Cascadia Composers is excited to announce the opening concert of its 2021-2022 season: Crossing PathsNew Music of Healing and Renewal. This unique concert experience will be our first live event in many months.|
Audience members may stroll the woodland grounds in a contemplative setting between musical ensembles and sound installations creating an atmosphere of meditation and reflection. Gate opens at 4 PM; live music begins at 5 PM.
Hear soothing and upbeat performances by Justin Bulava, clarinet; Amelia Lukas, flute; Alexis Mahler, violin; Hannah Penn, mezzo-soprano; Kate Petak, harp and Dylan Rieck, cello.
Soak in new sounds from composers David Bernstein, Antonio Celaya, Jay Derderian, Theresa Koon, Kevin Bryant Lay, Mei-ling Lee, Lisa Marsh, Jan Mittelstaedt, Paul Safar, Walter Saul, Greg A Steinke, Mark Vigil and Linda Woody.
Before live music begins at 5 PM, guests are welcome to explore the upper and lower gardens and enjoy a sound installation courtesy of Daniel Brugh. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and may pack in a picnic to enjoy on the upper garden grounds. Alcoholic beverages are permitted but no food or beverages will be sold on-site.
At 5 PM audience members may rotate through performances by three different musical ensembles spaced in different locations around the upper garden: solo flute; mezzo-soprano and harp; and violin, clarinet and cello. Concert guests may experience the music at each location in any order they choose. Each ensemble's set will last approximately 20 minutes, with two 10-minute intermissions.
Currently masks are required in any crowded or indoor areas of the garden, including restrooms.
Leach Botanical Garden (View)
6704 SE 122nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97236
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|
The main events - the live performances - are along the accessible red paths shown here: https://leachgarden.org/visit/#ADA_map Please use the upper parking lot on SE Claybourne St., next to the upper entrance. Volunteers will be available for minor assistance.
(Unfortunately the sound installations are below, in the non-accessible part of the garden. We're sorry!)