Tualatin Valley Symphony is a community orchestra, dedicated to making high-quality live orchestra performances available and enjoyable for everyone in our community: SW Portland, Oregon and nearby cities in the Tualatin Valley.  

Our dedicated performers live in Tigard, Tualatin, and throughout the Portland area.  They range from talented young amateurs to experienced professionals.  We all come together for the joy of sharing great music with each other and our audience.  We donate our time and energy so that a live orchestral music experience is available to everyone, at a price anyone can afford.  Our members’ commitment to learning, evolving, and enjoyment of playing is evident in every performance!

We present a wide variety of music at 5 concerts each season, from the great classical symphonic repertoire to modern music, including world premieres of works by local composers. We seek out diverse works, including by African Americans, Latinos, and women.  Our annual family concert brings fun symphonic music to the young and old alike.


Allan HalbertWe began in 2007 as Starlight Symphony, founded by our first conductor, Allan Halbert.  Allan established our tradition of engaging audiences with the widest possible range of music, presenting unique and rarely-heard works, and premiering new works.  Dr. Halbert sought to engage and involve the audience whenever possible, and to share the history behind each piece of music.

In 2012, Dr. Halbert relocated out of state with his family.  The orchestra members came together to lead the Symphony forward.  After a lengthy selection process, we chose Mark Perlman as our new music director.  Dr. Perlman brings with him a wealth of experience and enthusiasm, and is committed to continuing the legacy of Starlight in our new incarnation as Tualatin Valley Symphony.