June 22, 2016
Concert Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer performs cutting edge original music and arrangements with virtuosity and passion. Aaron brings his fresh and invigorating instrumental style to the stage and genuinely connects with audiences of all ages. Meyer’s unique brand of music bridges world, contemporary progressive rock and classical genres. Meyer has released nine albums of original… More
The Portland Percussion Group presents world premieres of the three winning pieces from its 2016 Call for Scores. First Prize Winner is Of Light by Mason Lee. Second Prize Winner is Oaxacan Fantasy by Kylle Strunk, and Third Prize Winner is Marimba Quartet No. 2 by Christopher Bradford. The program also includes works by Gordon Stout and… More
June 21, 2016
This five-day series of public events includes concerts, film screenings, and milongas — social dances featuring tango dance lessons and live music. Times and locations on the Reed campus vary. View the complete schedule. All events are free, except the joint concert with Chamber Music Northwest on June 25. Tickets for that event are available through CMNW.
Tchaikovsky International Competition Gold Medal Winner Sergey Antonov, cello, and Metropolitan Opera soloist Richard Zeller, baritone, appear in this concert, which features Bach’s Cello Suites Nos. 1 and 2, as well as the composer’s Cantata No. 82, Ich have genug. In addition, organist Julia Brown performs Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in A minor. This intimate evening of Johann… More
Internationally awarded soloist Meehae Ryo (Korea) lovingly performs Schumann’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, a piece that was to define cello concertos for decades to come. Also on the repertoire is Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princess, a warmly nostalgic, miniature antique meant to whisk us away to the 16th century court of a Spanish… More
June 19, 2016
American Violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto on her legendary “Red Violin” Stradivarius that inspired the novel and film The Red Violin. The program, led by Conductor Keith Clark, is rounded out by Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony and Overture to Egmont. Reserve tickets. Tickets also available from Astoria Music Festival Office, 1271 Commercial Street in… More
June 18, 2016
The Festival blasts off with explosive works by two of America’s most popular classical composers: Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams and — as a memorial to the late David Bowie — the Northwest Premiere of Philip Glass’ Symphony No. 4 Heroes, based on the rocker’s album of the same name. Rounding out… More
ViVoce, the Portland Revels Women’s Chorus, blend folk and classical music with storytelling, and their colorful costumes make their concerts unique choral events. This appearance includes songs from Bolivia, Ecuador, Romania, Bulgaria, Xhosa in Africa, North America, Renaissance Italy, France and the British Isles. Two performances: June 18 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels… More
The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a wine-tasting reception, featuring wines from the Pacific Northwest. A dinner and live auction follow at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event help support services provided by Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB), including those at its Portland-area campus. For more information, visit GDB website. Reserve Tickets.