October 16, 2016
The Orchestra begins its new season with a performance of Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony. Also on the program is the Second Essay for Orchestra by Samuel Barber and J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Oboe and Violin. Kelly Gronli and Nelly Kovalev are featured as soloists in the Bach. Music Director Travis Hatton conducts.
St. James Bach Cantata Choir with soloists Arwen Myers(soprano), Hannah Penn (alto), Les Green (tenor), Kevin Walsh (baritone), strings, flute, oboe d’amore. Bach’s CANTATA 115, Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit (Make yourself ready, my spirit). A newly commissioned motet Psalm 133 by Philadelphia composer Nancy Galbraith is sung.
On the heels of its successful debut in 2015, The VSO Piano Extravaganza returns for its second season! This year it features Northwest favorites Cinda Redman, Lena Vozheiko-Wheaton and Dr. Michael C. Liu, among other piano virtuosi. A special guest is Vancouver’s own Dimitri Zhgenti, who made his celebrated debut with The VSO in January 2015. Audiences are… More
The synergy between music, stage and screen has been one of western culture’s most enduring and popular creations. On this first concert of the season, the Symphony presents a rich selection of musical hits, commonly referred to as “oldie goldies.” To open the program, the Orchestra plays Rossini’s opera overture, William Tell, more widely known… More
October 15, 2016
Long before becoming world-renowned as the iconic George Costanza on “Seinfeld,” Jason Alexander was a Tony Award-winning Broadway song and dance man. His appearance features an hilarious re-telling of his journey to and on the Broadway stage with great music from the theater, along with comedy and audience interaction. It’s a much-heralded performance of music,… More
Portland Chamber Music is a nonprofit organization bringing together musicians and audiences from all walks of life in quality while sponsoring welcoming performances and music education accessible to all. This concert features pianist Michael Liu, flutist Lynda Hess, clarinetist Jennfer Crockett, violinist Meghan Van Cleave, cellist Jonathan Cheskin, soprano Anya Kalina, and Lluis Soldevila on… More
October 14, 2016
Portland Baroque Orchestra and Artistic Director Monica Huggett open their season with the music of two prodigies: Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor joins two youthful symphonies and an early violin concerto by Felix Mendelssohn, all brought to life in the sparkling sonorities of period instruments. Three performances: At First Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. on October… More
Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland opens its 48th season with works for chorus and orchestra by two contemporary American composers. Paul Moravec’s Songs of Love and War sets letters to and from American servicemen from four different wars, while Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living focuses on the humanity of those in mourning. Two 7:30 p.m…. More