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Tuesday, August 10

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TRIO MUSICORUM MEDICORUM

Wednesday, September 22

Andre Bonner piano, Rebecca Reese cello, and Alistair Leon Kok violin, are physicians who meet once a week to practice and perform classical music. Their program includes Arno Babajanian Trio in F-sharp minor (1952), and Schubert’s Trio in Bb minor Op 99 (1827).


Ping & Woof Opera presents: Bach’s Coffee Cantata

Wednesday, September 29

“Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht” (Be still, stop chattering), BWV 211, also known as the Coffee Cantata, is a secular cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. He composed it probably between 1732 and 1735. Although classified as a cantata, it is essentially a miniature comic opera. In a satirical commentary, the cantata amusingly tells of an addiction to coffee.

Cast:
Scot Crandal, tenor – The Narrator
Zachary Lenox, baritone – Schlendrian (Stick in the Mud)
Jocelyn Claire Thomas, soprano – Lieschen (His Daughter)
Rachel Rencher, flute and Michael Barnes, pianist

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KAY ROBBINS, piano

Wednesday, October 6

Kay Robbins, pianist and music educator, performs works by Bach, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn, as well as classical and popular pieces. Interesting commentary before each selection.


DAVID EBY, cello

Wednesday, October 13

David Eby Lunchtime Concert Video Link

David Eby, inspired musician and cellist extraordinaire, performs his own  original compositions,  Suite #1 in G major for solo cello by JS  Bach, & Arvo Pärt’s “Spiegel im Spiegel” with pianist Nicholas Fontana.

David Eby, cellist, teacher, and writer, has been exploring and teaching the benefits of meditation for performance for the past 23 years. After earning performance degrees and honors from the Eastman School of Music and Indiana university, he was the founding cellist for Pink Martini, and currently performs with the Oregon Symphony and Bodhi Trio. He teaches at Lewis & Clark College, Oregon Episcopal School, has given a  TEDx talk, and was featured in the Hollywood film Finding Happiness. Hi bi-weekly articles appear on his website, DavidEbyMusic.com.


CHRISTOPHER SCHINDLER, piano

Wednesday, October 20

Concert pianist, Christopher Schindler celebrates Beethoven’s  belated  250th birthday by performing  three Beethoven piano sonatas: Sonata Pathétique, Op. 13, Sonata No. 27, Op. 90, and Sonata “Appassionata”, Op. 57.

http://www.christopherschindler.com/


MICHAEL BARNES, organ

Wednesday, October 27

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


Marlise Stroebe, piano

Wednesday, November 3

“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.


LINDSEY JOHNSON, soprano

Wednesday, November 17

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.

 

Ronn McFarlane, lute

Wednesday, November 24

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.  


Dianne Davies, piano

Wednesday, December 1

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. 

David Rothman, piano

Wednesday, December 8

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


CELLO JAM

Wednesday, December 15

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.


Michael Barnes, organ

Wednesday, December 22

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


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