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June 21, 2016

Original Practice Shakespeare Festival, through August 21


Now in its eighth season, the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival, a non-profit theatre company, introduces two new Shakespeare plays to its repertory: Hamlet and The Tempest. OPS Fest is dedicated to bringing a new style of Shakespearean performance to Portland and the surrounding area, by reviving the old. Their actors perform using the same performance… More

Start: June 21, 2016 9:00 pm
End: August 21, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: Several venues
See full listing for details, OR, United States
Cost: Free

June 27, 2016

CMNW Summer Festival: A Trio of Trios, June 27 & 28


Long-time CMNW favorites Ida Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom, and Peter Wiley will thrill audiences with three Classic string trio masterpieces by Haydn, Beethoven, and Mozart – a great way to start your Summer Festival! Program includes Haydn’s String Trio in G Major (after Keyboard Sonata in G Major, Hob. XVI:40); String Trio in D Major, op. 9,… More

Start: June 27, 2016 8:00 pm
End: August 28, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: Kaul Auditorium on the campus of Reed College
Phone: 503-771-1112
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, 97202

July 22, 2016

Portland Opera: The Italian Girl In Algiers, Through August 6

Portland Opera

It’s a right hook directly to the male ego… You’ll cheer for the audacious Isabella, who crosses the Mediterranean and rescues her fiancé by putting putting his captor’s entire entourage down for the count. Rossini’s knockout comedy features music of enormous vitality, wit and beauty, centered on the feisty and independent Italian girl at the… More

Start: July 22, 2016 7:30 pm
End: August 6, 2016 7:30 pm
Venue: Newmark Theatre
Phone: 503-248-4335
1111 SW Broadway (at Main Street), Portland, 97205

July 29, 2016

Britt Crater Lake Project, July 29 & 30


Members of the Britt Orchestra and Music Director Teddy Abrams celebrate the unique majesty of Crater Lake The performances include approximately 40 members of the Britt Orchestra; 15 members of Steiger Butte Drum, composed of members of the Klamath Tribes; 30 brass and percussion students from Southern Oregon University; and a 70-voice regional choir. The… More

Start: July 29, 2016
Venue: Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake, OR, 97604, United States

CMNW Summer Festival: New@Noon – World Premieres by Johanson & Hsu


Join us for two world premieres – one by Protégé Project composer Andrew Hsu performed by Sasha Cooke and the Miró Quartet, and one by Portland composer Bryan Johanson featuring the Oregon Guitar Quartet and David Shifrin. Program includes: BRYAN JOHANSON – New work for Clarinet and Guitar Quartet (WORLD PREMIERE) NATHAN SHIELDS – Variations for… More

Start: July 29, 2016 12:00 pm
Venue: Lincoln Recital Hall, Room 75, on the campus of Portland State University
1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland

Abbey Bach Festival: Cavatina Duo

Mt. Angel

Flutist Eugenia Moliner and guitarist Denis Azabagic perform Bach’s Sonata in E minor BWV 1034 and Sonata in E Major BWV 1035, as well as the composer’s Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV 998. The program also includes works by Sor, Assad and Thomas. Church performers are St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Octet, directed by Paul Klemme, who perform sacred… More

Start: July 29, 2016 5:20 pm
End: July 29, 2016 10:00 pm
Venue: Mount Angel Abbey
1 Abbey Drive, St. Benedict, OR, 97373, United States
Cost: $55/pp includes church concert, picnic supper and featured performance; $125 includes church concert, picnic supper and reserved seating at the featured performance

Ping & Woof Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro, July 29 & 31

Ping & Woolf

The company presents Mozart’s opera in a semi-staged concert version, sung in Italian with English supertitles. Darian Hutchinson is featured as Figaro, with Jocelyn Clair Thomas as Susanna, Zachary Lenox and Kari Burgess as Count and Countess Almaviva, Rebeccas Sacks as Cherubo, and Jeff Weener as Basilio. David Kelly conducts, with Evan C. Paul at… More

Start: July 29, 2016 7:00 pm
End: July 31, 2016 6:00 pm
Venue: St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
6300 Nicol Road, Portland, OR, 97223, United States
Cost: Admission by donation

CMNW Summer Festival: An Unlikely Muse – Brahms and Mühlfeld, July 29 & 31


Join Andre Watts, David Shifrin and award winning stage and TV actor Jack Gilpin us for this world premiere theatrical experience chronicling the last years of Brahms’s life and clarinetist Richard Muhlfeld, the unlikely source of his musical inspiration! AN UNLIKELY MUSE: Brahms and Mühlfeld – a new play by award winning playwright Harry Clark starring… More

Start: July 29, 2016 8:00 pm
End: July 31, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: Lincoln Performance Hall on the campus of Portland State University
1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland

July 30, 2016

8th Annual NW Book Festival


From anthologies to young adult, visitors are bound to find something new and interesting to add to their bookshelf.    

Start: July 30, 2016 10:00 am
End: July 30, 2016 5:00 pm
Venue: Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97205, United States
Cost: Free

CMNW Summer Festival: Miró Quartet & Friends


The dynamic Miró Quartet is joined by David Shifrin, André Watts, and Grammy Award winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke in the final concert performance of the 2016 Summer Festival. Program includes: MOZART – Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581 SCHUBERT – Selected Songs (Arr. John Largess for Mezzo Soprano and String Quartet) DVORÁK – Piano Quintet No…. More

Start: July 30, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: Kaul Auditorium on the campus of Reed College
Phone: 503-771-1112
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, 97202

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