Here are the details from the press release:
On September 3rd, 2009, the classical music advocacy collective GoClassicalPDX offers a chance to experience the joy of classical music for free. The group raffles concert vouchers from their booth on the grounds of the Oregon Symphony’s annual Waterfront Concert. Participants in the no-cost raffle are eligible for vouchers donated by the Oregon Symphony, the Portland Youth Philharmonic, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Portland Symphonic Choir, Portland Opera and Cappella Romana, all participants in GoClassicalPDX. The Grand Prize is an entire year’s worth of music instruction for one person, offered through Portland’s Parks and Recreation Department.
Andrea Murray, All Classical FM facilitator for the 2-year-old group, said, “At a time when Portlanders are reluctant to spend money on concerts, we’re glad to give people a chance to experience the joy of music lessons and live classical music.”
In addition to the raffle, GoClassicalPDX presents the debut of the Go Classical Cheerleaders, a group of local musicians and supporters who perform actual cheers about classical music. “It’s a lighthearted way to remind people that classical music can be playful and even silly, despite its sometimes stuffy image,” says Murray.”
GoClassicalPDX was created as a community service by All Classical FM, the Portland-based radio station that broadcasts classical music 24 hours a day. The group’s mission is to raise the profile and increase the vitality of Portland’s Classical music scene. Collective members include representatives from the Portland Opera, The Oregon Symphony Orchestra, The Portland Youth Philharmonic, Opera Theatre Oregon, Cappella Romana, Portland Symphonic Choir, Portland Chamber Orchestra, Friends of Chamber Music, Portland Piano International, Chamber Music Northwest, Marylhurst University, The Oregon Cultural Trust and the Community Music Center.