October 21, 2016
Dancers Sada Naegelin and Mark Koenigsberg are long time members of Portland’s modern dance community. This intimate duet is based upon a simple idea: two people in relationship to one another moving together in space.Long-time Oregon Symphony violist Steve Price accompanies. Two 7:30 p.m. performances, October 21 and 22.
October 22, 2016
The orchestra launches its sixth season with a program featuring Sibelius’ Finlandia; the Spanish-inspired Cello Concerto in d minor by Lalo, with principal cello Katherine Parks as soloist; and Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony. A free pre-concert talk by Music Director Sean Paul Mills begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door, at Willamette Valley Music Company, or online.
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
This concert features works of new and experimental music: Six Stones by Michael Pisaro, a dense, multilayered composition mixing stone percussion and an electronic soundscape; semaphore by Audra Wolowiec and Jesse Jejia, a choral work exploring vocal sounds and poetic subtraction from an original text; Three Drops of Rain / East Wind / Ocean, a work for two… More
October 23, 2016
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
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
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.