FEAR NO MUSIC: RETURN

Date: October 25, 2021

Time: 7:30 pm

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Presented by Fear No Music

Doors open at 7 pm | All Ages | Bar w/ID | Donation Based Ticketing -$25 Suggested donation

The season begins with a 30-year retrospective that highlights some of the most memorable music Fear No Music has brought into the world, including works by Shaun Naidoo, Giannis Papakrasas, Greg Youtz, Cynthia Gerdes, and Bonnie Miksch. This concert pays tribute to founders Jeff Payne, who curated this program, and Joel Bluestone, who will make an onstage appearance.

 

CANCELLED! | MIZ KITTY’S PARLOUR VAUDEVILLE VARIETY SHOW – 20TH YEAR CELEBRATION

Date: October 30, 2021

Time: 7:00pm

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Doors open at 6pm | All Ages | Bar w/ ID | Tickets $20 adv / $25 dos

Halloween Fall Flight of Fancy! Join Miz Kitty for an evening of Music, Comedy, Story, Song, Juggling, Animation, Live painting, Door Prizes and Surprises with all the Fun the Autumnal Season Promises! ~Costumes are encouraged~

TOC MOON SERIES: AN EVENING WITH KARLA BONOFF

Date: November 2, 2021

Time: 8:00pm

Karla Bonoff

Presented by TOC Moon Series 

Doors open at 7pm | All Ages | Bar w/ ID | GA: $35 adv / $38 dos | VIP RSVD (66 seats): $50 adv/dos

Described as one of the finest singer/songwriters of her generation, Karla Bonoff has seen her songs become hits for Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd, and Linda Ronstadt.  Her ballads, “Lose Again,” “If He’s Ever Near” and “Someone to Lay Down Beside Me”  are considered classics.

SOLD OUT! | BILLY RAFFOUL w/ Jeremy Ferrara

Date: November 4, 2021

Time: 8pm

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Presented by Monqui

Doors open at 7pm | All Ages | Tickets $13 ADV / $15 DOS

A soulful rock singer/songwriter whose rugged vocals and moody approach recall a mixture of Jeff Buckley, Joe Cocker, and Bruce Springsteen, Ontario native Billy Raffoul rose to fame after he released his debut song Driver

LIBERACE & LIZA: A TRIBUTE

Date: November 5, 2021

Time: 7:30pm

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Doors open at 6:30pm | All Ages; Bar w/ ID | $35 Reserved / $25 General Admission

David Saffert & Jillian Snow Harris share the stage as Liberace & Liza Minnelli, creating an exhilarating night of musical and comical fireworks. Conducting the show is Bo Ayars who toured with “Lee” for 13 years as his arranger and Music Director. 

Also available via LIVESTREAM $10  | Purchase LIVESTREAM TICKETS HERE

ABOUT LIBERACE & LIZA

GIL LANDRY W/ CASSANDRA LEWIS

Date: November 6, 2021

Time: 8:00 pm

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Presented by TOC

Doors open at 7 pm | All ages | Bar w/ ID | $17 adv / $22 dos.

Gill Landry is a Louisiana-born singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former street busker who balances a solo career with his job as a member of the Nashville folk group Old Crow Medicine Show. Video JUST LIKE YOU.

LIVESTREAM also available $10 | TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE!

JIJI KIM “THE 21st CENTURY GUITARIST”

Date: November 11, 2021

Time: 7:30 pm

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Doors open at 6:30 | All Ages | Bar w/ID | $28 Student or Senior / $30 adv / $35 dos

Applauded by the Calgary Herald as “…talented, sensitive…brilliant,” Jiji is an adventurous artist on both acoustic and electric guitar, playing an extensive range of music from traditional and contemporary classical music to free improvisation. 

OWEN: AVALANCHE TOUR w/MAITA

Date: November 14, 2021

Time: 8:00 pm

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Presented by Monqui.

Doors open at 7 pm | All ages | Bar w/ ID | $20 adv / $22 dos 

Easily the most intense Owen album,​ The Avalanche is also the most beautifully crafted. Kinsella goes deeper than ever before, with self-reflection so painfully blunt it’s sometimes difficult to look at head on. It’s a guided walk through one of life’s more difficult chapters, resulting in nine of the best Owen songs ever penned and an album that’s as heartbreaking as it is magnificent.

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO LINCOLN HALL | RACHEL BARTON PINE

Date: November 15, 2021

Time: 7:30pm

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Presented by Friends of Chamber Music

Doors open at 6:30pm | All Age 

Internationally acclaimed violinist Rachel Barton Pine’s performances combine her innate gift for emotional communication and her scholarly fascination with historical research. She plays with passion and conviction, thrilling audiences worldwide with her incredible technique, lustrous tone, and infectious joy in music-making. “An exciting, boundary-defying performer — Pine displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon.”  The Washington Post  Video: TINY DESK CONCERT

RADOVAN VLATKOVIC: TRANSCENDENT HORN TRIOS

Date: November 18, 2021

Time: 7:30 pm

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Presented by Chamber Music Northwest

As one of the most celebrated musicians of the 21st century who seems to speak through his instrument, Radovan Vlatković’s performances are enjoyed across the globe as deeply moving and utterly memorable. Playing with Artistic Directors Gloria Chien and Soovin Kim, the horn with piano and violin will soar and storytell an exquisite evening away into a miraculously beautiful, and very special encounter.

TOC MOON SERIES: PURE BATHING CULTURE W/SHANEA

Date: November 19, 2021

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by TOC as part of their Full Moon Series | Doors open at 7pm | All Ages | Bar w/ ID | Tickets $15 adv / $20 dos

Join us to celebrate the Beaver Moon (and partial eclipse) with intentional healing through sound, ritual, poetry and creative visuals. Pure Bathing Culture, the musical identity of Portland’s Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman, bring their ecstatic live performances to their loyal audience. As Sarah and Daniel describe their new work, it’s about “… love and perseverance, the feeling that if we protect each other and if we protect what we love, there is nothing we can’t endure or become.”

Opening will be Shanea, a Portland based singer songwriter who performs lyric driven indie pop. The love child of Tracy chapman and Fugazi, Shanea is able to pull from all genres, creating a style that is unique and captivating.

Video – THIN GROWING THING

 

THE PAPERBOYS

Date: November 20, 2021

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by TOC

Doors at 7pm | All Ages | Bar w/ID | $25 adv/dos 

The Paperboys are a much-loved folk band from Vancouver, Canada. For a quarter century, They have been touring the world and lighting up stages with their freewheeling blend of influences from Celtic and bluegrass, to Mexican son jarocho, brass bands, and Canadian roots. Video BETTER THAN THE LAST

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM JOSÉ JAMES

Date: December 2, 2021

Time: 8:00 pm

Jose James

Presented by PDX Jazz. 

Doors open at 7 pm | All ages | Bar w/ ID | $30 adv / $35 dos 

Have yourself a soulful little Christmas with smooth-as-silk crooner José James, the crown prince of new-jack jazz. Video LOVELY DAY.

A CELTIC CHRISTMAS WITH THE GOTHARD SISTERS

Date: December 3, 2021

Time: 8:00pm

The Gothard Sisters

Presented by TOC

Doors open at 7pm | All Ages | Bar w/ ID | Tickets $10-25

The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic musical group of three sisters who play contemporary Celtic music and new arrangements of Christmas music. “[The Gothard Sisters] have perfected their handling of Celtic-influenced contemporary folk… the true magic comes from their ability to craft music both fresh as sunrise and yet drenched in tradition.” – Tim Carroll, Folk Words Review

Watch the video CHRISTMAS FLOWER

A CELTIC CHRISTMAS WITH THE GOTHARD SISTERS

Date: December 4, 2021

Time: 8:00pm

The Gothard Sisters

Presented by TOC

Doors open at 7pm | All Ages | Bar w/ ID | Tickets $10-25

The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic musical group of three sisters who play contemporary Celtic music and new arrangements of Christmas music. “[The Gothard Sisters] have perfected their handling of Celtic-influenced contemporary folk… the true magic comes from their ability to craft music both fresh as sunrise and yet drenched in tradition.” – Tim Carroll, Folk Words Review

Watch the video CHRISTMAS FLOWER

JAZZMEIA HORN

Date: December 8, 2021

Time: 8 pm

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Presented by PDX Jazz

All ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final | Tickets $39.50.

Award-winning vocalist Jazzmeia Horn announces her ever-expanding talents with the release of her new album and first big-band effort, Dear Love, a recording that brims with the combination of her assured delivery and spoken world segments, deft arrangements and fiery musical ideas. While the album functions as a platform for Horn to showcase both her perception of the world and her endlessly unfolding talents, it also granted the composer a setting to expound on personal experiences, shuttling them through a sui generis musical prism.

MATT ALBER, JON GARCIA (ALBUM RELEASE)

Date: December 9, 2021

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by TOC

Doors open at 7pm | All Ages | Bar w/ ID | Tickets $18 adv / $25 dos

Portland-based singer/songwriter Matt Alber is currently touring his 4th self-produced studio album entitled, Wind Sand Stars. The album features original pop/folk art songs rooted in melody with vocals reminiscent of Rufus Wainwright, Iron & Wine, and John Grant. Jon Garcia is an accomplished Emmy-nominated filmmaker and songwriter. As a musician he has released 2 studio albums and written scores for award winning feature films.

MICHAEL ALLEN HARRISON’S CHRISTMAS AT THE OLD CHURCH

Start date: December 10, 2021

End date: December 27, 2021

Time: 7:30pm

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Doors open 1/2 hour before showtimes | All Ages | Tickets $22.50-59.95

Showtimes: 7:30pm – Dec 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, & 23  |   2:30pm & 7pm – Dec 12, 19, & 26  |   12noon, 4pm, & 7:30pm – Dec 18  |   1pm & 5:30pm – Dec 24  |  6pm – Dec 27

This special heart-warming holiday concert series features Michael and his musical family, the fabulous vocals of Julianne Johnson, and many special guests. “One of Portland’s most beloved traditions.”  -The Oregonian

See video O Holy Night

EIVØR w/Emily Jane White

Date: January 27, 2022

Time: 7:30pm

Eivør

Presented by Mike Thrasher Presents

Doors open at 6:30pm | All Ages | Bar w/ ID | Tickets $29.50 adv / $35 dos

Eivør Pálsdóttir is an artist perfectly attuned to the savage vicissitudes of nature. The singer-songwriter grew up surrounded by a harsh, windswept landscape and the North Atlantic, a rugged backdrop that has, unsurprisingly, deeply influenced her music. Songs such as ‘Tides’, ‘Fog Banks’, ‘Waves And The Wind’ tied themes like love and growing old to the primitive environment of her youth. Watch the Video TIDES

JEREMY DENK: BACH’S JOURNEY OF WONDER

Date: February 10, 2022

Time: 7:30pm

Presented by Chamber Music Northwest

MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius Grant’ fellow Jeremy Denk is “a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in whatever combination” (The New York Times). One of America’s foremost pianists, who possesses a “profound affinity with Bach” (The New York Times), Denk takes on Bach’s mesmerizing The Well-Tempered Clavier — one of his most beautiful and difficult works. This revered masterpiece, deemed the crowning jewel of the Baroque era, strolls and stretches its preludes and fugues across every key signature possible. A feat of passion, prowess, and joy of expression, you will be swept away on a sonic journey of mood, interpretation, and imagination.

SOPHIE WEBBER AND INES IRAWATI: LOVE LETTERS

Date: February 13, 2022

Time: 2:30pm

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Doors open at 1:30 pm | All ages | Bar w/ID | Tickets $15-45.

British Cellist Dr. Sophie Webber, whose “every note has meaning rather as a look or a touch does” (Gramophone), joins forces with Indonesian-born pianist Ines Irawati, “one of the most vital, imaginative, artistic young people on the scene” (The Plain Dealer), for “Love Letters,” a concert of romantic works for cello and piano, inspired by an assortment of real life romantic entanglements. From Fauré and Brahms to Elgar and De Falla, the varied program explores some of love’s many guises, from an earthly to divine love, passion to betrayal, reverie to sweet nostalgia.

CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO + MONTREAL GUITAR TRIO

Date: February 18, 2022

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by TOC

Doors open at 7pm | All Ages | Bar w/ ID | Tickets $25 adv / $30 dos /  Reserved-VIP $35

This concert features all six virtuoso guitarists from California Guitar Trio (CGT) and Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3). They fuse over 40 years of combined performing experience into one unique six-by-6-string ‘phenomensemble’. CGT’s steel stringed-guitars blend naturally with MG3’s nylon-stringed guitars, as each trios fret boards chase the others’ original compositions and new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz and classical music. Video IN CONCERT

CHRISTOPH PREGARDIEN: POETRY IN PERFORMANCE

Date: February 24, 2022

Time: 7:30 pm

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Presented by Chamber Music Northwest.

Christoph Prégardien, one of the world’s greatest lyrical tenors, treats Portland to a rare United States performance! Prégardien will evoke the love and loss that is at the heart of some of the greatest romantic songs by Beethoven, Schubert, and Schumann. Joined by Artistic Director Gloria Chien on piano, Prégardien will unfurl a magnificent aural poetry experience.

CIRCUIT DES YEUX

Date: February 27, 2022

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by TOC

Doors open at 7pm | All Ages | Bar w/ ID | All Sales Final | Tickets $20 adv / $23 dos

Haley Fohr is a singular, celebrated figure in the Chicago experimental music scene, known for her arresting voice and the transportive moods. She and her collaborators—13 renowned musicians from Chicago’s jazz, classical, and experimental scenes—built the newest album “-io” (written, produced, and arranged by Haley as she struggled with loss and restriction during Covid lockdown) layer by layer, entwining its pain with the clear yearning that sparks at its dark heart. The result is stunning.

MR. SUN + NEVER COME DOWN

Date: March 1, 2022

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by TOC. 

Door open at 7pm | All ages | Bar w/ID | $20 adv / $25 dos

Mr Sun comprises 3 generations of some of the sharpest minds to apply themselves to the American String Band. Darol Anger, Joe K. Walsh, Grant Gordy, and Aidan O’Donnell come together to form Mr Sun. The 4 musical personalities are so strong and personal that one might imagine the group could explode, but for the palpable love and humor that emanate from every note they play.

Never Come Down is a Portland, Oregon based 5-piece composed of Joe Suskind (guitar), Crystal Lariza (vocals), Brian Alley (banjo), Kaden Hurst (mandolin), and Ben Ticknor (bass). Their dedication to thoughtful songwriting and dynamic arrangements highlight polished technical skills and a commitment to listening to each other.

SYBARITE5

Date: March 4, 2022

Time: 7:30PM

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Presented by Friends of Chamber Music

Doors open at 6:30pm | All Ages

Sybarite5 is a dynamic string quintet that is constantly evolving and defying categorization. This group has been dazzling audiences around the world for the last 10 years with its virtuosic talent and risk-taking programming. ”Expect an experience that will satisfy your inner rock star and your secret Mozart.” Arizona Daily Star     Video: WHAT IS SYBARITE5

AN EVENING WITH TAKE3

Date: March 8, 2022

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by TOC

Doors open at 7Pm | All Ages | Bar w/ ID | Tickets $38 adv / $43 dos

With a flair for the wild and unexpected, the genre-defying trio, TAKE3, brings the refinement of a rigorous classical music background and infuses it with rock-star charisma. Video TAKE3 IN CONCERT

Eduardo Mendonça – BRAZIL

Date: March 19, 2022

Time: 7:30pm

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Doors open at 6:30pm | All Ages | Bar w/ ID | All Sales Final | Tickets $$25 ADV / $30 DOS / Student/Seniors $23

Eduardo Mendonça, is native of Brazil. The talented musician, composer, arranger, and musical director, performs a wide range of Brazilian music from traditional tunes to Bossa-Nova.

WATCH EDUARDO AT TOC       photo by Hugo Ludena

EFTERKLANG W/ MABE FRATTI

Date: March 31, 2022

Time: 8 pm

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Presented by Monqui

Doors open at 7 pm | All ages | Bar w/ ID | $20 adv / $25 dos.

Every year as spring arrives, a sea of tiny flowers blossom across the Danish forest floor. They’re an explosion of colour, a symbol of hope and change, disappearing as quickly as they arrived and exposing the constant cycle of nature. They are known colloquially as windflowers.

DAVID SHIFRIN & MIRO QUARTET: BENNY TO MOZART BLISS

Date: April 3, 2022

Time: 4 pm

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Join CMNW Artistic Director Emeritus and clarinetist-supreme David Shifrin with the dynamic Miró Quartet for a celebration of classical and jazz clarinet legend that pay tribute to the chamber music contributions of the “King of Swing.” Featuring the world premiere of David Schiff’s Homage to Benny, Peter Schickle’s captivating Spring Forward, Mozart’s sublime masterpiece, the clarinet magic of David Shifrin, and the delightful Miró Quartet, expect gorgeous grooves and irresistible interplay as this fivesome makes joyful noise at The Old Church.

ADITYA PRAKASH

Date: April 6, 2022

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by TOC

Aditya Prakash is an award-winning, American-born Indian classical vocalist best known for his powerful and emotive voice. Although firmly rooted in South Indian classical (Carnatic) music, his style is heavily inspired by North Indian classical music, Sufi music, Western classical, jazz, flamenco, and hip hop, which he brings out in his collaborative projects. 

MORE ABOUT ADITYA PRAKASH

AN EVENING WITH TAKENOBU

Date: May 27, 2022

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by TOC

Doors open at 7pm | All Ages | Bar w/ ID | All Sales are Final | Tickets $16 adv / $20 dos

Takénobu is a live-looping cinematic folk string duo (cellist Nick Ogaw & violinist Kathryn Koch), who perform original songs with vocal harmonies and ethereal instrumentals. Video EXPOSITION

LIZ LONGLEY

Date: June 22, 2022

Time: 8:00 pm

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Doors open at 7pm | All Ages | Bar w/ID | Tickets $18 adv / $20 dos
 

While best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Liz has steadily developed a reputation as an accomplished songwriter, crafting intimately personal portraits through her music. Liz’s songs have won some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country, including the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Competition. With five albums to her name, Liz’s music has been featured on TV shows such as ABC’s “Beauty & The Beast”, Lifetime’s “Army Wives”, and MTV’s “Scream”. The latest release, ‘Weightless’, is the highly anticipated follow- up to Longley’s eponymous 2015 Sugar Hill Records debut, which earned accolades from critics, who proclaimed the album “a thing of beauty,” (Popdose), and praised her “captivating stories set to tunes that will be running through your head after a single spin.” (American Songwriter). Later this year, Liz is set to release her sixth album, produced by 5-time GRAMMY nominated producer, Paul Moak.

THE SMALL GLORIES w/THE DALES

Date: September 29, 2022

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by TOC

PLEASE NOTE THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID. ALL TICKETS FOR THE ORIGINAL DATE WILL BE VALID FOR 9/29/22. Doors open at 7pm | All Ages | Bar w/ ID | Tickets $20 adv / $22 dos

Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian Prairies. Americana UK wrote that this duo has “Lennon-McCartney syndrome” and “Some things just work together… to witness a performance by The Small Glories is a rare opportunity to experience that indefinable quality that creates perfection.”  Video HAD I PAID

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