Thursday, October 22, 2009

Upcoming concerts

Third Angle Ensemble - China Music Now

This concert features the music of Jia Daqun, Chen Yi, and Professor Ye Xiaogang, the Beijing Olympics composer who will be present. Also guest zheng virtuoso Haiqiong Deng will perform.

October 22 and October 23
7:30 pm at the Fields Ballroom of the Mark Building - Portland Art Museum

Opera Theater of Oregon - The Beggar's Opera

Based on John Gay's landmark 18th century ballad opera of the same name, OTO's "Beggar's Opera" is written by Portland performer and writer Stephen Marc Beaudoin (script/lyrics) and Buoy LaRue's Michael Herrman (music).

October 22-25
7:00 pm at Someday Lounge (21+)

Portland Baroque Orchestra - Mendelssohn Celebration

Monica Huggett directs a mini-festival celebrating the 200th year of Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), including a rarely heard concerto and his famous octet.

October 23 and 24
7:30 pm at Reed College, Kaul Auditorium

Portland Baroque Orchestra - Mendelssohn Chamber Music

Monica Huggett performs chamber music by Mendelssohn with PBO principal violoncellist Tanya Tamkins, and Eric Zivian, piano soloist.

October 25
7:30 at Reed College, Kaul Auditorium

Portland Chamber Orchestra - Renaissance Redux

This concert presents the music of Lukas Foss, including his “Renaissance Concerto” with flutist Carol Wincenc. Also on the program are works by Giovanni Gabrieli, Peter Warlock, and Ottorino Respighi.

October 24
7:00 at Venetian Theater in Hillsboro
October 25
3:00 pm at Kaul Auditorium, Reed College

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Season Opener

The orchestra performs Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," "Requiebro Andaluz" by Montes, and Dvorák's Cello Concerto with soloist Nancy Ives, principal cellist with the Oregon Symphony.

October 24
3 pm at Skyview Concert Hall in Vancouver
October 25
7 pm at Skyview Concert Hall in Vancouver

Choral Arts Ensemble - A Celtic Céilí

This concert is a musical journey to the Celtic lands with traditional Irish musical guests Cary Novotny and friends.

October 24
7:30 pm at First Unitarian Church
October 25
3 pm at First Unitarian Church

Stephen Price and Friends Annual Concert

Oregon Symphony violist Stephen Price will be joined by pianist Janet Coleman and Tim Scott on viola da gamba at this free concert (held annually since 1972).

October 24
8 pm at The Old Church, Portland

Celebration Works - The 'O' Instruments

Organist Jon Stuber and oboist Ann van Bever perform music popular in 1854 with flutist Janet Bebb and soprano Anita Lundgren.

October 25
2pm at First Presbyterian Church

Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra - Susan Chan plays Mozart

Pianist Susan Chan perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 (K488) with the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra will also play Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave and Brahms Symphony No. 4. This concert is free.

October 25
4 pm
Sunnyside Adventist Church, Portland

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