Abbie Weisenbloom Presents is an inner SE houseconcert series averaging two concerts a month. If you can’t get to the venue or a show has sold out, you can still see the concert in real time, give tips, even ask for requests all via your computer or hand-held device since many concerts are streamed live online through Concert Window. It is a new paradigm in virtual concert-going and great for shut-ins, single parents or folks in other parts of the world. Imagine – someone in Europe can attend a houseconcert in Portland. It’s like The Jetsons!
The November harvest of talent performing live, intimately and up-close is impressive.
• Friday November 7 – Hanz Araki CD Release show – Araki with special guests Colleen Raney and Joseph Carmichael celebrate the release of Araki’s new album, Foreign Shore. The album is a collection of 11 songs and tunes from Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, and New Zealand, and features contributions of a number of internationally-recognized, Portland music luminaries. www.hanzaraki.com.
Wednesday November 12 – Radim Zenkl – Zenkl returns to Portland with new compositions and songs. A US Mandolin champion, Zenkl’s style features progressive original and eastern European traditional music, string jazz, bluegrass, flamenco, Celtic, classical and many other styles. He makes one mandolin sound like two, plays a variety of ethnic flutes from different countries around the world and sings traditional European songs. www.zenkl.com.
These concerts do sell out and seating is limited. Each concert begins at 7:30 pm and a potluck food sharing before the concert begins at 6:30 pm. For directions and to reserve tickets ($15 / $10 students), RSVP to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 503.233.4945. See the list of future shows and all the details at www.froggie.com.