Beaverton Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert with special guest 3 Leg Torso
Village Baptist Church Beaverton, OR
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An elixir of sound, rhythm and passion!
The symphony opens with * Brahms, Hungarian Dance #6 * Bartók, Hungarian Sketches * Khachaturian, Masquerade Suite
3 Leg Torso joins the orchestra on stage with original works including * Sinfonia Misterioso * Astor in Paris * The Life And Times And Good Deeds Of St. Penguin * Baym Rebyn In Palesteena
The Beaverton Symphony Orchestra's mission is to provide an opportunity for local musicians who are passionate about classical music to come together and create a musical experience that can be shared with the community through quality live performances at an affordable price. The Symphony is committed to enriching the performing arts culture of the Beaverton area and making classical music accessible to the broadest possible audience. All performances of the BSO are in the comfortable and acoustically vibrant sanctuary at Village Baptist Church. For information about this concert or the rest of our season go to Beavertonsymphony.org
Three Leg Torso: Influenced by tango, Eastern European folk, and other world music traditions, 3 Leg Torso's cosmopolitan musical style flaunts wit and humor while holding true to the tenets that their music should be laced with sublime and uncommon beauty. A 3 Leg Torso concert takes the listener on a musical travelogue equally embracing the high energy of pop/rock, the complex structures of chamber music, and the improvisational qualities of jazz.
Since the ensemble's humble start more than 14 years ago with spontaneous street performances called "Meestering" by co-founders Béla R. 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, Teller (Penn & Teller), and others. Plympton's latest film, "Idiots & Angels," features three 3 Leg Torso songs.
Members of 3 Leg Torso: Béla R. Balogh Violin Courtney Von Drehle Accordion T.J. Arko Percussion, Drum Set Gary Irvine Percussion, Drum Set Mike Murphy Upright Bass
Friday Jan 17, 2014 7:30 PM - Sunday Jan 19, 2014 3:00 PM | $5.00 - $20.00
Village Baptist Church (View)
330 SW Murray Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005