The Amplified Repertory Chamber Orchestra of Portland, ARCO-PDX, takes the stage with a new mash-up of music, taking on George Frediric Handel, Philip Glass, Jacob TV, and Portland’s Scott Anthony Shell, Friday, February 3 at Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St.
The evning begins with the first two movements Handel’s Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 10. A piano trio follows with NiveaHairCareStylingMouse by Dutch composer Jacob ter Veldhuis. The first half closes with Handel’s Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 4. The second set features Glass’ Piano Concerto No. 1 – Tirol
This orchestra plays the music exactly as it was written and with a 21st century attitude. The future of this music and its transmission to the next generation is safe with ARCO-PDX as they delight lifetime classical lovers as well as those experiencing it for the first time. The music and arrangements are exciting and propulsive with a wide range of inspired dynamics, staying true to the original composition.
The group has expanded their membership too. These days, the band features Daniel Shen, Mike Hsu and Viet Block on violin; Amanda Lawrence and Chris Fotinakis on viola; Hannah Hillebrand, Zach Banks on cello and Owen Hofmann-Smith on bass and David Brokaw and Mitchell Falconer on keyboards. Violinist Joe Kye opens the evening with original live-loop creations.
Tickets are $9 advance, $12 day-of-show. All ages are welcome and admission is free for children 10 and under. Doors open at 7 pm, and the show starts at 7:30 pm. More at arcopdx.com.