OUR GIFT TO THE COMMUNITY FOR 50 YEARS. FREE CONCERTS. WEDNESDAYS AT NOON.

TRIO MUSICORUM MEDICORUM

Wednesday, August 21

Performing Ludwig Beethoven – Piano Trio in Bb Major, Op. 97 (Archduke Trio) and Bedřich Smetana – “Die Moldau” for Piano Trio .  Website: https://www.facebook.com/pdxtrio/

Andrew Bonner – piano, has degrees in music from Harvard and Brandeis University. He concurrently studied piano with Katja Andy and Russell Sherman at the New England Conservatory of Music, and was a freelance musician in Boston for 20 years. He is currently a naturopath, but continues to perform and compose music as much as his schedule allows.

Alistair Kok – violin, holds degrees from Virginia Tech, Ohio State University College of Dentistry, and the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He performs with Newport Symphony, Salem Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Yakima Symphony, and Oregon East Symphony in Pendleton.

Rebecca Reese – cello, studied cello at Carnegie Mellon University (B.F.A.) and the University of Denver (M.A.). She performed in many classical orchestras and chamber music groups as well as playing studio-recorded background music for TV and movies such as: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ghost Busters, Color Purple, The Natural and Star Trek III to name a few. She is currently a physician (M.D.) with a practice in cranial osteopathy and homeopathy.

STEPHEN LEWIS, PIANO

Wednesday, August 28

Program will include music by J.S. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, György Ligeti, & Maurice Ravel.
 

Dr. Stephen Lewis (b. 1983) is a composer, pianist, conductor, and educator living in  Portland, Oregon. A multi-faceted musician, Stephen  performs traditional piano music with a cutting-edge composer’s urgency while bringing a classical concert pianist’s devotion to beautiful sound and expressive power to avant-garde and experimental music. He searches for a rawness and immediacy in his interpretations of Beethoven and Chopin while also helping win over audiences with his renditions of complex atonal works by the likes of Schoenberg, Stockhausen, and Ligeti. Stephen performs music he believes has important and moving implications for today’s world from both the present and past and seeks to invite audiences in to share it with him. He believes that even the most demanding music is an opportunity for connection, edification, and meaningful experience.

THREEPLAY

Wednesday, September 4

Piano trio, ThreePlay, Tylor Neist violin, Dale Tolliver ‘cello, & Michael Barnes piano, perform trios by Saint-Saens & more!

ABOUT THREEPLAY

KRISTY MOORE, PIANO

Wednesday, September 11

Kristy is a Collaborative Pianist who has a passion for creating flawless performances that showcase the best in the performer while keeping the accompaniment in a supportive role. Program TBD

ABOUT KRISTY

 

DAVID ROTHMAN, CONCERT PIANIST

Wednesday, September 18

Concert pianist David Rothman performs Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major with Michael Barnes “orchestra as organist.”

ABOUT DAVID ROTHMAN

KAY ROBBINS, PIANIST & MUSIC EDUCATOR

Wednesday, September 25

Kay Robbins, pianist & music educator, performs works by Bach, Beethoven, & Chopin, as well as classical & popular pieces on nature themes, from “Clair de Lune” to “Autumn Leaves”.  Interesting commentary before each selection.

NO LUNCHTIME CONCERT | 10.2

Wednesday, October 2

However, we will return next Wednesday, October 9 @ noon!

CHRISTOPHER SCHINDLER, PIANO

Wednesday, October 9

Concert pianist Christopher Schindler, performs  “Italian Concerto” of J.S. Bach, the 7th Sonata of Prokofiev and pieces by Fauré and Messiaen.

NATALIA KAZARYAN, PIANIST

Wednesday, October 16

Natalia Kazaryan pianist, performs an all-female composer program which includes works by Clara Schumann, Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, Joan Tower, Fanny Mendelssohn and Grazyna Bacewicz.  This is the same recital that she played at the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery in August 2019.

From Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, pianist Natalia Kazaryan has been hailed by The New York Sun for her “prodigious ability,” remarking that she “immediately established an atmosphere of strength and confidence.” A winner of Astral’s 2016 National Auditions, she has also captured top prizes in numerous international competitions, including the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition, the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition, and the Second New York Piano Competition. In 2012, she was the First Prize winner of the Concours FLAME in Paris and the Second Prize winner of Concours international de piano d’Ile de France. 

ABOUT NATALIA

RICH HINRICHSEN, VOCALIST

Wednesday, October 23

Rich Hinrichsen baritone, will perform a program of vocal tangos from Argentina by CARLOS GARDEL and ALFREDO LE PERA, and others. 

Rich is a singer, jazz pianist, and bassist. Over the years Rich developed a love for tango, which began when he saw Al Pacino play a blind man who danced tango in “Scent of a Woman.” He discovered that the tango in the movie was written by the great Carlos Gardel, and after hearing Gardel sing, was sold on learning those beautiful songs. Rich travelled to Buenos Aires to visit the last resting place of Carlos Gardel and to learn from singer Micaela Vita to bring tango to life and discover his own singing style. He has recently published a book of vocal tangos arranged for high and low voices.

ABOUT RICH HINRICHSEN

MICHAEL BARNES, ORGAN

Wednesday, October 30

Oh no! Who will play the organ from down below? Creepy, kooky, mysterious, & spooky…spirited musicians perform!

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