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September 11, 2016

The Infinite Power of Music, through February 5

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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
Address:
3003 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, OR, 97202, United States

November 22, 2016

ART: A Civil War Christmas, through December 23

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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
Address:
1515 S.W. Morrison Street, Portland, OR, 97205, United States

December 4, 2016

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

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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
Address:
1838 S.W. Jefferson Street, Portland, OR, 97221, United States
Cost: $15, $25 and $35

December 5, 2016

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

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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
Address:
1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland, 97201
Cost: $30 to $55

December 7, 2016

Christmas with the Trail Band

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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
Address:
1401 Nichols Lane, Forest Grove, 97116
Cost: $25

Takács Quartet: Book Signing

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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
Address:
211 SE Caruthers, Suite 200, Porland, 97214
Cost: Free Admission

The Westside Community & Youth Orchestra Winter Concert

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This is the second of two concerts that The Westside Community & Youth Orchestra will present this year. The Orchestra is a nonprofit organization that features players from Western Washington County and includes members from age 8 to 80. The Orchestra is led by Artistic Director, Collin Heade. This year’s theme is from George Frideric… More

Start: December 7, 2016 7:30 pm
End: December 7, 2016 8:30 pm
Venue: Liberty High School Auditorium
Address:
21945 NW Wagon Way, Hillsboro, 97124
Cost: Free

PSU Orchestra Remix, December 7 & 8

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The Portland State University Orchestra explores the music of Piazzolla, Glass and Bizet: David Bowie’s Abdulmajid, reimagined by Philip Glass Georges Bizet’s Incidental Music for L’Arlésienne Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, featuring the renowned Argentinian violinist Tomas Cotik Performance repeats December 8, 7:30 pm.  Reserve tickets.

Start: December 7, 2016 7:30 pm
End: December 8, 2016 7:30 pm
Venue: McMenamin's Mission Theater.
Address:
1624 NW Glisan Street, Portland, 97209
Cost: $10 to $20

Viva’s Holiday: An Opera in One Act

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Produced by Cult of Orpheus; original music by Christopher Corbell Erica Melton, music director Helen Funston, soprano Bobby Jackson, baritone Sadie Gregg, mezzo-soprano Aaron Lange, tenor with 12-piece chamber orchestra   With charming motivity and lyrical poignancy, this one-act opera by local composer Christopher Corbell tells the story of a Portland stripper going home for… More

Start: December 7, 2016 9:00 pm
End: December 7, 2016 10:30 pm
Venue: Star Theater
Address:
13 NW 6th Ave, Portland, 97209
Cost: $25

December 8, 2016

Peoples Church: Salem’s Singing Christmas Tree

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Peoples Church is excited to present Salem’s Singing Christmas Tree! This year’s production, entitled “I Heard The Bells”, will ring out the Christmas story in an inspiring fashion through music by our 100-voice Adult and Youth Choir, 50-voice King’s Kids Choir, Handbell Choir and 35-member orchestra as well as dramatic presentations by our drama team,… More

Start: December 8, 2016 7:00 pm
End: December 8, 2016 8:30 pm
Venue: Peoples Church
Address:
4500 Lancaster Dr NE , Salem, 97305

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