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A LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Welcome to the Portland’5 Centers for the Arts’ fourth season of Portland’5 Presents. From our first season in 2015-2016, the schedule has grown to include amazing new programs. First, we are excited to bring back National Geographic Live, a five-presentation series that features the scientists, writers, and photographers sharing in-depth stories you read about in National Geographic magazine.
New this season, we present “Live! at the Winningstad.” This four-performance series in the Winningstad Theatre showcases emerging musical artists, as well as artists you know and love, that you will be talking about for years to come. Kicking off the series will be Brazilian singer-songwriter Bebel Gilberto. Returning to the schedule is the critically acclaimed Hip Hop Nutracker. This modern spin on the holiday classic will have you cheering for more. As we strive to create programming that celebrates all cultures, some of the highlights in the 2018-2019 season include Café Tacvba, Mexico’s leading alternative rock band; Soweto Gospel Choir, direct from South Africa, thrilling audiences with a 20-member ensemble; and Skerryvore & We Banjo Three, Scottish and Irish music blasting with urban rock, pop and funk influences. Our education program welcomed over 13,000 students from Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington County Title I schools to our venues. For many students that attend these education programs, it is their first time inside a theater. The look of wonder and excitement on their faces is pure joy. This year, participating artists include the Pianist of Willesden Lane, Hip Hop Nutcracker, and National Geographic Live speaker Nizar Ibrahim, and Mandy Harvey. These are your venues and we look forward to welcoming you here soon. Let us know how we can serve you better by contacting me at 503.248.4335 or email@example.com. Thank you!
IN THIS ISSUE Music on Main........................................2 Live! At The Winningstad................... 10 National Geographic Live................. 14 Venue Information............................. 36 Accessibility.......................................... 38 Schedule by Category........................ 38 Free Events........................................... 39
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Education Outreach........................... 42 Portland’5 Foundation....................... 43 TICKETS: PORTLAND5.COM | PORTLAND’5 PRESENTS | 1
PASCUALA ILABACA Y FAUNA
July 11th Accordion-wielding Pascuala Ilabaca’s music is rooted in traditional sounds, informed by a colorful childhood moving from Barcelona to Chile, Mexico to India, and back again. Her unique stage presence conjures up both sweetness and empowerment, with song lyrics focused on distinctly positive messages of feminism, anti-violence, and cultural heritage.
Music on Main is back
for its 13th year and better than ever! This year, our annual free outdoor concert series includes nine performances, featuring local and international bands. Grab a seat, kick back and relax in the sun with dinner and drinks from the ArtBar & Bistro (open at 4:00pm on concert days), or grab a partner and hit the dance floor. Either way you choose, Music on Main promises to be a great way to spend a breezy summer night in downtown Portland!
ALONZO CHADWICK & ZOULFUL MUZIC July 18th Alonzo Chadwick & Zoulful Muzic is a group of incredibly talented musicians and singers who specialize in various genres of music—the likes of Soul, Funk, Jazz, R&B, Neo-Soul, Blues, and Gospel which will have audiences dancing and singing along.
WEDNESDAYS JULY 11 – SEPTEMBER 5 5:00PM – 7:00PM
GARCIA BIRTHDAY BAND July 25th A Portland staple, a Garcia Birthday Band show brings to life the good ole’ vibes that were contagious ‘on tour’ back in the Grateful Dead days.
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TOO LOOSE CAJUN/ ZYDECO BAND August 1st The charismatic Too Loose Cajun/ Zydeco Band will rock Main Street with their infectious brand of dance music. Get ready to be transported to Southwestern Louisiana for a fun evening of dancing. 2 | PORTLAND’5 PRESENTS | TICKETS: PORTLAND5.COM
AMY, AMY, AMY A TRIBUTE TO AMY WINEHOUSE August 8th The Way Downs, along with a host of guests, bring the music of Amy Winehouse to Main Street. Come down for a celebration of her life and art, with a setlist comprised entirely of songs Amy herself wrote, recorded and/or performed over her all-too-short but brilliant career.
SABROSO August 15th Brothers Pablo and Ricardo Ojeda produce eclectic music that melds rhythm and melody. Joined by a full band and horn section, Sabroso will have you grooving to the sophisticated Latin rhythms and steady pulse of funky soul.
KENNEY POLSON & VERSIE JEAN August 22nd Kenney Polson, accomplished saxophonist and composer, is fluent in musical styles ranging from jazz, Latin, classical and new age to rhythm & blues, funk, and gospel. Joining Kenny on this special evening will be Tiana “Versie Jean” White, whose self-revealing compositions speak to a simplistic, yet profound storytelling process, reminiscent of the great songwriters of old.
THE KREBSIC ORKESTAR August 29th The Krebsic Orkestar is a 12-piece Balkan Brass Band based in Portland, playing upbeat, danceable gypsy songs from the Balkan region.The energetic band members explain their sound as a “cross between a bar mitzvah and a bullfight”.
JUJUBA September 5th Jujuba delivers a funky, danceable style of Nigerian Afrobeat and Juju music. The 10-piece revolves around its energetic cohesion between percussion, rhythm, and horn sections which draws a dance floor full of smiling faces at every performance.
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JULY C O N C E R T
Sunday, July 22 7:30pm
“Bebel Gilberto has taken on traditional bossa nova rhythms and infused it with her trademark alluring vocals to create a hypnotic new sound.” – NPR
Hailing from a rich musical lineage, Bebel is the is the daughter of João Gilberto and singer Miúcha. She grew up surrounded by her extended musical family, including her uncle Chico Buarque and family friends like Milton Nascimento, Tom Jobim, Caetano Veloso, and João Donato.
Bebel Gilberto is the first performer in the new “Live! at the Winningstad” series. Read more about the series and artists performing on page 10.
Although she has been making music all her life, Bebel Gilberto had her first major breakthrough as a solo artist with her highly acclaimed release Tanto Tempo in 2000, introducing her now-trademark blend of electronic bossa nova and positioning her as one of the top-selling Brazilian artists in the U.S. She has released five albums in the last 16 years, all Grammy-nominated, and all of them reflecting a life growing up with one foot in Brazil and the other New York City, infusing a modern, cosmopolitan edge to her music.
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SEPT C O N C E R T
Cafe Tacvba is widely recognized as Mexico’s leading alternative rock band and indeed one of the most influential alternative groups to come out of Latin America, spearheading a non-conformist musical movement with their blending of elements such as rock, indigenous folk, electronic and punk music. With a career spanning over 25 years, they continue to expand an already massive audience of devoted fans throughout the Americas, Europe and beyond. Being a live band is in their DNA: they originated as a live act with a cult following, refining their music through multiple performances before ever recording.
Wednesday, September 12 8:00pm
The lyrics are in Spanish, however their songs - rooted in Mexican culture yet incorporating multiple genres and influences - cross barriers with a musical language that is constantly evolving through experimentation and collaboration. They don’t so much honor rock traditions as break with them. TICKETS: PORTLAND5.COM | PORTLAND’5 PRESENTS | 5
Oregon Symphony Presents OREGON SYMPHONY AT THE ZOO SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2018, 7 PM For tickets visit zooconcerts.com
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018, 7:30 PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018, 7:30 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018, 4 PM
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2018, 7:30 PM Star Wars in Concert
STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE IN CONCERT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018, 7:30 PM SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018, 2 PM
THE MUSIC OF U2 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018, 7:30 PM Lily Tomlin
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2018, 7:30 PM
TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS IN CONCERT SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2018, 7:30 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2018, 2 PM
COMFORT AND JOY: A CLASSICAL CHRISTMAS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2018, 7:30 PM
MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2018, 7:30 PM
OPENING NIGHT WITH RENÉE FLEMING
BIG BAND AND BEETHOVEN: NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018, 7:30 PM
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2018, 7:30 PM MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2018, 7:30 PM
STAR TREK BEYOND IN CONCERT
AMERICANA WITH EDGAR MEYER
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018, 7:30 PM SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018, 2 PM
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019, 7:30 PM
GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019, 7:30 PM
GARRY TRUDEAU TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018, 7:30 PM
LILA DOWNS MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018, 7:30 PM
THE CAPITOL STEPS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018, 7:30 PM
Leslie Odom, Jr.
CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018, 7:30 PM
GOSPEL CHRISTMAS 20TH ANNIVERSARY
LESLIE ODOM, JR. KODO TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019, 7:30 PM
HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN™ IN CONCERT SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2019, 7:30 PM SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2019, 2 PM
TCHAIKOVSKY v. DRAKE
MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL ON TOUR
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2018, 7:30 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2019, 7:30 PM
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SEPT C O M E D Y
Penn & Teller
For over 40 years Penn & Teller have defied labels—and at times physics and good taste—by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy.
Friday, September 14 8:00pm
With sold-out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy-winning TV specials, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and hundreds of outrageous appearances on everything from Fallon to Friends, The Simpsons to Colbert and Modern Family to Top Chef, comedy’s most enduring team show no signs of slowing down. Currently they host the hit series Penn & Teller: Fool Us! for The CW Network, where up-and-comers and magic veterans try to fool Penn & Teller for a chance to star in the duo’s hit Las Vegas stage show. The show was nominated for a 2017 Critic’s Choice Award. TICKETS: PORTLAND5.COM | PORTLAND’5 PRESENTS | 7
SEPT C O N C E R T
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
Saturday, September 15 8:00pm
Selling four million tickets worldwide and described by The Times as “The Gold Standard” and The Daily Mirror as “The Kings of the Genre,” The Australian Pink Floyd Show gave its first ever concert in Adelaide, Australia in 1988. Since then, they have performed in over 35 countries worldwide, played at David Gilmour’s 50th birthday celebration and were even joined on stage by Rick Wright.
The Australian Pink Floyd Show is the leading and biggest show of its kind in the world. Performing the music of Pink Floyd with note-for-note perfection, this critically acclaimed tribute show has been astonishing audiences worldwide. Striving to reproduce the Pink Floyd experience and bring the music to new audiences, the show continues to include a stunning light and laser show, video animations, filmed sequences on a large LED screen, and other special effects. To accompany these visuals are several large inflatables, including a giant pig and their own distinct Pink Kangaroo. 8 | PORTLAND’5 PRESENTS | TICKETS: PORTLAND5.COM
SEPT C O N C E R T
In The Mood
IN THE MOOD, a 1940s musical revue, has been touring the world for a quarter century. Many of the music arrangements for the show were written by Hollywood arranger Vic Schoen (1916-2000). During his illustrious career, Vic furnished music for some of the most successful personalities in Hollywood, i.e. Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Danny Kaye, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, the Andrews Sisters, and countless others too numerous to mention.
Sunday, September 16 2:00pm & 7:00pm
The unique combination of the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra, the IN THE MOOD singers and dancers as choreographed by Broadway veteran Alex Sanchez, will be the highlight of the season in a musically jam-packed performance. Treasures such as Swingin’ on a Star, Tuxedo Junction, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Sing Sing Sing, Chattanooga Choo Choo, I’ll Be Seeing You, La Vie En Rose, Take the A Train and The Last Time I Saw Paris are just a small part of a program that will leave audiences cheering. TICKETS: PORTLAND5.COM | PORTLAND’5 PRESENTS | 9
Bebel Gilberto Sunday, July 22 7:30pm Hailing from a rich musical lineage, Bebel is the is the daughter of João Gilberto and singer Miúcha. She grew up surrounded by her extended musical family, including her uncle Chico Buarque and family friends like Milton Nascimento, Tom Jobim, Caetano Veloso, and João Donato. Although she has been making music all her life, Bebel Gilberto had her first major breakthrough as a solo artist with her highly-acclaimed release Tanto Tempo in 2000, introducing her now-trademark blend of electronic bossa nova. She has released five albums in the last 16 years, all Grammy nominated, and all of them reflecting a life growing up with one foot in Brazil and the other New York City.
Gabriel Royal Saturday, September 29 8:00pm It takes a while for Gabriel Royal’s musical style to strike you. His songs build up slowly, the arrangements between his singing and cello playing pulling you in and… you are hooked. You might think that’s too long of a time to pay attention to music nowadays, then think about how it took Gabriel five years busking on the New York city subway to finally get noticed and have his first album recorded. Influenced by Stevie Wonder’s groove to Burt Bacharach’s relaxed, jazzy yet poppy sensibilities, Gabriel’s trademark sound is his singing over a cello, the result being an easy listening modern chamber pop. 10 | PORTLAND’5 PRESENTS | TICKETS: PORTLAND5.COM
LIVE! At the Winningstad is an
original music series presenting emerging artists as well as known favorites. These are the musicians on the edge of breaking out and could be performing on the arena stage in the near future. You can say that you were there first, that “you saw them when” and you made that connection with the artist in a personal, intimate venue. Portland’5 has searched
the globe for musicians that will tingle your earbuds with flavorful notes of beauty. From Chamber pop to Americana to Latin pop, these songwriters will have you cheering for more. Since all these shows are performed in the 330-seat Winningstad Theatre, it will feel more like a personal serenade than a staged concert. Get your tickets now because they truly are limited. We’ll see you LIVE!
Gina Chavez Friday, October 26 8:00pm Gina Chavez is blending the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. A multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress, Chavez is a nine-time Austin Music Award winner— including 2015 Musician of the Year and Album of the Year for her sophomore release, Up.Rooted. Her independent album topped the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a national feature on NPR’s All Things Considered, and has been hailed by The Boston Globe, USA Today, Texas Monthly and the Austin Chronicle. Her band’s Tiny Desk concert made NPR’s top 15 of 2015.
Dori Freeman Thursday, November 8 8:00pm Dori Freeman grew up in a family of bluegrass musicians, raised on a diet of Doc Watson and the Louvin Brothers. So far, Freeman’s success owes as little to modern country as it does the standard career-building tools of young artists. No brand partnerships, an Instagram account that’s much more personal than promotional, though, yes, she’s still on Facebook. An unnervingly grounded 26, she states her goal as “try to make good music and hope people listen to it” with a sure finality. “I just hope that I can sustain a career doing this for the rest of my life.” Her music blurs the finer lines of Americana and shines new light on the legacy of traditional music. TICKETS: PORTLAND5.COM | PORTLAND’5 PRESENTS | 11
OCT C O M E D Y
Saturday, October 13 7:00pm
Emma Willmann & JR De Guzman
Maine native and Comedy Cellar regular, Emma Willmann is one of the top comedians in New York City. Emma made her late night debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in 2016 and has also performed standup on Fuse’s Uproarious, Seeso’s Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, The Guest List and AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live. In addition to television, Emma has her own comedy show The Check Spot on SiriusXM and is currently the host of the hit podcast Inside The Closet available on iTunes. Born in the Philippines and raised in California, JR De Guzman began performing comedy while working as a music teacher, to help with teaching Taylor Swift songs to teenagers. He has entertained all over the world including the Jokers Ball in Indonesia, the Badaboom Comedy Series in Amsterdam, and the Edmonton Comedy Festival. Combining music and comedy, JR serenades the audience into laughter with songs, jokes, and stories of traveling the world, life after college, and family. He has opened up for Tim Allen, Margaret Cho, and Paul Mooney.
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IT WILL EITHER STOP CONVERSATION
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ehind every great National Geographic story there is a great storyteller: the adventurers, writers, photographers, filmmakers, scientists, and explorers who bring the world home. Through National Geographic Live, a rich public program of speakers, concerts, and films, these storytellers are presented on stages worldwide. Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and National Geographic Live joined forces in 2016 to bring the inaugural three-part speaker series to the Newmark Theatre. We are pleased to announce the continuation of National Geographic Live
Portland with a new five-presentation series for the 2018-2019 season. As audiences around the world have discovered, National Geographic Live events are lavishly illustrated, firsthand presentations by dynamic individuals who travel the world to get the powerful stories and images you’ve seen on the National Geographic Channel and in National Geographic magazine. Single ticket and five-presentation season packages are available now. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to engage with the world around you.
SOCIAL BY NATURE Ronan Donovan , Photographer
What’s a human? We are, at our core, social mammals. We build relationships, communicate, reproduce, establish territories, and adapt to shrinking resources. In these ways, we’re no different than other social mammals. Chimpanzees, wolves, gorillas, and bears are among the most charismatic. We identify with them as species, groups, and even as named individuals. They’re also under threat. Join biologist turned photographer Ronan Donovan as he talks about his work in documenting these animals and what we, as fellow social mammals, can learn from them.
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LIFE ON THE VERTICAL Mark Synnott, Climber Mark Synnott is a man ever on the brink of new discovery. A big wall rockclimber of the highest order, he’s made legendary first ascents of some of the world’s tallest, most forbidding walls, from Baffin Island to Pakistan. Today, he uses his skills to break scientific ground, reaching incredibly inaccessible environments in search of rare species. It’s all in the spirit of adventure and exploration in order to educate about these sites of strange, remote beauty.
Monday, November 12 7:30pm
INTO THE ARCTIC KINGDOM Florian Schulz, Photographer
His multi-year quest to document the Arctic took photographer Florian Schulz to the ends of the Earth. He camped for weeks in jarring winter conditions, accompanied traditional Inuit hunters and sailed the arctic waters, all to get an intimate look at life in the Arctic. There, he tracked families of polar bears, followed the vast caribou herds, and captured the Northern Lights in stunning detail. Through breathtaking imagery, Shulz takes audiences on a legendary journey into the Arctic kingdom— with a special focus on the Arctic Refuge, one of the world’s last great wilderness.
Monday, January 28, 2019 7:30pm TICKETS: PORTLAND5.COM | PORTLAND’5 PRESENTS | 15
SPINOSAURUS: LOST GIANT OF THE CRETACEOUS
Nizar Ibrahim, Paleontologist
Meet Spinosaurus, the largest predatory dinosaur yet discovered— larger than T. rex—and hear the incredible story of how it was almost lost to science, before being brought back withh the help of paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim. With amazing video recreating the world of the Cretaceous-era Sahara, Ibrahim will tell the story of Spinosaurus’ discovery, loss, and rediscovery, and explain what—other than its size—makes this ancient monster unique.
Monday, February 25, 2019 7:30pm
STANDING AT THE WATER’S EDGE
Marine Biologist and Photographer Photojournalist Cristina Mittermeier knows the power of water. She learned the concept of responsible earth stewardship from her indigenous nanny as a child growing up in Mexico, and she explores that calling through the ways of life of four communities and their individual relationships with water—the Kayapó in the Amazon, the Inuit of Greenland, the First Nations people of British Columbia, and native Hawaiians.
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OCT C O N C E R T
Skerryvore & We Banjo 3
Twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year’ Award (2016 & 2011), Skerryvore have been on a meteoric journey that has taken them from the remote Isle of Tiree on to International tours. From traditional Scottish roots, the band has developed both in size and sound to create a unique fusion of their traditional music and songs with the urban sounds of rock, pop, and funk. The band’s ability to fuse traditional rhythms with a range of other genres is a trademark of their distinctive, high-energy sound.
Sunday, October 14 7:30pm
One of the best live acts to come out of Ireland in recent years is the multi-award winning We Banjo 3. With a seven-time all Ireland banjo champ, a four-time banjo champ, another who is an all-Ireland champ on both fiddle and Bodhran, plus a passionate lead vocalist, the result is truly unforgettable. “It’s as if the Punch Brothers, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and the Chieftains all got together for a battle of the bands but decided to pool their resources instead.” - Elmore Magazine TICKETS: PORTLAND5.COM | PORTLAND’5 PRESENTS | 17
Giuseppe Verdi | Keller Auditorium MARCH
Laura Kaminsky | Newmark Theatre
BIG NIGHT Keller Auditorium
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Gioachino Rossini | Keller Auditorium
LA FINTA GIARDINIERA Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Newmark Theatre
IN THE PENAL COLONY Philip Glass | The Hampton Opera Center STARTS @ 7:30 PM
STARTS @ 2:00 PM
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HEARING IS BELIEVING ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL | TICKETS $5-$55
THE AMERICAN SCENE Sat, Nov. 10, 2018 | 7:30 PM Still: The American Scene: The Far West Dvořák: Symphony No. 6
CONCERT-AT-CHRISTMAS: THUNDER AND LIGHTNING Wed., Dec. 26, 2018 | 7:30 PM
JEREMIAH SYMPHONY Sat., Mar. 2, 2019 | 7:30 PM
AUERBACH AND MARTINU Sun., May 5, 2019 | 4:00 PM
Rossini: William Tell Overture
Jacob Avshalomov: The Taking of T’ung Kuan
Auerbach: Symphony No. 1
Strauss: Thunder and Lightning
Bernstein: Jeremiah Symphony
Tickets + more info: www.portlandyouthphil.org
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Martinu: Oboe Concerto, Max Blair, oboe
OCT C O N C E R T
Soweto Gospel Choir The spectacular and colorful two-time Grammy® Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns to North America in 2018 with Songs of the Free, a very special program celebrating the centenary of the birth of the father of their rainbow Nation, Nelson Mandela. Songs of the Free will include South African classics as well as freedom songs and gospel music much loved by Mandela for whom the Soweto Gospel Choir had the privilege of performing in front of on multiple times during his life.
Wednesday, October 17 7:30pm
Direct from South Africa, Soweto Gospel Choir is an awe-inspiring, 20-member ensemble that thrills audiences worldwide with their stunning blend of African gospel music, spirituals, and American popular music. Earthy rhythms and rich harmonies sung in six of South Africa’s 11 official languages are combined for a moving performance which uplifts the soul through the music and dance of South Africa. TICKETS: PORTLAND5.COM | PORTLAND’5 PRESENTS | 19
D ANC E
2018-19 DISCOVERING A WORLD OF DANCE
PILOBOLUS Oct. 4-6 LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO BEIJING DANCE THEATER Feb. 20 PARSONS DANCE Apr. 4-6 SAVION GLOVER Apr. 9-10 PHILADANCO Apr. 24
LUCY GUERIN INC Oct. 18-20 SHAY KUEBLER/RADICAL SYSTEM ART Jan. 31-Feb. 2 COMPAGNIE HERVÉ KOUBI Feb. 28-Mar. 2 COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD Mar. 7-9
CIRCA Oct. 11-13 TANGUEROS DEL SUR
PHILADANCO Nov. 14
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OCT P O D C A S T
My Favorite Murder My Favorite Murder is the hit true-crime comedy podcast hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Since its inception in early 2016, the show has broken download records and galvanized a devoted “Murderino” fan base. Their live tours are known throughout the world, selling out large theaters across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Europe.
Thursday, October 18 Friday, October 19 8:00pm
A top 10 regular on iTunes’ comedy podcast chart, My Favorite Murder has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, Nylon, and Rolling Stone magazine. Aside from being avid true crime enthusiasts, Karen Kilgariff is a stand-up comedian and television writer, and Georgia Hardstark is a writer and host for the Cooking Channel. TICKETS: PORTLAND5.COM | PORTLAND’5 PRESENTS | 21
NOV C O M E D Y
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! Friday, November 9 7:00pm & 10:00pm
Presented in partnership with
It’s the story of a human host and his robot sidekicks trapped aboard a satellite and forced to watch cheesy movies by their captors. For the first time in 25 years, original host and MST3K creator Joel Hodgson is back in the red jumpsuit as Joel Robinson with current test subject Jonah Heston on this 30th anniversary tour. The tour consists of two separate, completely unique shows, each with its own admission. Fans wanting the complete tour experience should purchase two tickets, one for each show. Each event will include all the things expected from an “MST3K” experience: a cheesy B-movie, hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, silly sketches, plus— are you ready?—audience participation! It’s a Joel v. Jonah battle to the end. Both shows feature movies never before seen on the MST3K series. Show #1 is The Brain, a Canadian science fiction suburban nightmare. Show #2 is Deathstalker, a fun sword and sandal epic with a horrible monster.
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NOV D A N Photo: United Palace of Cultural Arts
The Hip Hop Nutcracker A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, is a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. This evening-length production performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, DJ and violinist. Through the spells cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer, Maria-Clara and her Nutcracker prince, travel back in time to the moment when her parents first meet in a nightclub. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story of sugarplums into 1980s Brooklyn. The Hip Hop Nutcracker celebrates love, community and the magic of New Year’s Eve.
Tuesday, November 13 Wednesday, November 14 7:30pm
The Hip Hop Nutcracker is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, artistic director of the Brooklyn-based theatrical hip-hop dance company Decadancetheatre. It was adapted to contemporary New York City by Mike Fitelson, executive director of United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA), and includes hip-hop interludes remixed and reimagined by DJ Boo as well as an on-stage electric violinist. TICKETS: PORTLAND5.COM | PORTLAND’5 PRESENTS | 23
NOV C O N C E R T
Black Violin Friday, November 16 8:00pm
Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” The band released their major label debut Stereotypes (featuring Black Thought of The Roots and MC Pharoahe Monch) on Universal Music which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. Black Violin has shared stages with top names including Kanye West, Aerosmith, and Tom Petty, and has creatively collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, and Alicia Keys. Wil and Kev place heavy emphasis on educational outreach, and have performed for more than 100,000 students in North America and Europe, including the featured musical act for the Blue Ribbon Festival at the Music Center in Los Angeles where they performed for 19,000 fifth grade students from the Greater Los Angeles area over a three-day period.
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NOV C O N C E R T
In its 48th season, the game-changing Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, sold two million of its approximately 100 albums worldwide, and contributed nearly 600 new works and arrangements to the brass quintet repertoire. Renowned for genrebending versatility and joyous performances, the award-winning Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today.
Monday, November 19 7:30pm
Canadian Brass is made up of five extraordinary talents: visionary founder, tuba legend and business specialist Chuck Daellenbach, plus four top brass stars—Caleb Hudson and Christopher Coletti (trumpets), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone), and Bernhard Scully (horn). Beyond their unparalleled musicality, each player possesses the creativity, good humour, and love of performing that is the ensemble’s hallmark. TICKETS: PORTLAND5.COM | PORTLAND’5 PRESENTS | 25
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NOV C O N C E R T
Dorado Schmitt and The Django Festival Allstars The Django Festival Allstars bring the music of the great gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt fully into the 21st Century. Their unique, high-energy performances pay tribute to Reinhardt, who is considered one of the greatest guitar players of all time. Reinhardt’s driving, swinging style became known as “hot jazz.”
Tuesday, November 27 7:30pm
The Django Festival Allstars follow in their footsteps taking the music beyond with original compositions, hip improvisations and some of Django’s lasting greats. This “hot swing” form of jazz has its roots in American popular music and in the reverence for Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and other top American jazz figures. They swing like crazy and will break your heart with a ballad. Each of them are composers and while this music can harken back to the great music of the past, their interpretations, arrangements, virtuosity, and original compositions bring a newness to Django’s style and take it beyond. TICKETS: PORTLAND5.COM | PORTLAND’5 PRESENTS | 27
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CINDERELLA February 2019 DIRECTOR’S CHOICE April 2019 THE AMERICANS June 2019 OBT.ORG | 503-222-5538 Kimberly Nobriga & Peter Franc | Photo by Christopher Peddecord
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Defy Your Expectaions
DEC T H E A T E R
Album Release and Concert Performance Viva’s Holiday: An Opera in One Act played to full houses and earned glowing press in its premiere run in 2015. Described as a “touching, intimate family drama” (Oregon ArtsWatch), it is a lyrical story about a young woman on an unconventional path, testing the limits of family acceptance during a visit home. It is also a love song to the Portland underground and the experience of courageous self-discovery.
Saturday, December 15 7:30 pm
This concert performance of the opera celebrates the release of a new original recording of Christopher Corbell’s original score. Soprano Jocelyn Claire Thomas sings the role of Viva, with Sadie Gregg, Dan Gibbs, and Ray Jackson completing the cast and with twelve-piece chamber orchestra conducted by Erica Melton. The libretto is based on the memoir of Portland stripper, spokesperson, and writer Viva Las Vegas. Viva’s own vocal group Bergerette will also perform, offering selections of French secular vocal music from the Medieval and Renaissance eras. TICKETS: PORTLAND5.COM | PORTLAND’5 PRESENTS | 29
JAN C O M E D Y
FEATURING Rob Paulson & Randy Rogel
Animaniacs in Concert
Saturday, January 12
Relive your “younger years” and see your favorite Animaniacs characters sing live on stage in Animaniacs in Concert—a musical revue starring original cast members Rob Paulsen (Yakko, and Pinky from Pinky & the Brain), accompanied by Emmy-winning composer Randy Rogel, who wrote and created many of those memorable songs you STILL can’t remove from your brain! “You could know nothing about Yakko, Wakko and Dot and still have just as good a time as the people who grew up watching ‘Animaniacs’ every day.” − Danny Gallagher, Dallas Observer “Hilarious stage banter and storytelling bring these beloved animated characters to life through inspired songwriting and mischievous performances.” − Louis Fowler, Red Dirt Report, Oklahoma City
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Silkroad Ensemble Silkroad Ensemble is a musical collective that appears in many configurations and settings, from intimate groups of two and three in museum galleries to rousing complements of eighteen in concert halls, public squares, and amphitheaters. The group has been called “vibrant and virtuosic” by the Wall Street Journal, “one of the 21st century’s great ensembles” by the Vancouver Sun, and a “roving musical laboratory without walls” by the Boston Globe.
Monday February 4 7:30pm
The Chieftains Six-time Grammy winners, The Chieftains are now recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world’s attention. They have uncovered the wealth of traditional Irish music that has accumulated over the centuries, making the music their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive. After 50 years of making some of the most beautiful music in the world, The Chieftains’ music remains as fresh and relevant as when they first began.
Wednesday February 20 7:30pm
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MAR C O N C E R T
America’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer Winner, Mandy Harvey, is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and inspirational speaker who lost her residual hearing at the age of nineteen. Mandy tours the world performing her original music and presenting her personal story of never giving up and continuing to try—she calls these messages Wisdom For Life.
Monday, March 4 7:30pm
Not content to rest on her burgeoning recording career, her live performances, and her inspirational speaking, Mandy just released her first book titled Sensing The Rhythm, Finding My Voice In a World Without Sound published by Howard Books/Simon & Schuster, with a message of helping others to realize their dreams and pursue their hopes. As an ambassador for No Barriers USA, she travels the country to heighten awareness, break down blocks, challenge stereotypes, and lead the charge toward a brighter future for all. TICKETS: PORTLAND5.COM | PORTLAND’5 PRESENTS | 33
MAR C O N C E R T
Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez Sunday, March 10 6:00pm
Part of the romance of Mariachi songs is they convey “all things are possible.” The humor, the spirit, and even the bittersweet, inspire us to a world where we live out our dreams. Unprecedented, unrivaled and uninhibited, the impact of Jose Hernandez and his Sol de Mexico® on mariachi and all music is undeniable. After forming Mariachi Sol de Mexico® in 1981, Jose’s charismatic arrangements and signature trumpet playing made the group an instant and lasting success: Sol de Mexico has played to sold out halls from New York’s Lincoln Center to Viña del Mar in Santiago, Chile. They were the first Mariachi group to play concerts in Beijing, China and Pyongyang, North Korea. Sol de Mexico also played for four U.S. presidents including performances at the White House! But more than awards and credits, it is the passion and love of the mariachi tradition that courses through Jose’s veins into audiences’ hearts.
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APR C O N C E R T
“Ranky Tanky” translates loosely as “Work It,” or “Get Funky!” This Charleston, South Carolina-based quintet performs timeless music of “Gullah,” West African meaning of “a people blessed by God,” born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the musical roots of Charleston are “rank” and fertile ground from which these contemporary artists are grateful to have grown.
Monday, April 1 7:30pm
South Carolina natives Quentin Baxter, Kevin Hamilton, Charlton Singleton, and Clay Ross first came together in 1998 to form a seminal Charleston jazz quartet. Now, united by years apart and a deeper understanding of home, these accomplished artists have come together again, joined by celebrated vocalist Quiana Parler, to revive a “Heartland of American Music” born in their own backyards. TICKETS: PORTLAND5.COM | PORTLAND’5 PRESENTS | 35
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222 SW Clay St, Portland, OR 97201 800.273.1530
1037 SW Broadway Ave, Portland, OR 97205 800.273.1530
Keller Auditorium box office is only open on days of performances, two hours prior to performance times.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall box office is only open on days of performances, two hours prior to performance times.
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PORTLAND’5 MAIN BOX OFFICE Antoinette Hatfield Hall
(Newmark Theatre, Winningstad Theatre, and Brunish Theatre)
1111 SW Broadway Ave, Portland, OR 97205 800.273.1530 Open Mon–Sat. 10:00am–5:00pm Open two hours before events at Antoinette Hatfield Hall and Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
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SCHEDULE BY CATEGORY CONCERT
SUN, JULY 22, 2018
WED, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW
SAT, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
IN THE MOOD
SUN, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
2:00 & 7:00PM
SAT, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
SKERRVORE & WE BANJO 3
SUN, OCTOBER 14, 2018
SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR
WED, OCTOBER 17, 2018
FRI, OCTOBER 26, 2018
THU, NOVEMBER 8, 2018
FRI, NOVEMBER 16, 2018
MON, NOVEMBER 19, 2018
DJANGO FESTIVAL ALLSTARS
TUE, NOVEMBER 27, 2018
MON, FEBRUARY 4, 2019
WED, FEBRUARY 20, 2019
MON, MARCH 4, 2019
MARIACHI SOL DE MEXICO
SUN, MARCH 10, 2019
MON, APRIL 1, 2019
PENN & TELLER
FRI, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
EMMA WILLMAN & JR DE GUZMAN
SAT, OCTOBER 13, 2018
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000
FRI, NOVEMBER 9, 2018
7:00 & 10:00PM
ANIMANIACS IN CONCERT
SAT, JANUARY 12, 2019
DATE TUE, NOVEMBER 13, 2018 WED, NOVEMBER 14, 2018 DATE
TUE, OCTOBER 9, 2018
MON, NOVEMBER 12, 2018
MON, JANUARY 28, 2019
MON, FEBRUARY 25, 2019
TUE, APRIL 2, 2019
HIP HOP NUTCRACKER
LECTURE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: SOCIAL BY NATURE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: LIFE ON THE VERTICAL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: INTO THE ARCTIC KINGDOM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: SPINOSAURAUS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: STANDING AT THE WATER’S EDGE PODCAST
DATE THU, OCTOBER 16, 2018 FRI, OCTOBER 17, 2018
SAT, DECEMBER 15, 2018
MY FAVORITE MURDER
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Portland’5 is dedicated to bringing arts performances to as many people as possible, including those who may need auditory, visual, or mobility assistance. We go beyond mere compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to make sure all of our audience members have an exceptional experience. All of our buildings are equipped with the following: »» Accessible entrances and elevators »» Reserved accessible seating for patrons using wheelchairs and their companion(s) »» Wheelchair accessible restrooms »» Curbside drop-off zones »» Courtesy wheelchairs »» Designated accessible parking available on a first-come, first-served basis »» Assistive listening devices »» Sign language interpretation and open captioning for select events »» Audio description for select events throughout the year If you need to purchase accessible ADA seating, or would like information, please contact our box office at 503.248.4335.
SUMMER ARTS ON MAIN
Wednesdays July 11–September 5, 12:00pm–1:00pm First Mondays of the month, October–June
Wednesdays July 11–September 5 11:00am–1:00pm
Take a break during the busy weekday and stop by for Noontime Showcase, a series of free noontime events featuring a wide variety of performers and styles. The summer months offer outdoor performances on Main Street every Wednesday, July through August. The fun continues when the weather cools down with indoor performances in the Antoinette Hatfield Hall Rotunda every first Monday, October through June.
Since 2004, this event has evolved into a rite of summer for Portlanders, offering free music, special exciting performances, and children’s activities along Main Street between the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and Antoinette Hatfield Hall. Adjacent to the Portland Farmers Market on the South Park Blocks, Summer Arts on Main is the perfect afternoon family experience.
Wednesdays at 1:00pm Saturdays every half hour from 11:00am–1:00pm Step behind the footlights for an exciting tour of the Portland’5 Centers for the Arts. These award-winning facilities come to life as your tour guide weaves a tale of theatre magic. Find out how the 1920s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and the new Dolores Winningstad and Newmark Theatres have become part of one of the busiest performing arts center complexes in the nation. Learn fascinating details about the historic architecture and design elements of our state-ofthe-art venues. Hear anecdotes about the theatres’ colorful past. Sign up online for your tour at portland5.com. TICKETS: PORTLAND5.COM | PORTLAND’5 PRESENTS | 39
EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAM
In an effort to better serve our community and celebrate diversity,
our Educational Outreach Program was designed to provide elementary school children a free opportunity to hear nationally celebrated musical artists, learn about the performing arts, and experience our venues. Each event offers a diverse range of ethnic and cultural perspectives and celebrates the rich heritage of music in all its forms and cultures while teaching children about music, musicians, and instruments.
Hip Hop Nutcracker
Social by Nature
Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous
During the 2017-2018 season, our Educational Outreach Program served over 13,000 students within the Portland Public School district. This year, we’re offering more student performances and expanding the reach of our program to include schools in other school districts within Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties. Featured performances this season include Canadian Brass, Hip Hop Nutcracker, Willesden Reads, Hands Up, and lectures from National Geographic Live speakers.
Ronan Donovan, Wildlife Photographer
Standing at the Water’s Edge
For more information about our Educational Outreach Program, please contact Nike Greene at 503.274.6557 or email email@example.com.
Transportation for these events generously sponsored by your local Toyota dealers.
Nizar Ibrahim, Paleontologist
Christina Mittermeier, Marine Biologist & Photographer
These free events are only available to participating school groups.
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The arts are not a frill. The arts are a response to our individuality and our nature, and help to shape our identity. BROADWAY What is there that can transcend deep difference and stubborn divisions? The arts. They have a wonderful universality. Art has the potential to unify. It can speak in many languages without a translator. The arts do not discriminate. The arts lift us up. - Barbara Jordan
The Portland’5 Centers for the Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a strong cultural arts presence in the community by supporting Portland’5 Centers for the Arts through advocacy, fundraising and region-wide community outreach. The Portland’5 Foundation supports offering culturally relevant education programming as part of Portland’5 Centers for the Arts’ commitment to celebrate diversity and broaden access to the performing arts for people of all means, cultures, and ethnicities. Additionally, the Foundation raises funds for capital improvements to help maintain high-quality venues that attract premiere performers, keeping our city vibrant.
For more information about the Portland’5 Centers for the Arts Foundation, to become a funding partner, or to make a donation, please visit www.portland5.com/about/portland5-foundation, email Foundation@Portland5.org or call 503.274.6555.
Information about upcoming shows and happenings at Portland'5 Centers for the Arts