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May 5, 2016

Bag&Baggage: Emma, through May 29


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

Start: May 5, 2016 7:30 pm
End: May 29, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: The Venetian Theatre
253 E. Main Street, Hillsboro, OR, 97123, United States

May 6, 2016

Rising Star Tina Chong Premieres Composition by Oregon Composer Sarah Zipperer Gaskins


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

Start: May 6, 2016 7:00 pm
End: May 7, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: Portland Piano Company
711 SW 14th Avenue, Portland, 97205
Cost: Free Addmission

WCYO: Epic Oscar Legends


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.

Start: May 6, 2016 7:25 pm
End: May 6, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Liberty High School Auditorium
21945 N.W. Wagon Way, Hillsboro, OR, 97124, United States
Cost: Free, but donations appreciated

Portland Baroque Orchestra: Vivaldi’s Spell, May 6, 7 & 8


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

Start: May 6, 2016 7:30 pm
End: May 8, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: First Baptist Church
909 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, 97205
Cost: $22 to $64

Tony Furtado in Concert


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

Start: May 6, 2016 7:30 pm
End: May 6, 2016 10:00 pm
Venue: Walters Cultural Arts Center
527 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR, 97123, United States
Cost: $20 advance, $25 day of show

Portland Opera: The Magic Flute, May 6, 8, 12 & 14


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

Start: May 6, 2016 7:30 pm
End: May 14, 2016 7:30 pm
Venue: Keller Auditorium
Phone: 503-274-6560
222 SW Clay, Portland, 97201

Classical Up Close: Oregon Symphony Musicians on the Loose


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

Start: May 6, 2016 7:30 pm
Venue: Maranatha Church
4222 NE 12th Avenue, Portland, 97211
Cost: Free Admission

PDX Contemporary Ballet: “From Within”


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

Start: May 6, 2016 7:30 pm
End: May 6, 2016 9:30 pm
Venue: Alberta Abbey
126 NE Alberta Street, Portland, 97211
Cost: $15 to $25

The Portland Ballet: Mercury Half-Life, May 6 & 7


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

Start: May 6, 2016 7:30 pm
End: May 7, 2016 9:30 pm
Venue: Lincoln Performance Hall, Portland State University
1620 S.W. Park Avenue, Portland, OR, 97201, United States
Cost: $5–$35

Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra in Concert


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.  

Start: May 6, 2016 7:30 pm
End: May 6, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Hillsboro High School Auditorium
3285 S.E. Rood Bridge Road, Hillsboro, OR, 97123, United States
Cost: $10, $8 for students & seniors, children under twelve admitted free

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