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February 19, 2016

Portland Baroque Orchestra: Bach and Son, February 19, 20 & 21


Alexander Weimann, guest director + harpsichord Witness the invention of the keyboard concerto as Alexander Weimann performs the virtuosic Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 with its spectacular harpsichord solo. Music featuring the harpsichord with two instruments (a “triple” pairing) match those by... More

Start: February 19, 2016 7:30 pm
End: February 21, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: First Baptist Church
909 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, 97205
Cost: $22 to $59

The Julians at Vie de Bohème


Portland’s own genre-defying lady vocal quartet serenades with music from Björk, Gustav Holst, Gillian Welch, Hozier, Fiona Apple, Giacomo Puccini, Joy Williams, Roland Orzabal and others — at a venue where Old World Paris meets Southeast Portland. Willamette Week described... More

Start: February 19, 2016 8:30 pm
End: February 19, 2016 11:30 pm
Venue: Vie de Bohème
1530 S.E. 7th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97214, United States
Cost: $10 cash cover at the door

February 20, 2016

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Concert, February 20 & 21


The Vancouver Symphony performs Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and his Rhapsody in Blue featuring Thomas Lauderdale, piano; Appalachian Spring and El Salon Mexico of Copland. Salvador Brotons, conductor. Program repeats February 21, 7:00 pm. Tickets available at VSO Website Opening Notes begin... More

Start: February 20, 2016 3:00 pm
End: February 21, 2016 7:00 pm
Venue: Skyview Concert Hall
1300 NW 139th Street, Vancouver, WA, 98685, United States
Cost: $10 to $50

University of Portland Performing & Fine Arts: Concert of Sacred Music for Voices and Winds


Join the Wind Symphony and Chapel Choir for a special concert. UP voice faculty and Portland Opera member Valery Saul joins the Wind Symphony for Luigi Zaninelli’s American Gospel Songs and the two ensembles join forces for David Maslanka’s Liberation.

Start: February 20, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: Chapel of Christ the Teacher
5000 N Willamette Blvd., Portland, 97203
Cost: Free Admission

Willamette Master Chorus: Handel’s Messiah, February 20 & 21


WMC Founding Director Dr. Wallace Long conducts this Baroque masterpiece with orchestra and soloists. The Willamette University Chamber Choir, Voce Femminile and Male Ensemble Willamette join forces with the WMC, creating a choir of 175 voices. Two performances: February 20 at... More

Start: February 20, 2016 7:00 pm
End: February 21, 2016 5:00 pm
Venue: Hudson Hall, Willamette Unversity
Salem, OR, 97301, United States
Cost: $15-$40

William Goforth & Wenwen Du in Recital


Tenor William Goforth, with a Masters Degree from the Juliard School, has also studied in Europe and appeared in operas in Boston and New York City. Pianist Wenwen Du has appeared in concerts worldwide. Together, they perform works by Franz Schubert and... More

Start: February 20, 2016 7:00 pm
End: February 20, 2016 8:30 pm
Venue: Church of the Good Shepherd
805 S.E. Ellsworth Road, Vancouver, WA, 98664, United States
Cost: Free, but a free-will offering will be taken to help Winter Hospitality Overflow provide shelter for the homeless

Oregon Symphony: Joshua Bell, February 20, 21 & 22


Joshua Bell returns to perform what renowned turn-of-the-19th century violinist Joseph Joachim declared the “richest, most seductive” of all German violin concertos. When you think of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Brahms, that’s saying something. Program includes Wagner’s Parsifal Prelude to Act I;... More

Start: February 20, 2016 7:30 pm
End: February 22, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 Southwest Broadway, Portland, 97205
Cost: $23 to $82

CAE Pops! The Cabaret Edition, February 20 & 21


Featuring Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland. In our 4th annual CAE Pops! concert, we turn to the early and mid twentieth century for pop, jazz and Broadway standards. You will hear familiar songs by Duke Ellington, the Gershwins, Hoagy Carmichael, Kurt... More

Start: February 20, 2016 7:30 pm
End: February 21, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: Lincoln Recital Hall, Room 75, on the campus of Portland State University
1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland, 97201
Cost: $5 to $20

Caballito Negro: Songlines Northwest Tour

Cabalito Negro

As Caballito Negro, flutist Tessa Brinckman and percussionist Terry Longshore perform intercultural work in a blend of modern and traditional aesthetics. Inspired by Federico García Lorca’s poem Canción de Jinete (1860), the duo collaborates with many prominent, innovative artists, creating... More

Start: February 20, 2016 8:00 pm
End: February 20, 2016 10:00 pm
Venue: Cafe Artichoke
3130 S.E. Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97214, United States
Cost: $15

February 21, 2016

Portland Wind Symphony: Sensory Friendly Concert

Sensory Friendly Concert

This concert is for anyone with sensory sensitivities who may not have had an opportunity to hear a classical music concert because of an inability to sit still or quietly. Music will be presented at a lower and consistent volume, lights... More

Start: February 21, 2016 3:00 pm
End: February 21, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: St. Anne’s Chapel, Marylhurst University
17600 Highway 43, Marylhurst, OR, 97036, United States
Cost: Free, but donations accepted

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