Listings for December 11-18, 2020

Concert Listings

Friday, December 11, 2020

Fridays with 45th Parallel:
A Cool Yule with Members of the Oregon Symphony Brass

Friday, December 11 @ 6:00PM PST
Free virtual concert, donations accepted.
https://www.45thParallePDX.org

Members of the Oregon Symphony Brass perform holiday classics for brass quintet. Patreon members get access to a post-concert Zoom reception.

Watch: Patreon | Facebook | YouTube


Saturday, December 12, 2020

Christmas with Cappella Romana
Saturday, December 12 @ 7:30PM PST
Free virtual concert, donations accepted.
https://www.cappellaromana.org

The evening will include selections from our Christmas recordings including When Augustus Reigned, Sun of Justice and carols from Richard Toensing’s Kontakion on the Nativity & Orthodox Christmas Carols.You’ll also see interviews with a number of your favorite Cappella Romana singers.

Watch: Facebook | YouTube


Snowed In! With the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus
Saturday, December 12 @ 8:00PM PST
Free virtual concert, registration required, donations accepted.
https://www.pdxgmc.org/

The Portland Gay Men’s Chorus is proud to present Snowed In!, a special musical broadcast. Snowed In! imagines what would happen if Portland were blanketed in eight feet of snow!
Snowed In! will feature a wide array of songs performed by socially-distant chorus members. Appearances by PGMC’s a cappella group – Cascade – and our contemporary dance ensemble – Locomotions – will also be a highlight of the evening. In addition, PGMC welcomes guest artist Jimmie Herrod, a recently featured soloist with the Oregon Symphony and guest vocalist with Portland’s own Pink Martini. The event will conclude with PGMC’s annual holiday tradition of a group sing-along.
Tickets are free, however PGMC is asking you to “pay what you can” to help continue the support of our musical mission during this trying time. Opportunities for donations will also be available throughout the broadcast.

Register at https://live.pdxgmc.org/


Amazonita with A Far Cry
Saturday, December 12 @ 5:00PM PST
Virtual concert, ticketed event: starting at $8 for 24 hour pass.
https://afarcry.org/

“Amazonita” is musically grounded in the cultural traditions of Peru, Colombia, and Brazil – countries that touch the Amazon River and surround the Amazon rainforest. Struck by these natural wonders, the program revels in the awe and beauty of the Earth and ancestral societies, and contemplates how modernity interacts with them. In Milagros (Miracles), Gabriela Lena Frank imagines a visit to her mother’s native Peru and the “little miracles” she encounters along the way, from artifacts of long-gone indigenous civilizations, to the breathtaking vision of Lake Titicaca. Composed and recorded in 1972, Jacqueline Nova’s Creation of the Earth modifies recordings of creation chants of the U’wa peoples of Northeastern Colombia. The soundworld is both beautiful and terrifying, graphically depicting the ways technology and modernity can impact language, traditions, and human culture. Inspired by Bach and Villa-Lobos, Brazilian guitarist Paulinho Nogueira’s painfully lyrical Bachianinhas Nos. 1 and 2 follow in response. Brazilian-American composer Clarice Assad’s energetic Obrigado loosely follows the arc of a traditional Umbanda religious ceremony drawing on Afro-Brazilian Umbanda religious chants and dancesand ending with a “powerful message of gratitude for the gift of life.”

Tickets: https://afarcry.secure.force.com/ticket/#/instances/a0F3b00001573fIEAQ


Sunday, December 13, 2020

Snowed In! With the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus
Sunday, December 13 @ 3:00PM PST
Free virtual concert, registration required, donations accepted.
https://www.pdxgmc.org/

The Portland Gay Men’s Chorus is proud to present Snowed In!, a special musical broadcast. Snowed In! imagines what would happen if Portland were blanketed in eight feet of snow!
Snowed In! will feature a wide array of songs performed by socially-distant chorus members. Appearances by PGMC’s a cappella group – Cascade – and our contemporary dance ensemble – Locomotions – will also be a highlight of the evening. In addition, PGMC welcomes guest artist Jimmie Herrod, a recently featured soloist with the Oregon Symphony and guest vocalist with Portland’s own Pink Martini. The event will conclude with PGMC’s annual holiday tradition of a group sing-along.
Tickets are free, however PGMC is asking you to “pay what you can” to help continue the support of our musical mission during this trying time. Opportunities for donations will also be available throughout the broadcast.

Register at https://live.pdxgmc.org/


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Open Space: A Far Cry with Violinist Zenas Hsu
Wednesday, December 16 @ 4:00PM PST
Live stream concert. Ticketed event: $12 admission.
https://afarcry.org/

A Far Cry violinist Zenas Hsu will perform an odyssey of some of his favorite pieces. These will include Shih-Hui Chen’s take on folklore and legends from the aboriginal Ami tribe in Taiwan, Steve Mackey’s musical language in recreating texture and light in different rooms of a house, Jessie Montgomery’s rhapsodic and touching homage to J.S. Bach, one of Fritz Kreisler’s ‘fictional’ compositions ‘by’ Pugnani (with a guest appearance by his wife, violinist Janny Joo), and an iconic and fantastical sonata by Grazyna Bacewicz.

Tickets: https://open-space-music.com/collections/events-1/products/open-space-a-far-cry-december


Amadeus Chamber Orchestra:
Hump Day House Concert
Wednesday, December 16 @ 7:00PM PST
Free live stream concert. Donations accepted.
https://www.amadeuspdx.org/

Violinist Greg Ewer plays Bach’s brilliant Partita in B minor.

Watch: YouTube


Thursday, December 17, 2020

Open Space: A Far Cry with Violinist Zenas Hsu
Thursday, December 17 @ 4:00PM PST
Live stream concert. Ticketed event: $12 admission.
https://afarcry.org/

A Far Cry violinist Zenas Hsu will perform an odyssey of some of his favorite pieces. These will include Shih-Hui Chen’s take on folklore and legends from the aboriginal Ami tribe in Taiwan, Steve Mackey’s musical language in recreating texture and light in different rooms of a house, Jessie Montgomery’s rhapsodic and touching homage to J.S. Bach, one of Fritz Kreisler’s ‘fictional’ compositions ‘by’ Pugnani (with a guest appearance by his wife, violinist Janny Joo), and an iconic and fantastical sonata by Grazyna Bacewicz.

Tickets: https://open-space-music.com/collections/events-1/products/open-space-a-far-cry-december


Friday, December 18, 2020

Pianist Stephen Lewis Plays the Christmas (Non)Classics
Friday, December 18 @ 5:00PM PST
Live stream concert. Ticketed event: $15 admission.

Stephen Lewis performs non-traditional Christmas music with many exciting, clangorous bell sounds by Chopin, Messiaen, Bartók and Beethoven.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stephen-lewis-plays-the-christmas-nonclassics-tickets-130631429121