Considered a national treasure in Mexico, four-time Grammy nominee Tambuco is one of the most dynamic and innovative chamber percussion ensembles today.
A dynamic and innovative program showcasing the limitless colors, voices, and expressive capabilities of percussion instruments, from the melodic strains of four marimbas to the rhythmic sounds of tapping stones.
“What mesmerizing creativity! A Tour de Force of subtle and forceful artistry. The members of Tambuco are chameleons on dozens of instruments.” Gramophone
$32 – $57 $5 student rush and Arts for All tickets (subject to availability)
Oregon Symphony joins Patricia Reser Center for the Arts’ Grand Opening Spring Season with the orchestral World premiere of Gabriel Kahane’s Magnificent Bird, a new song cycle written in the final month of a year-long, complete hiatus from the internet. At once intimate and ambitious, Kahane’s latest work toggles between personal loss and a series of public crises that continue to roil the nation. Interspersed among this new collection of songs are selections from Book of Travelers, Gabriel’s musical account of an 8,980-mile train trip that he took in the aftermath of the 2016 election, as well as the uproarious Twitterkreis, nano-songs he began to release serially on Instagram in 2018.
Equal parts raconteur, songwriter, and cultural critic, Kahane promises to shepherd the audience through a cathartic evening that probes our individual and collective relationships to technology, and the consequences that emerge from the contemporary digital regime: to our planet, our body politic, our dignity, and, perhaps most crucially, our ability to love.
“An exercise in lyric beauty… [Kahane] is one of the finest, most searching songwriters of the day…” — Alex Ross, The New Yorker