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Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music with the Oregon Symphony
March 31, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm PDT
“Fabulousness can come in many forms, and Taylor Mac seems intent on assuming each and every one of them” (NY Times). Named “one of the most exciting theater artists of our time” (TimeOut NY), Mac has created internationally award-winning performance events that at once provoke and embrace diverse audiences.
Taylor Mac’s “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music” is a highly immersive and outrageously entertaining crash course in the 240 years (and counting) of the history of American culture and dysfunction. Told from the perspective of groups whose stories are often “forgot, dismissed, or buried,” the show highlights various musical styles and artistic voices ranging from murder ballads to disco, Walt Whitman to David Bowie and beyond. Joined by your Oregon Symphony, Mac appears on stage decked and bedazzled in gloriously irreverent regalia for a night that is “Startlingly unique…a must-see for anyone who wants to see a kinder, gentler society” (Huffington Post).
★★★★★ Time Out New York Critic’s Pick
★★★★★ The Mercury News, San Francisco
★★★★★ The Irish Times
★★★★★ The Guardian
Portland, Oregon 97205