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Friday, May 1

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

Music of Brazilian Piano Legends: Donato, Pascoal, Salvador

WHERE: Classic Pianos, Portland
WHEN: May 1, 2020, 7 p.m.

Join Classic Pianos for a celebration of legendary Brazilian composers Joao Donato, Hermeto Pascoal and Henri Salvador, interpreted by pianists Cassio Vianna, Jasnam Daya Singh and Kerry Politzer. KMHD's Allen Thayer, host of The Brazilian Beat on Saturday mornings, gives a presentation ahead of the performance. Read More »

Sunday, May 24

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

The Piano Reimagined: 20 Digitus Duo, Kinzie Steele, Jesse Myers

WHERE: Holocene, Portland
WHEN: May 24, 2020, 8 p.m.

“The Piano Reimagined” is a collective of modern piano acts from the Northwest that seek to exhibit the diverse genres and breadth of piano artistry available today. This showcase gives us a glimpse of where we’ve been and where we’re going in the piano world by engaging three groundbreaking performers from Portland, Seattle, and Joseph. These artists are a combination of composers, concert hall musicians, and contemporary music arrangers, unbounded by the traditional confines of piano music. Read More »

Monday, June 15

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

GoGo Penguin at Revolution Hall

WHERE: Revolution Hall, Portland
WHEN: June 15, 2020, 8 p.m.

GoGo Penguin have been hailed as hailed as the “Radiohead of British Jazz”, but they draw equally on rock, jazz and minimalist influences, alongside the intricacy of Aphex Twin or Four Tet to create their punchy, experimental, but always beautiful music. Read More »

Sunday, November 15

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

RESCHEDULED: Ten Grands Celebrates 20 Years of Supporting Music Education

WHERE: Keller Auditorium, Portland
WHEN: Nov. 15, 2020, 5 p.m.

The performance is a feat in itself: 10 grand pianos on one stage, showcasing individual performers and masterfully-arranged pieces in styles that range from classical and jazz to New Age and contemporary pop. To date, it remains the only such show of its kind in terms of piano count, but also longevity. What began as a seed of an idea on a napkin 20 years ago between pianist, composer, and co-producer Michael Allen Harrison and co-producer, stage director Greg Tamblyn is now an iconic Portland tradition. And this year promises to be its best yet with some of the Pacific Northwest’s biggest piano icons and freshest talent coming together in one place, including Michael Allen Harrison, Tom Grant, William Chapman Nyaho, Mac Potts, Hailey Potts – with special guests Thomas Lauderdale and Hunter Noack. Read More »