Pre-Concert Talks

Before most concerts PBO is pleased to present a Pre-Concert Talk. These illuminating discussions feature a PBO musician, guest director, or scholar and help enhance the concert-going experience. Instrument demonstrations, lectures, or fun Q&A sessions make Pre-Concert Talks a great way to add context to the musical program.

Talks occur 1 hour before the concert. At First Baptist Church they are held in the Fellowship Hall and at Reed College they are held in Room 320 of the Performing Arts Building adjacent to Kaul Auditorium. There is no Pre-Concert Talk before Messiah performances. Please check individual concert pages for more information.


PBO greatly enjoys having school groups participate in our programming. If you are interested in bringing a school group to a PBO dress rehearsal, or Young People’s Concert, don’t hesitate to contact us for further information; call 503-222-6000.

At Rosa Parks Elementary

PBO in the Community

PBO is dedicated to equitable access to the arts, that’s why we participate in programs like Arts for All, host Young People’s Concerts for families and youth groups, and are continually expanding our partnerships and collaboration with local schools and organizations to bring PBO to the larger Portland community.

If your organization is interested in partnering with PBO or if you have a group that would benefit from access to our programs please don’t hesitate to call us at 503-222-6000.