Concert Mosaic, presented by Cascadia Composers, is a bold, inspired, and multi-faceted program of chamber music premieres and visual art displays by Northwest women composers and artists. Featured performers include the Delgani String Quartetalong with special guests on horn, clarinet, percussion, and vocals.

Concert Mosaic Program

  • Composer Elizabeth Blachly-Dyson’s From Shadow to Sun was inspired by the paintings and sculpture of Corvallis artist Susan Johnson.
  • Lisa Ann Marsh wrote Mountains in the Rain, Sun Under Clouds, a song cycle drawn from the poems of Deborah Buchanan. Ellen Blazich created the cyanotype dyed cloth prints to highlight the sentiments of the songs.
  • Lisa Neher’s Look Within was inspired sparked by a new abstract painting by Portland artist Paulette Insall.
  • Stacey Philipps created her song cycle, Looking at a Blackbird, with text from Wallace Stevens’ famous poem and in collaboration with nature photographer Karen Drain.
  • The paintings of Whidbey Island artist Teresa Saia were the impetus for Christina Rusnak’s work, Dusk.
  • Dawn Sonntag crafted her work, Piecitos de Ninos, as a setting of the poem by Gabriela Mistral and as an accompaniment to the sculptures of Ildikó Kalapács.
  • Linda Woody’s Body of Work was written with the paintings of Oregon City artist Cindy Geffel in mind.

The artists’ works will be displayed on stage or projected on screen during the concert with additional art on display near the performance area.  Showtime is Saturday, February 15, 2019, 7:30 PM, at Lincoln Recital Hall (Room 75), Portland State University.  Tickets are $5-$20 (free for PSU students with ID and for children 12 and younger) and available at Brown Paper Tickets:

Concert Mosaic is funded in part by a grant from RACC: