Monday, June 1, 2015

Oregon Symphony Offers Four Films with Live Musical Score Perfomances

Salem, Oregon, resident and Commercial Property Resources president Paul Kerley owns approximately 1,000 residential units throughout the states of Oregon and Illinois and possesses over 30 years of real estate experience. In his spare time, Paul Kerley enjoys attending performances at the Oregon Symphony, for which he owns a season pass. For the 2015-16 concert season, the Oregon Symphony is offering a Popcorn Package that enables audience members to watch full-length movies with musical scores performed by a live orchestra. 

Beginning in late 2015, the Oregon Symphony’s skilled orchestras and internationally acclaimed music directors will provide musical scores performed live in sync with four blockbuster films. The performances allow audiences to witness firsthand the creativity and dedication that go into film scores by watching the orchestra perform every note of the films' music. Additionally, it celebrates musical scores created by composers Danny Elfman, John Williams, Michael Giacchino, and Alan Silvestri. Performances are limited to one per film and take place approximately two to three months apart. 

Films included in the package are Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, the holiday classic Home Alone, the 2013 Star Trek reboot sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, and the 1985 film Back to the Future. The Nightmare Before Christmas starts the run on October 30, 2015, followed by Home Alone on December 19, 2015; the Star Trek Into Darkness performance takes place February 12, 2016 and the run concludes with Back to the Future on May 7, just in time for the film’s 30th anniversary. The Pacific Youth Choir and the Repertory Singers will take part in the performances. 

Oregon Symphony’s Popcorn Package allows subscribing members to attend all four performances for one set price. Package prices vary according to selected seating and range from $113 to $318. Tickets for individual performances may also be purchased. All performances take place at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland.

For more information about featured films and ticket prices, visit the Oregon Symphony website at