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August 15, 2016

William Byrd Festival: Mass featuring Byrd’s Gradualia

William Byrd

This Pontifical High Mass for the Feast of the Assumption features liturgical music from Byrd’s Gradualia, sung by Cantores in Ecclesia Schola, directed by Dr. Dana Marsh. The Most Reverend Basil Meeking is celebrant.

Start: August 15, 2016 12:00 pm
Venue: Holy Rosary Church
375 N.E. Clackamas Street, Portland, OR, 97223, United States
Cost: Free will offering

August 17, 2016

Cult of Orpheus Summer Concert & Album Pre-release


Cult of Orpheus, “Classical Artist” finalist in the Willamette Week Best of Portland poll, creates new art song and opera. In this appearance, composer/producer Christopher Corbell leads a troupe of classical singers and musicians in a program that includes settings of Sufi poetry in English for two singers, harp, and flute. The Baksana dance troupe also… More

Start: August 17, 2016 7:00 pm
End: August 17, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: The Old Church Concert Hall
1422 S.W. 11th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97201, United States
Cost: General admission on a sliding scale, with “Pay your wage” recommended

August 18, 2016

Proscenium Live: A Festival of New Work, through August 21


This four-day theatre festival of new work is curated by Proscenium Journal in partnership with Portland Shakespeare Project. Every day offers new work by some of the most exciting West Coast playwrights, and all performances are free. The schedule: Dracula’s Father by Cynthia Whitcomb; August 18 at 7:30 p.m. New One-Acts: Night Visits by Simon… More

Start: August 18, 2016 7:30 pm
End: August 21, 2016 10:00 pm
Venue: Artists Repertory Theatre, Alder Stage
1516 S.W. Alder Street, Portland, OR, 97205, United States

August 19, 2016

Aaron Meyer in Performance


The concert rock violinist appears in a program bridging world, contemporary progressive rock, and classical genres.  

Start: August 19, 2016 7:00 pm
End: August 19, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Marylhurst University
17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst, OR, 97036, United States
Cost: Free

Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe or The Peer and the Peri, Through August 28


Now in its fifth year, the Light Opera of Portland is one of the very few resident musical repertory companies in Oregon. As much an extended family as a group of players, the troupe brings together talented cast and crew members to perform live light opera and musical theatre productions, specializing in the works of… More

Start: August 19, 2016 7:30 pm
End: August 28, 2016 3:30 pm
Venue: Alpenrose Opera House
6149 SW Shattuck Road, Portland, 97221
Cost: $5 to $18

Britt Orchestra: Yefim Bronfman


American composer Julia Wolfe won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2015. The Wall Street Journal wrote that Wolfe has “long inhabited a terrain of [her] own, a place where classical forms are recharged by the repetitive patterns of minimalism and the driving energy of rock.” The orchestra performs her 1988 work Amber Waves of Grain. Next, internationally… More

Start: August 19, 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 20, 2016

2016 Silverton Fine Arts Festival, August 20 & 21

Silverton Festival

Over eighty vendors of pottery, fiber, jewelry, photography, paintings and other arts are represented in this two-day event, which also features live music, international food booths, artist demonstrations and a kids area. There is shuttle service from Roth’s Parking Lot, Eugene Field, and old Rite Aid. August 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and August… More

Start: August 20, 2016 10:00 am
End: August 21, 2016 5:00 pm
Venue: Coolidge-McClaine Park
303 Coolidge Street, Silverton, OR, 97381, United States
Cost: Free

William Byrd Festival Final Concert

William Byrd

The 19th annual renewal of this two-week event, devoted to perhaps the greatest composer of the English Renaissance, concludes with a concert titled “Sing Joyfully,” featuring music by Byrd, Dering, Gibbons, Tomkins and Weelkes performed by Cantores in Ecclesia under the direction of Mark Williams. A pre-concert talk given by Dr. William Mahrt begins at 7 p.m…. More

Start: August 20, 2016 7:30 pm
End: August 20, 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: Crater Lake – Orchestra Showcase


For Closing Night of the 2016 season, Teddy Abrams continues the tradition of spotlighting the Britt Orchestra with an all-orchestral program. The concert starts with a repeat performance of Michael Gordon’s work Natural History, as commissioned by Britt in honor of Crater Lake National Park. The piece premiered at the park on July 29-30, and the… More

Start: August 20, 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 26, 2016

Portland Actors Ensemble: Love’s Labour’s Lost


Marylhurst University hosts a performance of PAE’s summer production of the Shakespeare play, which opens at Condordia University on July 29 and closes September 4 at Reed College. Get the schedule of all performances.

Start: August 26, 2016 6:00 pm
End: August 26, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Marylhurst University
17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst, OR, 97036, United States
Cost: Free

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