Choral Arts Ensemble Yuletide

Come hear Cascadia help "Portland's Choir" celebrate their 50th anniversary with two new works: Lisa Neher's "Three Basho Haiku" and William Whitley's "Ecclesia," which was written to celebrate another 50th anniversary, that of the Pietro Belluschi-designed First...

Poland – 100 Years: Free Again – Celebrate!

On November 11, 1918, the guns of World War I fell silent. The three imperial powers that had dominated Poland for nearly two centuries, eventually carving it up and devouring it for themselves, lay defeated or in disarray. The way was clear for the...

Landscape Music: Rivers and Trails

Join Cascadia Composers celebrating the significance of our national trails and rivers through the creation and presentation of new music!!

Tombeau de Claude Debussy à Travers la Mer

Tombeau de Claude Debussy à Travers la Mer

On March 25th, 1918, Claude Debussy died after a long illness, as German shells from the biggest artillery of World War I exploded in the streets of Paris around his home. 100 years to the day later, and much more quietly, ten Cascadia composers will pay musical tribute to Debussy’s life, work, and influence, echoing “Tombeau de Claude Debussy,” his postwar memorial concert, from “across the sea”. Debussy’s masterwork “Songs of Bilitis”, sung by Hannah Penn with pianist Stephen Lewis, will top off the evening. This concert concludes the March Music Moderne VI festspiel and was developed in cooperation with Bob Priest, MMM artistic director.

Program Details!       MMM Festspiel Details!! 

 

Portland Columbia Symphony: Triumph

Portland Columbia Symphony: Triumph

Drama and passion are embodied in two works considered among the finest musical examples of the 19th century. PCSO welcomes the return of extraordinary pianist Sara Davis Buechner performing the Schumann Piano Concerto, one of the most beautiful in the repertoire. Antonin Dvorak’s dramatic and intense Symphony No. 7 closes the concert. The Symphony opens with Hymns, the second movement of Concerto for Chamber Orchestra, by the winner of this year’s PCSO/Cascadia Composers Composition Competition, Sean Osborn.

Fri Mar 16, 7:30PM, First United Methodist Church, Portland, OR
Sun Mar 18, 3PM, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR
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Fabulous February Fantasia

Fabulous February Fantasia

Dream away the winter blues with locally grown chamber music for flute, clarinet, saxophones, strings, piano, percussion, and voices. Featuring compositions by Cascadia Composers new and old, including Matthew Neil Andrews, Elizabeth Blachly-Dyson, Denis Floyd, Jack Gabel, Matthew Kaminski, Stephen Lewis, Sheli Nan, Timothy O’Brien, Paul Safar, Dawn Sontag, Daniel Vega, Jeff Winslow, and Linda Woody.

Audiences at this rare unthemed “composers & friends” concert will hear music inspired by modern paintings (Kandinsky, Bacon), science fiction heroines, a swarthy satin grand piano, an act of political protest, a cat and three types of birds (mountain quail, stellar’s jay, swainson’s thrush), the myriad faces of the skies in summer, and in at least one case the composer’s own name.

Sat Feb 17, 7:30PM, Portland State University, Lincoln Hall, Room 075 – 1620 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR, 97202 BUY TICKETS  

Tickets:
General: $20 (buys two tickets with an Arts Card from Work for Art)
Cascadia Members: $10 
Working Artists: $10
Seniors: $10
Students: $5
Children under 12:  Free
Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival

Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival

There’s a hot new music festival in town!  Follow the links below to see one way our friends the Delgani String Quartet and The City of Tomorrow wind quintet are keeping warm in the coming weeks, not to mention a few members, former members, and who knows, maybe even future members:
The Madrona Viola Duo GroupMuse

The Madrona Viola Duo GroupMuse

Please join Linda and Connelly Woody at their home in West Linn for a special Cascadia Composers/GroupMuse concert on Sun. Jan. 14 featuring the fabulous Madrona Viola Duo! Sharon Eng and Shelley Matthewson will perform from their broad range of classical repertoire and will be premiering new works by members of Cascadia including Elizabeth Blachly-Dyson, Liz Nedela, Linda Woody and Nicholas Yandell.

Plan to arrive any time after 7p on Jan. 14; the music will start at 7:30p.
$12, limited seating – reserve your spot for $3 on the GroupMuse website:
https://www.groupmuse.com/events/5734/early-access/BAhpAmYW–a4aefecaabddf80bd6f5b23bcf657bc575ab8125

Contact Linda Woody @ lwoody@comcast.net
2328 Athena Rd., West Linn, OR 97068

Nonsense: The Fantastical Musical Multiverses of Daniel Brugh

Nonsense: The Fantastical Musical Multiverses of Daniel Brugh

The unusual spatial volumes of PLACE warehouse host a concert of multiple strange and unusual dimensions!

This free concert of fabulous music from the fringes includes synthesizer wizardry, unconventional tunings, creative sonorities, modern dance, zany flying fish and many more outlandish oddities from the brain of esteemed Beaverton composer and musician, Daniel Brugh and his talented cast of friends. Join Daniel as he guides you down the rabbit hole for a fun-filled evening. Noteworthy performers include: Dwight Uphaus, vocalist; Colleen Adent, piano; Karl Schultz, piano; Justin Bulava, clarinet; Jennifer Wright, keyboard; Maria Choban, narrator, and the Agnieszka Dancers.

Sat Nov 18, 7:30PM, PLACE – 735 NW 18th Ave., Portland, OR, 97209

Tickets: Free
BernStein/Steinke & Friends – The 75th Year Birthday Bash!

BernStein/Steinke & Friends – The 75th Year Birthday Bash!

Come join in the celebration of the careers of two distinguished Oregon composers. Hear a musical concert in which nearly every work on the program will be a world premiere.. 

Cascadia Composers proudly present new music written for strings, winds, voice and piano. The concert features a stunning list of performers…pianists Asya Gulua and Susan DeWitt Smith;  strings by Margaret Bichteler along our special guests from Eugene, the Delgani String Quartet with violinists Wyatt True and Jannie Wei, violist Kimberlee Uwate, and cellist Eric Alderman. Featured also is Roger Cole in a colorful solo work bass clarinet, and Sydney Carlson and Sarah Tiedemann on flutes, and Barbara Heilmair performing with clarinet.

The works by these composers will cover a wide stylistic range and we promise a most entertaining evening for you all.

Come —love the fun and festivities!!

Fri Nov 3, 7:30PM, Portland State University, Lincoln Hall, Room 075 – 1620 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR, 97202 BUY TICKETS  

Tickets:
General: $20 (buys two tickets with an Arts Card from Work for Art)
Cascadia Members: $10 
Working Artists: $10
Seniors: $10
Students: $5
Children under 12:  Free
Music from Cascadia’s Frontiers

Music from Cascadia’s Frontiers

Oregon’s Delgani String Quartet performs works by a far-reaching roster of composers living in the Pacific Northwest, California and across the U.S.
“The Delgani… has forged a distinctive identity by championing homegrown new music,” says Brett Campbell of Oregon Artswatch. “They keep making classical music new again.”
Don’t miss this extraordinary evening of music by Oregon musicians and Cascadia members near and far.  Among the dispatches: Latin Grammy winner Yalil Guerra brings us Cuba via Los Angeles in his A Mil Guerras Solo (A Thousand Wars Alone), while Andrew Robinson riffs on the classic dialectic of string quartets and Penn Ph.D. candidate Joshua Hey conjures an otherworldly lens flare from Alpha Centauri.  Oregon composers Greg Steinke and Paul Safar join the Delgani to perform in their own works.  The dark finale of the evening, the turbulent Sixth Quartet by Portland’s own Tomas Svoboda, was inspired by the struggles of the great Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich.

Sat Oct 14, 7:30PM, Community Music Center – 3350 SE Francis St., Portland, OR, 97202 BUY TICKETS
Sun Oct 15, 3PM, First Christian Church – 1166 Oak St., Eugene, OR 97401 BUY TICKETS

Ticket Price Levels:
General: $20 (buys two tickets with an Arts Card from Work for Art)
Cascadia Members: $10 
Working Artists: $10
Seniors: $10
Students: $5
Children under 12:  Free