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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 3, 2016

Portland Piano International: Rising Stars – Sara Daneshpour, Nov 3 Through Dec 6


Featuring Rising Star Sara Daneshpour Sara’s performances include the premiere of a new work by Oregon composer, Jack Gabel. This new work is titled Sturnella neglecta and it is inspired by Petites esquissess d’oiseaux by Olivier Messiaen.  The composer is present at most of the performances. Program also includes selections of Rameau, Ravel and Rachmaninov. Visit HERE to view schedule… More

Start: November 3, 2016
Venue: Various Area Locations

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 3, 2016

Oregon Symphony: Turangalîla, December 3, 4, & 5


Featuring Steven Osborne, piano; Cynthia Millar, ondes martenot; Rose Bond & PNCA, video animators Renowned video animator Rose Bond and her team transform the hall in this original production. Watch in amazement as the walls become a riveting, visual stage for Messiaen’s symphonic dance of love and joy. Program Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphony Carlos Kalmar, conductor… More

Start: December 3, 2016 7:30 pm
End: December 5, 2016 7:30 pm
Venue: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway Avenue (at Main Street), Portland, 97205
Cost: $23 to $105

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 5, 2016

Portland Piano International: Beyond the Score – Nelson Goerner


Beyond the Score brings together visiting piano artists of international acclaim with students of all ages whose piano playing is at a high level – relative to their age and capacity. Students who participate in Beyond the Score must be well-prepared, have the notes, rhythms and dynamics of the printed musical page well “under hand” and show… More

Start: December 5, 2016 10:00 am
Venue: Portland Piano Company
711 SW 14th Avenue (in the Tiffany Center), Portland, 97205
Cost: FREE

Friends of Chamber Music: Takács Quartet with guest violist Erika Eckert, December 5 & 6


The only string quartet to be inducted into Gramophone’s Hall of Fame, and the first-ever string quartet to win the Wigmore Hall Medal, the Takács Quartet is widely recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles. They are joined this year by violist Erika Eckert for Dvořák’s marvelous Viola Quintet. “The Takács Quartet stands at the peak of… More

Start: December 5, 2016 7:30 pm
End: December 7, 2016 7:00 pm
Venue: Lincoln Performance Hall on the campus of Portland State University
1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland, 97201
Cost: $30 to $55

Messiaen Festival: Messiaen Mélange Musique

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March Music Moderne’s (MMM) 5th Festival celebrates the music of Olivier Messiaen and features five new MMM commissions. Ever-committed to programming from the International Front, this year’s festival stages new and recent music, poetry, drama, visual art and cuisine from Argentina, Bulgaria, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Poland, Russia and the great nearby.   5… More

Start: December 5, 2016 7:30 pm
Venue: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway, Portland, 97205
Cost: $29 - $105

December 7, 2016

Christmas with the Trail Band


The Trail Band is an eight-piece ensemble that creates an energetic blend of brass and string arrangements of traditional and original music featuring five vocalists, including Quarterflash’s Rindy Ross. Formed by Marv Ross in 1991 at the request of the Oregon Trail Council to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the trail, the band performs music… More

Start: December 7, 2016 7:00 pm
End: December 7, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Forest Grove High School
1401 Nichols Lane, Forest Grove, 97116
Cost: $25

Takács Quartet: Book Signing


Edward Dusinberre, first violinist of the renowned Takács Quartet, offers a rare peek inside the workings of his ensemble, while providing an insightful history of the compositions and their performance. Beethoven for a Later Age vividly shows that creative engagement with Beethoven’s radical and brilliant quartets continues to be as stimulating now as it was… More

Start: December 7, 2016 7:00 pm
Venue: Roger O. Doyle Studio in the Hampton Opera Center
211 SE Caruthers, Suite 200, Porland, 97214
Cost: Free Admission

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