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Packed houses danced to energetic performances by Black Violin at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall; celebrated the release of Leslie Odom Jr.’s chart-topping first solo album at the Newmark Theatre; and kicked off the 2017 PDX Jazz Festival with the Branford Marsalis Quartet and Kurt Elling, which culminated in a wellearned standing ovation.

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Antes de sumergirnos en los extraordinarios espectáculos que se aproximan, me gustaría aprovechar este momento para recordar algunos puntos destacados de la segunda temporada del período 2016–2017.

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Auditorios repletos bailaron al ritmo de las presentaciones enérgicas de Black Violin en la sala de conciertos Arlene Schnitzer; celebraron en el teatro Newmark el lanzamiento del primer álbum de solista de Leslie Odom Jr., que encabezó la lista de éxitos musicales; e inauguraron el Festival de Jazz de PDX de 2017 con el cuarteto Branford Marsalis y Kurt Elling, que culminó con una ovación de pie muy merecida.

Our education and engagement program, now entering its third year, connected over 13,000 students and staff from Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington County Title I schools to the performing arts, doubling the number of students reached from the previous season.

Nuestro programa de formación y participación, que ahora está por iniciar su tercer año, puso en contacto a más de 13,000 estudiantes y miembros del personal de escuelas de Título I de los Condados de Clackamas, Multnomah y Washington con las artes escénicas, lo que duplicó la cantidad de estudiantes a los que pudimos llegar en comparación con la temporada anterior.

For our 2017–2018 season, we’ve crafted a program spanning diverse styles of performance for all ages. In August, sixtime Grammy and six-time Latin Grammy award-winning legends Los Tigres Del Norte perform at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The “king and queen of the banjo” Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn take over the Newmark to celebrate the release of their latest album in November and we’ve got Hip Hop Nutcracker with MC Kurtis Blow coming this winter to get the entire family in the holiday spirit with a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ and violinist.

Para nuestra temporada 2017–2018, hemos elaborado un programa que incluye diversos estilos de interpretación para todas las edades. En agosto, los legendarios Los Tigres del Norte, seis veces ganadores tanto de los Premios Grammy como de los Premios Grammy Latinos, darán un espectáculo en la sala de conciertos Arlene Schnitzer. El “rey y la reina del banjo”, Béla Fleck y Abigail Washburn, se apoderarán del Newmark en noviembre para celebrar el lanzamiento de su álbum más reciente, y este invierno contaremos con la presentación del Cascanueces al ritmo de Hip Hop con MC Kurtis Blow, para infundir el espíritu navideño a toda la familia a través de una docena de bailarines estelares, un DJ y un violinista.

We’ll also be unveiling the newlyrenovated “Portland” sign this summer!

¡También estaremos develando el recientemente renovado letrero de “Portland” este verano!

We strive to create programming that speaks to, and celebrates, all cultures. 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 robyn@portland5.com. Thank you!

Nos esforzamos por crear programas que hablen de todas las culturas y las celebren. Estos son sus lugares de encuentro y estamos ansiosos por recibirlos aquí pronto. Si tienen sugerencias sobre cómo podemos prestarles un mejor servicio, pueden comunicarse conmigo al 503-248-4335 o a robyn@portland5.com. ¡Gracias!

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Before we dive into the electrifying shows on the horizon, I’d like to take a moment to look back at a few highlights from 2016–2017’s second season.

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DRACULA: FEATURING PHILIP GLASS AND KRONOS QUARTET

AMERICAN BRASS QUINTET

Wednesday, October 25 • 7:30pm

Friday, October 6 • 7:30pm

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Presented in partnership with Chamber Music Northwest

Presented in partnership with Chamber Music Northwest

Dracula: The Music and Film with original music by Philip Glass, performed by Philip Glass and Kronos Quartet (Michael Riesman, Conductor) to Universal Pictures’ 1931 film classic, Dracula (starring Bela Lugosi).

Kevin Cobb (Trumpet); Louis Hanzlik (Trumpet); Eric Reed (Horn); Michael Powell (Trombone); John D. Rojak (Bass Trombone) “The members of the American Brass Quintet breathe as one, provide effortless well-matched phrasing, and generally produce a superbly balanced, fine golden sound.” –Los Angeles Times Hailed by Newsweek as “the high priests of brass,” the American Brass Quintet is internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time, celebrated for peerless leadership in the brass world. As 2013 recipient of Chamber Music America’s highest honor, the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award for significant and lasting contributions to the field, the Quintet’s rich history includes performances in Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Canada and the United States; a discography of nearly 60 recordings; and the premieres of over 150 contemporary brass works. Committed to the development of brass chamber music through higher education, the American Brass Quintet has served as Ensemble-in-Residence at The Juilliard School since 1987 and the Aspen Music Festival since 1970. Since 2000, the Quintet has offered its expertise in chamber music performance and training with a program of short residencies as part of its regular touring. Designed to offer young groups and individuals an intense chamber music experience over several days, the Quintet’s residencies have been embraced by schools and communities throughout the United States and a dozen foreign countries. Through its acclaimed performances, diverse programming, commissioning, extensive discography and educational mission, the American Brass Quintet has created a legacy unparalleled not only in the brass community, but in the chamber music field at large.

There have been many screen versions of Bram Stoker’s classic tale of Dracula, but none more famous or enduring than the 1931 original. Starring Bela Lugosi as the world’s most popular vampire and directed by horror specialist Tod Browning, Universal Studios’ Dracula creates an eerie, chilling mood that has rarely been realized since. Dracula: The Music and Film features new music by composer Philip Glass who was asked to create the first original musical score for the re-release of Dracula on video. In this early “talkie”, there was no musical score and few sound effects. Browning relied on Lugosi’s legendary Hungarian accent to give the film its distinctive sound. Glass composed the intense and sweeping Dracula score specifically for the Kronos Quartet. Dracula: The Music and Film is a unique reinvention of an American cinematic classic—the perfect marriage of the live and the undead. $49–89

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CARPE DIEM STRING QUARTET Thursday, January 18 • 7:30pm WINNINGSTAD THEATRE

Featuring The Eight Seasons: Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” and Piazzolla’s “Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas” (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires) Carpe Diem is a boundary-breaking ensemble that has earned widespread critical and audience acclaim for its innovative programming and electrifying performances. With programming that reflects its passions for Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz-inspired music alongside the traditional string quartet repertoire, the quartet continues to rack up accolades and awards. Carpe Diem is committed to pushing the limits of the classical string quartet and to changing the concert experience of chamber music. Using innovative programming, thematic concerts, popular music for younger generations, cameras and video to assist in the visual presentation, as well as speaking from the stage to better engage the audience, Carpe Diem is bringing new audiences into the concert hall and revitalizing the chamber music experience. $35

“When it came time to deliver the most compositionally and emotionally complex music ever written, their imagination and instrumental skill took them to a different level entirely.” –The Washington Post

MIRÓ QUARTET WITH JEFFREY KAHANE Wednesday, February 21, 2018 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE Presented in partnership with Chamber Music Northwest

Equally at home at the keyboard or on the podium, Jeffrey Kahane has established an international reputation as a truly versatile artist, recognized by audiences around the world for his mastery of a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Gershwin, Golijov and John Adams. Formed in 1995, the Miró Quartet is consistently praised for their deeply musical interpretations, exciting performances, and thoughtful programming. Each season, they perform throughout the world on the most important chamber music series & on the most prestigious concert stages, garnering accolades from critics & audiences alike. Based in Austin, TX, the Miró Quartet took its name from the Spanish artist, Joan Miró, whose surrealist works—with subject matter drawn from the realm of memory and imaginative fantasy—are some of the most original of the 20th century. The dynamic Miró Quartet is joined by world-renowned pianist Jeffrey Kahane in an evening of 19th century music. The Quartet will perform Dvorák’s “Cypresses” and Schumann’s “Quartet in A Minor”, with Kahane’s fancy finger-work joining the Quartet’s shimmering sounds on Dvorák’s “Piano Quintet in A Major.” These electrifying performers will wow you with their mastery of these stunning pieces—don’t miss it! $30–50

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A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Whether touring as a ‘Duo’ or with his ‘Acoustic Group’ or ‘The Large Band’, Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was named Texas State Musician. His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any living artist working today.

The voice of Elsa in Disney’s FROZEN and Tony Award-winning star of WICKED performs songs from her new album Idina.

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Tony Award-winning icon Idina Menzel has a diverse career that traverses stage, film, television and music. Menzel’s voice can be heard as Elsa in Disney’s global box office smash “FROZEN,” in which she sings the film’s Oscar-winning song “Let It Go,” and in the follow-up short, “FROZEN FEVER.” After Menzel’s performance of the multi-platinum song at the 86th annual Academy Awards, she made history as the first person with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting. Menzel capped 2016 with the release of her fifth solo studio album, idina., and filmed Lifetime’s remake of Beaches, set to air January of 2017, in which she portrays the role of CC, made famous by Bette Midler. Garnering huge critical acclaim, Menzel reached superstardom on Broadway with her Tony Award-winning performance as Elphaba, the misunderstood green girl in the blockbuster WICKED,” and in her Tony-nominated role as Maureen in the Pulitzer Prize winning RENT. Menzel’s most recent Broadway role as Elizabeth in the original production IF/THEN earned her a third Tony nomination. $60–130

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LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE

FALL CONCERT SAT., NOV. 11, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Friday, August 25 • 8:00pm ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 CHOPIN: Concerto No. 2 in F Minor

In the diverse world of Latin music, the regional Mexican genre alone accounts for more than half of all music sales (outpacing the combined sales of pop, rock, tropical, urban & all other styles) and Los Tigres del Norte are the undisputed legends of the genre. In a cover profile on the group, Billboard magazine declared the family of musicians as, “the most influential regional Mexican group in the United States… Los Tigres del Norte are not just another popular musical act…. Instead, they’re widely viewed as the voice of the people.” Explaining the importance of Los Tigres, the New York Times went even further, declaring: “Latin music’s greatest statesmen are Los Tigres del Norte…Los Tigres sell millions of records, regularly top Billboard’s Latin charts and draw tens of thousands of fans to stadiums… In short, they are among the most popular acts in Latin music today.”

CONCERT-AT-CHRISTMAS TUE, DEC. 26, 2017 | 7:30 PM

ALBÉNIZ/ARBOS: Fête dieu à Seville DEFALLA: Suite No. 2 from the Three-Cornered Hat

VOICES OF LIGHT FRI., JAN. 26, 2018 | 7:30 PM

EINHORN: Voices of Light A collaboration with Northwest Film Center, In Mulieribus, three Portland State choirs, and All Classical Portland

WINTER CONCERT SAT., MAR. 3, 2018, 7:30 PM

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 LEV ZHURBIN: Current (Local Premiere)

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KAKI KING Saturday, October 14 • 7:30pm WINNINGSTAD THEATRE

“Watching Kaki King perform is like seeing guitar-playing for the first time. With both hands curling over her instrument’s neck, she hammers, plucks, strums, drums, and slaps at frets, strings, and body. The effect is of sculpting rather than of playing music.” –NY Mag “Calling Kaki King a guitarist does her a disservice. The post-rock composer and musician is a consummate performance artist who does things to her instrument most self-identified guitarists could never even imagine, much less replicate.” –Washington City Paper

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Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” composer and guitarist Kaki King is a true iconoclast. Over the past 13 years the Brooklyn-based artist has released eight extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums, performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks including Golden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn’s Into The Wild, and played to an increasingly fervent following of music lovers on innumerable world tours. $28

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SIMPLY THREE Tuesday, October 17 • 7:30pm WINNINGSTAD THEATRE

The electrifying trio of Glen McDaniel, Nick Villalobos, and Zack Clark, together known as Simply Three, has been captivating audiences worldwide with high-octane performances since 2010. Acclaimed as “having what it takes” (Boston Philharmonic) and “highly imaginative and well played” (Maine Today), Simply Three continues to receive praise for their ability to impress listeners with a multitude of genres that span from Puccini and Gershwin to artists such as Adele, Coldplay, and Michael Jackson. By reshaping convention through this style of genre hopping, the trio continues to seek the true essence of classical crossover with original works as well as innovative arrangements that showcase their technical virtuosity and heartfelt musicality. With an ever-growing online popularity, Simply Three is creating a renewed excitement for instrumental music through inventive music videos that have captured the hearts of millions of YouTube viewers across the globe. Furthermore, their works have gained great critical recognition by publications such as The Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, and RyanSeacrest.com, as well as mainstream artists themselves. Chart-topping rockers OneRepublic praised Simply Three’s version of their hit single “Counting Stars,” exclaiming they “LOVE this ‘Counting Stars’ cover!” Additionally, GRAMMY®-nominated R&B sensation Janelle Monáe proclaimed the trio’s project of her hit singles “Cold War” and “Tightrope” to be “an honor” while making it a highlighted feature of her personal website. Simply Three has old school training but a new school sound. Their quest to look beyond the scope of possibility has led them to collaborate with some of the world’s most creative musicians, including Kellindo Parker (Janelle Monáe) and Jeff Smith (M-Pact), in hopes of creating a new, fresh genesis for string playing. With this, the trio is able to merge shows into a unique synergy of thrilling performances and tone-rich sounds not soon to be forgotten. $32.50

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HUDSON Featuring: JACK DEJOHNETTE • LARRY GRENADIER JOHN MEDESKI • JOHN SCOFIELD Monday, October 23 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE

This cooperative all-star band calls themselves Hudson, named after the Hudson River Valley they all affectionately call home. There’s a belief that geography defines destiny, that the place in which you live and the community with which you interact can have a profound impact on the choices you make and the individual you ultimately become. The collective known as Hudson demonstrates qualities and virtues that are consistent with the place from which it takes its name—creatively rich, highly interactive and loaded with possibility. Drummer Jack DeJohnette, bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski, and guitarist John Scofield team up to celebrate their mutual musical histories and Jack’s 75th birthday in an amazing new collaboration. $45–65

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LAS MIGAS Sunday, October 29 • 7:30pm WINNINGSTAD THEATRE

FLAMENCO AND MEDITERRANEAN MUSIC FROM SPAIN Las Migas is unique among Spanish music groups, a fascinating blend of flamenco and Mediterranean styles that combines classic and contemporary rhythms, and melodies that range from powerful to passionate to playful. The four women of Las Migas come from four different cities that span not only the geography of Spain but also its cultural diversity--Barcelona, Sevilla, Cordoba and Lerida. The two Andalusians are the guitarists: Marta Robles, the veteran, and Alicia Grillo, the most recent and youngest musician of the group. The two Catalans are Alba Carmona on vocals, and Roser Loscos on violin. They all came to the group with one common passion: Flamenco. You can hear it in the rhythms of the guitarists, the dancing violin lines, and the raw power of the vocals. Alba is also a gifted dancer. The new Las Migas live show, recently launched, contains many surprises. For the first time, Alba presents a special choreography featuring dance and vocals, filled with sensuality and self-confidence. The concert begins with a very intimate and personal approach, and as it builds in emotional intensity it showcases the exquisite, heartfelt style that has always characterized the music of Las Migas. $30 *Ticket prices do not include service fees.

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BÉLA FLECK AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN Monday, November 27, 2017 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, “the king and queen of the banjo” (Paste Magazine), have a musical partnership like no other. Béla Fleck is a sixteen-time Grammy Award-winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres, and Abigail Washburn a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who re-radicalized it by combining it with Far East culture and sounds. The pair performs music from their self-titled debut for which they took home the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album. The two met at a square dance, began collaborating musically and eventually fell in love. Over the years, they played together most visibly in the Sparrow Quartet alongside Ben Sollee and Casey Driessen and informally at a pickin’ party here, a benefit there, or occasionally popping up in each other’s solo shows. Fans of tradition-tweaking acoustic fare eagerly anticipated that Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn would produce a full-fledged project together as a duo. Sure, in the abstract, a banjo duo might seem like a musical concept beset by limitations. But, when the banjo players are Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, it’s a different matter entirely. Whether at home, on stage or on record, their deep bond, on top of the way their distinct musical personalities and banjo styles interact, makes theirs a picking partnership unlike any other on the planet. Fleck has the virtuosic, jazz-to-classical ingenuity of an iconic instrumentalist and composer with bluegrass roots. His standard-setting ensemble Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and a staggeringly broad array of musical experiments, from writing concertos to exploring the banjo’s African roots to jazz duos with Chick Corea, have had many tout that he’s the world’s premier banjo player. Washburn has the earthy sophistication of a postmodern, old-time singer-songwriter who has drawn critical acclaim for her solo albums. She has also done fascinating work in folk musical diplomacy in China, presented an original theatrical production, contributed to singular side groups Uncle Earl and The Wu-Force, and become quite a live draw in her own right.

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FEATURING KATE FLANNERY & TIM DAVIS WITH THE TONY GUERRERO QUINTET It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Join award-winning singer, actress and comedian, Jane Lynch, as she rings in the holidays with songs from her brand-new Christmas album, A Swingin Little Christmas! Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Jane Lynch returns to Portland with her holiday 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 poignant and hilarious takes on holiday favorites!

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A Swingin Little Christmas is unapologetically sentimental, recalling the classic Christmas albums of the 1950s and 60s. The album features fifteen tracks, including fresh takes on ten classic carols and five brand new nostalgia-inspired originals, penned by bandleader, Tony Guerrero. The disc is ripe with clever jazz arrangements, tight vocal harmonies and features a variety of instrumentations including a five-piece jazz quintet, a full big band and lush string orchestrations. Both Jane and Kate are well known for their comedic abilities, and while the album has several fun, lighthearted moments, there are also plenty of deep, rich and even serious musical moments to balance it out. $49–69 *Ticket prices do not include service fees.

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Dynamic events. Fascinating people. Captivating stories.

PORTLAND’5 PRESENTS

Terry Virts, NASA Astronaut Monday, October 2 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE

Sometimes, a little distance is all you need to see things in a brand new way. For astronaut Terry Virts, his newfound perspective was from the International Space Station (ISS), where he installed the Cupola module, granting an unprecedented 360-degree view from the station. When he later became the commander of the ISS, he made good use of the Cupola, taking more photographs than any astronaut who came before him. Many of those images were later used in the National Geographic book View From Above and IMAX film A Beautiful Planet, but to hear Virts tell it, no photo can capture the perfect shade of blue from a sunrise viewed from outer space. $25–45 Full series subscriptions available for $130–230

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CORAL KINGDOMS AND EMPIRES OF ICE David Doubilet, Underwater Photographer & Jennifer Hayes, Aquatic Biologist and Photojournalist Monday, November 20 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE

Explore rarely seen undersea worlds with two photographers creating a visual voice for the world’s oceans. David Doubilet is a legend in underwater photography. Together with his wife and underwater partner, photojournalist Jennifer Hayes, he has explored three unique marine environments for National Geographic. Join them to explore the rich and diverse waters of Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, part of the “coral triangle.” Follow them into the world beneath the Antarctic ice, then north to the Gulf of St. Lawrence to see whales, wolfish and harp seals. Together, they’ll go beyond the published stories to share the reality of “behind-the-camera” adventures.

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VIEW FROM ABOVE

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PHOTO BY DAVID DOUBILET

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BETWEEN RIVER AND RIM: HIKING THE GRAND CANYON Kevin Fedarko, Writer | Pete McBride, Photographer/Filmmaker Monday, February 19, 2018 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE

In an effort to share the Grand Canyon’s uncharted glory and shed light on the myriad threats it faces, writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride set off on an audacious and demanding adventure this year: to transect the length of the canyon on foot. This trek is not the pair’s first adventure together, but it may be the toughest. An award-winning photographer, writer, and filmmaker, Pete has traveled to over 70 countries for a number of publications and companies, including National Geographic Society, Outside magazine, Patagonia, and The Nature Conservancy. A passionate conservationist, Pete has been named a “Freshwater Hero” by National Geographic. Kevin left his post as a top editor atOutside magazine for the dusty abyss of the Grand Canyon. Kevin is the author of The Emerald Mile and his work has been featured in National Geographic Adventure, Esquire, and Time, among other publications. National Geographic Live–Between River and Rim: Hiking the Grand Canyon is sponsored by Grand Canyon Trust.

The mission of the Grand Canyon Trust (GCT) is to protect and restore the Colorado Plateau—its spectacular landscapes, flowing rivers, clean air, diversity of plants and animals, and areas of beauty and solitude. GCT connected with Pete and Kevin during their Canyon expeditions, and are extremely excited to support their US tour. $30–50

RHINOS, RICKSHAWS, AND REVOLUTIONS

PINK BOOTS AND A MACHETE Mireya Mayor, Primatologist & TV Correspondent Monday, March 5, 2018 • 7:30pm

Ami Vitale, Photojournalist

NEWMARK THEATRE

Monday, January 22, 2018 • 7:30pm

A former NFL cheerleader and daughter of Cuban immigrants who grew up in Miami, Mireya Mayor followed her unlikely dreams. In short order, she became a respected primatologist, audacious explorer, and Emmy Award-nominated wildlife correspondent for the National Geographic Channel. Mayor’s adventures have taken her—armed with little more than a backpack, notebooks, and hiking boots—to some of the wildest and most remote places on earth. She’s survived poisonous insect bites, been charged by gorillas and chased by elephants—and keeps going back for more.

NEWMARK THEATRE

Since beginning her career covering such stories as the conflict in Kosovo and the disputed Pakistan-India border, photojournalist Ami Vitale has let one principle guide her work: to live the story. That means she’s gone to tremendous lengths to capture the power of the human spirit even in the face of adversity—living in mud huts, contracting malaria, and braving civil war in Guinea-Bissau. But soon, another philosophy began to overtake her work: “you can’t talk about humanity without talking about nature.” Thus, she chronicles her journey from documenting warzones to helping to reintroduce rhinos to the wild, and donning a panda costume to remain anonymous among the giant mammals. $25–45 Full series subscriptions available for $130–230

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On a National Geographic-supported expedition in Madagascar in 2000, Mayor discovered a rare new species of mouse lemur, then believed to be the world’s smallest primate. Her discovery inspired the prime minister of Madagascar to establish a national park to help protect the new species, conserving the 10 percent that remains of the African island nation’s once vast forest. Currently hosting the Nat Geo WILD series Wild Nights With Mireya Mayor, Mayor has been hailed as a “female Indiana Jones,” and an inspiration to young women interested in science and exploration. She’ll share stories, images, and film clips of her adventures, offering a behind- the-scenes look at the hardships and danger of life in the field, along with the moments of discovery that make it all worthwhile. $25–45 Full series subscriptions available for $130–230 PORTLAND5.COM

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ONE WOMAN SEX AND THE CITY A Parody on Love, Friendship and Shoes October 20–22, 2017

LATE NITE CATECHISM: SISTER ROLLS THE DICE!

WINNINGSTAD THEATRE

This loving tribute and send-up takes audiences through a laughter-infused version of all six seasons of the beloved show. TJ Dawe—(Director and co-creator of One Man Star Wars Trilogy, One Man Lord of the Rings and PostSecret: The Show) has comedic whirling dervish Kerry Ipema (PostSecret: The Show) bringing all our favorite characters to life as they brunch, banter, argue, support each other and swoon over men and Manolos. There will be puns, cosmopolitans and audience participation. For anyone who remembers the naked dress, the tantric sex demonstration, the post-it note, and “he’s just not that into you,” One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody on Love, Friendship, and Shoes will provide a great reminder of why this series and its characters have stayed so firmly in women’s hearts and minds.

January 26–28, 2018 WINNINGSTAD THEATRE

Late Nite Catechism: Sister Rolls the Dice is the latest class in the sinfully-funny Catechism series. The Naples News calls it “sharp, witty and spectacularly brilliant” and says: “Anyone from Buddhists to Zoroastrians will enjoy attending this ‘Late Nite Catechism’.” The convent has decided that Sister (with her extensive gambling experience running the Church Bingo for the last 25 years) will organize a Las Vegas night! Sister will tackle topics ranging from magic tricks to table games and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels. Don’t forget: “What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas”, but God sees everything! $39.50–44.50

$15–35

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BROADWAY 2017-2018 SEASON family “A fun-filled er!” as le -p d crow –Toronto Star

RHAPSODY IN BLUE

October 7 – 14, 2017 | Keller Auditorium (featuring Thomas Lauderdale and surprise guests) GEORGE BALANCHINE’S

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December 9 – 24, 2017 | Keller Auditorium

ALICE (in wonderland)

February 24 – March 4, 2018 | Keller Auditorium

MAN/WOMAN

April 12 – 21, 2018 | Newmark Theatre

RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES April 17–18 • 7:30pm KELLER AUDITORIUM

As “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” (Associated Press), RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. In addition to the updated sets that include brand new LED, high-definition screens and multimedia content, RAIN will bring the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album to life in its entirety with the launch of the 2017 Tour. Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that’s as infectious as it is transporting. Let RAIN take you back with all of the songs from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band along with all of your other Beatles favorites such as “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “Let It Be,” “Come Together,” “Hey Jude” and more! This adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends! *Ticket prices do not include service fees.

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“Uncanny! RAIN are a quartet of fine musicians in their own right…as The Beatles, they triumph!”

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Chauncey Parsons | Photo by Blaine Truitt Covert

–The Boston Herald

“Parents (and grandparents) and kids were on their feet bopping like crazy!” –The Courier Post

“RAIN is a spectacular extravaganza…did the audience love it? Yeah, yeah, yeah!” –The Philadelphia Inquirer

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nd “A truly one-of-a-ki th wi ed fill e, experienc graphy eo or ch d ere ow high-p ryline.” sto and a very modern –Elle Magazine

HIP HOP NUTCRACKER WITH EMCEE KURTIS BLOW

LOVE HEALS ALL WOUNDS: FEATURING LIL’ BUCK & JON BOOGZ

Wednesday, November 15 • 8:00pm

Friday, January 12, 2018 • 7:30pm

ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL

NEWMARK THEATRE

A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, sets out on a third national tour following the success of two previous sold-out tours.

Lil’ Buck and Jon Boogz team up for an evening-length work LOVE HEALS ALL WOUNDS featuring Movement Art Is and members of Control Freakz. This new work will feature 4 to 6 dancers, 1 to 2 spoken word artists and addresses social issues such as police brutality and violence in America, while also seeking to promote diversity, inclusion, and empathy as a uniting force.

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. $25–55

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The Hip Hop Nutcracker is an 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.

CALLING ALL STUDENTS! Did you know we have student ticket pricing available for many of our shows? Visit portland5.com to find out more.

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2017-2018 EDUCATION PROGRAM SEASON COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS

EDUCATION PROGRAM

AMERICAN BRASS QUINTET October 6, 2017

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MISSION:

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To offer 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.

CORAL KINGDOMS AND EMPIRES OF ICE November 20, 2017

CARPE DIEM STRING QUARTET

Through our Education Program Portland’5 Centers for the Arts provides access for students to a diverse selection of world-class lectures and performing arts by offering free performances in our venues and in the community, career shadow opportunities, summer internships, and curriculum support.

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A VIEW FROM ABOVE October 2, 2017 Newmark Theatre

INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF JAZZ February 28, 2018

In our inaugural 2015–2016 season the Portland’5 education program served over 6,000 students and staff from Multnomah county schools. In our 2016–2017 season we served over 13,000 students and staff.

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

HANDS UP

October 2–5, 2017

Winningstad Theatre

IMPACT: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has reported that youth exposed to the arts have better academic outcomes, higher standardized test scores, higher career goals, and are more civically engaged. The 2012 study The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth: Findings from Four Longitudinal Studies found that eighth graders of low socioeconomic status who had high levels of arts engagement from kindergarten through elementary school showed higher test scores in science and writing than students who had lower levels of arts engagement. For more information: The National Endowment for the Arts, www.arts.gov 32

Portland’5 is proud to partner with Chamber Music Northwest, Bravo Youth Orchestra, Red Door Project, and World Affairs Council to provide educational opportunities for students.

The Education Program is funded with support from your local Toyota dealers and the Portland’5 Centers for the Arts Foundation.

NEED: WHAT’S INSIDE Lack of arts education opportunities disproportionately affects students and families from lowincome households and communities of color. Many attend schools that do not provide comprehensive arts programming if any at all. Additional barriers to the arts include limited access to transportation, lack of expendable time, lack of disposable income, little or no exposure to the arts, and a misperception that the arts are exclusive.

October 30, 2017

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THE EDUCATION PROGRAM:

Our Education Program intentionally seeks and supports teachers and students in Title-I schools. Focusing on Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties, our programs enhance the education and arts experience by providing curricular materials that connect what students see on the stage with what they experience in the classroom.

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CONNECT WITH US!

PINK BOOTS AND A MACHETE March 5, 2018 Newmark Theatre

HIP HOP NUTCRACKER November 15, 2017

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

If you are a teacher or administrator and would like information about attending an event, please contact: Nike Greene, MA Education and Community Engagement NikeGreene@portland5.com 503.796.6514 For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to make a donation, please contact: Carin Mateyko, Development Manager CarinMateyko@portland5.org 503.274.6555

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FREE EVENTS Join Portland’5 and a community of arts lovers for another year of free events this season—from exciting performances and poetry readings to family-friend activities and spectacular music. All events are free and open to the public!

The arts are not a frill. The arts are a response to our individuality and our nature, and help to shape our identity. 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.

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- Barbara Jordan

NOONTIME SHOWCASE

SUMMER ARTS ON MAIN

Mondays October–June Wednesdays July–August 12:00pm–1:00pm

Wednesdays July–August 11:00am–1:00pm Bring the whole family to Summer Arts on Main for free music and entertainment and kid-friendly arts and crafts! Enjoy free music and entertainment at the Noontime Showcase while taking advantage of free children’s games and activities. Browse one of the many outdoor booths featuring local artisans selling their handmade crafts, or take a spin through the Portland Farmers Market on the South Park Blocks.

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–August. The fun continues when the weather cools down with indoor performances in the Antoinette Hatfield Hall Rotunda Mondays October–June.

All events are located on SW Main Street, between SW Broadway & Park Ave.

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.

With deepest gratitude we thank our corporate and foundation partners:

POETS ON BROADWAY

JASON QUIGLEY

Dates to be Determined Join Portland’5 Centers for the Arts for Poets on Broadway, a free poetry performance series on Monday evenings in the Antoinette Hatfield Hall Rotunda. Drink and dine at the ArtBar & Bistro while hearing nationally-renowned poets alongside local emerging poets from the greater Portland community and the Pacific Northwest. All events are located in the Rotunda of Antoinette Hatfield Hall

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Music on Main is back for its 12th year and better than ever! Our annual free outdoor concert series is growing and now includes a total of ten performances featuring local and national bands. Kick back and relax in the sun with dinner and drinks from the ArtBar & Bistro, 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!

THE BRASSROOTS MOVEMENT WITH MYSTI KREWE

FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

JULY 5

ADONIS PUENTES AND THE VOICE OF CUBA QUARTET JULY 12

BUMPER JACKSONS JULY 19

PURA VIDA ORQUESTRA JULY 26

TONY STARLIGHT’S AM GOLD SEVENTIES SOFT ROCK BAND AUGUST 2

ADONIS PUENTES AND THE VOICE OF CUBA QUARTET July 5th Adonis Puentes was born west of Havana into an atmosphere chared with Cuban music. Fronting an allCuban acoustic quartet, his vocals are surrounded by guitar, piano, bass, trumpet and percussion. Adonis opens up the marvelous world of Cuban music to his audiences the second they hear his rich voice.

THE BRASSROOTS MOVEMENT WITH MYSTI KREWE AUGUST 9

MZ. ETTA’S WORLD FEATURING ARIETTA WARD AUGUST 16

PAUL CREIGHTON PROJECT AUGUST 23

DIRTY REVIVAL AUGUST 30

LIFE DURING WARTIME SEPTEMBER 6

BUMPER JACKSONS July 12th The Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America’s story from the streets of New Orleans to the hollers of the Appalachian Mountains, to their vibrant, beloved cities of Baltimore and Washington, DC. Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, Bumper Jacksons bring you into the center of a party where everyone’s invited and the dance floor never sleeps.

PURA VIDA ORQUESTRA July 19th Pura Vida Orquesta inspires audiences to dance with their salsa, timba, cumbia, cha cha cha, Latin jazz, merengue, bachata, and Latin funk. Led by Gabriel (Paquito) Martinez from Costa Rica, Pura Vida Qrquesta has been a mainstay in the Portland Latin music scene.

TONY STARLIGHT’S AM GOLD SEVENTIES SOFT ROCK BAND July 26th Tony Starlight brings Seventies Soft Rock classics from the AM Dial. It’s like a K-Tel album has come to life! The show includes hits from legends like Elton John, Neil Diamond, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and The Eagles, plus one-hit wonders like “Dancin’ In The Moonlight”,“Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)” and many more.

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August 2nd The BrassRoots Movement brings the essence of New Orleans brass band styles—from traditional jazz of the early twentieth century to the funky, get down styles of today’s funkiest brass bands and brings it to Portland. And to add to the festivities, Mysti Krewe of Nimbus will be joining the party for an evening of carnival-themed fun!

DIRTY REVIVAL August 23rd Led by the soulful vocals of Sarah Clarke, this dynamic, seven-piece soul outfit shines on stage, and defines influences from funk-and soul-infused icons of the past. The band is made up of a diverse group of musicians, all of whom bring a unique vibe that, when combined, creates a meaningful, soulful and passionate sound.ingful, soulful and passionate sound

MZ. ETTA’S WORLD FEATURING ARIETTA WARD August 9th Local powerhouse vocalist Arietta Ward has assembled some of the finest musical artisans to help her spread Soul, funk and positivity to the masses. With high energy, humor and passion, the unique sound experience of Mz. Etta’s World will surely have you wanting more.

LIFE DURING WARTIME August 30th For Life During Wartime, every performance matters. It’s that mantra that keeps them delivering on the outlandish energy of a Talking Heads performance. Audiences keep coming back, not only for their exuberant interpretations of legendary Talking Heads hits like Burning Down the House, and Psycho Killer, but also for the improvisational, and random experience they deliver at every one of their shows.

PAUL CREIGHTON PROJECT August 16th The Paul Creighton Project (or PCP for short) unites Portland’s finest jazz and soul players, evoking sounds in the vein of Steely Dan and Stevie Wonder. Blending soul-infused covers and original music, the PCP brings you an evening of incredible players delivering funky, bootyshaking jams.

KAHULANUI September 6th Throughout Hawai‘i in the 1920s and 1930s, one could find orchestras playing Hawaiian Swing and the house would be jumping. Kahulanui borrowed from these influences and performs classic Hawaiian songs in a syncopated style making Hawaiian Swing vibrant and alive in Hawai‘i today. The nine-piece band brings their inspired performance to Music on Main for our season finale.

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Our goal is to provide a welcoming atmosphere to all, through an enjoyable night out at our theatres, and nobody is in a better place to facilitate that than our box office staff. As a part time job, most of the box office staff also work in other fields or attend school when they aren’t working at the Portland’5 box office. It is the excitement of working in the performing arts industry and the variety of shows we get to experience that keeps our staff members here. In fact, five of our staff members each has 25 years of experience working in the box office.

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Our box office staff is a diverse group of students and professionals. One thing that unifies them is our commitment to delivering excellent customer service to our patrons. This often means going that extra mile, whether it’s by handing out dog treats for our customers’ four-legged companions, helping navigate the sometimes-confusing world of online ticketing, or providing info on what else to do in the neighborhood, in the case of one of our favorite bits of customer feedback:

We value the trust you place in us with your time and discretionary spending. We love to see familiar faces returning to our windows to purchase more tickets. We truly appreciate your kind words and commitment to the arts, and we hope to see you soon!

“I fire a note asking for (order) confirmation through the web and also ask for any suggestions on possible places to grab a bite and a drink beforehand. The clouds parted from above, and lo did an angel descend called Louise McDonald who not only wrote back via email but ALSO called my cell.”

Our box office is open 10am–5pm Monday through Saturday at 1111 SW Broadway for walk-in sales and at the venue box office two hours prior to show time for show sales.

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WELCOME TO PORTLAND’5 Whether coming to your first event in our theatres or a regular audience member, welcome to Portland’5! We strive to provide you with a positive memorable experience every time. Our staff and volunteers are trained to provide guests with outstanding customer service—as well as safety and security—at every performance. TICKETS? Always visit WWW.PORTLAND5.COM for a list of performances and authorized ticket purchase sites. Portland’5 Presents events are sold exclusively on our website, by phone on the Portland’5 Ticket Line 1-800-273-1530, or in person at the Portland’5 Box Office, 1111 SW Broadway at Main St; Mon–Sat, 10am–5pm and two hours before curtain at the performance theatre. SPECIAL NEEDS OR A CHANGE IN PLANS? Call us in advance at 503-248-4335, and we can make arrangements to suit your particular need or situation.

HANDS UP Produced by the August Wilson Red Door Project

“Hands Up is transformative!”

October 2, 2017 • 7:30pm WINNINGSTAD THEATRE

Hands Up, a series of seven monologues written by six black men and one black woman, is a reflection of the diverse reactions that emerged in the black community post-Ferguson. Yes, they are stories of pain, but more profoundly, they are stories of remarkable resilience. Director Kevin Jones has chosen to focus on the power in that resilience. As a community, though we must be cognizant of injustice and aware of victimization, that is not what will help us to heal. What helps any individual (or group) to grow and thrive, is being connected to their strengths, gifts, and the ability to emerge from whatever life puts on their path. It’s what builds the capacity to see one’s value—and act accordingly. There’s obviously no single path, except the path that connects us to our wholeness, potential, and humanity. FREE The August Wilson Red Door Project is a nonprofit organization committed to changing the racial ecology of Portland through the arts. For more information, and to donate, please visit: reddoorproject.org.

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USHERS, ticket takers, checkroom attendants and elevator operators are seasoned pros—with a wealth of knowledge about guest amenities, our historic buildings, and event information. If you need assistance during the show, please alert the nearest usher. CONCESSIONS AND CATERING are provided by pacificwild—with a wide variety of delectable options for food and beverages. Many performances allow you to take your beverage inside the seating area. Cheers! DIRECTIONS, PARKING, AND WHERE TO STAY? Please visit www.portland5.com.

“It is breathtaking. It will change your life.”

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WHAT TO WEAR? There are no set rules for attire when attending a performance. Some people dress for a night out, while others prefer a casual look. Each event is different, so plan accordingly. Ultimately, it’s all about the performance—enjoy!

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VOLUNTEERS

Each season, the Portland’5 volunteer corps of 600 dedicated people provides an astounding 40,000+ hours of service at more than 7900 shifts. They serve as ushers in the 3 smaller theatres, greeters at the Keller Auditorium and Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, as gift shop attendants, tour guides, and as office assistants on the reception desk. For these front line positions, volunteers receive extensive training—in customer service, safety and emergency procedures, ticket reading. Their generosity of time and talent help keep costs down for Portland’5 and its arts organizations. Thank you, Portland’5 volunteers! To learn more about becoming a Portland’5 volunteer, visit www.portland5.com/volunteer or call 503.274.6552

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DISCOVERING A WORLD OF DANCE FOR 20 YEARS

DANCE SERIES

COMPLEXIONS Oct. 5-7 PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY Oct. 12-14 MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP Feb. 21 JESSICA LANG DANCE Mar. 8-10 STEPHEN PETRONIO COMPANY Apr. 5-7 BALLET HISPÁNICO May 16

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PORTLAND SIGN RENOVATION You may have noticed something missing from the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall at Broadway and Main. Not to worry, the iconic “Portland” sign is undergoing some much-needed renovations.

DANCENORTH AUSTRALIA Oct. 26-28 L-E-V Israel Nov. 16-18 RENNIE HARRIS PURE MOVEMENT Jan. 25-27 URBAN BUSH WOMEN Mar. 1-3

On May 2, 2017 members of Bellevue, Washington-based Tube Art Group began carefully removing the 33-year-old sign in segments.

EXCLUSIVE EVENTS

The 65-foot-high “Portland” sign first went up in 1928, when it was opened as the Portland Publix Theatre. In 1930, the sign was changed to say “Paramount,” as the theatre was contracted with that studio to show Paramount films. When the theatre opened as the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in 1984, the sign was changed back to say “Portland.” When the renovation work is finished, the sign will have its corroded steel shell replaced with more lightweight aluminum, new neon letters, updated light fixtures, and a new coat of weather- and UV-resistant paint, which will keep the sign safe from Portland weather for years to come. Renovations on the sign are expected to be completed in the summer of 2017. The $500,000 project is being funded by Portland’5 Centers for the Arts’ capital fund. Learn more about the Portland sign and renovation project: www.portland5.com/signrenovations

WATCH A VIDEO OF THE REMOVAL PROCESS ON INSTAGRAM

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COMPANIA JESÚS CARMONA Spain Mar. 14 ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER

CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS BY JAKE HANNA

“The Portland sign has been a landmark for three decades, and is a fitting tribute to the original sign that hung on the Paramount Theatre before 1984,” said Robyn Williams, executive director of Portland’5 Centers for the Arts. “We look forward to unveiling the renovated sign this summer.”

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.

Apr. 24-25

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Rachael McLaren and Daniel Harder Photo by Andrew Eccles

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FREE TOURS! Explore the magic of live performance with a free one-hour tour of our venues.

All of our buildings are equipped with the following »»

Accessible entrances and elevators

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Reserved accessible seating for patrons using wheelchairs and their companion(s)

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Wheelchair accessible restrooms

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Curbside drop-off zones

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Courtesy wheelchairs

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Designated accessible parking available on a firstcome, first-served basis

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Assistive listening devices

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Sign language interpretation and open captioning for select events

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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.

Get an up-close look at the iconic Portland sign, witness the beauty of the historic Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, learn about the spectral light dome high above the atrium lobby, and more! Tours begin in the lobby of the Antoinette Hatfield Hall and are appropriate for all ages. Visit portland5.com for more information.

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VENUE INFORMATION

PORTLAND’5 MAIN BOX OFFICE Antoinette Hatfield Hall (Newmark Theatre, Winningstad Theatre, and Brunish Theatre)

KELLER AUDITORIUM

ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL

222 SW Clay St

1037 SW Broadway Ave

Portland, OR 97201

Portland, OR 97205

800.273.1530

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.

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 TITLE

DATE

LYLE LOVETT AND HIS LARGE BAND

MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017

7:30PM

IDINA MENZEL

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017

8:00PM

LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017

8:00PM

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: VIEW FROM ABOVE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017

7:30PM

HANDS UP

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017

7:30PM

AMERICAN BRASS QUINTET

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017

7:30PM

KAKI KING

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017

7:30PM

SIMPLY THREE

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

7:30PM

ONE WOMAN SEX & THE CITY

OCTOBER 20–22, 2017

VARIOUS

HUDSON

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017

7:30PM

DRACULA: FEATURING PHILIP GLASS AND KRONOS QUARTET

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017

7:30PM

LAS MIGAS

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017

7:30PM

HIP HOP NUTCRACKER

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017

8:00PM

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: CORAL KINGDOMS & EMPIRES OF ICE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017

7:30PM

BELA FLECK AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017

7:30PM

JANE LYNCH – SWINGING LITTLE CHRISTMAS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017

7:30PM

LIL’ BUCK AND JON BOOGZ: LOVE HEALS ALL WOUNDS

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018

7:30PM

CARPE DIEM STRING QUARTET

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018

7:30PM

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: RHINOS, RICKSHAWS, & REVOLUTIONS

MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018

7:30PM

LATE NITE CATECHISM: SISTER ROLLS THE DICE!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26–28, 2018

VARIOUS

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: BETWEEN RIVER & RIM HIKING THE GRAND CANYON

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018

7:30PM

MIRO QUARTET WITH JEFFREY KAHANE

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018

7:30PM

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: PINK BOOTS & A MACHETE

MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2018

7:30PM

RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES

APRIL 17–18, 2018

7:30PM

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PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS WITH CONFIDENCE! At Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, we want to do everything we can to ensure our patrons have a great experience at our theaters and receive the best seat locations at the best prices. When purchasing tickets, we ask that you please beware of any ticket broker websites or scalpers claiming to sell Portland’5 tickets. Tickets to all Portland’5 performances are available exclusively through the Portland’5 Centers for the Arts Box Office or online at www.portland5.com, which is hosted through TicketsWest. You can also find tickets to our resident and presenting company performances by visiting our website or calling our box office. If you have any questions about whether a ticket website is legitimate, or want to check prices, please call us at 503.248.4335 and we will be happy to assist you.


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