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September 11, 2016

The Infinite Power of Music, through February 5


David Stabler, award-winning former music critic of the Oregonian, offers six monthly music appreciation classes at Classic Pianos. The full set of programs: September 11: 10 Tunes That Shook the World — an iconic piece from each of the past ten centuries. October 16: Warhorses — why the great works rise above others. November 13: Timeless Symphonies — what… More

Start: September 11, 2016 4:00 pm
End: February 5, 2017 5:30 pm
Venue: Classic Pianos
3003 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, OR, 97202, United States

November 22, 2016

ART: A Civil War Christmas, through December 23


Set during a time when the country is divided by conflicting ideologies and convictions following a contentious presidential election, Paula Vogel’s sweeping, music-rich story plays out one frigid Christmas Eve on the banks of the Potomac River. Presented by Artists Repertory Theatre in shows running November 11 through December 23. Get more information from ART. Reserve… More

Start: November 22, 2016 7:30 pm
End: December 23, 2016 9:30 pm
Venue: Artists Repertory Theatre
1515 S.W. Morrison Street, Portland, OR, 97205, United States

December 4, 2016

ORS: Glory of Christmas; December 4, 9, 11


Oregon Repertory Singers offer the 43rd edition of their “Glory of Christmas” concert, this year including favorite carols and hymns, plus excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. Middle school guest choirs will join for a new arrangement by songwriter, vocalist, and pianist Naomi LaViolette. Three performances: December 4 at 4 p.m., December 9 at 7:30 p.m., and December… More

Start: December 4, 2016 4:00 pm
End: December 11, 2016 6:00 pm
Venue: First United Methodist Church
1838 S.W. Jefferson Street, Portland, OR, 97221, United States
Cost: $15, $25 and $35

December 9, 2016

Imago Theatre: La Belle, through January 8

La Belle

Beauty and the Beast comes to life with puppetry, shadow theatre, a multitude of effects, song, drama and comedy in this retelling of the classic La Belle et la Bête in the form of a story-within-a-story-within-a-ship.  Recommended for ages 4 and older. Performances through January 8. Get showtimes and reserve tickets. Tickets also available by calling 503-231-9581.

Start: December 9, 2016 7:00 pm
End: January 8, 2017 5:30 pm
Venue: Imago Theatre
17 S.E. 8th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97214, United States
Cost: $37.50 to $42.50, with reduced prices for seniors and youth

PBO: Handel’s Messiah, December 9-12


Take part in a Portland holiday tradition, hearing Messiah as Handel would have. Portland Baroque Orchestra’s period instrument players complement a quartet of internationally acclaimed soloists and renowned chamber choir Cappella Romana, under the direction of Gary Wedow. Choose a full-length or highlights performance. Four performances: the complete oratorio at 7:30 p.m. on December 9… More

Start: December 9, 2016 7:30 pm
End: December 12, 2016 9:30 pm
Venue: First Baptist Church
1110 S.W. Taylor Street, Portland, OR, 97205, United States

Oregon Symphony: Gospel Christmas, December 9, 10 & 11


Featuring Northwest Community Gospel Choir This 18-year tradition keeps getting bigger and better. The region’s premier gospel singers and the Oregon Symphony orchestra will have you on your feet, clapping and shouting, celebrating the true spirit of the season. Don’t miss out on this exhilarating experience! Charles Floyd, conductor Gary Hemenway, music director Performance repeats December 10,… More

Start: December 9, 2016 7:30 pm
End: December 11, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway Avenue (at Main Street), Portland, 97205
Cost: $35 to $115

December 10, 2016

Portland Opera To Go: Hansel and Gretel, December 12 & 17


Portland Opera To Go presents a family-friendly, 50-minute English-language adaptation of Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera. Hansel and Gretel includes all of the familiar elements: two lost children, desperate parents, a child-gobbling witch, paired with a whimsical set, adorable costumes and some of the best young voices the Northwest has to offer. Two performances: December 12 and… More

Start: December 10, 2016 1:00 pm
End: December 17, 2016 2:00 pm
Venue: Hampton Opera Center
211 S.E. Caruthers Street, Portland, OR, 97214, United States
Cost: $10, $5 for children 12 & under, $20 for families of four

Portland Symphonic Choir: Wintersong


Celebrate the sounds of the season from around the world with the 140-member Portland Symphonic Choir as they present a Portland holiday tradition. Wintersong brings audiences great holiday choral music from many traditions, eras, and cultures performed by the region’s finest choral singers and instrumentalists. The Choir is happy to welcome special guests at each concert. Whether you’re… More

Start: December 10, 2016 7:30 pm
End: December 11, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: Rose City Park United Methodist Church
5830 NE Alameda Street, Portland, 97213
Cost: $15 to $35

Oregon Ballet Theatre: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Through December 26


A treasured holiday tradition continues as Oregon Ballet Theatre returns George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker to the Keller Auditorium. Brave toy soldiers battle mischievous mice, snowflakes dance, and we are carried away to a magical Land of Sweets, all to Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score! Performances December 10, 11, 15, 16, 17,18 , 20, 21, 22, 23, 7:30 pm; December… More

Start: December 10, 2016 7:30 pm
End: December 26, 2016 2:00 pm
Venue: Keller Auditorium
222 SW Clay, Portland, 97201
Cost: $29 - $146

Michael Allen Harrison’s Christmas, December 10 – 26


Michael Allen Harrison’s Christmas is celebrating 26 years as one of Portland’s most beloved holiday traditions. The shows include performances by regular cast members Julianne Johnson, Bill Lamb and American Idol finalist Haley Johnsen. New additions to the show this year include We Three, a multi-talented sister-and-brothers group from McMinnville. There are also special appearances by… More

Start: December 10, 2016 7:30 pm
End: December 26, 2016 7:00 pm
Venue: The Old Church Concert Hall
1422 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, 97201
Cost: $22.50 - $49.50

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