May 5, 2016
In celebration of the bicentenary of the Jane Austen novel, Bag&Baggage presents the Oregon premiere of Michael Fry’s adaptation. Emma is one of the best-known and most-beloved of all English novels, with a story that has delighted generations of readers. This version brings to life all of the wonderfully eccentric characters from Austen’s little England, as played by… More
May 6, 2016
Portland Piano International is proud to announce the fourth work composed through its Commissioning Project and performed in cooperation with its already-established Rising Stars program. Performances in Portland and Vancouver feature Canadian pianist Tina Chong playing the world premiere of a composition by Portland composer Sarah Zipperer Gaskins. This new work is titled Nocturne for… More
The Westside Community & Youth Orchestra presents its spring concert, featuring orchestral works from motion picture soundtracks, including E.T., Forest Gump, and Indiana Jones films, as well as John Williams’ epic Star Wars Suite, along with other award-winning works. The Orchestra is composed of players from Western Washington County from age 8 to 80, and is directed by Collin Heade.
Monica Huggett, director + violin The most virtuosic of the Brandenburgs, No. 2 featuring trumpet, and No. 4 with its Italianate details, match up with works by Vivaldi, the most important composer of the Italian concerto. Hear works by Vivaldi that Bach knew intimately. Featuring Josh Cohen as trumpet soloist. J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No…. More
One of the region’s most beloved local artists, Tony Furtado is a banjo-virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist who refuses to conform to simple categorization. By integrating blues, jazz, Appalachian folk, Celtic and indie rock with his own progressive use of melody, rhythm and improvisation, Furtado has proven himself a singular and leading voice in the nation. Reserve… More
An adventure tale, a profound exploration of love, a coming-of age saga, a celebration of music’s power to sustain our spirits in turbulent times, The Magic Flute touches the heart of every audience member, young or old, in a unique and powerful way. Maurice Sendak’s fairytale designs are the perfect visual counterpart to Mozart’s radiant… More
Classical Up Close is a cooperative effort by musicians of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra and community partners to offer free chamber music concerts. Prelude performance by members of the Portland BRAVO Orchestra. Program includes: Duo No. 1 in C Major for Two Violas of Carl Philipp Stamitz with Brian Quincey, viola; Jennifer Arnold, viola. Ludwig… More
Featuring works by Matt Cichon; Sari Hoke; Joanna Hardy; Briley Neugebauer; Samantha Schilke and Alexandra Schooling (in collaboration). Cello solos by Hannah Hillebrand and Northwest Piano Trio with cameo appearances by a variety of Portland’s gifted local poets. PDX Contemporary Ballet called on the experience of its own company dancers for their next performance. Music selections… More
The Career Track and Youth Company Dancers of The Portland Ballet offer the Oregon premiere of Trey McIntyre’s Mercury Half-Life in excerpts. This energetic work brings together contemporary ballet choreography and the music of the iconic rock group Queen. Alongside this work, TPB’s company members perform classical ballet pieces Valse-Fantaisie by George Balanchine and Raymonda Suite by… More
Now in its fifteenth year, the 70-piece community orchestra offers a pirate-themed concert featuring Dance of the Pirate, Over the Waves, and music from Pirates of the Caribbean. The audience is encouraged to wear pirate-themed wear, but please: no canons or muskets. Tickets available at the door or at MIR Music, 331 E. Main Street in Hillsboro.