured internationally with the acclaimed, award winning Elvis tribute artist Justin Shandor, and can also be heard serenading oxen and wild horses every year at the Happy Canyon Indian Pageant and Wild West Show at the famous Pendleton Round-Up. He’s played with the Boise Philharmonic, the Des Moines Metro Opera, the Oregon Symphony, the Chicago and Washington chamber orchestras, and the Britt Festival Orchestra.

James lives outside Longview, Washington with his beloved wife Rebekah and the savage feline Zuul. He has been principal trumpet of Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra since 2018.

The Trumpet Section is sponsored by The Walker Family Foundation