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Lunchtime Concert Series 2021-2022 season will be LIVESTREAMED ONLY!

You can also watch the shows on Cable TV Sundays • 9:00pm, Tuesdays • 7:00pm & Saturdays • 3:00pm on Comcast Channel 331 or 11.

Thank you to the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, Reser Family Foundation, Regional Arts & Culture Council, and MetroEast for helping us bring live music back to our community through broadcasting and live-streaming.

Lunchtime Concert: Michael Barnes

Date: October 27, 2021

Time: 12 pm

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Michael Barnes and friends both real and imaginary, will perform his Annual Hallowe’en Nonsense on the historic 1883 Hook & Hastings tracker organ.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LIVESTREAM LINK

 “Last night I dreamt I went to The Old Church Concert Hall again . . . I came upon it suddenly; the approach masked by the unnatural growth of vast high-rises that spread in all directions . . . There was The Old Church, our Old Church, secretive and silent as it had always been, the gray walls shining in the moonlight of my dream, the Povey Brothers’ windows reflecting the Belgian cobblestone drive and not-so-ancient pew cushions. Time could not wreck the perfect symmetry of those walls, the handicapped entrance, the organ, nor the site itself, a jewel in the hollow of a hand.”

 -With sincerest apologies to Daphne du Maurier in Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1938)

Lunchtime Concert: Marlise Stroebe

Date: November 3, 2021

Time: 12 pm

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“The Healing Power of Music”

Marlise Stroebe, concert pianist, will present a program of women and men composers with a wide variety of musical styles.  The concert will include classical, jazz, folk and popular music.  Marlise will also present poetry and narrations that focus on the “healing power of music”.

Marlise has been a musician for 60 years.  She will share her wisdom about the healing power of music for everyone at every age.

Lunchtime Concert: Diane Chaplin

Date: November 10, 2021

Time: 12 pm

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Solo cellist Diane Chaplin presents a program that highlights the haunting beauty and majestic voice of the cello with music inspired by an earlier time. Composer Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson’s Lamentations: Black/Folk Song Suite explores aspects of traditional African American music, and as the composer explained, “The common denominator of these tunes is the reflection and statement of a people’s crying out.” Reflections of the 15th and 16th centuries can be seen in Caroline Shaw’s in manus tuas, John Tavener’s Threnos, Michal Stahel’s Song of Solitude and Benjamin Godard’s romantic-era Solo Sonata.

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Lunchtime Concert: LINDSEY JOHNSON

Date: November 17, 2021

Time: 12 pm

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Lindsey Rae Johnson soprano, & Michael Barnes piano, perform Songs from Letters (of Calamity Jane to her daughter Janey 1880-1902) and Cowboy Songs by Larson. Also on the program, Musical Scene “At the Statue of Venus” with music by Jake Heggie.

Lunchtime Concert: Ronn Mcfarlane

Date: November 24, 2021

Time: 12 pm

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GRAMMY-nominated lutenist, Ronn McFarlane brings the lute – the most popular instrument of the Renaissance – into today’s musical mainstream making it accessible to a wider audience. He will perform works from Duane Allman, John Dowland, traditional music from Scotland & Ireland, and his own original compositions.

Ronn has composed new music for the lute, building on the tradition of the lutenist/composers of past centuries.  His original compositions are the focus of his solo CD, Indigo Road, which received a GRAMMY Award Nomination for Best Classical Crossover Album of 2009. Ronn’s most recent solo album, The Celtic Lute, features arrangements of traditional Scottish and Irish music, from the 17th and 18th centuries. 

Lunchtime Concert: Dianne Davies

Date: December 1, 2021

Time: 12 pm

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Composer & concert pianist, Diane Davies performs selected pieces from Romantic Christmas Suite Vol 1, which is being released by Fred Bock Publishing for Christmas 2021.  This arrangement is an amalgam of selected Chopin Nocturnes melded with gems from traditional Christmas carols.  The Nocturnes included in this recital are Nocturne in B Major Opus 32, No. 1 fused with I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Nocturne in B-flat minor Opus 9, No. 1 fused with What Child is This or Greensleeves, and Chopin Nocturne in E-flat Major Opus 9, No. 2 fused with Silent Night.  She will also include selections from volume 2, and selections from her “Impressionistic Suite” consisting of cherished Debussy pieces and specifically traditional French Christmas carols. 

Lunchtime concert: David Rothman

Date: December 8, 2021

Time: 12 pm

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David Rothman concert pianist, & Michael Barnes organ as orchestra, perform Mozart Concerto KV 414 in A major, as well as other solo piano works.

Lunchtime Concert: Cello Jam

Date: December 15, 2021

Time: 12 pm

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Portland based Cello Jam, Quinn Liu and Deborah Shuster, perform cello duets by Vivaldi, Wenzel, Shostakovich, Menotti, Handel, and more. Joining them is pianist Gayle Armstrong.

Lunchtime Concert: Michael Barnes

Date: December 22, 2021

Time: 12 pm

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Michael Barnes, Senior Organist of Westminster Presbyterian Church & Temple Beth Israel, will play a holiday concert on the historic 1883 Hook & Hastings Tracker Organ.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LIVESTREAM

 “Last night I dreamt I went to The Old Church Concert Hall again . . . I came upon it suddenly; the approach masked by the unnatural growth of vast high-rises that spread in all directions . . . There was The Old Church, our Old Church, secretive and silent as it had always been, the gray walls shining in the moonlight of my dream, the Povey Brothers’ windows reflecting the Belgian cobblestone drive and not-so-ancient pew cushions. Time could not wreck the perfect symmetry of those walls, the handicapped entrance, the organ, nor the site itself, a jewel in the hollow of a hand.”

                     -With sincerest apologies to Daphne du Maurier in Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1938)

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