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August 5, 2016

William Byrd Festival Opening Concert

William Byrd

The 19th annual renewal of this two-week event, devoted to perhaps the greatest composer of the English Renaissance, begins with a concert featuring choral music by Byrd and later generations of his countrymen, including Orlando Gibbons and Henry Purcell. The Byrd Festival Consort is joined by instrumentalists from the Portland area, all under the direction of… More

Start: August 5, 2016 7:30 pm
End: August 5, 2016 9:30 pm
Venue: St. Patrick’s Church
1623 N.W. 19th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97209, United States
Cost: $20, $15 for seniors & students

PSOW: Cosi fan tutte, August 5-7


Portland Summer Opera Workshop returns for a sixth summer to offer Mozart’s witty masterpiece presented in concert version in its entirety, sung in Italian with English subtitles projected. The casts blend local talent with young professionals visiting from Corvallis, Montreal, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, New York, Mississippi and California. Three performances: August 5 and 6 at 7 p.m…. More

Start: August 5, 2016 7:00 pm
End: August 7, 2016 7:00 pm
Venue: St. Michael and All Angels
1704 N.E. 43rd Avenue, Portland, OR, 97213, United States
Cost: Free will donation

Opera in the Park: Il Trovatore

Opera in the Park

Portland Summerfest presents the dramatic Verdi opera, featuring soprano Angela Meade as the noble lady, mezzo Mary Ann McCormick as the gypsy mother, tenor Cameron Schutza as the troubador and baritone Richard Zeller as the count. Keith Clark conducts. Bring the family and a picnic! Ride the MAX.      

Start: August 5, 2016 6:00 pm
End: August 5, 2016 8:45 pm
Venue: Washington Park Amphitheater
410 S.W. Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR, 97205, United States
Cost: Free

Original Practice Shakespeare: The Tempest


Original Practice Shakespeare uses the techniques from Shakespeare’s time, which means fast-paced, energetic acting and lots of audience interaction! Shipwreck, romance, treason, revenge, spirits, clowns, song, and dance create a perfect storm of fantasy. Years ago, Prospero and daughter were shipwrecked on an island. Twelve years later, a “storm” brings their enemies. With the help… More

Start: August 5, 2016 6:00 pm
End: August 5, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Marylhurst University
17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy 43), Marylhurst, OR, 97036, United States
Cost: Free Admission

Britt Orchestra: 2016 Opening Night Gala Dinner


Celebrate Opening Night of the 2016 Britt Orchestra season with this pre-concert dinner by the Jacksonville Inn. Inspired by the all-Russian concert program, the dinner is a Russian Feast, including chilled borscht, fresh piroshkis, cold poached dill salmon, and Russian cream with a berry topping. The dinner includes a glass of champagne, plus wine. It is a festive… More

Start: August 5, 2016 6:00 pm
Venue: Performance Garden, Britt hill
350 S 1st Street, Jacksonville, OR, 97530, United States
Cost: $65 per person (does not include concert ticket)

4 X 4 Friday Noon Concert: XX Digitus Duo

Noon Concerts

Maria Garcia and Momoko Muramatsu perform piano duets from American avant-garde to the late Renaissance and back to Radiohead, with dances by the Puerto Rican composer Juan Morel Campos and the Argentine Paloma Carlos Guastavino.      

Start: August 5, 2016 12:10 pm
End: August 5, 2016 12:50 pm
Venue: St. James Lutheran Church
1315 S.W. Park Avenue, Portland, OR, 97201, United States
Cost: Free will donation at the door.

August 4, 2016

Polaris Dance Theatre: Galaxy Dance Festival


Polaris Dance Theatre’s annual outdoor summer dance festival returns for its fourth year, and we can’t wait for you to participate in this year’s free events! Join us August 4 – 6, 11:00 am – 6:30pm as we host an array of Portland-area dance companies in this 3-day community gathering, including free classes and performances… More

Start: August 4, 2016
Venue: Simon & Helen Director Park
815 SW Park Avenue, Portland, 97205
Cost: Free Admission

August 3, 2016

Opera in the Park: Final Rehearsal


Soprano Angela Meade, mezzo MaryAnn McCormick, tenor Cameron Schutza, baritone Richard Zeller and conductor Keith Clark prepare for Summerfest’s presentation on August 5 of Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore (The Troubador). Come hear the stars, chorus and orchestra indoors, without microphones!    

Start: August 3, 2016 7:00 pm
End: August 3, 2016 9:30 pm
Venue: Buckley Center Auditorium, University of Portland
5000 North Willamette Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97303, United States
Cost: $30, free for students

August 1, 2016

Free Children’s Concerts, Through August 16


The young and young at heart are invited to join us in the Performance Garden for a series of free children’s concerts. Six engaging and interactive mid-morning concerts are offered. The concerts are created by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich and Jenifer Knippel of JenUwin Playtime. Both artists return after leading popular Britt children’s concerts in 2015. Performances August… More

Start: August 1, 2016 10:00 am
End: August 16, 2016 10:00 am
Venue: Performance Garden
350 S 1st Street, Jacksonville, OR, 97530, United States
Cost: Free Admission

July 31, 2016

Concert in the Park


The Tualatin Valley Community Band presents a free “Concert in the Park”. TVCB is led by Kevin Soon and members of all ages dust off their instruments to perform some summer classics you will whistle all the way home. Bring a blanket and dinner to the park to listen to live music under the trees.

Start: July 31, 2016 7:00 pm
End: July 31, 2016 8:30 pm
Venue: Cook Park Bishop-Scheckla Pavilion
17005 SW 92nd Avenue, Tigard, OR, 97224, United States
Cost: Free Admission

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