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Portland’5 Centers for the Arts A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Welcome to our first full season of presentations! 7

Over the years, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts has continued to evolve and change in order to maintain its standing as one of the top performing arts centers in North America. Three years ago we went through a rigorous rebranding process that resulted in a name change and a fabulous new website.

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Our new name was designed to reflect our desire to be “Portland’s” performing arts centers and to better capture the five different performance spaces we operate on behalf of the citizens of Portland under a single umbrella name. But, we also wanted to make sure that we had shows on our stages that would provide something for everyone.

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In 2015 we dipped our toes into the waters of being an arts presenter to ensure our theaters were full and busy, and that shows that were skipping Portland for lack of a presenting organization would now have a reason to stop in Portland.

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22 Free Events 24 Venue Information

Our goal is to bring in shows that are fun, thought provoking, educational, and that appeal to our diverse population. Check us out and let us know how we’re doing at info@portland5.com. Better yet, let us know what you’d like to see! Enjoy our first season. We’re glad you’re here!

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INTRODUCING

Portland’5 Centers for the Arts

Portland’5 brings over 1,000 music, theater, dance, and lecture performances to Portland each year because we know that art matters. ART BRINGS JOY, INSPIRES THE MIND, AND UNITES COMMUNITIES. ART CHANGES LIVES. As the 5th largest performing arts center in the U.S., we are national leaders in keeping art and culture thriving. Portland’5 Centers for the Arts was conceived in order to create a vibrant heart for our community’s cultural life. Today we embody our original vision through five venues which draw close to a million patrons to Portland’s cultural district and generate an average of $60 million in regional spending every year. We are continuing to grow, and this season we’re proud to introduce Portland’5 Presents, an initiative that will allow Portland’5 to begin presenting our own shows in order to bring an even more diverse range of programming to Portland, as well as generate revenue that will help us continue to support our resident companies and other local non-profit performing arts groups.

Portland’5 BY THE NUMBERS Portland’5 Centers for the Arts is proud to have welcomed more performers, more variety, and more audience members to our venues in Fiscal Year 2015 than ever before. We can’t wait to see what our new season will bring!

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THE LIGHTS ON BROADWAY ARE SHINING BRIGHTER BUT NOT HOTTER.

THE CROSSROADS PROJECT: RISING TIDE with the Fry Street Quartet Thurs, October 15 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE Presented in partnership with Chamber Music Northwest

The Crossroads Project is an entirely unique experience partnering the two great endeavors of science and art. It’s a partnership with a purpose— bringing to bear the power of performance art to one of the great conversations of our time—human civilization’s growing unsustainability and the quest for truly meaningful response. Crossroads combines compelling music, spoken word by renowned physicist and educator Dr. Robert Davies, and evocative imagery in an effort to inspire deep and personal contemplation of this theme.

Kaminsky’s new work, Rising Tide, is the centerpiece of the performance, offering more direct responses to each component. “Rising Tide, my sixth string quartet, was commissioned by the Fry Street Quartet for The Crossroads Project”, says Kaminsky. “The work is in four movements—H2O, Bios, Forage, and Societas. I was motivated to bring together artists and scientists to create a compelling work of art incorporating scientific research that would inspire deep reflection, and, ultimately, action, among those who experience this performance.
The final movement, from Janácek’s first quartet, closes the program with its extraordinary emotional soundscape that searches, haunts, and, ultimately questions.   $26–$36

The music of Crossroads is the core of the performance, anchored by a new work by composer Laura Kaminsky, and works by Haydn and Janácek. The first movement of Haydn’s “Sunrise” Quartet opens the performance—chosen not only because of the piece’s nickname but of Haydn’s place as the quintessential composer of the Enlightenment, which ties to the Prelude’s consideration of the enterprise of Science. 6

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*Special thanks to Metro for helping us reach a wider audience to spread the word about this important issue.

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Thanks to a partnership with Energy Trust of Oregon, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts is moving towards a more sustainable future—one light bulb at a time. Last year, 7,642 light bulbs were changed at different areas outside Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, the Newmark, Brunish and Winningstad Theatres, including the marquees over both entrances of the Schnitzer Concert Hall and along both sides of the iconic Portland Sign. Familiar but energy-draining 11-watt bulbs were finally replaced by longer-lasting and energy efficient two-watt LED bulbs. Physically replacing the bulbs was a complex effort—a specialty lift had to be recruited in order to replace the bulbs on the Portland Sign, and one lane of traffic was even blocked to ensure public safety throughout the week-long period. But it was worth the hassle. The new light bulbs are expected to save 186,000 kilowatt hours—enough to power 16 homes, and will not only help Portland’5 save energy and support sustainability goals, but also save staff time and dollars.


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AN EVENING WITH CHRIS THILE Mon, November 16 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE Presented in partnership with Chamber Music Northwest

Chamber Music Northwest and Portland favorite Chris Thile, of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek fame, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. With his broad outlook that encompasses progressive bluegrass, classical, rock and jazz, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike. On this new program, he draws from his highly acclaimed 2013 recording of Bach Sonatas and Partitas, while also exploring his own compositions and contemporary music.“This record to me is not about this iconic violin music played on the mandolin like, ‘Oh boy, what fun, he’s playing a weird instrument!’,” says Thile. “It’s about Bach being one of the greatest musicians of all time, the solo violin music being some of his best work, and the mandolin having the potential to cast it in a new and hopefully interesting light.” Recently awarded a MacArthur Fellowship (aka “Genius Grant”), in February 2013 Thile also won a Grammy for his work on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan. Hailed by The Times of London as “brilliant, audacious, original and, above all, entertaining,” the Punch Brothers recently released their latest album The Phosphorescent Blues in January 2015, and Thile and renowned bassist Edgar Meyer released their latest album collaboration Bass & Mandolin in September 2014. $29.50–$39.50 PORTLAND5.COM

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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 to make sure all of our audience members have an exceptional experience. All of our buildings are equipped with the following

SPANISH BRASS CHRISTMAS Fri, December 11 • 7:30pm WINNINGSTAD THEATRE

Spanish Brass returns to Portland to tour their Christmas album, Sublime Christmas. While the selections include the Baroque composer Arcangelo Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto” and the authentic Catlan villancico “Fum, Fum, Fum” the focus is on songs from the Anglo-Saxon countries, where Christmas music perhaps has even deeper social roots than in the Mediterranean lands. Of special note are two modern American classics, “Christmas Time is Here” and “Linus and Lucy,” by jazz pianist/composer Vince Guaraldi, both highpoints of his album “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” $35

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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.

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CLASSICAL

Tue, February 2 • 7:30pm

TURTLE ISLAND STRING QUARTET

NEWMARK THEATRE

Thurs, February 11 • 7:30pm

Presented in partnership with Chamber Music Northwest

WINNINGSTAD THEATRE

Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), Brooklyn Rider performs eclectic repertoire in arresting performances that have attracted legions of fans and rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike. The brilliant young singer-songwriter and composer Gabriel Kahane (who performed at Chamber Music Northwest’s Summer Festival in 2013), who has written commissioned works for the Kronos Quartet and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, meets the dynamic string quartet Brooklyn Rider for a night of deeply absorbing music. The quartet, whom The New York Times praised for “its consistent refinement, globe-spanning stylistic range, and do-it-yourself gumption,” will perform selections from Kahane’s “Come On All You Ghosts” for string quartet and voice, and Bradbury Studies, his recent essay for string quartet based on the song “Bradbury (304 Broadway)”, as well as selections from his much-lauded 2014 Sony release, “The Ambassador.” Also included are selections from the Brooklyn Rider Almanac, a groundbreaking multi-disciplinary project centered around an album of the same name, and Schubert’s great “Rosamunde” Quartet. $25.50–$45.50

Presented in partnership with Chamber Music Northwest

Since its inception in 1985, Turtle Island Quartet has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. Winner of the 2006 and 2008 Grammy Awards for Best Classical Crossover Album, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles, and by devising a performance practice that honors both, the state of the art has inevitably been redefined. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has proclaimed TIQ to be “a unified voice that truly breaks new ground—authentic and passionate—a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today.” In their new Birth of the Cool program, Turtle Island Quartet employs their signature groove-based rhythmic techniques to create brand-new arrangements of cool jazz standards that prove that the line between classical music and jazz is much thinner than one might think. In addition to classics by Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, John Carisi and others, the quartet will premiere a brand-new work by co-founder and violinist David Balakrishnan. Rounding out the program are selections from the Turtle Island Quartet’s latest album, “Confetti Man” for an evening that is typically Turtle Island Quartet’s style—virtuosic, innovative, and utterly surprising and unexpected. $34.50 PORTLAND5.COM

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CONCERTS

BÉLA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN Tues, February 9 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE

ANDY MCKEE Fri, February 5 • 7:30pm WINNINGSTAD THEATRE

Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists and his 200 million+ YouTube views underscore his emergence as one of today’s most unique and influential artists. His acoustic guitar can approximate the polyrhythmic interplay of a percussion ensemble, the harmonic sweep of a string section, the dazzling runs of a bluegrass doghouse bass-and-banjo duo, and virtually anything else his pastoral compositions and tasteful covers require. To fans of virtuoso musicianship, it is Andy’s attention to song structure and melodic content that elevates him above the rest. To fans of popular music, Andy entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique. $31 *Ticket prices do not include fees.

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Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Their performances embrace a diversity almost unthinkable—coming from just two banjos and one voice. Washburn’s beguiling composing, playing and singing blend with Fleck’s riveting and virtuosic musicianship to create music both unique yet familiar in texture. Fleck, a 15-time Grammy winner, has collaborated with Chick Corea, Oumou Sangare, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, Dave Mathews, Earl Scruggs, and the entire Cleveland Orchestra for his Banjo Concert ‘The Impostor’. Washburn’s banjo has taken her far beyond the usual old-timey comfort zone, musically and geographically. An alumnus of Uncle Earl, the powerhouse all-female stringband, Abby’s adopted second homeland is China, and her music resounds with echoes of Appalachia and the tidal wave of emerging Chinese cultural influence. Together, Fleck and Washburn employ the relatively rare 3-finger and clawhammer banjo duet to create an explosion of musical white heat. $25–$45


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BLACK VIOLIN Wed, Feburary 24 • 7:30pm ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL Presented in partnership with Chamber Music Northwest

Black Violin is the blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Live, they are accompanied by their incredible band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJ SPS and drummer Nathaniel Stokes. Named one of the hottest bands at South by Southwest in 2013, Black Violin was invited to perform at Bonnaroo and returned to SXSW this year to standing room only crowds. Since starting Black Violin a decade ago Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester have performed an average of 200 shows a year in 49 states and 36 countries while appearing at official NFL celebrations for three Super Bowls and last year’s U.S. Open in Forest Hills with Jordin Sparks. Individually and together, Black Violin has collaborated with the likes of P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin and The Eagles.

“Black Violin works hard, but makes it al l look like play…Sometim es they play with the inten se seriousness of orche stral soloists; at others they fiddle as if at a hoe-down; at still others they strum th e violin and viola like guit ars.” –The New York Times

There has been no band to meticulously meld classical, hip-hop, rock and pop music into a single genre busting act—until now. So open your ears, your heart and soul to the ground-breaking sounds of Black Violin! $22–$32

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SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA Thurs, February 18 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE Presented in Partnership with PDX Jazz Festival

Now in its fourteenth year, Spanish Harlem Orchestra is dedicated to the sounds of the barrio. Their music is characterized by the raw, organic and vintage sound defined by the genre. They are on a mission to keep the musical legacy of salsa dura “hard salsa” alive and expand its audience to those who love great music, not just Latin music. Grounded in the past, while focused on the future, they strive to keep the music relevant, while creating a unique and fresh approach. A two-time Grammy winning Salsa and Latin Jazz band, Spanish Harlem Orchestra sets the standard for excellence for authentic, New York style, hard core salsa. Live or recorded, it doesn’t get any better. Whether a concert hall or an outdoor jazz festival, there is no easing you in, they are coming at you full force from start to finish. Their energy on stage, rich sound and musical precision leave audiences mesmerized until the last note is played. With an unwavering respect for the music’s rich history, thirteen world-class musicians and vocalists come together to create an unparalleled musical experience. $29–$49

MARIACHI SOL DE MÉXICO® DE JOSÉ HERNÀNDEZ Wed, March 2 • 7:00pm ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL

Join us in celebrating the expression of Mexico’s authentic musical heritage with Mariachi Sol De México® de José Hernàndez, an elite ensemble of concert musicians internationally recognized as one of the best mariachis in the world! Mariachi Sol de México® embraces the romanticism of Mexico’s land, people, and beauty of the heart. Founded in 1981 by Maestro Jóse Hernàndez, the platinum selling mariachi band Mariachi Sol de México® have broken countless barriers in mariachi music, including becoming the first mariachi ensemble to be nominated for a Grammy. More than any American citizen, Maestro Hernàndez is responsible for the recognition that this musical tradition is receiving throughout the world. His compositions are bright, splashy celebrations, and his musical artists bring together refined vocal power and superb musicianship. No one else in the mariachi music scene navigates traditional Mexican folk, classical, and pop music with such grace. $25–$35

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“SEE JANE SING” WITH JANE LYNCH Wed, June 1 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jane Lynch comes to Portland for her solo concert debut! Fresh from her iconic portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Glee and her Broadway debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie, Jane will bring her comic skills and musical prowess to the theater stage. She will delight the crowd with new takes on such familiar songs “If Wishes Were Rainbows”, “Mr. Monotony”, “Far From the Home I Love”, and “Skeletons/ Blood” from A Mighty Wind. Audiences should prepare for a side-splitting evening of musical comedy, with more than a dash of wit as Jane explores her love of the beauty and absurdity of the American standard and show tune.

“Jane Lynch is better than ever… technic ally proficient and well-executed … hilarious and insightful.” –TheaterMania

$49–$150

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SHAPING SOUND Wed, October 28 • 7:30pm ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL

Under the Artistic Direction of Travis Wall, and co-created with Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and Kyle Robinson, Shaping Sound is an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres brought fully to life on stage by a dynamic company of contemporary dancers. After rising to fame on So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With The Stars, these dancers—some of the best talent on stage right now—starred 14

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in their own reality TV show, Oxygen Network’s All the Right Moves. Audiences of all ages will experience the exhilarating collaboration of these visual musicians whose explosive choreography, dynamic rhythm, speed and physical strength give shape and form to sound. Shaping Sound—dance reimagined.

TICKET PRICES $35–$73 GROUP TICKETS Groups of 10 or more: SAVE 10%! Use promo code “NICK” to access this group discount.


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Dynamic events. Fascinating people. Captivating stories.

GORONGOSA REBORN: A CAMERAMAN’S JOURNAL Bob Poole, Wildlife Filmmaker Tues, February 16 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE

A childhood in East Africa gave Emmy Awardwinning cinematographer Bob Poole a fierce curiosity about the natural world as well as an adventurous spirit. Now, for a new, 6-part PBS/ Nat Geo International series, Bob is drawing on that experience to document the rebirth of a lost Eden: Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, a jewel of Africa’s parks system until civil war almost destroyed it. There, he joined forces with rangers and scientists (including his sister, renowned elephant researcher Joyce Poole), on perhaps the biggest conservation project on the planet—and learned that the wild places we’ve broken can be put back together. ELEPHANTVOICES

OCEAN SOUL Brian Skerry, Photographer Tues, April 5 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE

Voyage across the oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater telling the oceans’ stories. His images celebrate the mystery of the depths and offer portraits of creatures so intimate they sometimes appear to have been shot in a studio. Skerry dives eight months of the year, often in extreme conditions beneath Arctic ice or in predator-infested waters, and has even lived at the bottom of the sea to get close to his subjects. 16

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“Gorongosa is proof that, what we’ve broken, we can put back together.”

“The fundamental questions we’re trying to answer are questions humanity has asked ever since we first gazed into the night sky: What is life and could it exist out there beyond Earth?” –Kevin Hand

–Bob Poole

THE SEARCH FOR LIFE BEYOND EARTH Kevin Hand, Astrobiologist Tues, May 17 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE

Astrobiologist Kevin Hand is searching for life beyond Earth. Working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, he is designing instruments that will travel to Jupiter’s moon Europa to search for a possible subsurface ocean, which may support primitive forms of life. His work often takes him out of the lab to visit some of the world’s most forbidding environments—such as Antarctica and the deep sea to investigate how microbes eke out a living under extreme conditions. Don’t miss this firsthand report on the search for real extraterrestrials. PHOTO BY GUILLERMO ABRAMSON

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‘TIL DEATH DO US PART: LATE NITE CATECHISM 3 Fri, January 29 • 7:30pm Sat, January 30 • 7:30pm Sun, January 31 • 3:00pm WINNINGSTAD THEATRE

Join Sister for a brand new lesson in love with ‘Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3. Hailed by The New York Times as “uproariously funny,” this international hit comedy returns to Portland this winter at the Winningstad Theatre! ‘Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3 is the latest class to be unveiled in this sinfully funny series that takes catechism class to a whole new level. After teaching countless students about the saints, venial sins, limbo and more, Sister is now offering up hilarious lessons on the Sacraments of Marriage and the Last Rites, including her own wacky version of the Newlywed Game. Classroom participation is a must, so bring along your sweetie and your sense of humor for a session with the country’s feistiest couples counselor!

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A word to the wise—naughty students may well find themselves on stage sitting in a corner reflecting their actions. However, even the most reluctant “students” will be clamoring to get into this Sister’s class. Now in its 20th year, Late Nite Catechism has brought its nostalgic kick to every state in the U.S. as well as to Canada, the U.K., and Australia. Don’t miss your chance to see what The Explorer calls “the real thing… funny, witty, well-written and one of the most enjoyable evenings of theatre that you could hope to find.” $39.50–$44.50

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Groups of 8 or more: SAVE 10%!

Sarah Kaplan, Marketing & Promotions Coordinator 503.274.6580 | sarah@portland5.com Portland’5 Centers for the Arts | 1111 SW Broadway | Portland, OR 97205 *Ticket prices do not include service fees.

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THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS Tues, March 1 • 7:30pm Wed, March 2 • 7:30pm

“Clever and Satirical” –The New York Times

“One Hell of a Good Show”

NEWMARK THEATRE

–The Wall Street Journal

The provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis’s novel about spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view, returns to the Newmark Theatre for only two performances! The Screwtape Letters creates a topsy-turvy morally inverted universe set in an eerily stylish office in hell, where God is called the “Enemy” and the devil is referred to as “Our Father below.” The play follows His Abysmal Sublimity Screwtape, Satan’s top psychiatrist (due to his profound understanding of human nature), and his slavish creature-demon Toadpipe, as they train an apprentice demon, Wormwood, on how to ruin the life and damn the soul of an unsuspecting human on earth. $39.50–$59.50

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Metro is proud of its community partners! Thanks, Self Enhancement, Inc., for opening the doors to nature. oregonmetro.gov/parksandnaturenews Photo: Radcliffe Dacanay

Thanks, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, for helping Metro hear from more people with a stake in the region’s future. oregonmetro.gov/82division

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EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAM

In support of our aim to involve underserved communities and celebrate diversity, our new education program is designed to provide elementary school children a free opportunity to hear nationally celebrated musical artists, learn about music, and experience our venues. Each event will offer a diverse range of ethnic and cultural perspectives, and celebrate the rich heritage of music in all its forms and cultures while teaching children about music, musicians, and instruments. The inaugural year features special performances given by visiting artists including Turtle Island String Quartet, Black Violin, and Mariachi Sol De Mexico® de Jose Hernandez. For more information about our education programming, please contact Tom Sessa at 503.274.6557 or email tomsessa@portland5.com.

TURTLE ISLAND STRING QUARTET A String Quartet is Like A Family Thurs, February 11 IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCES

Turtle Island String Quartet is fiercely dedicated to spreading the word that the bowed string instrument is one of the most versatile on the planet. This engaging and accessible presentation for children in grades K–6 utilizes the model of the family to help students understand how a string quartet functions and thrives.

BLACK VIOLIN Wed, February 24 • 11:00am ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL

PHOTO BY LISA LEONE

Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and the Portland’5 Foundation are proud to announce the inaugural year of their Educational Outreach Program launching in 2016.

Black Violin has created the ultimate synergy between classical and hip hop music, and through it an incredible opportunity to reach children—all through one-of-kind arrangements influenced by Black Violin’s unique style of strings, hip-hop, and funk.

MARIACHI SOL DE MÉXICO® DE JOSÉ HERNÀNDEZ Wed, March 2 • 11:00am ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL

Mariachi music is recognized as an international symbol with strong ties to the traditional and cultural customs of México. Join Mariachi Sol de México® on a trip to México and experience the deep cultural heritage and tradition of mariachi music in the musical adventure of a lifetime! *Special thanks to Chamber Music Northwest for helping with the marketing and coordination of these events.

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FREE EVENTS

Each year, Portland’5 offers opportunities for community members and arts lovers to experience exciting performances, poetry readings, family-friendly activities, and spectacular music —all free and open to the public!

SUMMER ARTS ON MAIN STREET Wednesdays • July–August 11:00pm–1:00pm

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET Wednesdays • July–August 5:00pm–7:00pm Celebrate with us as we begin the second decade of our annual free outdoor concert series featuring popular local musicians such as Freak Mountain Ramblers, Brothers and Sister, Y La Bamba, Caleb Klauder Country Band, and more. With a wide array of music, a great location in the heart of downtown Portland, and superb food and libations, this is one party you won’t want to miss. So have a drink, dine on delicious food from the ArtBar & Bistro, and don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes—Music on Main Street is the ultimate way to have a rocking good time on a Wednesday night! Music on Main Street is presented by Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and ArtBar & Bistro.

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NOONTIME SHOWCASE Mondays • October–June Wednesdays • July–August 12:00pm–1:00pm Bring your lunch, pull up a chair, and let us entertain you year round! Starting on Mondays in October, join us in the Antoinette Hatfield Hall rotunda for free noontime performances every month featuring a wide variety of artists and styles. In the summer, we’ll move outside to enjoy the beautiful weather with noontime performances on Main Street every Wednesday July–August.

The whole family will love Summer Arts on Main Street! Enjoy spectacular free music and entertainment at the Noontime Showcase while taking advantage of free children’s arts and crafts activities. If you’re in the mood for shopping, peruse one of the many outdoor booths featuring local artisans selling handmade crafts, or swing through the Portland Farmers Market on the South Park Blocks. Noontime Showcase and Summer Arts on Main Street are presented by Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and the Portland’5 Volunteers.

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POETS ON

BROADWAY October 2015–April 2016 ANTOINETTE HATFIELD HALL

Save the dates for the next season of Poets on Broadway, a lively downtown poetry performance series at the Portland’5 Centers for the Arts’ Antoinette Hatfield Hall. The ArtBar & Bistro is open for your dining and drinking pleasure and the readings will thrill you with the always surprising combinations of poets and poetry.

This series is free and open to the public

MON, OCTOBER 26 • 8:00PM JOHN BEER

John is the author of The Waste Land and Other Poems (Canarium, 2010), which received the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the chapbook Lucinda (Spork, 2013). The fulllength version of Lucinda will appear from Canarium in 2016. He is also the editor of Poems (19621997) by Robert Lax (Wave, 2013). He lives in Portland and teaches at Portland State University. MICHELE GLAZER

Michele’s most recent book of poems is On Tact, & the Made Up World (Iowa, 2010). Her awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Oregon Arts Commission, and Literary Arts. Glazer teaches in and directs the MFA and BFA Creative Writing programs at Portland State University.

MON, JANUARY 25 • 8:00PM SAMIYA BASHIR

Samiya Bashir is the author of Gospel and Where the Apple Falls. Recent issues of Poetry, Ecotone, World Literature Today, Poet Lore, Eleven Eleven, Cascadia Review, Hoax, The Normal School, and others house her newest poems. She holds a BA from the University of California, where she served as Poet Laureate, an MFA from the University of Michigan, where her poetry garnered two Hopwood Awards, and has won numerous fellowships, grants, and honors for her work. She teaches creative writing at Reed College. KEVIN CRAFT

Seattle-based author and poet Kevin Craft is the current Editor of Poetry Northwest, the regions oldest literary magazine. His poems, reviews, and essays have appeared widely in such place as Poetry, The Kenyon Review, New England Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Stranger. Kevin believes that poems, like good travelers, live in the go-between.

MON, APRIL 25 • 8:00PM KAREN HOLMBERG

Karen Holmberg’s second book of poems, Axis Mundi, won the John Ciardi Prize and was published in 2013 by BkMk Press. Slate named it one of the ten best poetry books of 2013. Recent poetry and nonfiction has appeared in such magazines as Southern Poetry Review, New England Review, West Branch, Black Warrior Review, Indiana Review, and Poetry East. She teaches poetry writing in the MFA program at Oregon State University. JENNIFER RICHTER

Jennifer’s new collection, No Acute Distress, was named a Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Editor’s Selection; her first book, Threshold, was chosen by Natasha Trethewey for the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry and by Robert Pinsky as an Oregon Book Award Finalist. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, Richter currently teaches in Oregon State University’s MFA Program.

Poets on Broadway is presented by the Portland’5 Foundation and the Attic Institute. This series is made possible through an Opportunity Grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC). PORTLAND5.COM

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THE CROSSROADS PROJECT: RISING TIDE

THUR, OCT 15, 2015

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SHAPING SOUND

WED, OCT 28, 2015

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AN EVENING WITH CHRIS THILE

MON, NOV 16, 2015

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‘TIL DEATH DO US PART: LATE NITE CATECHISM 3

FRI, JAN 29, 2016

7:30PM

‘TIL DEATH DO US PART: LATE NITE CATECHISM 3

SAT, JAN 30, 2016

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‘TIL DEATH DO US PART: LATE NITE CATECHISM 3

SUN, JAN 31, 2016

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TUE, FEB 2, 2016

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ANDY MCKEE

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BÉLA FLECK AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN

TUE, FEB 9, 2016

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TURTLE ISLAND STRING QUARTET

THUR, FEB 11, 2016

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: GORONGOSA REBORN

TUE, FEB 16, 2016

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SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA

THUR, FEB 18, 2016

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BLACK VIOLIN

WED, FEB 24, 2016

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THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS

TUES, MAR 1, 2016

7:30PM

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS

WED, MAR 2, 2016

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MARIACHI SOL DE MÉXICO® DE JOSÉ HERNÀNDEZ

WED, MAR 2, 2016

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: OCEAN SOUL

TUE, APRIL 5, 2016

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: THE SEARCH FOR LIFE BEYOND EARTH

TUES, MAY 17, 2016

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