Oregon Sinfonietta
    The award-winning Oregon Sinfonietta, conducted by Dr. Donald L. Appert, is a full symphony orchestra of about sixty musicians that draws together community musicians from the greater Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington area. The orchestra performs four free concerts per season at the Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church in SE Portland. The repertoire for our 49th season, 2021 – 2022, includes the wonderful symphonies of Dvořαk, Mendelssohn (Scottish) and Sibelius, Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, Doreen Carwithen's Suffolk Suite, and R. Strauss' Death and Transfiguration, along with other great works. Talented winners of the CMSO Concerto Competition also perform full concertos with the orchestra each season. (Please see the Concerts page for the complete repertoire list and information about our concert dates.)
    Performing the great works of the classical music repertoire, the Oregon Sinfonietta rehearses on Thursday nights, 7:00 – 9:30, at the Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10501 SE Market Street, Portland, Oregon, 97216, (503) 252-8080. (Please see the link to the map below.) For more information, please call (503) 285-7621, or e-mail Dr. Appert at cc1maestro@aol.com.

Oregon Sinfonietta photo November 2019

Rehearsal Status

Rehearsal schedules for the 2021 – 2022 season will be posted once the new concert dates have been approved and the schedules are completed.
 
November 8, 2020 concert – Concert postponed to November 2021.
 
January 24, 2021 concert – Concert postponed to January 2022.
 
March 21, 2021 concert – Concert postponed to March 2022.
 
May 23, 2021 concert – Concert postponed to May 2022.
 
2020 – 2021 Violin I & II Sectionals Schedule – Sectionals postponed to the 2021 – 2022 season.    The schedule for 2021 – 2022 will be posted along with next season's rehearsal schedules.

Link to map to Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church – click here

Leave of Absence Policy – click here

Dr. Donald L. Appert's Website – click here

CMSO PhotosCMSO Still Photo Albums - click here

Please click here for a still photo slide show from the Oregon Sinfonietta's November 3, 2019 concert, with the accompanying music of Appert – Violin Concerto (world premiθre), Darrell Hunt, soloist, Concertmaster of the Oregon Sinfonietta. (Please see the Videos/Recordings page to hear the official, complete audio recording of the November concert.)

Please click here for a photo slide show from the Oregon Sinfonietta's March 17 and May 19, 2019 concerts, with the accompanying music of Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73, "Emperor," Mov't I, from the May 19th concert, Avery Hsieh, soloist, CMSO Concerto Competition winner. (Please see the Videos/Recordings page to hear the official, complete audio recordings of the March and May concerts.)

Please click here for a still photo of Dr. Appert and Laura Beckel Thoreson, mezzo-soprano soloist, at the November 4, 2018 concert

Please click here for a still photo slide show from the Oregon Sinfonietta's July 19, 2019 concert at Bethany Vineyard & Winery in Ridgefield, Washington.