Events in June 2017
Sunday, June 11, 2017
7:00 pm – Harry Potter and the Sacred TextHarry Potter and the Sacred Text
Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
$25 at Ticketmaster.com
What if we read the books we love as if they were sacred texts? What would we learn? How might they change us? Harry Potter and the Sacred Text is a podcast reading Harry Potter, the best-selling series of all time, as if it was a sacred text. Just as Christians read the Bible, Jews the Torah and Muslims read the Quran, Harvard chaplains Vanessa Zoltan and Casper ter Kuile embark on a 199 episode journey (one chapter a week) to glean what wisdom and meaning J.K. Rowling’s beloved novels have for us today. They read Harry Potter, not just as novels, but as instructive and inspirational texts that will teach us about our own lives.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
7:00 pm – We Can Listen :: Immigrant and Refugee StoriesWe Can Listen :: Immigrant and Refugee Stories
We Can Listen :: Immigrant and Refugee Stories
FREE Event, RSVP for seat @ BrownPaperTickets.com
On June 13, Grammy-nominated local recording artist and theatrical performer Julianne R. Johnson will moderate “We Can Listen: Immigrant and Refugee Stories.” The evening will feature immigrant and refugee stories developed at Portland Story Theater, whose mission is to foster empathy by giving voice to the real, true stories of ordinary people. We will offer our stage to both storytellers and advocates as they explore and discuss the American immigrant and refugee experience.
“We Can Listen” is a cultural intersection of storytelling, documentary, music, and personal expression where all voices have the right to be heard, and is supported in part by KBOO Radio. With “We Can Listen, The Old Church endeavors to give speakers and listeners a trusted, respectful and inspirational gathering space, and to encourage important civil discourse and self-directed modes of action. We are striving to build community, educate, and share the positive impact that truly listening to diverse voices can have on us all.
The “We Can Listen” series gives Portlanders young and old multiple opportunities to hear a variety of speakers share their perspectives on today’s most important social justice topics from the sanctuary of our stage. The series presents speakers, both well-regarded and new to public discourse, addressing topics Portlanders have demonstrated are important to them, including: Native American rights and abuses, racism, the homelessness crisis, food stability, housing stability, immigration and refugee issues, the environment, access to clean water, gender equality, disabled rights, health care, civic engagement strategies for adults and youth, and other compelling social justice issues.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
12:00 pm – Sack Lunch FREE Concert – Cascadia Chamber Ensemble
7:30 pm – Nani & Seffarine at The Old ChurchSack Lunch FREE Concert – Cascadia Chamber Ensemble
Sack Lunch FREE Concert – Cascadia Chamber Ensemble
Cascadia Chamber Ensemble (Elizabeth Doty, violin; Jeremy Waterman, viola; Tom Graves, cello; Hannah Brewer, piano) will perform Dvorak’s Piano Quartet in E-flat Major in its entirety. They will also perform excerpts from Herbert Howells’ Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 21.
Our gift to the community for 49 years! Free concerts every Wednesday at noon featuring local artists.Nani & Seffarine at The Old Church
Nani & Seffarine at The Old Church
Show 7:30pm – Door 7pm – All Ages – Bar with I.D.
Advance Tickets $15/$20 Day of the Show @ BrownPaperTickets.com
The Old Church is pleased to welcome Middle Eastern/North African ensemble Nani (nanimusic.com), and soulful oud/flamenco guitar duo Seffarine. Join us on Wednesday, June 14th at 7:30pm for a night you will never forget!
Nani is a progressive Ladino ensemble, that brings together warm and diverse musical blends of North African music, Middle Eastern music and Jazz.
This unique blend of Guitars, Oud, Ewi, Electronics and Noam’s hypnotizing vocals envisions a new breath of life into the ancient Ladino language by creating a co-existence of past and present which makes it ever so relevant today.
“A must see show” -Volkskrant NL
“Brilliant & outstanding! Noams ballads go under your skin” -Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung DE
Seffarine is a duo formed by Moroccan singer Lamiae Naki and oud player/flamenco guitarist Nat Hulskamp. Their repertoire varies from classical Arabic and Andalusian music to original compositions influenced by the music of widely varying cultures, such as Spanish flamenco, classical Persian music, and American jazz.
Seffarine takes its name from the ancient metalworking square in Lamiae’s home city of Fes, Morocco. Her family is well known in the Seffarine as master metalworkers continuing the tradition today. The square dates back to the 9th century and is famous for the complex rhythms that can be heard from the blacksmiths’ hammers.
Lamiae Naki (vocals)
Lamiae was born in the city of Fes, the historic cultural capital of Morocco. Fes medina or old walled city is the biggest in the Arab world and is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is the only functioning medieval city and also the home of the oldest continuously running university in the world. As a center for learning in the Arab world, one can hear in Fes classical Arabic music as well as every kind of traditional Moroccan music, Sufi music, Andalusian music, pop, jazz and hip hop.
She was drawn to music from a young age and began singing, writing songs, and using every resource to find new music and influences from widely varying cultures. Lamiae studied Andalusian music and other forms of classical Arabic music in Fes, and has continued to creatively apply her expertise in Moroccan and Andalusi music to many other traditions. Lamiae has also been featured on recordings such as Hora de Soñar by Martín Zarzar of the world renowned group Pink Martini and the soundtrack for the film by Alissa Cramer No Plorar Mai (USA/Spain/Angola). In 2012 She was awarded a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council to travel to Istanbul, Turkey to study classical Turkish singing with master singer Aylin Sengun Tasci. Lamiae now resides in Portland, USA.
Nat Hulskamp (flamenco guitar and oud)
Nat was born in Portland, OR. He began studying guitar with guitarist/composer Paul Chasman at age seventeen. He was soon introduced to flamenco guitar by Jose Solano. His interest in the influence of Arabic music on flamenco led him to study oud in Morocco. After returning to the US, he moved to Seattle to study ethnomusicology at the University of Washington. There he worked with the groups Carmona Flamenco, The Rez Quartet and others ranging in style from Hungarian Csardas and Gypsy swing to flamenco.
In 2000 he co-founded the Vancouver, BC based Arabic/ flamenco group Aire with ney player and singer Emad Armoush. In 2004 he moved to Portland and formed the group Shabava with kamancheh/sehtar/violinist and singer Bobak Salehi. In 2010 he formed the trio Caminhos Cruzados with master jazz guitarist Dan Balmer and Ghanaian percussion virtuoso Israel Annoh. Nat has studied with the top flamenco guitarists of today including, Diego del Morao, Manuel Parrilla, Pepe del Morao, José Antonio Rodriguez and Dani de Morón. In 2012 Nat received a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council to travel to Jerez de la Frontera, Spain to continue studying flamenco guitar with the Morao family. He now resides in Portland, composing and performing with Shabava, Caminhos Cruzados and Seffarine.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
9:00 am – Yoga at The Old Church with Veranda
7:30 pm – Portland Preview Astoria Music FestivalYoga at The Old Church with Veranda
Yoga at The Old Church with Veranda
Vinyasa with Veranda – All Levels Yoga Class. Veranda Haddon, a certified teacher since 2004, leads this one-hour class with emphasis on breath & body movement. Classes $10 / $5 for seniors and The Old Church members. First Class is $5. More info: verandahaddon.com/yogaPortland Preview Astoria Music Festival
Portland Preview Astoria Music Festival
The Old Church Concert Hall
6th Annual Portland Preview of the Astoria Music Festival
Solomiya Ivakhiv, violin
Sergey Antonov, cello
Deborah Mayer, soprano
and Cary Lewis, piano
Advanced Tickets $40 Reserved – $25 General @ BrownPaperTicket.com
$30 Day of Show
Door 7:00pm – All Ages Show – Bar with I.D.
Special Thanks to our sponsor
The Old Church Concert Hall is proud to welcome back for the 6th year, Astoria Music Festival’s only performance in Portland city limits. Pianist, Director of Chamber Music, and musical raconteur CARY LEWIS previews the Festival for Portland audiences with a concert featuring violinist SOLOMIYA IVAKHIV, cellist SERGEY ANTONOV, and soprano DEBORAH MAYER in a program of chamber music including Sonata for Cello and Piano by Xavier Scharwenka, Duo for Violin and Piano by Franz Schubert , Trio in D minor, Op 63 by Robert Schumann and Wesendonck Lieder by Richard Wagner.
Violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv has quickly earned a reputation for performing with “distinctive charm and subtle profundity” (Daily Freeman, New York) and a “crystal clear and noble sound” (Culture and Life, Ukraine). Known for her work as a soloist and chamber musician, she regularly appears on solo concert series in North America, Europe, and Asia, and has been featured at prestigious chamber music festivals including Tanglewood, Ottawa Chamberfest, and Newport Music Festival. Her performances are often broadcast on National Public Radio, Voice of America Radio, WRTI, KUNR, Ukrainian National Radio and Television, and Chinese Hunan Television.
Highly sought as a chamber musician, Ms. Ivakhiv frequently collaborates with such renowned artists as Gary Graffman, Roberto Diaz, Steven Isserlis, Philip Setzer, Gilbert Kalish, Colin Carr, Melvin Chen and Eugene Drucker. She has been featured in many national and international chamber music festivals including Tanglewood, Embassy Series, Nevada Chamber Music Festival, and Newport Music Festival (U.S.), Ottawa Chamberfest (Canada), Prussia Cove (England), Musique de Chambre à Giverny (France), AlpenKammerMusik (Austria) and Kammermusik Bodensee (Switzerland). Since 2010, she has been Artistic Director of Music at the Institute (MATI) Concert Series in New York City, where she is also a frequent performer. Ms. Ivakhiv is a founding member of an Ensemble in Residence (piano trio) at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York City.
Cellist Sergey Antonov enjoys a versatile career as a soloist and chamber musician. Critics throughout the world have hailed him as “destined for cello superstardom” -Washington Post, “combining formidable technique and an incredibly warm, penetrating and vibrant tone to a romantic musical sensibility to create music – making of a highest caliber” – Budapest Sun. After one of the Newport Festival concerts in RI, a critic wrote “… a performance with soaring phrases and a tone to die for.” Sergey’s performance of the Elgar concerto drew the critic of the Moscow’s Daily Telegraph to write: “[he] is a musician who has his own inner space, where he submerges himself from the very first sound…who turns each phrase, every deeply felt sound into an event of his own inner monologue. The theme of this monologue is existential suffering; a change of intricately noted emotions, directly related to the unexplainable condition known as Spiritual Life.” A Canadian critic wrote: “Antonov conveyed …a world of expression from plaintive hope to existential pathos.”
One of the recent reviewers wrote, “No virtuosic challenge is more than his equal.”
After winning the Gold Medal in the 2007 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Russia, Sergey has been touring extensively throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America performing in halls ranging from the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory to Suntory Hall in Tokyo. He has collaborated with musicians such as Denis Matsuev, Bernadene Blaha, Kevin Fitz Gerald, Ekaterina Mechetina, Harve A’ Kaoua, Carl Ponten, Dora Schwartzberg, John Lenehan, Colin Carr, Cynthia Phelps, Martin Chalifour, David Chan, among others, as well as his permanent piano partner Ilya Kazantsev. The duo has recorded several CDs of traditional cello-piano repertoire as well as their own transcriptions, recorded in their CD album Elegy.
Sergey is a member of the acclaimed Hermitage Piano Trio with Ilya Kazantsev and violinist Misha Keylin.
Deborah Mayer‘s interpretation of the demanding soprano roles of Wagner, Verdi, and Mozart have received critical acclaim in several of the world’s leading opera houses. This season she sings the title role in Aida, and Madame Lidoine in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites with the Eugene Opera.
She recently made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Gerhilde in Die Walküre in Robert LePage’s new landmark production of The Ring Cycle conducted by Fabio Luisi. This performance marked her Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast debut. She also recently debuted with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Lothar Koenigs, and featuring Byrn Terfel as Wotan, in Act III of Die Walküre in the role of Gerhilde at the Tanglewood Music Festival.nbsp;
Also an accomplished recitalist, Ms. Mayer was invited by the Richard Wagner Society of Bayreuth to present a recital in Bayreuth. Germany. She holds the distinction of being the first American awarded a stipendium by this prestigious organization. Ms. Mayer also sang Richard Wagner’sWesendonck Lieder in recital for the Richard Wagner Society of Chicago. As a recipient of the American Wagner Association prize in the Liederkranz Competition in 2010, she performed in recital at Carnegie Hall (Weill Hall) . She received her Bachelor of Music, and Master of Music degrees from Indiana University where she studied with world-renowned soprano Virginia Zeani, and her husband, the legendary basso Nicola Rossi-Lemeni.
Ms. Mayer can be heard singing excerpts from Cavalleria Rusticana in the 2016 film Through the Looking Glass, available on Netflix.
Pianist Cary Lewis, Director of Chamber Music at the Astoria Music Festival, is in frequent demand as a collaborative pianist for soloists and chamber music groups. He joined William Preucil (concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra) and his wife, cellist Dorothy Lewis, to form the Lanier Trio, whose recording of the complete Dvorak Trios was honored by TIME Magazine as one of the Ten Best Recordings in 1993. With degrees from the University of North Texas as well as a doctorate and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, he was a Fulbright scholar for two years in Vienna. His teachers included Eugene List, Brooks Smith, and Dieter Weber. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Bargemusic, the Library of Congress, the White House, the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall in London, the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, and in other music capitals of the United States and Europe. Dr. Lewis is retired from the faculty of Georgia State University in Atlanta and is now based in Portland, Oregon. In recent years he has participated in festivals in Montana, Colorado, Michigan, Maine, Hawaii, St. Croix and Turkey, and has recorded over three dozen albums featuring works from the standard literature as well as music by American composers.
Friday, June 16, 2017
8:00 pm – CANCELLED! Jason Webley and Friends concert has been postponed but will be rescheduled. Please check back for Updates.CANCELLED! Jason Webley and Friends concert has been postponed but will be rescheduled. Please check back for Updates.
CANCELLED! Jason Webley and Friends concert has been postponed but will be rescheduled. Please check back for Updates.
Tickets $12-$15 at BrownPaperTickets.com
Door 7:00pm – All Ages Show – Bar with I.D.
Jason Webley is an Everett-based troubadour. Starting as a street performer in 1998, Webley has built an international following with his whimsical stories and passionate songs. He has released seven albums and numerous collaborations on his own Eleven Records label. Armed with an accordion, a guitar, a porkpie hat and a plastic vodka bottle full of pennies, he has travelled to forty countries, performing everywhere from a former Siberian gulag to the 2014 TED conference. His recent project, “Margaret” tells the unlikely and magical story of Margaret Rucker, the daughter of one of Webley’s hometown’s founders, whose scrapbook was found in a San Francisco dumpster.
“One of Seattle’s most talented musicians, a singer-songwriter with a rare gift for crafting timeless songs that approach Waits and Leonard Cohen territory.” – Seattle Times
“Webley owned the audience. The fans danced along the aisles for song after song as he took them on a journey through sadness, happiness and just plain craziness.” – The Stranger
“Webley howls at the rafters with the courage and conviction of a long-gone sailor, and seduces the candlelight with melodies as delicate as a gossamer balloon; he pumps the bellows like a Romanian wedding singer and feathers the keys like a desert drifter.” -San Francisco Weekly
Monday, June 19, 2017
7:00 pm – Community Sing/Jam with Greg HurstCommunity Sing/Jam with Greg Hurst
Community Sing/Jam with Greg Hurst
FREE! Doors at 7pm
The Old Church presents our monthly Community Sing/Jam with Host Gregory Hurst,son of one of The Old Church founders, Lannie Hurst. Bring your voices, your acoustic instruments, and mostly your spirit. FREE, however donations to The Old Church are appreciated.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
12:00 pm – Sack Lunch FREE Concert – David Rothman—Concert Pianist plays two Schubert Sonatas
8:00 pm – Beloved Presents: Climbing PoeTree w/special guestsSack Lunch FREE Concert – David Rothman—Concert Pianist plays two Schubert Sonatas
Sack Lunch FREE Concert – David Rothman—Concert Pianist plays two Schubert Sonatas
David Rothman—Concert Pianist plays two Schubert Sonatas.
Our gift to the community for 49 years! FREE Concerts every Wednesday, at noon. Relax and enjoy an hour of fine music performed by local artists.Beloved Presents: Climbing PoeTree w/special guests
Beloved Presents: Climbing PoeTree w/special guests
Tickets $18 at Eventbrite.com
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm – 21+
Based in Brooklyn, NY with a dedication to the whole planet, Climbing PoeTree harnesses creativity as the antidote to destruction through their award-winning spoken word, boundary-breaking music, and multimedia hip hop theater. Co-creators Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman have independently organized more than 30 national and international tours, taking their work from South Africa to Cuba, the UK to Mexico, and throughout the U.S. including 11,000 miles toured on a bus converted to run on recycled vegetable oil.
Climbing PoeTree has stirred crowds at diverse venues from the Brooklyn Academy of Music to the United Nations, Harvard University to Rikers Island Prison. They have been featured alongside powerhouses such as Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, Little Dragon, Talib Kweli, Maxwell, Madonna, Goapele, Rising Appalachia, T.I., Dead Prez, and Angela Davis, who writes:
“Each time I have the pleasure of attending a performance by Climbing PoeTree, I feel enriched, renewed, and inspired. Alixa and Naima insist that poetry can change the world—and it is true that the urgency, power and beauty of their words impel us to keep striving for the radical futures toward which they gesture.”
Climbing PoeTree’s art is a tool to expose injustice, and make a better future visible, immediate, and irresistible.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
9:00 am – Yoga at The Old Church with VerandaYoga at The Old Church with Veranda
Yoga at The Old Church with Veranda
Vinyasa with Veranda – All Levels Yoga Class. Veranda Haddon, a certified teacher since 2004, leads this one-hour class with emphasis on breath & body movement. Classes $10 / $5 for seniors and The Old Church members. First Class is $5. More info: verandahaddon.com/yoga
Saturday, June 24, 2017
8:00 pm – Award Winning Singer-Songwriter Cindy Alexander – #PlayItForward ConcertAward Winning Singer-Songwriter Cindy Alexander – #PlayItForward Concert
Award Winning Singer-Songwriter Cindy Alexander – #PlayItForward Concert
An intimate and acoustic concert by Cindy Alexander to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
Tickets are $25 @ Eventbrite.com
Doors open at 7pm – All Ages Show; Bar with ID.
As a Breast Cancer survivor, this is a charity very close to Cindy’s heart. “I was given a gift: Music. And I want to #PlayItForward – play to connect, to inspire, to heal, and to cure. This summer I will be 4 years cancer-free. Through my work as an advocate for breast cancer awareness, I came across the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, which has already donated more than 5.38 million dollars to research, and towards trials that are desperately needed for those living with metastatic disease. And they do this with only 7 employees, many of which I met last month in Raleigh. The proceeds of my tour this year go directly to their cause, which is my cause and my passion: ending cancer.”Winner: Los Angeles Music Awards – Singer/Songwriter of the Year, Album of the Year, Special Achievement Pop ArtistWinner: Producers Choice Honors – Named one of the Top 5 Singer/Songwriters in L.A. of the last 25 years of the L.A. Music AwardsWinner: All Access Magazine – Best Female VocalistWinner: JPF Songwriter of the YearWinner: David Foster/ NBC Star Tomorrow (TV show)Winner: Los Angeles Music Critic – Best CD, Icon Award, Best Pop-Rock Artist, Best Christmas Single
and MORE!!!“Cindy is the best friend I’ve never met…” – Huffington Post“Her ability to touch people on a personal level through the genuine vulnerability in her songwriting is beauty in action.” – AXS“Exploring love in all of its forms — the passionate, sexual, the sacred and the maternal, even love that’s remorseful and misguided, Deep Waters is an insightful collection that exposes Alexander as a fearlessly skilled songwriter, singer and artist in every sense of the word.” – Guitar World“Every song on Deep Waters hits the mark and delivers what will surely be seen as a milestone in Alexander’s career. Indie Voice Blog is proud to highly recommend Deep Waters as one of the best albums of 2016.” – Indie Voice Blog”Cindy’s performance takes her audience on a wondrous journey – her words and music are moving, heartfelt and unique. She is a hero to so many, as a champion of Breast Cancer Awareness, and her spirit is uplifting and generous to all. A guaranteed full house over and over again.” -Rona Fitzgerald, Talent BuyeR“Cindy is a popular headliner in Los Angeles and has toured the country as an opener for the likes of America. Over the years we’ve also seen her on the bill with acts like Collective Soul, Howard Jones, Karla Bonoff and even the hard rocking Everclear. Well, it turns out that Cindy is an equal opportunity artist, loves playing the big shows, but also is very cool with and enjoys intimate concerts as well in house concert settings. This is as good as it gets, a true “bucket list experience” for sure.”
– Don Adkins, Studio 519 House Concerts
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
7:30 pm – Brahms Sonatas for violin & piano – FREE ConcertBrahms Sonatas for violin & piano – FREE Concert
Brahms Sonatas for violin & piano – FREE Concert
Doors open at 7pm – All Ages Show – Bar with I.D.
Two internationally-acclaimed musicians: GRAMMY®-nominated violinist ELMIRA DARVAROVA (former concertmaster, Metropolitan Opera), and Global Music award-winning concert pianist ZHEN CHEN, perform on June 27 at 7:30 pm the three sonatas for violin and piano by Johannes Brahms, in a Free concert, presented by the New York Chamber Music Festival. The artists have recorded these immortal masterpieces by Brahms and are touring internationally with the same program, as well as with other performing and recording projects, hailed by the press for “intoxicating tonal beauty and beguilingly sensuous phrasing”,”ultra-impassioned performances”, “silky-smooth voluptuous tone”, as well as “inexpressibly beautiful”, “perfect balance”, “sheer beauty of tone, fluent and fluid playing, and emotional refinement”. For more info: www.elmiradarvarova.com and www.zhenchenpianist.com
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
12:00 pm – Sack Lunch FREE Concert – Madero WindsSack Lunch FREE Concert – Madero Winds
Sack Lunch FREE Concert – Madero Winds
Gail Gillespie—Flute , Brad Hochohalter—Oboe , and Dave Bergmann—Clarinet, also known as Madero Winds, present a program with works by Terence Dwyer, Beethoven, Dvorak (arr. Bergmann), and Malcolm Arnold.
Our gift to the community for 49 year! Come, relax and enjoy an hour of fine music performed by local artists.
Gail Gillespie—Flute Prior to moving to Portland in 2009, Gail served as Principal Flute of the U.S. Marine Band, “The President’s Own”, in Washington, DC. During her 30-year tenure there, she was often featured as a soloist with both the Band and the Marine Chamber Orchestra. Born in Hawaii, Gail received her Bachelor of Music, with honors, from the New England Conservatory of Music. Her primary flute instructors include Jean Harling, Paula Robison, and James Pappoutsakis. Gail is an active free-lance musician in the area, and has subbed with the Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theatre, the Newport Symphony, and other groups. A member of the Portland Columbia Symphony since 2013, Gail also teaches flute lessons at Concordia University, as well as in a home studio in NE Portland.
Brad Hochohalter—Oboe Brad has been principal oboist of the Portland Columbia Symphony since 1990. Brad studied with the world-renowned oboist Marc Lifschey while living in the Bay area. Mr. Lifschey was principal oboe with the San Francisco Symphony at the time, and notably, principal in the Cleveland Orchestra under Szell in the 1960’s. Brad has performed with the Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Berkely Orchestra, the Santa Rosa Symphony, Portland Chamber Orchestra, and the Symphonia Concertante in Portland.
Dave Bergmann—Clarinet In addition to the Madero Winds, Dave plays bass clarinet with his clarinet quartet, Clarinets a la Mode. He began his journey into music at the age of 4 with accordion lessons. Fourth grade presented Dave with the opportunity to abandon the much-maligned instrument in favor of a “band instrument”—he picked the clarinet (all the flutes were taken). Dave received his degree in music from California State University, Hayward, and has performed with many Northwest orchestras, including the Portland Columbia Symphony, Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Vancouver Symphony, Newport Symphony, Mt. Hood Jazz Festival, and the Ernest Bloch Music Festival. By day, Dave is a litigation paralegal. He also operates Wasco House Bed & Breakfast, with his wife, Lisa. In his spare time, Dave enjoys arranging music for his chamber groups, tending to his herd of chickens and flock of cats, and riding his motorcycle around the hills of Sherman County, Oregon.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
9:00 am – Yoga is CANCELLED June 29th, however class will resume on July 6th
2:00 pm – Cascadia Composers presents In Good Hands
7:30 pm – PDX Jazz presents The Legendary Murray/El’Zabar DuoYoga is CANCELLED June 29th, however class will resume on July 6th
Yoga is CANCELLED June 29th, however class will resume on July 6th
Vinyasa with Veranda – All Levels Yoga Class. Veranda Haddon, a certified teacher since 2004, leads this one-hour class with emphasis on breath & body movement. Classes $10 / $5 for seniors and The Old Church members. First Class is $5. More info: verandahaddon.com/yogaCascadia Composers presents In Good Hands
Cascadia Composers presents In Good Hands
Join Cascadia Composers for a concert of new keyboard works performed by Oregon music students.
FREE! See CascadiaComposers.org for more information.PDX Jazz presents The Legendary Murray/El’Zabar Duo
PDX Jazz presents The Legendary Murray/El’Zabar Duo
Doors open at 7pm – Tickets – $25 – $30 @ pdxjazz.com
Multi-reedist David Murray and drummer/percussionist Kahil El’Zabar have been at the forefront of creative exploration and compositional diversity for over four decades, and both are recognized by their peers as top tier virtuosos and innovators. This Portland appearance will mark a rare stateside performance by both men in a truly special occasion.
Murray is one of the most recorded musicians as a leader in the history of jazz, with well over 200 celebrated projects. He has worked with an array of musical luminaries such as Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette, McCoy Tyner, Jerry Garcia, Max Roach, James Blood Ulmer, Lester Bowie and Amiri Baraka, plus he is currently performing with Macy Gray as part of the David Murray Big Band. Murray has won numerous awards over his vast career including a Grammy® Award in 1989 in the Best Jazz Instrumental Group Performance category for his Blues for Coltrane: A Tribute to John Coltrane album and the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship award.
El’Zabar is revered globally as a visionary music conceptualist. He has recorded more than 60 critically acclaimed projects as leader, composer and arranger. El’Zabar has worked with musical icons such as Dizzy Gillespie, Pharaoh Sanders, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Cannonball Adderly, Archie Shepp, Paul Simon, Kurt Elling, Eddie Harris and Roy Ayers. In 2014, El’Zabar was Knighted by the Council General of France.
Together, Murray and El’Zabar are the miracle of profound sound who can brilliantly express the epiphany to be free, with body and soul plus the hope and desire that comes from blowing musical fire.
Rare Stateside Appearance by Iconic Duo
Friday, June 30, 2017
7:30 pm – Garcia Birthday BandGarcia Birthday Band
Garcia Birthday Band
Tickets are $10 in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com or $12 day of show.
Doors open at 7pm – All ages show; bar with ID.
Join us for a concert with the Garcia Birthday Band in a rare acoustic performance of the music of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, and songs form the traditional Americana songbook.