Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-743-1-.html Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Fall Arts Guide 2011: Bring On the Rain - Dayglo landscapes, feral children, killer choruses and more art to keep you sane this fall. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17964-fall_arts_guide_2011_bring_on_the_rain_dayglo_landscapes_feral_children_killer_choruses_and_more_art.html The day is coming, not long from now, when you will have to go inside.
Samurai Jazz - Swiss pianist Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin gives experimental jazz its groove back. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16976-samurai_jazz_swiss_pianist_nik_b%C3%A4rtschs_ronin_gives_experimental_jazz_its_groove_back.html Nik Bärtsch named his band Ronin after the pre-modern Japanese freelance warriors affiliated with no master, and his sixth and latest]]> Lloyd Reynolds <i>A Life of Forms in Art</i> - A calligrapher’s life beyond letters. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17540-lloyd_reynolds_a_life_of_forms_in_art_a_calligraphers_life_beyond_letters.html “Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed…. ]]> Portland Fall Arts Guide 2012: Pearls After a Lazy Lunch - How will an Oregon Symphony violinist do as a downtown busker? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19655-portland_fall_arts_guide_2012_pearls_after_a_lazy_lunch_how_will_an_oregon_symphony_violinist_do_as_.html It’s just after noon on a gorgeous late summer Friday at Pioneer Courthouse Square, and one of the best and most versatile violinists on the West Coast is getting ready to do some busking. Dre]]> Nancy King: Wednesday, Aug. 15 - A legendary jazz singer struggles to make ends meet. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19542-nancy_king_wednesday_aug_15_a_legendary_jazz_singer_struggles_to_make_ends_meet.html [JAZZ QUEEN] On a recent Wednesday night at the Pearl District restaurant Touché, a large party of thirtysomethings chattered, laughed, drank and ate their way through the evening—oblivious to ]]> Morten Lauridsen (Portland State Choirs) - A Northwest homecoming. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16989-morten_lauridsen_%28portland_state_choirs%29_a_northwest_homecoming.html When Morten Lauridsen was growing up in Beaverton in the 1950s, students commonly headed out to the Tillamook Burn to plant trees. A few years ago, the composer returned to the once-barren site to see it now covered by towering firs.]]> <i>Galileo Galilei</i> (Portland Opera) - And yet it moves—backward. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18984-galileo_galilei_%28portland_opera%29_and_yet_it_moves%E2%80%94backward.html Like the movie Memento, the play Betrayal and the musical Merrily We Roll Along, Portland Opera’s new production of Philip Glass’ Galileo Galilei proceeds backward in time. Directed by Kevin Newbu]]> “The Spanish Hour” and “The Bewitched Child” (Portland Opera) - The Opera breaks out with two less-performed one-acts. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17273-%E2%80%9Cthe_spanish_hour%E2%80%9D_and_%E2%80%9Cthe_bewitched_child%E2%80%9D_%28portland_opera%29_th.html Maurice Ravel was a childless French bachelor whose greatest inspirations were, paradoxically, children and Spain. The innovative composer’s affection]]> <b>Gandharv Bhatara,</b> owner of Pi-rem - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-8148-gandharv_bhatara_owner_of_pi_rem_.html Kenji Bunch: Sunday, April 28 - One of Portland’s brightest composers escapes from New York. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20538-kenji_bunch_sunday_april_28_one_of_portlands_brightest_composers_escapes_from_new_york.html [CLASSICAL] Like it is in everything else these days, Brooklyn is all the rage in classical music. It’s an old story, really: For a century at least, if you wanted to be at the forefront of co]]> Jeff Mapes <i>Pedaling Revolution.</i> - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10308-jeff_mapes_pedaling_revolution_.html <i>Children’s Games</i> (Seth Nehil) - <i>Ling long bling a ling ling!</i> http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18156-childrens_games_%28seth_nehil%29_ling_long_bling_a_ling_ling_.html The program for composer Seth Nehil’s new “sonic cinematic performance” lists 19 sources: “Phylogenetic Thinking in Biology and Historical Linguistics,” “On the Limitations of the Iconog]]> <i>A December Feast</i> (In Mulieribus) - An ethereal antidote to Christmas schmaltz. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16494-a_december_feast_%28in_mulieribus%29_an_ethereal_antidote_to_christmas_schmaltz.html Oregon Bach Festival In Portland - The once Eugene-centered Oregon Bach Festival ventures north. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17643-oregon_bach_festival_in_portland_the_once_eugene_centered_oregon_bach_festival_ventures_north.html The Oregon Bach Festival began as a small conducting workshop at the University of Oregon, and has grown into one of America’s premier classical music festivals, featuring major concerts with mus]]> <i>Orphée</i> (Portland Opera) - Into the underworld with Philip Glass. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11217-orpheacutee_%28portland_opera%29_into_the_underworld_with_philip_glass.html <i>Equivocation</i> (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) - Shakespeare in trouble. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10759-equivocation_%28oregon_shakespeare_festival%29_shakespeare_in_trouble.html Here’s Where the Strings Come In - A survey of jazz guitar from Django to the Portland Jazz Festival. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18825-heres_where_the_strings_come_in_a_survey_of_jazz_guitar_from_django_to_the_portland_jazz_festival.html There’s no official theme for this year’s Portland Jazz Festival. That’s fine: They’re often contrived anyway. Still, the presence of Seattle’s Bill Frisell and Berkeleyite-turned-Brookl]]> <i>Open Spaces: Voices From The Northwest</i> - Wonks gone wild. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17644-open_spaces_voices_from_the_northwest_wonks_gone_wild.html Edited by former natural resources lawyer Penny Harrison, Open Spaces magazine has always struck me as an odd duck, an uneasy hybrid of general interest journalism and policy wonkery, poetry and pro]]> Primer: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20952-primer_sierra_leones_refugee_all_stars_.html Formed: In 1997 in Guinea’s Kalia refugee camp, near the border of Sierra Leone. Sounds like: A rough mélange of retro reggae, Afro-funk, tribal chants, Congolese soukous and groovy soul. For fan]]> Opera Theater Oregon, Opera vs. Cinema - Want to make Wagner fun? Add pirates. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18237-opera_theater_oregon_opera_vs_cinema_want_to_make_wagner_fun_add_pirates.html One of the city’s most innovative arts companies enters a new phase Friday, Nov. 25, with The Black Pirate vs. The Flying Dutchman, its first show under new artistic director Erica Melton, who’s b]]> <i>Psycho</i> (Oregon Symphony) - One killer score. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12588-psycho_%28oregon_symphony%29_one_killer_score.html March Music Moderne - Bob Priest carpet bombs the city with new sounds. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18873-march_music_moderne_bob_priest_carpet_bombs_the_city_with_new_sounds.html In 1980, young composer Bob Priest visited Poland to attend Warsaw Autumn, one of the best known annual festivals of contemporary “classical” music. He resolved to create a similar celebrati]]> Klezmocracy Saturday, June 11 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17577-klezmocracy_saturday_june_11_.html [ICONOKLEZMIC] “The title isn’t a coincidence,” says pianist and co-founder Ralph Huntley about Klezmocracy’s dizzyingly varied new CD, Reach. While the quintet—a first-rate jazz band tha]]> Album Review: Bridgetown Sextet - <i>New Old Fashioned</i> (Self-Released) http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18615-album_review_bridgetown_sextet_new_old_fashioned_%28self_released%29.html [THROWBACK JAZZ] The title of this spiffy new CD accurately describes the local retro-jazzers, who bring a relatively youthful exuberance to 15 concise takes on vintage pre-World War II hits by ]]> Mia Birk <i>Joyride</i> - How Portland reinvented (two) wheels. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16450-mia_birk_joyride_how_portland_reinvented_%28two%29_wheels.html Composer Christopher Corbell - A composer pushes for less Beethoven and more experimentation—and stirs tension in the indie-classical scene. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23037-composer_christopher_corbell_a_composer_pushes_for_less_beethoven_and_more_experimentation%E2%80%94a.html If you wandered into one of Classical Revolution PDX’s monthly jams at North Portland’s homey Waypost bar a few years ago, you’d see a handful of classically trained amateur musicians sawi]]> <i>Das Rheingold</i> (Opera Theater Oregon) - Wagner on the beach. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11654-das_rheingold_%28opera_theater_oregon%29_wagner_on_the_beach.html The City of Tomorrow - A wind quintet, scattered to the four winds. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20408-the_city_of_tomorrow_a_wind_quintet_scattered_to_the_four_winds.html French-horn player Leander Star and his partner, flutist Elise Blatchford, had already rented a truck to move from Chicago back to his hometown of Portland when they got the news. Their year-old]]> The Alan Singley Orchestra: Saturday, Sept. 29 - A Portland pop mainstay reveals his classical side. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19690-the_alan_singley_orchestra_saturday_sept_29_a_portland_pop_mainstay_reveals_his_classical_side.html [CLASSICAL] When he was 11 years old, Alan Singley bought an album containing all of Beethoven’s symphonies. This wasn’t a parental directive; they listened mostly to classic rock. Rather, it ]]> <b>The Fall ’01</b> Agnieszka Laska Dancers & Las Pléyades Danza Contemporánea - Agonies of Empire http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-7960-the_fall_rs01_agnieszka_laska_dancers_las_pleacuteyades_danza_contemporaacutenea_agonies_of_empire.html