Mission Statement

The CGOA provides high quality instrumental and choral music for the cultural enrichment, education, engagement and enjoyment of audiences and participants.

The Bold, the Brilliant, and the Beautiful

Join the Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta and piano soloist Corin Parker in a spectacular performance of Brahms' Symphony #2 in D Major, the rarely performed Dimitri Shostakovich Second Piano Concerto, and the Oregon premiere of The Banner Saga Suite by Grammy-winning composer Austin Wintory! February 20/22, 2015. 

Christmas with Voci and Friends

Join the Voci Choir, Gorge Brass Ensemble, Vocal Quartet and more for two evenings of beautiful seasonal music by such composers as Ola Gjeilo, Morten Lauridsen, Stephen Paulus, Gustav Holst, and more!

Our 2014-2015 Season Begins!

Join us for our first concert of the season, when the Sinfonietta, Voci Choir, and soloists from Pacific University present Mozart's immortal REQUIEM. Also on the program is the Overture to Tannhauser by Wagner.

October 24 at 7 pm, October 26 at 2 pm at the Wy'east Middle School Performing Arts Center.

Sam Baker in Concert

Named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the top 10 country albums of 2013, Sam Baker's SAY GRACE is an extraordinary synthesis of words and music. Wry, tender, thoughtful, and unflinchingly honest are just some of the adjectives that describe not only Sam's recent album, but all of his songs.

The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association is proud to present Sam Baker in Concert, Sunday August 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Seating is limited so get your tickets now!

Link for online tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/809535

Tickets will also be available at Waucoma Books in Hood River starting August 5.

For more information about Sam, check out sambakermusic.com

A Musical Travelogue

Come Join the Voci Community Choir and Interludes Vocal Ensemble for two concerts featuring choral music from around the world, including the world premiere of "Ai Dievini" by PSU Choral director Ethan Sperry.
Sunday, May 11 at 2 p.m, and Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. HRVHS Bowe Theatre.

Sinfonietta presents: Magical Musical Journeys

Travel from the Hebrides to the mythical land of Skyrim as the Sinfonietta presents "Magical Musical Journeys through Real and Imagined Lands," May 2 at 7 p.m. and May 4 at 2 p.m., both at the Wy'east Middle School performing arts center.  Concert also features the beloved Mendelssohn violin concerto (performed by Kristian Apland) and music from Play: A Videogame Symphony.

Lecture Series

CGOA presents a series of informal lecture/discussions about music history and appreciation. Get to know great music and composers. Series is free with CGOA membership! Here's a link to the schedule and topics, or suggest your own!

Enjoy a Romantic Concert with the Orchestra

This special concert is a perfect way to celebrate St. Valentine's Day with luxurious Romantic music, including Oskar Boehme's Concerto for Trumpet, and Jean Sibelius' Symphony #2.