In celebration of KINK FM’s 50th Anniversary, we present The Portland 50, a podcast series about the people who dreamt, built and championed the innovation, growth and uniqueness of Portland. Each episode is a narrative journey told by the founders, leaders and drivers behind some of Oregon’s best known companies, landmarks and industries.
In this week’s episode we feature Scott Showalter and Peter Frajola. Scott is the President and CEO of the Oregon Symphony, and Peter is an Associate Concert Master. The Oregon Symphony is the oldest orchestra west of the Mississippi, and under Scott’s leadership is seeing record ticket sales and an expansion of their recordings. Following the interview, we came up with a possible new tag line: Oregon Symphony, very, sexy, cool.