FEATURED ARTIST: Alan Howe FEATURED ARTIST: Alan Howe FEATURED ARTIST: Alan Howe FEATURED ARTIST: Alan Howe FEATURED ARTIST: Alan Howe

September 15, 2014

PCO Pictures

Portland Chamber Orchestra presents two fresh perspectives on Mussorgsky’s composition for keyboard, also familiar in Ravel’s orchestration. First, under Maestro Yaacov Bergman, PCO performs a version for chamber orchestra by Julian Yu employing percussion to give a flavor of Yu’s native China to the work. In the second half of the concert, Israeli conductor and composer Yaron Gottfried directs a rendition for jazz trio and chamber orchestra, with the original themes dressed in new colors and open to improvisation. Two performances: 7:30 pm. on May 9 in Astoria’s Liberty Theater and at 3 p.m. on May 11 in Agnes Flanagen Chapel on the campus of Lewis & Clark College. Check with PCO for more details and to reserve tickets.