The Old Church Concert Hall is proud to welcome back for the 5th year, Astoria Music Festival’s only performance in the city of Portland, Oregon. This year’s preview features Gold Medal winner of the XIII International Tchaikovsky Competition, Sergey Antonov cello, celebrated virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn violin, and Director of Chamber Music of the Astoria Music Festival, Cary Lewis piano. The program includes Grieg Sonata, Mendelssohn Sonatas, and Dvorak’s beloved Dumky Trio.
Elizabeth Pitcairn will play the legendary 1720 Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius, which is said to have inspired the 1999 Academy Award-winning film, “The Red Violin.” All Ages Show – 7pm door.
Advance Tickets $40 Reserved Seating / $25 General Admission at BrownPaperTickets.com
$30 Day of Show
Enjoy the music of one of America’s finest & most underrated singer-songwriter. Although known for a smattering of hits, such as “Everybody’s Talkin” from Midnight Cowboy, Nilsson’s true greatness comes from his largely unknown album material. All proceeds to benefit The Old Church. Door 7pm. All Age – Bar with I.D.
Tickets Sliding Scale $10-$20 at BrownPaperTickets.com.
The Old Church is fortunate to have such a passionate and caring community to protect her now and into the future. Thanks to your tremendous response to our call for action, our ACT II Campaign to transform The Old Church into a world-class concert hall has been fully funded!
It gives us great pleasure to announce that with a recent grant, awarded to us by the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust for $100,000, WE REACHED OUR GOAL of $240,000, and will be moving forward with the improvements in early January! A complete list of all supporting foundations and individuals is available on the ACT II page on our website.
Thanks to everyone who helped us ring in a new year and a new era for The Old Church on SUNDAY JANUARY 17th, 2016 3pm to 6pm. We celebrated the installation of state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, a wood stage, a new bar, the exterior marquee, comfy new pew cushions and a whole lot of behind-the-scenes upgrades!
We’re raising money to transform the Old Church Concert Hall into the intimate, world class concert venue that Portlanders deserve. We’re thrilled to contemplate this future. Please help us make it possible. For all the details about what and how visit our Act II page.
You can also take a look at (and share) our video that introduces The Old Church and our vision for its future.
We’ll be getting solid Oak flooring for our stage, upgrading our lighting and sound systems, creating beautiful exterior signage, and crafting a custom bar. Thanks for your help!
It has been a life-long dream of David’s to perform all of the composition of Chopin, and now, in a series of concerts, occurring every other Wednesday through April, it has finally come to fruition. At the age of 10, pianist David Rothman won a scholarship in open competition, to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School, Surrey, England. Members of the jury included Yehudi Menuhin and Nadia Boulanger. At age seventeen he won a piano scholarship to study at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he was a student of Mieczyslaw Horszowski and Seymour Lipkin. Well known in the piano community, he continues to perform in our Sack Lunch Concerts and other venues around town. All Ages Show – Bar with I.D. Door 6:30pm. Tickets sliding scale $15 -$5 at BrownPaperTickets.com.
Thank you to for sponsoring these concerts.
A fundraiser for The Old Church
$50 VIP Package, includes reserved seating
and exclusive pre-show reception at 6:30pm.
Wine and Appetizers included
$25 General Seating.
Tickets available through BrownPaperTickets or directly from The Old Church box office.
All Ages Show – Bar with I.D.
Join us for a thematic celebration of The Old Church and Broadway over the four decades. Doug Webster and Friends takes us on a multimedia musical voyage that began in 1968 when The Old Church was saved from the wrecking ball. Prepare to be delighted!
Doug Webster has performed as an actor on Broadway and throughout the US and Europe as a soloist with symphony orchestras. He has received the Portland Drammy Award for Best Actor in a Musical (Les Misérables) and the Phoenix Theatre Encore Award for Best Actor (Les Misérables). His first recording was singing Prince Charming on the Grammy-nominated A Disney Spectacular with the Cincinnati Pops for Telarc Records.
Advance Tickets $12 – $15 the day of the show
Tickets available BrownPaperTickets.com
Though she has not come to the attention of listeners outside Brazil, Paula Santoro is recognized within her country as a singer who has carried on the tradition of artists like Elis Regina, Beth Carvalho, Nara Leão, Maria Bethânia and other contemporary vocalists who form a brilliant constellation in the firmament of Brazilian music. She tells stories bristling with heartfelt emotion. She is a modern griot in whose soul the history of her country stirs, moving her very spirit as she sings in her own inimitable manner.
“Keyboardist Rafael Vernet embraces the vintage sounds of Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer electric pianos, painting engaging harmonies, infectious comps and grooving left-hand bass lines…” Jeff Potter – DownBeat Magazine “