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May 2021

Catherine Lee’s “Remote Together”

May 21 @ 5:00 pm

Oboist and renowned improviser Catherine Lee releases her second album, Remote Together, this month. On this recording, Lee’s pure, clear oboe sound is recorded so well, the breath is a main instrument, transporting the listener to the outside world of musical counterpoint, birds, wind and wingsound.  It’s a compelling evolutionary journey of spacious deep beauty – explorative, moving and cathartic. The sonics of the oboe, oboe d’amore and English horn are integrated with field recordings, manipulated sounds and electronics –…

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Metropolitan Youth Symphony’s Finale

May 29 @ 7:00 pm

Metropolitan Youth Symphony’s (MYS) season finale is Saturday, May 29, 7 pm, and features world premieres by award-winning composer Giancarlo Castro D’Addona’s Portland Beauty, performed by the Symphony Orchestra and MYS’s collaboration with Fear No Music’s Young Composers Project. The Orchestra performs Frazar Henry’s Epiphany, and three MYS ensembles perform Theme and Variations on Edvard Grieg’s Peasant Song, composed by Koharu Sakiyama, Kara Taylor, Haladar Wright, Jackson Grace and Johann Mohnen. The evening closes with multiple ensembles performing selections of…

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June 2021

A Roof and A Bed

June 5 @ 7:30 pm

Portland Lesbian Choir (PLC) presents its Spring concert, A Roof and a Bed, Saturday, June 5, 7:30 pm via their channel, youTube.com/PortlandLesbianChoir. The concert’s music is presented to amplify the critical issue of houselessness and housing insecurity and PLC engaged two composers to write music for the group to premiere. Giselle Wyers, conductor from the University of Washington, wrote A Roof and A Bed and Kim Horenstein, section lead and Assistant Director, composed Brandon’s Journey Home. The Choir is partnering…

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Smokus Pocus

June 12 @ 8:00 pm

Tokes, jokes and magic tricks aplenty are presented in a show called Smokus Pocus, a cannabis-themed magic and comedy show. The THC-induced extravaganza features caricatures coming to life, phones vanishing and reappearing in impossible places, and minds read and green and blown – the stoned and the sober love the buzz. Magician Ben Zabin blends mind-bending illusions with culturally relevant comedy – a one of a kindbud entertainment experience, one might say. Zabin’s show is COVID compliant and seating is…

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Smokus Pocus

June 26 @ 8:00 pm

Tokes, jokes and magic tricks aplenty are presented in a show called Smokus Pocus, a cannabis-themed magic and comedy show. The THC-induced extravaganza features caricatures coming to life, phones vanishing and reappearing in impossible places, and minds read and green and blown – the stoned and the sober love the buzz. Magician Ben Zabin blends mind-bending illusions with culturally relevant comedy – a one of a kindbud entertainment experience, one might say. Zabin’s show is COVID compliant and seating is…

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