Some of the Pacific Northwest’s hottest classical music composers showcased in Portland Vocal Consort’s fourth annual wide-ranging concert, Best of the Northwest, Portland Vocal Consort, conducted by Ryan Heller, in a program of modern choral compositions by some of the Northwest’s marquee classical music composers, including Joan Szymko, Karen Thomas, Bryan Johanson, and distinguished composer Robert Kyr. “To champion not only new music but also local artists is a big part of my passion with Portland Vocal Consort,” says artistic director Ryan Heller. Tickets: $20, general admission; $15, seniors; $5, students with ID and Arts for all Participants with SNAP card ID, available at organizer link above. Call TK Phone for information 503-209-7539. At First Christian Church, 1314 SW Park Ave., Portland, 97201.