Archive | March, 2011

2011 Sunburst Awards Luncheon

25 Mar

2011 Sunburst Awards LuncheonThe Sunburst Awards focus community attention on the important role of arts and culture in education. The Sunburst Awards Luncheon is a joyful event that celebrates the power of the arts to enrich our children’s lives and education.

Each year Young Audiences Sunburst Awards honors members of our community who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to arts education. Award winners are chosen in the following categories: Education; Artist/Arts Organization; Philanthropy; and Advocacy.

It will be hosted by local TV reporter, Chad Carter. The Keynote Speaker will be the YA Artist of the Year, Gayle Danley.

Guests of the event will be educators, artists, arts organizations, philanthropists, advocates, prominent business/civic leaders, and YA board members.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Registration: 11:30AM
Event: 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Governor Hotel
Heritage Ballroom
614 SW 11th Avenue

Click here for tickets

$65 single ticket / $500 for table of eight

Advertisements

Groupon Teams with The Snowman Foundation to Raise Money for Their Instrument Donation Program

23 Mar

Groupon and The Snowman Foundation are joining together to raise money to support our instrument donation program.  This program puts instruments, mostly pianos, into the hands of passionate, dedicated, talented young kids in need.  We put them into their homes, their schools, and community organizations.

For only $10, you can help make a significant impact for these kids!  Please make your donation March 22 through March 24 at http://www.groupon.com/deals/snowman-foundation And to sweeten the deal, Snyder Roofing will generously match each gift, up to $2500, so please give now so we can take advantage of this great partnership!

We must raise at least $300 (the cost of placing a piano in a student’s home) in order to take full advantage of this fundraising opportunity, so please help us reach and exceed our goal!

Please pass on this opportunity to your friends!  We only have two days to take advantage of this great partnership and raise lots of money!

The Snowman Foundation
www.snowmanfoundation.org
“Giving the gift of music to children.”

source: The Snowman Foundation

Selfless Promotion 3/18/11

18 Mar

Selfless Promotions

Once again the weekend has arrived and since it looks like Mother Nature will most likely keep us indoors, YET AGAIN, why not get a dose of entertainment from our Roster Artists:

FROM WILL HORNYAK:

Storyteller Will Hornyak presents:

The First Irishman:  The Story of Tuan Mac Cairill

He came to Ireland long before anyone had set foot upon her emerald earth. He was the first to get a poem from her rivers and the first to hear the music in her wind and waves. Tuan Mac Cairill was the first Irishman and some say he will likely be the last.

When  a fiercely devoted 6th century Irish monk comes to convert a shape-shifting druid to the new religion, their conversation unearths an epic tale and a host of dangerous beliefs. Storyteller Will Hornyak re-tells this elegant and witty Irish myth in which two  holy men embody the opposing spiritual beliefs and cultural traditions that intertwine like a Celtic knot and define Ireland for centuries to come.

Thursday, March 17 7:30 pm

(St. Patrick’s Day!) Hipbone Studio
1847 SE Burnside Portland

$10 at the door

Saturday, March 26 8:00 pm

Artichoke Music Backstage
3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd. #A Portland

$15 (tickets through Artichoke at 503/232-8845)

Friday April 1 7:30 pm

Still Meadow Retreat and Conference Center

16561 SE Marna Rd Damascus

$10 at the door

Tickets:  Reservations recommended for all shows:

503/697-5808

Hornyak.will@gmail.com or WillHornyak.com and at Artichoke Music for the March 26 show.

Doors open 30 minutes before the show.

**************************************************************************************

FROM 3 LEG TORSO:

3 Leg Torso bookends the month of April with two performances of their signature World Chamber Music style in Portland. On Saturday, April 2, the ensemble returns to the sweet and swanky Tony Starlight’s Supperclub (3728 NE Sandy Blvd.) The shows starts at 8:00pm and costs $10 for patrons 21+. Reservations are strongly encouraged and may be made by calling 503-517-8584. Parking is available across the street at the Banfield Motel.

Then on Saturday, April 30, 3 Leg Torso makes its debut appearance at Portland’s premiere jazz club – Jimmy Mak’s (221 NW 10th Ave.). The show begins at 8:00pm with an opening set by the Ben Darwish Trio. Admission costs $12 for patrons of all ages. Reservations are strongly suggested, and can be made by calling 503-295-6542.

———————–
About 3 Leg Torso
———————–
“Chamber music for the new millennium” – Music Connection

3 Leg Torso’s fifth album, Animals & Cannibals, was declared “Album of the Year” by the 2011 Portland Music Awards.

3 Leg Torso creates modern chamber pop music infused with the authenticity of folk music, the passion of world music, the precision of chamber music and the enthusiasm of rock & roll. Influenced by tango, Eastern European folk and other world music traditions, their cosmopolitan musical style embraces wit and humor within thoughtful, uncommon and beautiful musical arrangements.

Since the ensemble’s humble start more than 10 years ago with spontaneous street performances — called “Meestering” by co-founders Béla Balogh and Courtney Von Drehle — they have been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and at the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, successfully toured the east and west coasts, released five CDs, composed and recorded film and documentary scores, written new evening length works commissioned by the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) and performed their original music with several symphony orchestras. The cinematic nature of many of the ensemble’s compositions has paved the way for its inclusion in films by Academy Award winner Joan Gratz, Morgan Spurlock, two-time Oscar nominee Bill Plympton and others.
Founding members Béla Balogh (violin, trumpet) and Courtney Von Drehle (accordion) are joined by Mike Murphy on double bass and percussionists/mallet players Gary Irvine and T.J. Arko.

More info: www.3legtorso.com
Music: www.3legtorso.com/listen.html
Video: www.youtube.com/user/3legtorso
Photos: www.flickr.com/photos/3legtorso

WHAT: 3 Leg Torso in concert

WHEN: Sat, April 2 at 8pm

WHERE: Tony Starlight’s Supperclub (3728 NE Sandy Blvd.)

TICKETS: $10, 21+. Call 503-517-8584 for reservations

WHEN: Sat, April 30 at 8pm

WHERE: Jimmy Mak’s (221 NW 10th Ave.)

TICKETS: $12, All Ages. Call 503-295-6542 for reservations.

WHAT ELSE: Opening set by the Ben Darwish Trio

*******************************************************************

FROM AL-ANDALUS:

Spring is almost here (March 20th). Happy Spring 2011!

A couple of events we thought you might want to know about this spring.

Concert & Art Exhibit: “Al-Andalus Ensemble: Legacies 711-2011″ April 9th, Reed College, Portland Oregon. Experience this vital, energetic and absolutely beautiful performance that unites East and West featuring the Award winning “21 String Trio” of oud, violin and flamenco guitar together with multi-lingual vocals, contemporary Andalusian dance and some special guests.  Get Tickets Now

March 23rd, “East Meets West” Lexington Virginia.

Visit our website for more information.

Favorite Song? Please send it our way.  Do you know of a beautiful song with a mention of a place in the Middle East. We are on the lookout for special songs for consideration for our next album.  Winners receive some great prizes.

Again, thank you for your lovely support!  Hope to see you soon!

In music and in peace,

Al-Andalus Ensemble

Tarik & Julia Banzi

www.Andalus.com

*******************************************************************

FROM CHATA ADDY:

Chata Addy & The Susuma Band

Friday, March 18th @ Jolly Roger 10 PM

1340 SE 12th Ave. Portland, OR 97214

Saturday, April 9 @ T.A. Event Center 9 PM

300 NE Multnomah St. 503-268-7663 $5 at the door

DJ Chata Man! Every 1st Thursday @ Space Room 9 PM

4800 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215

The Mix Reggae Dancehall, R & B, Reggae, Funk, African Music & More. No cover

www.chataaddy.com

Selfless Promotion 3/11/11

11 Mar

The weekend is just a mere few hours away and if you have nothing planned, let us help!  Here’s what our artists have going on:

FROM 3 LEG TORSO:

DATE: February 28, 2011

CONTACT: Jessica Beer, bella nova music

503/287-4801

bellanovamusic@gmail.com

————————————-

WHAT: 3 Leg Torso in concert

WHERE: Walters Cultural Arts Center (527 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR)

WHEN: Friday, March 18, 2011. 7:30pm

HOW MUCH: $15/adv, $17/day of show

MORE INFO: Open to ALL AGES

————————————-

About 3 Leg Torso

“Chamber music for the new millennium” – Music Connection

Since 1997, 3 Leg Torso has created modern chamber pop music infused with the authenticity of folk music, the passion of world music, the precision of chamber music and the enthusiasm of rock & roll. Influenced by tango, Eastern European folk and other world music traditions, their cosmopolitan musical style embraces wit and humor within thoughtful, uncommon and beautiful musical arrangements.

Since the ensemble’s humble start more than 10 years ago with spontaneous street performances — called “Meestering” by co-founders Béla Balogh and Courtney Von Drehle — they have been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and at the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, successfully toured the east and west coasts, released five CDs (two with New York spoken word artist, NPR contributor and Duplex Planet founder David Greenberger), composed and recorded film and documentary scores, written new evening length works commissioned by the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) and performed their original music with several symphony orchestras and in a headlining performance at The Getty Center in Los Angeles. The cinematic nature of many of the ensemble’s compositions has paved the way for its inclusion in films by Academy Award winner Joan Gratz, Morgan Spurlock, two-time Oscar nominee Bill Plympton and others.

Founding members and principal composers Béla Balogh (violin, trumpet) and Courtney Von Drehle (accordion) are joined by Mike Murphy on double bass and percussionists/mallet players Gary Irvine and T.J. Arko.

More info:     www.3legtorso.com

Music Samples: www.3legtorso.com/listen.html

Video:         www.youtube.com/user/3legtorso

High Res. Photos: www.flickr.com/photos/3legtorso (see the “Press Photos” set)

******************************************************************************

FROM GIDEON FREUDMANN:

This Month

On Saturday March 12th at 7:30, I will be performing a live soundtrack to accompany Buster Keaton’s 1924 silent film, “Sherlock, Jr.“. The event is at TaborSpace in SE Portland

The last silent film I did here sold out, so come early to get a seat (no advance tickets). I’ve never accompanied this film before. It’s classic Keaton antics with a few surreal touches. Bring the kids.

5441 SE Belmont, Portland, 503-238-3904

More gigs are listed below.

7 in the Afternoon

The 3rd Broque CD, 7 in the Afternoon, is at the pressing plant and will be done later this month. I’ll tell you more about that next time and post sound clips and ordering info on my website. Broque is my duo with guitarist Mark Herschler. We will have a CD release show in Amherst, MA at the end of April. After that we will either tour Europe and Japan or quietly hide away in Dick Cheney’s secret lair. For now we’re waiting to see which option pays better.

Little movie, big splash

The moving short film created for my tune, Denmark, continues to have a life of its own. Most recently is was accepted into the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, Byron Bay International Film Festival in Australia, SXSW Film Festival in Austin,  2011 International Beverly Hills Film Festival and the SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival.

Outtro

Concerts are listed below. More info, gig updates, recordings & sheet music can be found at www.cellobop.com To opt off this newsletter list, just reply with the word ‘remove’.

In like a lion…

Gideon

CelloBop Concerts

March

3/2  West Linn, OR  Sunset School

3/3  Portland, OR   Attic Gallery , 6-9pm, 206 SW 1st Ave

3/9  West Linn, OR  Athey Creek Orchestra, 7pm

3/12  Portland, OR   TaborSpace, 7:30, silent film: Buster Keaton’s, Sherlock, Jr. 5441 SE Belmont, Portland, 503-238-3904.

April

4/7    Portland, OR   Attic Gallery, 6-9pm

4/10  Woodburn, OR  Library, 2pm

4/11  Troutdale, OR  Edgefield Winery  7pm

4/17  Detroit, OR  Breitenbush, 7pm

4/28 Stonington, CT  Pine Point School

4/29  Brattleboro, VT  Latchis Theatre, 7:30 silent film: Fritz Lang’s,  Metropolis

4/30 Amherst, MA   Broque CD release, 7:30pm Unitarian Meetinghouse,  413 253 2848

May

5/10   Portland, OR, French American School

5/13-15  New Mexico

******************************************************************************

From Vagabond Opera:

Portland, OR — Join world-renowned visionary artist Alex Grey in Portland for a two-day Celebration of Love, Life, Unity and Expressions of the Sacred. Awakening Divine Imagination will bring together a host of internationally known visionary artists and musicians in one of the most ground breaking and eclectic artistic events of the year. The two day event will feature musical performances by Ott, Everyone Orchestra (with special guests Steve Kimock & Dave Stringer), Cheb i Sabbah, Portland’s own Vagabond Opera, Phutureprimitive & more, all set in a transformed temple of sacred art at Refuge. Awakening Divine Imagination is produced by the Beloved Festival, an annual 3 day event featuring sacred music, art and Dance held in Oregon in the Summer. Don’t let the chance to be there pass you by.

Awakening Divine Imagination

When: April 8th (All ages) and April 9th (21+) Doors open 7pm, Alex Grey at 8pm, Music at 9:30pm

Where: Refuge, 116, SE Yamhill, Portland, OR 97214

Tickets: $33ADV/$45DOS for each night. Available at www.belovedpresents.com, Papa G’s Cafe and Frock. For info, email:  tickets@belovedfestival.com

Music Lineup:

April 8th

Everyone Orchestra

Steve Kimock

Dave Stringer

Janover, Manoj and Devon

April 9th

OTT (Twisted Records)

Cheb I Sabbah

Vagabond Opera

Phutureprimitive

Janover, Manoj and Devon

Both nights featuring Live painting and teachings by Alex and Allyson Grey.

Northwest Visionary art gallery featuring: Autumn Skye Morrison, David Heskin, Stevee Postman, Aloria Weaver, Nikki Moon, Aaron Pyne, Arun, Flora Bowley, Meredith Dittmar, Lynzee Lynx and more.

About Alex Grey

Alex Grey is best known for his paintings, which portray multiple dimensions of reality, interweaving biological anatomy with psychic and spiritual energies. Grey’s visual meditation on the nature of life and consciousness, the subject of his art, is contained in five books. His two monographs, Sacred Mirrors and Transfigurations, follow the history of Grey’s artistic life. The Mission of Art and Art Psalms reflect on art as a spiritual practice.  Grey’s world-renowned career includes exhibitions and keynote addresses from Basel to Tokyo to Sao Paulo, and features on the Discovery Channel, the CBC, in Newsweek and Time magazines. Grey’s art has been used on albums for the multi-platinum bands Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Tool, and String Cheese Incident. Grey’s most outstanding and widely appreciated works of transformative art were exhibited for five years in the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in New York City.  www.cosm.org

Everyone Orchestra

Live musical improv performance with a mad cap conductor Matt Butler, featuring Steve Kimock, Dave Stringer, Asher Fulero, Damian Erskine, Julian Fritz, Robin Jackson and much more. www.everyoneorchestra.com

Steve Kimock

One of the last living musicians still touring from the era of Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Grateful Dead and The Band, Jerry Garcia himself named Steve Kimock his “favorite unknown guitarist” in Rollingstone Magazine, months before he passed. Kimock’s ability to articulate tone, melody and emotion into music with technical brilliance has earned him the title “guitar monk.” www.kimock.com

Dave Stringer

Dave Stringer has been profiled publications as diverse as Time, Billboard, In Style, and Yoga Journal Germany as a leader of the new American kirtan movement. www.davestringer.com

Vagabond Opera

Bohemian Cabaret Gypsy rock ensemble Vagabond Opera is described by the Washington Post as “A band of ceaseless charisma, boundless energy, impeccable musicianship and more than a little touch of both the naughty and exotic.”  Their set will feature internationally know Tribal Belly dancer Rachel Brice. www.vagabondopera.com

OTT (Twisted Records)

OTT spent  the 80’s and 90’s freelancing around London as a studio engineer and producer (working with Brian Eno, The Orb, Youth, African Head Charge, Steve Hillage, Sinead O’Connor and others), OTT’s current influential UK label Twisted Records has seen two successful full-length releases, collaborative work with Simon Posford (Shpongle), as well as the release of his world renowned “Hallucinogen In Dub” remixes.  Now Ott.’s direct-to-fan release, “Mir,” is sure to be his best work to date and to accompany this tour-de-force Ott. will be performing a re-formatted live PA set sure to delight. www.twistedmusic.com

Cheb I Sabbah

An originator and early pioneer and among the greatest voices of global electronica. www.chebisabbah.com

Phutureprimitive

International Northwest Music producer and DJ. Portland debut of his new album “Kinetic”. www.phutureprimitive.com

Jamie Janover

Combining the innovations of modern technology with the wisdom of ancient instruments, Janover plays with LYNX & Janover, ZILLA (w/ Michael Travis from SCI and Aaron Holstein), PRAANG (w/ EOTO & Steve Kimock) and his solo career. www.jamiejanover.com

OTHER VISUAL ARTISTS:

Autumn Skye Morrison   www.autumnskyemorrison.com/

David Heskin  www.newskinstudio.com

Stevee Postman  www.stevee.com

Aloria Weaver  www.lightweave.com

Nikki Moon Anderson  www.moveyoutharts.org

Aaron Pyne  www.spiritmap.com

Flora Bowley  www.florasbowley.com

Meredith Dittmar   www.corporatepig.com

Lynzee Lynx   www.lynzeelynx.com

For more information about Awakening Divine Imagination, please contact Robin Jackson

robin@robinjackson.net

971 227-0589

******************************************************************************

From Con Grazia Wind Quintet:

Join the musicians of the Junior Symphony of Vancouver, led by Conductor Timoteus Racz, for a Spring Concert and enjoy the music of Vivaldi, Schubert, Lehar and others!

Saturday, March 12

7:30 pm

Vancouver First Church of God

3300 NE 78th Street

Tickets available at the door

$10 general – $8 student/senior

(cash/check only)

For further information call (360) 696-4084

www.oregonchamberplayers.org

Do you know a talented young musician, or are you a young musician that wants to be HEARD?  What are you waiting for?  Next JSV auditions on Thursday, March 17.  By application and appointment only.  Applications on-line.

******************************************************************************

From Gerardo Calderon:

I’m writing to invite you to the official screening of the film called “Objects – Stories” where I had the honor to work with great people and I also had the opportunity to composed some of the music for the film. The event is open to the public and is free. Attached is the flyer for the event.

Best

Gerardo Calderon

Inspirational Sounds from Latin America

503.805.0914

www.grupo-condor.com

source:  Young Audiences’ Roster Artists

21st Annual Buckman Art Show & Sell

10 Mar
Buckman Arts Show & Sell

Buckman Arts Show & Sell Official Poster

This 21-year tradition features the original artwork of approximately 140 artists and craftspersons, including paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, textile and other wearable art, toys, and much more, in a fun festival setting. A student gallery showcases the work of Buckman students and alumni. Food, live music and hands-on art activities for kids make the Buckman Art Show & Sell a fantastic event for the whole family. Don’t miss it!

For more information about the show and the participating artists, please visit the Buckman Art Show & Sell’s website.


Buckman Arts Focus Elementary School
320 SE 16th Avenue
Portland, Oregon

Admission:
Friday, March 11: $5 per person (children 4 and under free)
Saturday, March 12: $2 suggested donation per person (children 4 and under free)

source: Buckman Elementary Website

Mad Hot Burnin’ up the Dance Floor was FUN!

10 Mar

Mad Hot Burnin' up the Dance Floor Stage

Sydney Mesher & Students from Hartley and Rosa Parks Elementary

Mad Hot Burnin’ up the Dance Floor was held Saturday night, February 26 at the Portland Art Museum and was, by all accounts, a very successful evening.  Everyone who attended looked FABULOUS, the evenings program was tight and entertaining and most of all, we met our fund-raising goal for the evening!

Here’s a summary of the evening’s entertainment;

We started with 4th graders from Hartley Elementary

Students performing hip hop from Hartley Elementary School

doing hip-hop dance, followed by 5th graders from Rosa Parks Elementary performing classic ballroom.  For the event, the Hartley students all wore matching t-shirts while the Rosa Parks students were decked out in their finest.

Next up were the mascots from both Oregon State University and the University of Oregon who performed a choreographed dance number.  This led into University of Oregon’s Kari Herinckx performing “the Chustle”, a custom-choreographed number combining the Charleston and the Hustle.  Representing Oregon State University was D’Anna Piro, who performed a nearly flawless Salsa.

Rosa Parks Elementary

Students from Rosa Parks Elementary School performing classic ballroom

As a small break from the competitive dancing, Juliann Johnson sang a song to the elementary school children while a Young Audiences’ Board Member’s grand daughter did an impressive interpretive dance.

Then things heated up with the Banker’s Rematch.  Both Ric Carey of Umpqua Bank and Bruce Ramseyer of KeyBank performed the tango, with Ric trying to unseat Bruce’s victory from the previous year.

The Banker's Rematch

Bruce Ramseyer and Ric Carey Awards Acceptance

The evening closed with a choreographed dance number by the OSU Dance Team and our judges, Darcelle, Margie Boule and Gary Maffei were thanked for their participation.

I’m hopeful in the next couple of weeks we’ll have video from the event to share as everyone of the performers did a fantastic job.  In the mean time, we do have short videos from all the competitors taken during their practice rehearsals.

D’Anna Piro, Kari Herinckx, Ric Carey and Bruce Ramseyer.

Welcome Josephine Kuever!

9 Mar

After four years of serving as the School Liaison at Young Audiences, Beth Levy will be leaving the organization later this month. She has greatly enjoyed learning the challenges and opportunities of bringing the arts to area kids and hopes to be in touch with schools in the future.

And now welcome to Josephine Kuever, our new School Liaison! Josephine comes to us from Eugene where she recently completed her master’s degree in Arts Administration at the University of Oregon. She will be working with Beth through March 18 and then will be at Young Audiences full time to help you with all of your arts scheduling and planning. She is excited to begin her new adventure in Portland!

%d bloggers like this: