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May 20, 2016

HDCM Concert Series: Crown City String Quartet & Friends


The High Desert Chamber Music season concludes with this concert featuring violinists Kevin Kumar and Isabelle Senger, violist Carrie Holzman-Little and cellist Dane Little, joined by two special guests: cellist Andrew Kolb and violist Ben Kroeker. Central Oregon favorites the Crown City String Quartet. Their performances have been praised as “sublime” and “simply moving and… More

Start: May 20, 2016 7:30 pm
End: May 20, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Tower Theatre
835 N.W. Wall Street, Bend, OR, 97701, United States
Cost: $40, $10 for students & children

In Mulieribus: Dufay and Company, May 20 & 22


The vocal ensemble’s current season draws to a close with a program that highlights 15th century composer Guillaume Dufay, a cosmopolitan figure whose fusion of French, Italian, and English elements cultivated a new international style that had a lasting influence on the music of the Renaissance. The ladies of In Mulieribus are accompanied by early music masters Gayle… More

Start: May 20, 2016 7:30 pm
End: May 22, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Two venues in Portland & Vancouver,
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Cost: $15-$25

Unistus Chamber Choir: A Choral Calendar, May 20 & 22


Featuring Unistus Chamber Choir, Lonnie Cline, Conductor & Artistic Director. Join Unistus Chamber Choir for a World Premier of A Choral Calendar  written & composed by Carol Worthey from Los Angeles, CA. This acapella choral work is a delightful, sometimes playful yet profound, journey into the months of our lives. Carol Worthey, internationally acclaimed artist,… More

Start: May 20, 2016 7:30 pm
End: May 22, 2016 7:00 pm
Venue: First Christian Church
1314 SW Park Avenue, Portland, 97201
Cost: $10 to $12

Handchime Festival


Handchime musicians from Rose Villa Retirement Community, Willamette View, Town Center Village and Mary’s Wood join together under the direction of Ellie Hodder and Susan Schilke.

Start: May 20, 2016 2:00 pm
End: May 20, 2016 3:30 pm
Venue: Gregory Forum, Clackamas Community College
19600 S. Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, OR, 97045, United States
Cost: Free

May 19, 2016

BRAVO Youth Orchestras Spring Concert


BRAVO Rosa Parks string orchestras and BRAVO Cesar Chavez wind ensemble showcase their repertoire, and a grand finale features the first-ever performance of the BRAVO Symphony Orchestra as winds and strings join forces in an arrangement of Mozart’s Overture to the Abduction from the Seraglio.

Start: May 19, 2016 6:00 pm
End: May 19, 2016 7:30 pm
Venue: Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
8501 N. Chautauqua Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97217, United States
Cost: Free

May 18, 2016

Raphael Spiro String Quartet: Quartets in Time of War

War Quartets

Violinists Irene Gadeholt and Mary Ann Coggins Kaza, violist Sharon Eng and cellist Gayle Budd O’Grady perform the Shostakovich Quartet No. 3, Britten’s Quartet No. 2, and the Beethoven Op. 18 No. 5 Quartet.      

Start: May 18, 2016 7:00 pm
End: May 18, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: The Old Church
1422 S.W. 11th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97201, United States
Cost: $10, those 17 and under admitted free

May 17, 2016

Tenor Steven Brennfleck in Recital

Portland Opera

Tenor Steven Brennfleck, a Portland Opera Resident Artist alumnus, performs Franz Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin, accompanied on piano by Portland Opera Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox. Praised by the New York Times as “dramatically astute” and a “stand out” performer, Brennfleck has been consistently acknowledged for his consummate artistry, vocal flexibility, and moving interpretations on the operatic and concert… More

Start: May 17, 2016 7:00 pm
End: May 17, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum
1219 S.W. Park Avenue, Portland, OR, 97205, United States
Cost: $20 recommended donation to support the Portland Opera Resident Artist Program

Friends of the Symphony: Musical Chairs


A lite supper, wine and other beverages are enhanced by a night individual conversation with twelve Oregon Symphony orchestra members: Sarah Kwak, Concertmaster; Evan Kuhlman, Assistant Principal Bassoon; Marilyn deOliveira,Assistant Principal Cello; Niel DePonte, Principal Percussionist; Jason Schooler, Bass; Karen Wagner, Assistant Principal Oboe; Jon Greeney, Principal Tympani ; Peter Frajola, Associate Concertmaster; Zachariah Galatis, Piccolo and Flute; Yoko Greeney, Pianist; Nancy Ives, Principal Cello; Vali Phillips, Violin. Reserve tickets…. More

Start: May 17, 2016 6:00 pm
End: May 17, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: N.W. Natural
220 N.W. Second Avenue, Portland, OR, 97209, United States

May 16, 2016

Cult of Orpheus: Sonnets with The Sarcastic Dharma Society

Cult of Orpheus

The Cult of Orpheus Sonnets project is a fusion of poetry, music composition, and intimate performance. In a set of songs that will become a full-length album in 2016, the familiar structure of folk and pop is replaced by a through-composed approach, informed by classical composition, unified by a common poetic form. In this evening of… More

Start: May 16, 2016 9:00 pm
End: May 16, 2016 11:00 pm
Venue: Valentine’s
232 S.W. Ankeny Street, Portland, OR, 97204, United States
Cost: Free

May 15, 2016

Tualatin Valley Symphony: The First Rose of Summer


In its final concert of the season, the ensemble offers a program that includes the youthful Serenade for Winds by Strauss, the rarely-heard Hamlet Overture by Niels Gade, the joyful Eighth Symphony of Beethoven, Serenade for Strings by Barber, and the meditative Magnum Mysterium by Lauridsen, played by the orchestra’s brass section. Drawing for the annual… More

Start: May 15, 2016 7:00 pm
End: May 15, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Tualatin Presbyterian Church
9230 S.W. Siletz Drive, Tualatin, OR, 97062, United States
Cost: Free

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