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October 16, 2016

Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert


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.  

Start: October 16, 2016 4:00 pm
End: October 16, 2016 6:00 pm
Venue: Sunnyside SDA Church
10501 S.E. Market Street, Portland, OR, 97216, United States
Cost: Free

Bach Cantatas Vespers at St. James


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.

Start: October 16, 2016 4:00 pm
End: October 16, 2016 5:30 pm
Venue: St. James Lutheran Church
1315 SW Park Avenue, Portland, 97201
Cost: Free will donation.

Vancouver Symphony Chamber Series


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

Start: October 16, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: The Historic Kiggins Theatre
1011 Main Street, Vancouver, WA, 98660, United States
Cost: $25 Adult, $10 Student

Corvallis OSU Symphony Orchestra: From Stage and Screen


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

Start: October 16, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: Lasells Stewart Center on the campus of Oregon State University
875 SW 26th Street, Corvallis, OR, 97331, United States
Cost: $22 to $32

October 15, 2016

Oregon Symphony: Jason Alexander Sings Broadway, October 15 & 16


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

Start: October 15, 2016 7:30 pm
End: October 16, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway Avenue (at Main Street), Portland, 97205.
Cost: $23 to $105

Free Neighborhood Concert


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

Start: October 15, 2016 7:00 pm
End: October 15, 2016 8:30 pm
Venue: Saints Peter and Paul Episcopal
247 S.E. 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR, 97216, United States
Cost: Free, but donations gratefully accepted

Pacific Cello Quartet Benefit Concert


The quartet — Sonja Myklebust, Samantha Kushnick, Galen Cohen and Kevin Jackson — perform music from films, video games, and the classical genre in this benefit concert to raise funds for health care workers who volunteer in Bolivia each summer.

Start: October 15, 2016 6:00 pm
End: October 15, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: West Hills Friends Meeting
7425 S.W. 52nd Avenue, Portland, OR, 97219, United States
Cost: $20 suggested donation

McMinnville Public Library: Free Books for Kids


Each child attending this event will be given two grocery bags to fill with as many free used books as they can. Sponsored by Friends of McMinnville Public Library, and thanks to donation of used middle school library books by Sheridan School District.    

Start: October 15, 2016 11:00 am
End: October 15, 2016 2:00 pm
Venue: Carnegie Room, McMinnville Public Library
225 N.W. Adams Street, McMinnville, OR, 97128, United States
Cost: Free

October 14, 2016

PBO: Mozart & Mendelssohn, October 14-16


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

Start: October 14, 2016 7:30 pm
End: October 16, 2016 5:00 pm
Venue: Two venues
See full listing for details, Portland, OR, United States

CAE: Requiem for the Living, October 14 & 15


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

Start: October 14, 2016 7:30 pm
End: October 15, 2016 9:30 pm
Venue: St. Andrew Catholic Church
806 N.E. Alberta Street, Portland, OR, 97211, United States
Cost: Advance: $17, $14 for seniors, $5 for students; At the door: $20, $17 for seniors, $5 for students

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