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A Quiet Place in the Rain by Nicholas Yandell — Cancelled

June 6 @ 2:30 pm

NIcholas Yandell

It’s the premiere of A Quiet Place in the Rain for cello and harp by Nicholas Yandell, Oregon Music Teachers Association’s Composer of the Year!

Unfortunately, this live-stream event has been cancelled.

Join host Daniel Brugh for a unique live-stream event documenting the recording of this OMTA commissioned new work. Included in the approximately 30-minute event will be an interview with the composer on the creation and inspiration for his new work.

Nick has this to say about A Quiet Place in the Rain:
“The title of this piece is based on the idea of an unconventional refuge. This is a confrontational place that is cold, damp, and unpleasant, where one purposely goes to face their buried fears and anxieties. In this work, the listener goes to such a place, away from the comforts of their life, plunging themselves into the darkness, and through exposure and catharsis, finds redemption on the other side.”

Seasoned new music performers Hannah Hillebrand on cello and Kate Petak on harp will help unveil the piece for the first time at Temple Baptist Church in Portland where the live-stream will be filmed. Please note: This is a live-stream event only. Please do not visit Temple Baptist Church in order to watch the event. For information on Hannah, please visit http://www.northwestpianotrio.com/about.html. For information on Kate, please visit http://www.katepetak.com.

Portland based composer Nicholas Yandell’s music is often narratively driven and intends to both “immerse the listener in a vivid sonic realm and also take them on an enlightening emotional journey.” In addition to commissions from 45th Parallel and performances by the Delgani String Quartet, Nick has his own freelance sound and film score business: Basement Music, with composer Tristan Bliss. For more information on Nicholas, please visit https://www.nicholasyandell.com/.

Although the worldwide pandemic is keeping live audience events on hold, Cascadia Composers continues to present new music from its members including this first in a monthly series of livestream concert-interview events hosted by longtime Cascadia impresario Daniel Brugh. Please visit our website regularly for updates on these and other livestreamed concerts.


June 6
2:30 pm