Composer Lou Harrison was born in Portland on May 14th, 1917. A centennial concert in his honor will be presented at Portland State University next month. Host Robert McBride will feature his music at The Club Saturday night May 27 at 9 pm.
The members of the Emerson String Quartet are keeping plenty busy, both onstage and in the studio. They’re touring, too: the four members of the Grammy® – winning chamber ensemble were in Portland recently (presented by Chamber Music NW), and will return in July. It’s all part of a well-deserved celebration of the group’s 40th… More
Experience an evening of choral excellence as the Portland Symphonic Choir hosts the first Portland High School Choir Festival at Grant High School. Featuring over 150 singers from Portland Public High Schools under the direction of Portland Symphonic Choir’s Artistic Director Dr. Steven Zopfi. This performance is sure to leave you inspired by both the talented… More
Big Horn Brass presents an American Portrait featuring Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, plus works from Oregon’s historic Aurora Colony, Gershwin, Joplin, Ellington, and more. The concert is Saturday May 20 at 7 pm at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 10390 SE Canyon Road, Beaverton. For details and tickets, visit the Big Horn Brass website.
The American Dream teeters on the edge of the abyss as immigrants Cindy and Omar face their thwarted dreams and unraveling marriage while Omar’s buddy Patrick connives to push them over the edge. In this surprisingly funny dark comedy, trouble erupts one night when bad choices are followed by verrrrry bad choices. The stakes become lethal as… More
Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Conservatory Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Young String Ensemble close the Season 93 with a concert that includes a performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10. PYP Musical Director David Hattner leads Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, Lawrence Johnson conducts Portland Youth Conservatory Orchestra, and Inés Voglar Belgique directs Young String Ensemble. The concert is Sunday… More
Like Beethoven’s Ninth which inspired it, Mahler’s massive Second Symphony explodes the symphonic genre. The monumental sweep of this groundbreaking soundscape miraculously encompasses life, death, and resurrection. Carlos Kalmar conducts with Tamara Wilson, soprano, and Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo soprano. An epic way to end the 120th Anniversary Season! Concerts Saturday May 20 at 7:30 pm,… More
The music of archetypical composers Claude Debussy, Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss will be the highlights of this final program of the season. To open the program, the Orchestra will present Debussy’s evocative set of symphonic sketches, La Mer. In contrast to this French masterpiece, the Orchestra will also present operatic extracts from the Germanic repertoire. Die Frau… More
Making his grand debut appearance on stage at the Historic Elsinore Theatre in downtown Salem, the world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell performs Bruch’s Violin Concerto in G minor and Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen with the Salem Symphony. With additional works by Saint Saens and Tchaikovsky. Guest Conductor, Anthony Parnther. The concert is May 24 at 8 pm at… More
Metropolitan Youth Symphony’s (MYS) Symphony Orchestra performs its final concert of 2017 under the direction of Music Director Raul Gomez. The evening celebrates performances by the winners of the annual MYS Concerto Competition and welcomes MYS alumni from across the 43 years of the organization’s history. The alumni will join the orchestra for the final… More