The Portland Symphony Orchestra recognizes that fostering inclusive, accessible environments that advance equity and cultivate diversity is inseparable from our pursuit of excellence. We, therefore, resolve to learn, grow, and evolve to effectively serve, reflect, and inspire our community through the transformative power of music.
This statement was adopted by the Portland Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees on June 22, 2023, and represents our ongoing commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We acknowledge that this work is learning process, requiring reciprocity, accountability, and commitment. We recognize the complex history surrounding some of the artists in the genre and further emphasize that the views and opinions of any individual, artist, or composer are not representative of the views of the PSO. We will be sharing our work on here as it evolves and welcome your feedback throughout.
The Portland Symphony Orchestra’s primary performance venue is Merrill Auditorium, located in Machigonne, the ancestral home of the Abenaki people who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.