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Artslandia at the Performance may | june

Art Feeds the Soul As I write my final Ambassador column, I reflect on the past year. To be Artslandia Ambassador has been a privilege and an honor, and I hope we — Artslandia readers and I — cross paths again in person.

Portland Baroque Orchestra, Cappella Romana and Friends of Chamber Music — partner to present Jordi Savall and his ensemble Hesperion XXI in a concert that will surely be remembered as one of the top performances of 2015. Portland Opera continues to innovate and redefine its season into a short festival showcase, coming in spring of 2016.

We Portlanders should be proud of the benefits of our Arts Tax, which has distributed over $15 million to schools and arts organizations since 2012. Together, we’ve begun to provide access and equity for the arts, and we’re on the trajectory to making it a reality for everyone.

As Portland evolves, the arts community is embracing the future and bracing for challenges ahead. We’re adding value to our community, and we invite you to come along for the ride. Get involved, ask questions, share your opinions, and be active. Together we can do great things, and the potential is infinite.

“If you have only two pennies, spend the first on bread and the other on hyacinths for your soul.”

Let me end where we began, “If you have only two pennies, spend the first on bread and the other on hyacinths for your soul.” -Arab Proverb

As you know, Portland’s a special place experiencing renewal. Over the last year, we’ve seen the Oregon Symphony go from survival mode to a thriving, leading institution. We’ve also seen three top music organizations —

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2014-15 ARTSLANDIA AMBASSADOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR THIRD ANGLE NEW MUSIC

LISA’S TOP FIVE PICKS THREE DAYS COSMOSIS LAST THURSDAY OF RAIN ON ALBERTA BodyVox Portland Center Stage [MAY 17– JUNE 21]

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IN THE NEXT PORCH MUSIC ROOM, OR THE Third Angle VIBRATOR PLAY New Music Profile Theatre [JUNE 11–28]

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Artslandia at the Performance May/June 2015  

In This Issue Q+A: GRIMM GUESTS Sasha Roiz and Silas Weir Mitchell bring their famous TV faces to the PCS stage to rediscover live theatre...

Artslandia at the Performance May/June 2015  

In This Issue Q+A: GRIMM GUESTS Sasha Roiz and Silas Weir Mitchell bring their famous TV faces to the PCS stage to rediscover live theatre...