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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

October 4, 2016

ART: American Hero, through October 30


When the American Dream is dashed, try making a sandwich. A trio of disparate and desperate “sandwich artists” find themselves abandoned by their fast-food franchise and left to their own devices in the Northwest premiere of this satirical comedy about making ends “meat and cheese.” Shows run from October 4 through 30. Get more information from… More

Start: October 4, 2016 7:30 pm
End: October 30, 2016 5:00 pm
Venue: Artists Repertory Theatre
1515 S.W. Morrison Street, Portland, OR, 97205, United States

October 13, 2016

Milagro Theatre: El Muerto Vagabundo, through November 6


Once a year, the dead return to the land of the living to visit their loved ones. This production, in its world premiere, deals with “homeless” muertos and was inspired by an obituary of a homeless veteran without friends and family. Conceived and directed by Georgina Escobar, it explores what happens when a muertito has no family… More

Start: October 13, 2016 7:30 pm
End: November 6, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: Milagro Theatre
525 S.E. Stark Street, Portland, OR, 97214, United States
Cost: $27 advance, $25 advance senior, $20 student & veteran

October 20, 2016

BloodyVox: Blood Red Is The New Black, through October 29


Start with a group of beautiful and talented dancers, add a hint of Hitchcock and a touch of Vampire, then top it off with a healthy dose of ghosts and zombies, and you get BloodyVox, a dance theater experience that mimes cinema, folklore and our collective nightmares to bring the season of spirits and All… More

Start: October 20, 2016 8:00 am
End: October 29, 2016 5:00 pm
Venue: BodyVox Dance Center
1201 N.W. 17th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97209, United States

October 21, 2016

The Ensemble of Oregon: Love, Laughter & Truth, October 21-23

Ensemble of Oregon

Highlighting the concert are Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes performed by a quartet and piano four hands and contemporary solos written by Pacific Northwest composers for voice, piano, trumpet and oboe. Presented in collaboration with Cascadia Composers. Three performances: October 21 at 7 p.m. at 426 E. 4th Plain Boulevard in Vancouver; October 22 at 7 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church… More

Start: October 21, 2016 7:00 pm
End: October 23, 2016 4:30 pm
Venue: Three venues
See full listing for details, Vancouver, Eugene & Portland, United States
Cost: $25, $5 for students, $20 for seniors or Arts for All and Arts Card

Faure’ Requiem and Beethoven Symphony #6, October 21 & 23


Columbia Gorge sinfonietta and Voci Choir Combine Forces for Season Opening Concert. Gabriel Faure’s transcendent Requiem and Beethoven’s bucolic Pastoral symphony make up the audience-pleasing program for CGOA’s first concert of the season. Both works are long-time crowd favorites for their beauty and immediacy. Performance repeats October 23, 2:00 pm.

Start: October 21, 2016 7:00 pm
End: October 23, 2016 2:00 pm
Venue: WyEast Performing Arts Center
3000 WyEast Road, Hood River, OR, 97031, United States
Cost: Free Admission - Suggested donation of $10

October 22, 2016

Oregon Symphony: Colin Currie, October 22, 23 & 24


Scotland’s most famous musical export (after the bagpipes) begins his second year as our own Artist-in-Residence with the West Coast premiere of a new American percussion concerto. After intermission, revel in the humorous twists of Strauss’ tongue-in-cheek self-portrait. Program Rouse: Supplica Andrew Norman: Switch for solo percussion and orchestra Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) Colin Currie, percussion; Carlos Kalmar, conductor… More

Start: October 22, 2016 7:30 pm
End: October 24, 2016 7:30 pm
Venue: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway Avenue (at Main Street), Portland, 97205.
Cost: $23 to $105

October 23, 2016

Metropolitan Opera National Council 2016 Oregon District Auditions

Met Auditions

These important auditions for young singers are open to the public and tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the event. For an opera lover, this represents prime entertainment value, with 40 to 50 arias drawn from the entire operatic repertoire performed in one day.

Start: October 23, 2016 1:00 pm
Venue: Lincoln Performance Hall, Portland State University
1320 S.W. Park Avenue, Portland, OR, 97201, United States
Cost: $18

Symphonic Safari Goes Halloween


Dress in your favorite Halloween costume and join us for some “spooktacular” kid-friendly fun. Engage in hands-on preconcert arts, crafts, and activities, and enjoy the “boo-tiful” music of Prokofiev, Elfman, John Williams, and others. Come see the iconic Peter & The Wolf brought to life by music and dance and enjoy the Portland Symphonic Girlchoir… More

Start: October 23, 2016 1:30 pm
Venue: Parkrose High School
12003 NE Shaver Street, Portland, 97220
Cost: $5 to $15

Northwest Accordion Society: Forest Grove Accordion Autumnfest


Sergei Teleshev, internationally known accordionist, classically trained in Voronezh, Russia and his young daughter, Masha will be the featured performers at 4:00 PM. Amateur Accordion Players from throughout the region will gather to perform October 23 beginning at 1:30. Players will perform as individuals and with others. The Tualatin Valley Accordionists, an ensemble that meets… More

Start: October 23, 2016 1:30 pm
End: October 23, 2016 5:00 pm
Venue: Forest Grove Senior and Community Center
2037 Douglas St., Forest Grove, 97116
Cost: $5.00

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