The Alan Singley Orchestra
The Alan Singley Orchestra will be making their world debut at The Historic Old Church on Saturday, September 29th at 8 p.m. The entire evening will be comprised of new instrumental works composed by Singley. The string section will be comprised of violin, viola, cello, and double bass. Singley will perform on the Steinway grand piano and the huge, rare, pipe organ that was installed in 1883.
After 4 years of orchestrating for acts across the country, Singley found he was finally ready to hold his first concert in the genre of modern instrumental orchestral music. The evening's program will feature 2 song cycles designed for healing and meditation, with an intermission. The evocative, soundtrack-esque songs coupled with the romantic ambiance of The Historic Old Church are sure to inspire and transform the listener.
The composer, Alan Singley, first rose to prominence in the Portland Indie-rock scene and garnered numerous accolades from both local and national media outlets in that genre. However, Singley has been hooked on orchestral music since elementary school when he first heard The 1812 Overture, The Blue Danube Waltz, and The Jurassic Park score. But it was not until recent years that he attended Portland Community College and learned the art of orchestration.
Prepare for a very special event that will pay homage to inspiration brought forth by Singley's latest orchestral heroes: Ravel, Ives, Eno, and Bacharach. There will be speckles of avant-garde and dustings of modern harmonies. Overall, it will be an evening of simply gorgeous, therapeutic bliss.
Lastly, we'd like to add that the all-ages event is a benefit for the "Paint The Old Church New" interior painting campaign. Alcoholic beverages will be available to those over 21.
The Old Church (View)
1422 Southwest 11th Avenue,
Portland,, OR 97201
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