Thursday, May 1, 2008

Benefit concert for KBPS at the Museum of Contemporary Craft

On Friday, May 2nd at 7:30 pm, you can catch a chamber music concert at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in the Pearl District. Violinist Inés Voglar and pianist Cary Lewis present a world premiere of a work by Robert McBride (the KBPS radio host and composer). Voglar and Lewis will be joined by violist Joël Belgique and cellist Dorothy Lewis for a rarely heard arrangement of Borodin's "Polovtsian Dances" from the opera "Prince Igor. For the final number Lewis performs Richard Strauss' "Enoch Arden, a melodrama based on a text by Tennyson and narrated by Edmund Stone (KBPS raido host).

This concert is sponsored by Classical Millennium, the Museum of Contemporary Craft and All Classical 89.9 FM as a benefit for the KBPS “Permanent Home on Your Dial” campaign.

This event will also inaugurate a new concert space in Portland at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, located in the downtown Portland park blocks’ DeSoto Building at 724 Northwest Davis. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $20 each at Classical Millennium, 3144 East Burnside, Portland, 503-231-8909, or at the door on the evening of the performance, as available. Seating is limited to 100 for this intimate concert experience.

Insider tip: The "Polovtsian Dances" will be played by two husband/wife combos: Lewis/Lewis and Belgique/Voglar. So be watching for the eye to eye communication between these couples during that number.

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