7:30 pm Thursday, March 21., Thursday March 21 | $5-$35.
In some musically progressive cities, too many narrow-minded major classical
institutions seem to wrongly define classical music as musty museum
music written by long-dead Europeans. It’s refreshing—and essential—to
have groups like Third Angle who properly treat it is a living
tradition, and actually invest in keeping it flourishing. Last year’s
first installment of New Ideas in Music proved contemporary classical
music written by 20- and 30-somethings can be at least as vibrant as
modern pop and rock. This year’s finalists, chosen from dozens of
submitted string quartets by a distinguished panel of composers, include
new works by 21st-century composers from Portland, Forest Grove, Kansas
City, Australia, the Netherlands and Wisconsin. The winner, chosen at
the concert, will receive a $2,500 prize. It’s a chance to hear the
classical music of tomorrow.
Lincoln Hall, Portland State UniversityPhone:
1620 SW Park Ave.