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May 13, 2016

Portland FolkMusic Society Presents Hank Cramer

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Known for his booming bass voice, smooth flat-top guitar picking and wry sense of humor, Cramer has been an underground miner, Army officer and paratrooper, a deepwater sailor and a wrangler for a high-country outfitter. These life experiences make his songs ring with the special authenticity of someone who has “been there and done that.” The Portland duo of… More

Start: May 13, 2016 7:30 pm
End: May 13, 2016 9:30 pm
Venue: St. David of Wales Episcopal Church
Address:
2800 S.E. Harrison Street, Portland, OR, 97214, United States
Cost: $18, $15 for PFS members, $9 for ages 12-18, children under 12 admitted free

May 14, 2016

Portland Symphonic Girlchoir: Showcase Concert – “Spero (Hope)”

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Featuring Prelude Singers, Debut, Intermezzo & Premier Choirs, Encore Singers. Musical highlights include A Song To End All War, Spero (Hope) by PSG Alumna Amy C. Burgess, Kuwa Furaha (Joy) and I Will Find A Way, 2015 PSG commission by Jim Papoulis, Bengi Lele 2015 Chorus America Consortium Commission and Lay Earth’s Burden Down, PSG 2008… More

Start: May 14, 2016 2:00 pm
End: May 14, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: Zion Lutheran Church
Address:
1015 SW 18th Avenue, Portland, 97205

The Mousai Ensemble: No Dead White Guys!

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The Mousai Ensemble is a collection of wind and piano performers based at First Presbyterian Church in Portland. The group encourages new music by performing chamber music concerts in the metro area. This cooperative effort of Music in Small Spaces, Cascadia Composers and The Mousai Ensemble offers a new fairy tale and new music, designed to spark… More

Start: May 14, 2016 2:00 pm
End: May 14, 2016 3:30 pm
Venue: Valley Community Presbyterian Church
Address:
8060 S.W. Brentwood Street, Portland, OR, 97225, United States
Cost: $16, $11 for seniors & students, free for those 12 and under

Portland Peace Choir Spring Concert

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A community choir that uses their music to advance the cause of peace and justice, the Portland Peace Choir offers in this appearance a concert with the theme “A Time of Peace.” Bake sale at intermission.    

Start: May 14, 2016 7:00 pm
End: May 14, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: St. David of Wales Episcopal Church
Address:
2800 S.E. Harrison Street, Portland, OR, 97214, United States
Cost: Free, but donations welcome

Portland Story Theater presents Urban Tellers®

Urban Tellers

Things kick off at 7 p.m. with music by jazz quartet Bamberger, Engel, Hines and Eave, followed by stories starting at 8 p.m. Urban Tellers® pushes the boundaries between teller and audience, as stories filled with compassion and truth leave everyone transformed. Each storyteller has a mere twelve minutes, and listeners are invited to embark on a… More

Start: May 14, 2016 7:00 pm
End: May 14, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Alberta Abbey
Address:
126 N.E. Alberta Street, Portland, OR, 97211, United States
Cost: $15 advance, $18 at the door, $5 Arts for All PDX

Oregon Symphony: Ohlsson Plays Brahms, May 14, 15 & 16

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Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto is the “Everest” of Romantic concertos, and it takes a rare breed to surmount the challenge. Only the pianist who pairs technical precision with exceptional endurance will prevail. Garrick Ohlsson is one of those few. Program includes Schumann’s Genoveva Overture; Mathis der Maler of Hindemith; Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2. Carlos Kalmar, conductor… More

Start: May 14, 2016 7:30 pm
End: May 16, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Address:
1037 Southwest Broadway, Portland, 97205
Cost: $23 to $105

Festival Chorale Oregon: Cole Porter Celebration

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This tribute to Cole Porter features the legendary composer’s classics from hit Broadway musicals such as Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate and Can-Can. The choir is joined by professional soloists and a huge “big band” orchestra in a performance designed to recapture a lost period of decadence and opulence. The choir will be in black and… More

Start: May 14, 2016 7:30 pm
End: May 14, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: The Historic Elsinore Theatre
Address:
170 High Street SE, Salem, OR, 97301, United States
Cost: $20, $15 for seniors, $5 for students

Musica Maestrale: In the Modern Style

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The early 17th-century was a very dynamic time for instrumental music in Italy. The older style based on the polyphonic model was givingway to a more dramatic, expressive style that was influenced by the development of opera. Innovators of this new genre called it the ‘Modern Style,’ and the ideas that were developed at this… More

Start: May 14, 2016 7:30 pm
End: May 14, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Polish Hall
Address:
3832 N. Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR, 97227, United States
Cost: $18, $16 for seniors, $10 for students

May 15, 2016

Marlise Stroebe: Music Making Memories

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Inspired by the film Alive Inside, Marlise plays show tunes, the Beatles, Mozart, folk and jazz, plus a few sing-a-longs. Special guests are vocalist Aaron Hobson and pianist Randy Hobson. RSVP to soulofsophia@yahoo.com or call 360-686-3342 for directions to the performance venue. Though admission is free, it is recommended that seats be reserved — call the number above.    

Start: May 15, 2016 2:00 pm
End: May 15, 2016 4:15 pm
Venue: Stroebe Zine Studio
Address:
North Clark County, United States
Cost: Free

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series

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The return of “The Great Stoneface” when live music accompanies the Buster Keaton silent film classic, Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) with Rodney Sauer conducting members of The VSO. Tickets: $25 General Admission, $10 Student (with ID card), available at Vancouver Symphony Orchestra website.

Start: May 15, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: The Historic Kiggins Theatre
Address:
1101 Main Street, Vancouver, WA, 98660, United States
Cost: $10 to $25

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