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August 3, 2016

Opera in the Park: Final Rehearsal


Soprano Angela Meade, mezzo MaryAnn McCormick, tenor Cameron Schutza, baritone Richard Zeller and conductor Keith Clark prepare for Summerfest’s presentation on August 5 of Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore (The Troubador). Come hear the stars, chorus and orchestra indoors, without microphones!    

Start: August 3, 2016 7:00 pm
End: August 3, 2016 9:30 pm
Venue: Buckley Center Auditorium, University of Portland
5000 North Willamette Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97303, United States
Cost: $30, free for students

August 5, 2016

Opera in the Park: Il Trovatore

Opera in the Park

Portland Summerfest presents the dramatic Verdi opera, featuring soprano Angela Meade as the noble lady, mezzo Mary Ann McCormick as the gypsy mother, tenor Cameron Schutza as the troubador and baritone Richard Zeller as the count. Keith Clark conducts. Bring the family and a picnic! Ride the MAX.      

Start: August 5, 2016 6:00 pm
End: August 5, 2016 8:45 pm
Venue: Washington Park Amphitheater
410 S.W. Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR, 97205, United States
Cost: Free

Original Practice Shakespeare: The Tempest


Original Practice Shakespeare uses the techniques from Shakespeare’s time, which means fast-paced, energetic acting and lots of audience interaction! Shipwreck, romance, treason, revenge, spirits, clowns, song, and dance create a perfect storm of fantasy. Years ago, Prospero and daughter were shipwrecked on an island. Twelve years later, a “storm” brings their enemies. With the help… More

Start: August 5, 2016 6:00 pm
End: August 5, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Marylhurst University
17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy 43), Marylhurst, OR, 97036, United States
Cost: Free Admission

Britt Orchestra: 2016 Opening Night Gala Dinner


Celebrate Opening Night of the 2016 Britt Orchestra season with this pre-concert dinner by the Jacksonville Inn. Inspired by the all-Russian concert program, the dinner is a Russian Feast, including chilled borscht, fresh piroshkis, cold poached dill salmon, and Russian cream with a berry topping. The dinner includes a glass of champagne, plus wine. It is a festive… More

Start: August 5, 2016 6:00 pm
Venue: Performance Garden, Britt hill
350 S 1st Street, Jacksonville, OR, 97530, United States
Cost: $65 per person (does not include concert ticket)

PSOW: Cosi fan tutte, August 5-7


Portland Summer Opera Workshop returns for a sixth summer to offer Mozart’s witty masterpiece presented in concert version in its entirety, sung in Italian with English subtitles projected. The casts blend local talent with young professionals visiting from Corvallis, Montreal, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, New York, Mississippi and California. Three performances: August 5 and 6 at 7 p.m…. More

Start: August 5, 2016 7:00 pm
End: August 7, 2016 7:00 pm
Venue: St. Michael and All Angels
1704 N.E. 43rd Avenue, Portland, OR, 97213, United States
Cost: Free will donation

William Byrd Festival Opening Concert

William Byrd

The 19th annual renewal of this two-week event, devoted to perhaps the greatest composer of the English Renaissance, begins with a concert featuring choral music by Byrd and later generations of his countrymen, including Orlando Gibbons and Henry Purcell. The Byrd Festival Consort is joined by instrumentalists from the Portland area, all under the direction of… More

Start: August 5, 2016 7:30 pm
End: August 5, 2016 9:30 pm
Venue: St. Patrick’s Church
1623 N.W. 19th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97209, United States
Cost: $20, $15 for seniors & students

Britt Orchestra: Opening Night with Ray Chen


Music Director Teddy Abrams opens the 2016 Britt Orchestra season with a new commission by celebrated Russian-American composer Lev Zhurbin, whom The New York Times has called, “strikingly original and soulful.” The Russian program continues with Shostakovich’s complex and powerful First Violin Concerto, featuring Ray Chen and includes Petrushka of Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. Reserve tickets.

Start: August 5, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: Britt Pavilion
350 S 1st Street, Jacksonville, OR, 97530, United States
Cost: Reserved $47 | Lawn $32 | Child/Student Lawn $10

August 6, 2016

Old Aurora Colony Museum: Aurora Colony Day


Community parade, free Museum admission & “living history” demos. Main St. antique & vintage fair, live music, brews & German food.

Start: August 6, 2016
Venue: Old Aurora Colony Museum
Phone: (503) 678-5754
15018 2nd St NE, Aurora, OR, 97002, United States

William Byrd Festival Free Public Lectures; August 6, 13 & 20

William Byrd

The 19th Annual Byrd Festival offers, in addition to concerts, three informative lectures about the composer and his times: August 6: “Music Lessons with Byrd” by Dr. Kerry McCarthy, August 13: “The Volatile Church of Byrd’s Childhood” by Dr. Dana Marsh, August 20:  “The Elizabethan Book of Common Prayer and its Music” by Dr. William Mahrt. All lectures… More

Start: August 6, 2016 11:00 am
End: August 20, 2016 12:00 pm
Venue: Holy Rosary Church
375 N.E. Clackamas Street, Portland, OR, 97232, United States
Cost: Free

William Byrd Festival: Masses, August 6, 13 & 14

William Byrd

The William Byrd Festival includes performances of the composer’s three masses, all sung by Cantores in Ecclesia under the direction of Blake Applegate. They are featured as part of Solemn Pontifical Masses, with The Most Reverend Basil Meeking as celebrant. Dates and times: Mass for Four Voices, August 6 at 5:30 p.m. Mass for Five Voices, August 13… More

Start: August 6, 2016 5:30 pm
End: August 14, 2016 1:30 pm
Venue: Holy Rosary Church
375 N.E. Clackamas Street, Portland, OR, 97232, United States
Cost: Free will offering

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