NORTHWEST RESONANCE with Seattle’s RE:Percussion Duo

Cascadia and Friends would like to invite you to the premier of THREE new percussion duets performed by Seattle’s RE:Percussion Duo.


Featuring works by Troy Ramos, Charlie Copland, and Jay Derderian, this concert will be a one-of-a-kind experience using everything from fixed media to terracotta pots, all to celebrate the natural beauty and resonance of the Pacific Northwest.


Saturday, August 16th at 4pm. Community Music Center; 3350 SE Francis, Portland OR, 97202

$5-$10, suggested donation (no one turned away).

For more information, please contact Jay Derderian at

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THE ĄRCƠ-PDX DEBUT CONCERT featuring Skip vonKuske

ĄRCƠ-PDX-PortlandCascadia Composers present THE ĄRCƠ-PDX DEBUT CONCERT!  ĄRCƠ-PDX stands for Amplified Repertory Chamber Orchestra of Portland. We bring you high-quality orchestral music performed by memory, with attitude, on a rock-concert stage. Amped up loud enough so you can dance, shout, order a drink without disturbing anyone. All while keeping true to the composer’s intent. Top it off with state-of-the-art intelligent lighting in sync with the music, to create an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experience!

This concert is a proof of principle—that anyone can appreciate classical music as long as it’s produced for today’s consumer. We’re simply taking classical music to the 21st century!  For our debut concert, we celebrate the 300th birth-year of C.P.E. Bach with movements from his two cello concerti and three of his symphonies, along with new music by Cascadia Composers member and ĄRCƠ-PDX founder Mike Hsu. Skip VonKuske of Portland Cello Project will join us as soloist.

Virtuoso accordionist Kiran Moorty will open the night with his mesmerizing renditions of classical and Tango hits.

Tickets: $13 in advance, $15 at the door

Tickets, Event Website and Organization Website:

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Jack Gabel & best friend (WOOF) @ Pioneer Courthouse Square!



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Resonance Ensemble’s “Northern Light” features Cascadia composers

Want to hear the latest in local choral music?  Come hear the Resonance Ensemble, one of Portland’s top master choirs, perform works by a bevy of real live composers including seven Cascadia members!  Aided by piano, harp, organ, horn, violin, and cello (but not all at once), they’ll perform a specially commissioned work hot off the press, Only In Falling, by Renée Favand-See on poems by Wendell Berry, plus these six works selected by director Katherine FitzGibbon:

Manifesto: The Mad Farmer’s Liberation Front by David Foley

The Moon’s Passing Smile by Jack Gabel

Aurora Borealis by Stacey Philipps

Moments from SINGING HEART (Image Music XII) by Greg Steinke

The Sun is the Ocean by Mark Vigil

The Sun Never Says by Jeff Winslow

Showtimes are at 7:30PM on May 17th and 4PM on May 18th.  Venues and ticket prices are on the Resonance Ensemble’s website, and you can buy tickets there too. We hope to see you there!


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Watermark concert in both Eugene and Portland

Watermark poster tabloid sizePlease join us for our upcoming concert celebrating the Portland-Eugene connection.  Lots of piano and strings, plus flute and voice!  Top musicians from both cities!  Never-before performed music by David Bernstein, Tristan Bliss and Paul Safar!

In Eugene: Friday, April 11th at 7:30PM, Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter St., 97403 (across 18th from UO music dept)

In Portland: Sunday, April 13th at 3:00PM, Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens St., 97214 (3 blocks south of Hawthorne Blvd.)

In both: $10 suggested donation, $5 for students.

Listen for our slot during OPB Radio’s “State of Wonder”, April 5th at noon!  If you missed it, you can still find it online here, along with added background and sound clips from some of the composers involved.

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Cascadia Composers at MARCH MUSIC MODERNE IV (2014)

Cascadia Composers is proud to be sponsoring two concerts produced by individual members and co-sponsoring a third (with Classical Revolution PDX and Oregon Arts Watch) as part of the second week of the March Music Moderne IV festivities.  The following three posts give the details.  But that’s not all!  Cascadia members are involved in eleven different concerts throughout the festival.  Check these out:


March 8th, noon at Mt. Tabor Park: Go on a Soundwalk with Susan Alexjander

March 8th, 2PM at AudioCinema: Jay Derderian, Emyli Poltorak, Sam Reising and (former member) Justin Ralls

March 9th, 7:30PM at Holocene: Bonnie Miksch in some illustrious company

March 10th, 7:30PM at the Old Church - Jeff Winslow (see post below)

March 12th, noon at the Lake Oswego United Methodist Church - Linda Woody

March 12th, 7:30PM at Michelle’s Pianos - Art Resnick, Jennifer Wright, Ted Clifford, and Paul Safar (see post below)

March 15th, 7:30PM at the Francis St. Community Music Center - an entire concert, STORM SESSION, devoted to the music of Tomas Svoboda

March 15th, 11PM at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church - Beth Karp on piano

March 16th, noon at the Gregg Pavilion, Lewis & Clark College – Michael Johanson and Bonnie Miksch yet again - you go Bonnie!

March 16th, 6PM at the Francis St. Community Music Center - Susan Alexjander



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