Dec
18
to Dec 19

OK Chorale @ Mississippi Studios

Cheer the F*** UP III - the holiday sing-along show!

This is one of the most fun shows I get to play! OK Chorale is a backing band for YOU, the audience! Every audience member receives a songbook and learns harmonies on the spot. Come sing your heart out!

(Bonus, this is the one time in the year you have a chance of seeing me play trumpet!)
update: 12/18 selling out!
Mississippi Studios
7:30 pm
Dec. 18-19
ages 21+

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Dec
8
to Dec 26

Oregon Ballet Theater presents The Nutcracker

George Balanchine’s

The Nutcracker®

December 8 – 26, 2018 | Keller Auditorium

222 SW Clay Street, Portland, Oregon 97201

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Sometimes the best journeys are the ones we take to familiar places – filled with warmth, tradition, and new memories waiting to be made.

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s annual performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker ® has brought joy to the holidays for 15 years. Join Marie and her charming Prince as they are swept away by dancing snowflakes, to a magical land of sweets ruled by the Sugarplum Fairy – all to Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score!

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker features magnificent scenery and elaborate costumes. The company remains one of only a handful in the nation with rights to produce George Balanchine’s version of this holiday classic. OBT is pleased to announce the addition of two more shows this year featuring the OBT Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s magical score live.

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Winter Studio Recital
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

Winter Studio Recital

The high school students will give a recital including works by Strauss, Gliere, and Scriabin on Sunday, December 2 at 11 am. Tuthill Recital Hall in Hassell Hall (the music building) on the Rhodes College Campus. Light refreshments to follow! (See the map below for where to go!)

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Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

IRIS Orchestra: SEASON OF WONDER

Lallerstedt: Mumbo! Jumbo!
Mozart: Ave verum corpus
Rouse: Karoliju for Chorus and Orchestra
Barber: Souvenirs Op. 28: Suite (1952)
J. Strauss: Overture toDie Fledermaus 

Get an early start to the holiday season with the inventive, upbeat and festive concert that’s unlike any other performance you’ll attend this year. Filled with familiar, well-loved compositions and unexpected revelations, it’s a show that’s sure to fill your heart with good cheer. This celebration of the holiday season features an especially imaginative interpretation of Christmas carols by contemporary composer Christopher Rouse that’s both surprising and enchanting. Incorporating such varied pieces as Barber’s Souvenirs and Mozart’s hauntingly beautiful Ave Verum Corpus, this isn’t your run-of-the-mill holiday program. Joy to the World, indeed.

7:30 PM
at GPAC
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Nov
10
to Nov 11

Memphis Symphony: COPLAND FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN & CHORAL CONCERT FOR PEACE

Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 7:30 pm | Cannon 
Sunday, November 11, 2018  | 2:30 pm | GPAC

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Robert Moody, conductor
Memphis Symphony Chorus | University of Memphis Singers 

Dr. Lawrence Edwards, director

Stephanie Doche, mezzo-soprano

Copland Fanfare for the Common Man

Elgar Enigma Variations 

Jenkins The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

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Nov
2
to Nov 3

Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert at Carnegie Hall: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki

Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki celebrates the partnership between composer Joe Hisaishiand filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki (Academy Award Winner, Best Animated Feature Film 2002, "Spirited Away"). In this new concert production, Joe Hisaishi's scores — including those from "Princess Mononoke", "My Neighbor Totoro", and "Spirited Away" — are performed with full orchestra and choir and conducted by Hisaishi himself. The music accompanies montages from Miyazaki's films.

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Oct
6
to Oct 13

Oregon Ballet Theater presents August Bournonville’s Napoli

Danish Choreographer August Bournonville’s Napoli is known for its vibrant depiction of Neapolitan street life. This iconic and beloved Danish ballet tells the story of Teresina, a simple Italian girl, who falls in love with Gennaro, a poor fisherman. Her mother, hoping for a wealthy suitor, is against the match. But the young couple cannot be kept apart, even when Teresina is lured away by sea nymphs to a beautiful underwater world ruled by an evil sea spirit. It is the couple’s true love for each other that breaks the spell and saves them. Powered by Bournonville’s signature mix of graceful and technically thrilling footwork, it’s easy to see why this uplifting and beautiful ballet has become a symbol of The Royal Danish Ballet.

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Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

University of Memphis Woodwind Symposium:Woodwind Chamber Music Concert

I’ll join the woodwind faculty of the University of Memphis for a program including Leoš Janacek’s Mladi (Youth) and Scaramouche, Darius Milhaud’s saxophone concerto (arranged for wind quintet and saxophone.) Come hear the exciting guest artists, as well; Stuart Breczinsk, oboe; Amy Zoloto, clarinet; Zach Shemon, saxophone; and Conrad Cornelison, bassoon.

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Jun
8
to Jun 16

Portland Opera Presents Gounod’s Faust

Opening on June 8, Portland Opera will present the West Coast premiere of a groundbreaking new production of Gounod’s Faust. American visual artist John Frame, who exhibited at the Portland Art Museum in 2012, designs this new take on Goethe’s classic tale of making a pact with the devil in exchange for youth. Frame’s remarkable creative vision comes to life on stage through a technical and artistic collaboration, directed by Kevin Newbury, that integrates Frame’s vision with sets and costumes designed by Victoria “Vita” Tzykun, cutting-edge 3D projection mapping technology designed by David Adam Moore and lighting design by Duane Schuler. This new production of Faust is a co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago. Portland Opera will present four performances of Faust on June 8, 10 (matinee), 14, and 16 at the Keller Auditorium.

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Apr
21
to Apr 22

IRIS Orchestra: Catch a Rising Star

Stravinsky: The Fairy’s Kiss
Korngold: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3

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Our season closes with the invigorating energy that comes of mingling musical traditions. Stravinsky, a firebrand who changed the world of music forever, paid homage to his Russian predecessors with The Fairy’s Kiss, composed to mark the 35th anniversary of Tchaikovsky’s death. Erich Wolfgang Korngold was an Austrian-born child prodigy; by eleven, he was composing for the Vienna Court Opera and was hailed a “musical genius” by Gustav Mahler. In demand as a film composer as early as 1934, Korngold was in Hollywood composing the score for “Robin Hood” when his Vienna home was seized by the Germans; he often said that an accident of history saved his life. Korngold elevated the genre of the film score to high art, going on to win three Academy Awards, but eventually returned to his first love, concert music. This concert – and the season – closes with Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 3. Originally conceived as a symphony, the suite that emerged was an enormous success; the composer wrote to his patron that he had “never experienced such a triumph.”

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Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

PRIZM Ensemble: Concert for the Next 50 Years @ The Claybourn Temple

PRIZM Ensemble presents A Concert for the Next 50 Years, a tribute to the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring the PRIZM Chamber Orchestra, the PRIZM Celebration Chorus, guest soloists and music by Mahler, Florence Price, Moses Hogan, and more. This concert is part of a series of events honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Join us as we reflect on his legacy and what the next 50 years can look like.

Reception 5:30-6:30

The concert is made possible by "Remembering George Riley at MLK50"

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Mar
10
to Mar 11

IRIS Orchestra: America in Song

This program celebrates the stunning range and variety of American concert music. In the centenary year of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, IRIS honors Bernstein, arguably our country’s greatest musician. Fancy Free turned the little-known composer into an overnight star and marked Bernstein’s first collaboration with choreographer Jerome Robbins. Samuel Barber represents the American neo-Romantic tradition with his exquisite, nostalgic masterpiece, Knoxville: Summer 1915, with text by Knoxville native James Agee. The child of Swedish immigrants, Howard Hanson was a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. Hanson’s groundbreaking Second Symphony was commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky, the émigré conductor who made it his mission to nurture American composers. The program also includes an American song set that embodies the uniquely American blend of high and popular culture that blurs all boundaries between concert hall, Broadway theater and nightclub, featuring the sensational Julia Bullock.

Introducing Julia Bullock, making her IRIS debut. This singular talent was the recipient of the 2016 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, Lincoln Center’s 2015 Martin E. Segal Award and First Prize winner at the 2014 Naumburg International Vocal Competition. She’s been hailed as a “showstopper” by the San Francisco Chronicle and recognized as “impressive, fast-rising . . . poised for a significant career” by The New York Times.

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Feb
24
to Mar 4

Alice in Wonderland with Oregon Ballet Theater

Oregon Ballet Theatre is thrilled to bring you the west coast premiere of a new full-length ballet suitable for families: Alice (in wonderland). Created in 2012 by Septime Webre with an original score by American composer and violinist Matthew Pierce, Alice became an instant success. The Washington Post called it a “giddy parade, a pop-art dream, a feat of fevered imagination.” The mad adventure is filled to the brim with the delightful characters found in Lewis Carroll’s classics Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, uniquely brought to life with surreal sets, zany costumes, puppetry, and powerfully expressive dance. Don’t be late! Take the plunge and join us on this unforgettable journey.

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Four Octaves, Roughly: The Exciting Range and Breadth of the Horn
Feb
17
7:30 PM19:30

Four Octaves, Roughly: The Exciting Range and Breadth of the Horn

  • Ole Miss Music Department (Nutt Recital Hall) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The University of Mississippi Music Department will continue its Faculty Recital series with a performance of  “Four Octaves, Roughly: The Exciting Range and Breadth of the Horn” this Saturday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in David H. Nutt Auditorium. Music department faculty members Leander Star, on French horn, and Stacy Rodgers will offer a musical history of the horn Saturday night. 

Read the full writeup in the Daily Mississippian HERE.

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Oct
22
2:00 PM14:00

IRIS Orchestra: From the New World

The IRIS Orchestra, under the baton of Michael Stern is joined by violinist Mayu Kishima for two concerts at the Germantown Performing Arts Center. Repertoire includes the New World Symphony by Antonin Dvořák, William Grant Still's Darker America, Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5, and Poéme for violin and orchestra by Ernest Chausson. More information here: http://irisorchestra.org/from-the-new-worldoctober-21-22-2017-3/. 

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Oct
21
8:00 PM20:00

IRIS Orchestra: From the New World

The IRIS Orchestra, under the baton of Michael Stern is joined by violinist Mayu Kishima for two concerts at the Germantown Performing Arts Center. Repertoire includes the New World Symphony by Antonin Dvořák, William Grant Still's Darker America, Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5, and Poéme for violin and orchestra by Ernest Chausson. More information here: http://irisorchestra.org/from-the-new-worldoctober-21-22-2017-3/. 

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Aug
4
4:00 PM16:00

Bryant Park presents IN/TERSECT: Billy Childs with the City of Tomorrow

The City of Tomorrow Wind performs our Chamber Music America Commission, Leander and Hero (2015) by Hannah Lash, Fugue in Perpetual Motion by Billy Childs, and additional works alongside Manuel Valera, The Triton Brass Quintet, and the Billy Childs Quartet. The concert is FREE and takes place at Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan at 42nd and 5th Ave.

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Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

PRIZM Chamber Orchestra Juneteenth Concert

PRIZM Chamber Orchestra’s June 19 concert (at historic Clayborn Temple) will feature a stunning work by Joel Thompson called “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed,” for orchestra and men’s chorus under the direction of Roderick Vester. Mr. Thompson’s work is a musical eulogy of sorts to unarmed black men killed in America. The piece’s movements have names such as Trayvon Martin, Amadou Diallo, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner. In addition to the Thompson work, the Clayborn Temple concert will feature images provided by the Ernest Withers Gallery as well as appearances by Justin Merrick and Dr. Charles McKinney among others. The event will close with “Glory” (Common and John Legend’s Oscar-winning song for the film Selma), emphasizing the hope, dreams, and resilience rooted in what it means to be American. Justin Merrick will be featured as the vocal soloist.

An additional special treat awaits attendees for the June 19 (Juneteenth) performance at Clayborn Temple, as we partner with the Ernest Withers Gallery to feature a selection of never-before-seen archival photos of the Sanitation Worker's Strike in Memphis and Clayborn Temple.

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Jun
18
4:00 PM16:00

PRIZM Chamber Orchestra Father's Day Concert

PRIZM Chamber Orchestra’s June 18 concert (First Baptist Church Broad Avenue) will feature a stunning work by Joel Thompson called “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed,” for orchestra and men’s chorus under the direction of Roderick Vester. Mr. Thompson’s work is a musical eulogy of sorts to unarmed black men killed in America. The piece’s movements have names such as Trayvon Martin, Amadou Diallo, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner. In addition to the Thompson work, the Clayborn Temple concert will feature images provided by the Ernest Withers Gallery as well as appearances by Justin Merrick among others.
To start the night, PRIZM Chamber Orchestra will perform Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for winds featuring four soloists who are also people of color: clarinetist Mariam Adam (formerly of the Imani Winds), Washington on bassoon, oboist Titus Underwood (principal oboist of the Nashville Symphony), and hornist Ayman Al Fakir (Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra). PRIZM Chamber Orchestra will also perform Jerald Walker, Jr.’s Symphony No. 3, a piece composed by a young alumnus of PRIZM’s Music Camp.
The event will close with “Glory” (Common and John Legend’s Oscar-winning song for the film Selma), emphasizing the hope, dreams, and resilience rooted in what it means to be American. Justin Merrick will be featured as the vocal soloist.

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Jun
4
3:00 PM15:00

Cloud Polyphony with Liz Dorman and Andrea Segar

Cloud Polyphony
A recital exploring the dialogue relationship between Ligeti and Bach. Featuring the Ligeti Horn Trio and selections from the monumental Ligeti etudes for piano paired with Bach Preludes and Fugues, as well as works by Mendelssohn, Kurtag, and Debussy.

Praised by Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle for her “crisp, brightly finished” playing and her “elegance and verve,” pianist Elizabeth Dorman was a recent winner of the 2016 Father Merlet Award from Pro Musicis. She has soloed with orchestra in Stanford’s Bing Concert Hall, Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center for the Arts, San Francisco’s Herbst Theater, Davies Symphony Hall, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Elizabeth Dorman at the Maybeck
Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 3:00pm
This concert is $20 General Admission/$10 Students

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation. Read more at www.maybeckstudio.org.

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