October 23, 2016
Oregon Koto-Kai was founded by Tokyo-born Koto Master Mitsuki Dazai. Under Dazai-sensei’s tutelage, each player has learned the time-honored traditions of Koto performance in addition to the most advanced contemporary techniques. Drawing upon a vast repertoire, from solo pieces and duets to works for Koto ensemble, this ensemble has performed at numerous cultural festivals throughout… More
The ensemble opens its twelfth season with a concert titled “Literary Notes,” displaying how heroes from very different eras — Huckleberry Finn, Beowulf, and John Wayne — are portrayed in musical works from timeless literature and movies. Selections include Huckleberry Finn Suite by Franco Cesarini, The Cowboys by John Williams, Howl’s Moving Castle by Joe Hisaishi, and more.
Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher is on a nationwide tour promoting an upcoming CD that features such masterworks as Paganini’s Caprice No. 24, and the ever popular Cordoba by the Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz. Other repertoire on the program includes Bach’s Lute Suite No. 3, the exciting and fiendishly difficult Five Bagatelles for Guitar by British… More
October 26, 2016
October 28, 2016
Jaroslav Sveceny and Julie Svecena, violinists from the Czech Republic visiting Portland for the first time, perform music by Telemann, Corelli, Boccherini, Mozart, Pleyel, Krommer and others. No tickets sold at the door. Instead, write check to Ludmila O’Donnell and mail to 3424 N.E. 35th Avenue, Portland 97212; or call 503-287-6262.
In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the cornetto was fabled for its astonishing ability to imitate the human voice. This program by Portland Baroque Orchestra, the first in its Chamber Series concerts, puts this imitation center stage. Included is music of the era by Scarlatti, Cazzati and others, plus — commissioned for this project — Nigra… More
The incomparable GRAMMY Award winner, internationally renowned composer, and bassist Edgar Meyer returns to Portland with, the internationally acclaimed Dover Quartet for an evening of bass and string magic. Program MOZART: Divertimento for Strings in D Major, K. 136 ROSSINI: Duo for Cello and Double Bass in D Major DVOŘÁK: String Quartet No. 12 in… More
Pianist, writer, lecturer, inspiring teacher — and a leading authority on the music of Debussy and Ravel — Paul Roberts has earned the admiration of audiences, critics and fellow professionals world wide. In the words of Portland Piano International’s Harold Gray, “Paul Roberts’s master classes and public lectures immerse the listeners in a magical world of images… More