2013 is the centenary of the riotous debut of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, and we've had a riotous century of aural revolutions and counter-insurgencies since. Portland in March is a great place to tune into all this good stuff, thanks to the annual March Music Moderne new music festival.
We're excited to be a part of MMM 2013 with a Special featuring some of the liveliest figures in the PDX new music scene (and beyond PDX). Whether you're new to new music or an habitué, this will be a great night out for your ears. And it all happens at The Piano Fort, a one-of-a-kind PDX venue: piano repair shop by day, music venue by night with a stage made of grand pianos!
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THE GUEST STARS:
Thollem McDonas - We're thrilled to have this astounding, beyond-genre pianist+ in Portland and on TLN. Thollem perpetually travels as a truly one-of-a-kind soloist, collaborator, and prolific recording artist. Not to be missed!
Northwest New Music Ensemble will perform magnificently ear-opening, virtuosic music. We'll interview artistic director Diane Chaplin and her cello.
Mattie Kaiser, Executive Director of Classical Revolution PDX, and her co-conspirator, Scott Ordway, will talk to us about the revolutionary strategies, joys and challenges of "enriching and educating our community by making classical music accessible to the public."
[NULL], Smith, and Green - Two-thirds of the PDX avant-supergroup: Justin Smith and Dann Green (but not Doug Theriault, who will be on Mars) will celebrate Stravinsky's Rite of Spring's 100th birthday by inflicting some electronic-noise damage upon it.
Plus jazz pianist Gordon Lee as our Doc Severinsen for the evening!
And that's hardly all! Count on a packed night, TLN style.
The Piano Fort (View)
1715 SE Spokane St
Portland, OR 97202