Celebrate Mother's Day with the brilliant Marilyn de Oliveira! A mother of two herself, she has been the assistant principal in the cello section of the Oregon Symphony since 2009, as well as working with other musical groups in town. This lovely and talented artist is a marvel to listen to, both on stage and in this segment of Adventures in Artslandia. Don't forget to subscribe, this is your place to get up close and personal with artists, performers, and geniuses in our community!

Pickathon. What is it? It's a mind blowing three-day music festival that takes place every August at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, near Portland. Phil Lesh, Nathaniel Rateliff, Lucius, Yob, and Our Girl, to name a few, in state of the art venues. Plus, the festival has the best food in town, and promotes an ecologically aware, sustainable ethos. Don't miss it. Family friendly!

Photo: Kjerstin Johnson

Frequently praised for the timbre of her voice, Hannah Penn stars in Portland Opera’s As One, a stunning coming-of-age story in which two voices—a mezzo-soprano and a baritone—share the role of transgender heroine Hannah. Discover behind-the-scenes details and more as Hannah talks about this “one woman show played by two people.” Opens at Newmark Theatre on March 22.

The Oregon Symphony continues to push the boundaries of a symphony concert experience in thrilling way. Enjoy a peek into the 2019/20 season with Music Director Carlos Kalmar. Don’t miss out on being a part!

January 2, 2019

Fear No Music: Kenji Bunch

Happy New Year! Bring it in with the exciting work of Kenji Bunch, Artistic Director of FEAR NO MUSIC. He talks about the exciting work they are championing, supporting the work of local composers' talent and culture. Locally Sourced, a concert on January 21st at The Old Church, is an annual program celebrating music created right here in the Pacific Northwest by the composers living among us.

The excitement about what's to come with our Oregon Symphony is palpable; music inspires and unites us. President and CEO of the Oregon Symphony, Scott Showalter shares what's new and thrilling with our own (FANFARE HERE) OREGON SYMPHONY!

Oregon Symphony Associate Conductor Norman Huynh, talks about conducting, and life as a part of the Oregon Symphony, reminding us of a perfect holiday gift; tickets to our own Oregon Symphony! Coming up are the 20th Anniversary Gospel Christmas, Cirque de la Symphonie, and the wonderful Popcorn Series in which you can watch Tim Burton's A Nightmare Before Christmas as the symphony plays the score LIVE!

The Oregon Repertory Singers, one of the most expert choirs in the world, sing because they love it. Artistic Director Ethan Sperry sets the bar high, and with their newest recording of the unparalleled Morten Lauridsen's compositions they reach it. In addition to a chat with Kimberly Skondin, the Artistic Director of ORS Youth Choir, and making music with young people. What a joy to talk about this glorious work!

Ciao! What a joyful chat with Christopher Mattaliano, General Director of Portland Opera, and Andrea Bartoloni, Honorary Consul of Italy for the State of Oregon, about Verdi's La Traviata, coming up at The Keller Auditorium. We talk all things Italian, including a pre show restaurant recommendation. Ciao!

David Pay loves to share great music and connect musicians in intimate settings; don’t miss this joyful chat with him, and revel in the 2018 MODULUS FESTIVAL, five days celebrating innovative and wondrous music. It begins Friday, November 2, 2018

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