December 4, 2016
Dr. Roger G. Nickerson directs the 70-piece orchestra. Members consist of amateur and professional musicians who are primarily from the ranks of the retired. Ages reach 90. All musicians volunteer their time and energy. There will be famous movie themes, Broadway hits and popular marches. Among them: music from the 1968 “2001–Space Odyssey”, the 1958… More
Featuring Affinití, Howard Crosby, and Marylhurst Chamber Choir Affinití, The Award-winning female trio from Dublin, Ireland fuses the best of Celtic, classical and contemporary elements into a new world of music. Howard Crosby, An accomplished vocalist who carries on the legacy of his uncle, Bing Crosby, performs popular songs of the Crosby-era. Reserve tickets here.
For this program, the Symphony is joined by several OSU choirs presenting a variety of works from the classical choral repertoire as well as many holiday favorites. In addition, several of OSU’s outstanding instrumental students perform solo selections with the Orchestra. Steven M. Zielke, conductor. Reserve tickets.
The University of Portland Jazz Ensemble, directed by Joseph L. Jefferson, present a swinging program featuring the music of Frank Foster, Gordon Goodwin, and Stanley Turrentine. Additionally, the ensemble perform a couple of holiday tunes to get you in the mood for the Christmas Holiday. The Wind Symphony, under the direction of guest conductor Kylie Pybus,… More
Featuring Clark College Concert Choir & Concert Band Juxtaposed between old and new is the classic arrangement of a French Carol, What is this Lovely Fragrance? by Healey Willan, with the more contemporary Earth Song by Frank Ticheli, and the newly published Gaudete by Michael Engelhardt. A highlight for the College Concert Band is the wind… More
Oregon Repertory Singers offer the 43rd edition of their “Glory of Christmas” concert, this year including favorite carols and hymns, plus excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. Middle school guest choirs will join for a new arrangement by songwriter, vocalist, and pianist Naomi LaViolette. Three performances: December 4 at 4 p.m., December 9 at 7:30 p.m., and December… More
Nelson Goerner is a highly demanded musician at festivals such as La Roque d´Anthéron and Verbier. He performs regularly at concert halls of Paris, Munich, Stuttgart and Milan. He played with orchestras such as the Philharmonic Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie Orhcester Berlin and the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo. He also performed twice at the BBC… More
Soprano, Carol Ann Manzi has advanced degrees in vocal performance from Yale University. She has sung in regional opera houses throughout the United States and has taught on the faculty at Northern Arizona University. Thomas Heck, also a graduate of Yale University, is a guitar/musicologist having served on the faculty at The Ohio State University…. More
Travis Hatton, Music Director, leads the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra in a concert of traditional Christmas music featuring soprano soloists Kimberly Helton and Reinette Bishoff-Wildman. Selections include: Fantasia on Greensleeves (Ralph Vaughn Williams) Christmas Festival (Leroy Anderson) Christmas Fantasy (arr. Herman) In the Bleak Midwinter (arr. Smith) and a medley of well-known Christmas Carols All concerts… More