Thursdays @ Three - Past Performances

The Quadraphonnes & Sara Davis Buechner

March 15th, 2018

The Quadraphonnes are an all-female ensemble breaking the boundaries of the saxophone quartet with their mighty chops, tantalizing grooves, soaring solos and dynamic vocals. They’ll honor the 100th anniversary of the death of Debussy with a program paying tribute to his music, featuring pieces by Debussy himself and new works influenced by his style. Sara Davis Buechner returns to T@T to share her pianistic talent and speak about her upcoming performance with the Portland Columbia Symphony.

PBO & Xuefei Yang

March 8th, 2018

Members of the incredible Portland Baroque Orchestra offer a preview of their program, “Flights of Fancy,” offered in full concert March 9 – 11. (Visit for details). Monica Huggett directs a program of early Italian works for strings, lute, and organ. This intimate ensemble of strings lute and organ will perform early Italia works recreating Monica’s acclaimed Flights of Fantasy recording, chosen by Alex Ross in The New Yorker as 2010’s Classical Recording of the Year. Also on the program is guitarist Xuefei Yang. Hailed as a musical pioneer, her fascinating journey began after the Cultural Revolution, a period where Western musical instruments & music were banned. Xuefei was the first-ever guitarist in China to enter a music school, & became the first internationally recognized Chinese guitarist on the world stage. She will perform as part of the Portland Classic Guitar series on March 9 at Marylhurst University (details at

Broken Consort & Tomas Cotik

March 1st, 2018

Broken Consort will present selections from its upcoming program, “Sirens Interrupted,” featuring virtuosic polyphony and improvisation inspired by women innovators over a 800-year period. This is music made by disobedient women; by courageous women; by thinkers and doers who dared to act outside the box. Additionally, Assistant Professor of violin at PSU, Tomas Cotik was a first-prize winner at the National Broadcast Music Competition in his native Argentina in 1997, and the winner of the Government of Canada Award for 2003-2005. An avid recording artist, Dr. Cotik is currently involved in more than fourteen CD recordings for Naxos and Centaur Records, which include Mozart’s complete sonatas for violin and piano and two Piazzolla albums with Cotik’s own arrangements. Cotik will perform Mozart and Piazzola on this program.

University of Oregon Faculty

February 22nd, 2018

Flutist Molly Barth and fellow University of Oregon music faculty perform engaging and rarely heard works for woodwinds and brass by Malcolm Arnold, Samuel Barber, Mozart and Poulenc on this one-of-a-kind program.

Oregon Symphony Cello Section

February 15th, 2018

The intrepid Oregon Symphony Orchestra cello section graces Thursdays @ Three with a wide range of exciting and virtuosic repertoire… arranged for multiple cellos!

Bodhi Trio & Portland Opera

February 8th, 2018

The Bodhi Trio pioneers Mindfulness-Based performance. Throughout their dynamic interpretations, the trio invites its audiences to experience stillness of mind and calmness of breath and heart. Formed in the summer of 2016, they look forward to a number of performances this year in the Portland area, and future collaborations with local composers. Comprised of violinist Kevin Lefohn, cellist David Eby, and pianist Kira Whiting, the Bodhi Trio makes their Thursdays @ Three debut. Also, Portland opera will make a brief appearance to promote their upcoming performances of Schubert’s much loved Winterreise.

Rose City Trombones

February 1st, 2018

The jubilant ensemble, Rose City Trombones, returns to Thursdays @ Three!  They are classically trained but perform a wide range of entertaining and show-stopping repertoire. Their members come from far more respectable institutions including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Portland Columbia Symphony, Portland Opera, Portland Wind Symphony, Willamette Falls Symphony, The Oregon Symphonic Band, Art Abrams Swing Machine, Big New Band, Second Wind Jazz and Big Horn Brass. They play arrangements from Bach to Bacchanal with education outreach, open rehearsals, recordings and concerts are part of their design.

In Mulieribus

January 25th, 2018

The phenomenally gifted female vocal ensemble In Mulieribus is dedicated to the promotion and enrichment of community through the art of music.  In a landmark collaboration with the Portland Youth Philharmonic, the Northwest Film Center, and PSU choirs, In Mulieribus will perform “Voices of Light,” an oratorio by Richard Einhorn, to accompany a screening of Carl Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Join us for this exciting preview!

Sarah Kwak and Cary Lewis

January 18th, 2018

The beloved concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony, Sarah Kwak, returns to Thursdays @ Three with pianist Cary Lewis, offering a program which includes favorites by Kriesler, Grieg and Beethoven.

Naomi LaViolette – Music and the Brain

January 11th, 2018

Portland, Oregon-based songwriter, pianist and vocalist Naomi LaViolette has found her niche  amongst retro-style grooves, cool jazz, and classical arrangements. Her work as a pianist, vocalist, arranger and composer with Steven Goodwin and the Saving His Music project has received prominent coverage in national and local news, and forms the basis for this show. Dr. Larry Sherman, a neuroscientist at OHSU, is a frequent lecturer on the topic of music and the brain (he’s a musician himself), and he’ll join the program to help explain how music affects and shapes our brains.