Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Portland Piano International announces new contemporary music festival

From the press release:

Portland Piano International Announces New Festival called The Clearing at Portland State University, Nov 10-13, 2016

(Portland, OR)  Portland Piano International is proud to announce a new contemporary piano festival: The Clearing. The festival was created to engage music lovers, musicians, and students in the world of contemporary music for piano. The Clearing takes place November 10-13, 2016 in Lincoln Recital Hall (Room 75) on the campus of Portland State University.

Curated by Tamara Stefanovich and hosted by Artistic Director Arnaldo Cohen, The Clearing will feature recitals, master classes, films, demonstrations and panel discussions. The theme for this first festival is “Miniatures and Etudes,” allowing audience members to experience a large number of short works over the four evenings and three days. The festival begins on Thursday night with an opening performance. Three full days follow, each ending with a performance of short works, following by discussion with the artists.

“The aim of The Clearing is to provide a space where music is presented in an open environment that takes away fear and allows listeners to find fantasy,” said Ms. Stefanovich. “The audience and performers will share in the music, taking away barriers and finding music that is ours.” Ms. Stefanovich explained that she and Mr. Cohen founded the festival in an effort to provide “a helping hand in walking through new musical territories. We welcome everyone to take a new road with us!”

There are several ticket options available:
All Access                  $150    All performances and sessions during The Clearing
Day Pass                   $  55    All day sessions and the evening performance on
            Friday, Saturday or Sunday
Individual Recital       $  25

Funding for The Clearing is provided by a generous grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust. All tickets are available now at Lincoln Hall is located at 1620 SW Park Avenue in Portland OR 97201.


bob priest said...

A fascinating project. I look forward to seeing repertoire specifics on their website soon . . .

James Bash said...

Looking at Stefanovich's website, she has just released a recording of new music by Hans Abrahamsen and another recording of music by Thomas Larcher.