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ELE NA PA RD O

A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Welcome to the second full season of Portland’5 Presents!

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Lila Downs

The 2016–2017 season will see the return and expansion of some of our programming, including a concert series with Chamber Music Northwest, five National Geographic Live lectures, and the return of Shaping Sound with a brand-new visual expression of sound through dance. New shows include the interactive play Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, Regional Mexican super group Los Tigres del Norte, GRAMMY® Award-winning sextet Eighth Blackbird, and our most diverse Music on Main lineup ever! If you attended our performances last season, we thank you for your support. If this is your first time with us, welcome. We look forward to seeing you at the theater!

STEVE WINTER

Highlights include a concert with beloved Americana artists Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, a series of inspirational National Geographic Live lectures, and an evening of games with The Price is Right Live. We partnered with Chamber Music Northwest to bring top-tier classical artists to our venues and collaborated with PDX Jazz to present Grammy-award winning artists Spanish Harlem Orchestra and Tiempo Libre.

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In 2016, we launched our Educational Outreach Program bringing nearly 5,000 students to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall for no-cost performances by Mariachi Sol de Mexico and Black Violin, and reaching nearly 1,000 students with in-school performances. This season, we’ll offer even more performances featuring Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and the return of Black Violin.

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Shaping Sound

Branford Marsalis Quartet with Special Guest 20 Kurt Elling

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Before we dive into the year ahead, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on some of our favorite moments from last year’s inaugural season.

WHAT’S INSIDE 4 Classical 12 Music on Main 14 Concerts

Avi Avital and the Dover Quartet

24 Film 26 National Geographic Live 30 Theater & Comedy 34 Dance

39 Educational Outreach Program 40 Free Events

Robyn Williams Executive Director

42 Venue Information 46 Calendar

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CLASSICAL

EMERSON STRING QUARTET

AKROPOLIS REED QUINTET

Sat, October 1 • 7:30pm

Sat, October 8 • 7:30pm

NEWMARK THEATRE

WINNINGSTAD THEATRE

Presented in partnership with Chamber Music Northwest

Presented in partnership with Chamber Music Northwest

One of the most acclaimed ensembles in the world, the Emerson String Quartet has won nine GRAMMY® Awards, three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, and more with their unparalleled virtuosity and are hailed as “one of the most impressive of American string quartets” by The New York Times. Chamber Music Northwest and Portland’5 Centers for the Arts join forces to present the Emerson String Quartet and an evening of music by Eastern European masters. Featuring Dvorák’s String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 10 in A-flat Major, and Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 3 in E-flat Minor, this concert will showcase the vibrant quartet.

The stunning young Akropolis Reed Quintet combines both contemporary and traditional music for an outstanding concert of music spanning the course of four centuries. Founded in 2009, the Akropolis is the first ever wind ensemble to win the prestigious Fischoff Gold Medal, and are helping to expand the genre of reed quintet music by commissioning more than 25 works to date. Chamber Music Northwest and Portland’5 Centers for the Arts present their unique “Under the Influence,” which weaves a rich tapestry of sound exploring how contemporary influences have inspired works through the ages. Their program will include Gershwin’s delightful An American in Paris and other new takes on works by Ton Ter Doest, Baroque composer Rameau and more—all as you’ve never heard them before.

$30–$50

$30–$50

“... with musicians like this there must be some hope for humanity.” –The Times (London)

“The quintet plays with imagination, infallible musicality, and huge vitality.” –Fanfare Magazine

*Ticket prices do not include service fees.

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EDGAR MEYER AND THE DOVER QUARTET Fri, October 28 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE

CALIDORE STRING QUARTET

Presented in partnership with Chamber Music Northwest

Thurs, November 10 • 7:30pm

The incomparable GRAMMY Award-winner, internationally renowned composer, and bassist Edgar Meyer returns to Portland with the acclaimed Dover Quartet. Meyer has been lauded as “the most remarkable virtuoso” in the history of the bass, and his past collaborations with Chris Thile, Yo-Yo Ma, James Taylor, and Goat Rodeo have spanned every imaginable genre of music. The dynamic Dover Quartet, previous CMNW Protégé Project artists, have been called “the young American string quartet of the moment.” Don’t miss out on this incredible concert featuring works by Mozart, Dvorák, and M eye r himself. These five musicians will astound you with their incredible mastery of the music! ®

WINNINGSTAD THEATRE Presented in partnership with Chamber Music Northwest

Hailed as “the epitome of confidence and finesse” by Gramophone Magazine, the young Calidore String Quartet has established an international reputation for its passionate performances. Calidore has won grand prizes in virtually all of the major U.S. chamber music competitions, and aims to present performances that share the passion and joy of the string quartet chamber music repertoire. Chamber Music Northwest and Portland’5 Centers for the Arts are proud to present this amazing young string quartet performing works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, and a piece written specifically for them by GRAMMY® Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw.

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THE DOVER QUARTET

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AVI AVITAL AND THE DOVER QUARTET Wed, February 15 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE Presented in partnership with Chamber Music Northwest

Hailed by The New York Times for his “exquisitely sensitive playing” and “stunning agility,” GRAMMY® nominated mandolinist Avi Avital is one of the world’s most exciting and adventurous musicians. Acclaimed by The Wall Street Journal for its “masterly nuanced... gutsy and earthy sound,” the remarkable Dover Quartet join forces with Avital to perform a diverse array of music including a pieces by Georgian composer Tsintsadze, J. S. Bach, and contemporary composer David Bruce in this rousing concert. Don’t miss these incredible young musicians who are building a fresh legacy for the mandolin and string quartet through virtuosic performance in a range of genres. You will be amazed by everything the mandolin and string quartet can do! $30–$50 PORTLAND5.COM

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OREGON SYMPHONY PRESENTS 2016/17 Renée Fleming

Boyz II Men

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016, 7:30 PM

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2016, 7:30 PM

The Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China

Il Divo: Amor & Pasión FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016, 7:30 PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016, 7:30 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2016, 4 PM

Gospel Christmas

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016, 7:30 PM

Renée Fleming

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016, 7:30 PM

It’s a Wonderful Life

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016, 7:30 PM

Boyz II Men

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2016, 3 PM & 7 PM

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016, 7:30 PM

Il Divo

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses – Master Quest THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016, 7:30 PM

The Music of David Bowie WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2016, 7:30 PM

Storm Large

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016, 7:30 PM

John Cleese

Comfort and Joy: A Classical Christmas FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2016, 7:30 PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2016, 7:30 PM

Ode to Joy: New Year’s Celebration SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2017, 7:30 PM

Nadja and the Four Seasons TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017, 7:30 PM

A Storm Large Valentine THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 7:30 PM

Itzhak Perlman Recital

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016, 7:30 PM

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017, 7:30 PM

The Capitol Steps

John Cleese

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016, 7:30 PM

SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017, 2 PM

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Gil Shaham

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ANGEL ROMERO WITH ELIOT FISK Fri, November 18 • 7:30pm

PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS

NEWMARK THEATRE Presented in partnership with Portland Classic Guitar

Fri, January 20 • 7:30pm 2016 -2017 William Jenks - Artistic Director

World-renowned classical guitarists and frequent collaborators Angel Romero and Eliot Fisk come together for one incredible performance. Hailed for his superior artistry as the Spanish maestro of the guitar, Angel Romero’s eminence in the music world as soloist and conductor is heralded by audiences and critics alike. One of the most sought-after musicians of his generation, Angel Romero has appeared in the major cultural centers throughout the world including those of London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Madrid, Munich, Zurich, Chicago, Los Angles and New York, among others. Regardless of his role on stage, his driving intensity and flawless control mark him as a true master of the arts. Guitarist Eliot Fisk is known worldwide as a charismatic performer famed for his adventurous and virtuosic repertoire. He is also celebrated for his willingness to take art music into unusual venues (schools, senior centers, and even logging camps and prisons!). After nearly 50 years before the public he remains as his mentor Andres Segovia once wrote, “at the top line of our artistic world.” $30–$35

Knighted by his native Spain for his extraordinary international musical career, Angel Romero “plays with such grace and elegance it’s almost as though he’s dancing tango with his guitar.” –Guitar World American Eliot Fisk, “a master classical guitarist in his prime” Seen and Heard International, “plays guitar with energy, intensity and precision” and “a fine balance of focused introspection and incendiary virtuosity.” –The New York Times

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NEWMARK THEATRE Presented in partnership with Portland Classic Guitar

2016 -2017 William Jenks - Artistic Director

The soul of the Spanish guitar runs in Pablo Villegas’s blood. Born and raised in La Rioja, Spain—the country with unique and deep ties to his chosen instrument—Villegas is known for a sound so rich and full that it does not need amplification, and distinguished by performances as charismatic as they are intimate. With his singing tone and consummate technique, his interpretations conjure the passion, playfulness, and drama of his homeland’s rich musical heritage, routinely drawing comparisons with such legendary exponents of his instrument as Andrés Segovia. At just 15 he won the Andrés Segovia Award, launching a succession of international wins that include Gold Medal at the inaugural Christopher Parkening International Guitar Competition. The first guitarist to win El Ojo Crítico, Spain’s top classical music honor, Villegas also became the youngest of his generation to appear with the New York Philharmonic, in an auspicious debut under the late Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos at Avery Fisher Hall. He has since performed for both the Dalai Lama and the Spanish royal family, and it was he who gave the world premiere of Rounds, the first composition for guitar by five-time Academy Award-winner John Williams. A born communicator, the guitarist explains: “Music is a social tool, and opening people’s hearts, and helping them connect to the inner life of the emotions, is my mission.” $30–$50

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LOS ROMEROS WITH ANGEL ROMERO Fri, March 10 • 7:30pm ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL Presented in partnership with Portland Classic Guitar

2016 -2017 William Jenks - Artistic Director

Over half a century after walking onto the world stage as the first classical guitar quartet, The Romeros continue to be a veritable institution in the world of classical music, dazzling countless audiences and winning the raves of reviewers worldwide. Known to millions as “The Royal Family of the Guitar,” the Romeros were founded by the legendary Celedonio Romero with his sons Celin, Pepe and Angel in 1958. Today, the quartet consists of the second (Celin & Pepe) and third generations (Lito & Celino). To have so many virtuosi of the same instrument in one family is unique in the world of musical performance, and in the realm of the classical guitar it is absolutely without precedent. “Collectively, they are the only classical guitar quartet of real stature in the world today; in fact, they virtually invented the format,” praised The New York Times in an extensive feature article. “One of the enduring mysteries of musical talent is how skills seem to flow genetically from musical parent to musical child. In the Romero family the flow has been swift and unimpeded. The virtuosity of the four Romeros was uniformly solid and finely considered, as if these techniques had derived from a single mold.” Celebrating their fifty-fifth anniversary, the season will include tours in Asia, Europe, South America and the United States. The Romeros will also be presenting special concerts and festivals in memory of the 100th anniversary of patriarch Celedonio Romero. As the family says, “the spirit of the quartet is him; all our concerts now pay homage to him.” $20–$50

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EIGHTH BLACKBIRD WITH BONNIE “PRINCE” BILLY Wed, May 3 • 7:30pm ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL

The centerpiece of the program by four-time GRAMMY® Award winning sextet Eighth Blackbird is Murder Ballades, a work by composer Bryce Dessner. Best known as the guitarist for the indie rock band The National, he writes that “when Eighth Blackbird asked me for a piece, I immediately knew what to do: let great American folk music inspire a great American new music ensemble. The ‘murder ballad’ has its roots in a European tradition, in which grisly details of bloody homicides are recounted through song. When this tradition came to America, it developed its own vernacular, with stories and songs being told and retold over the generations. In Murder Ballades I reexamine several of these old songs, allowing them to inspire my own music.” The music of singer-songwriter Will Oldham, aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy, has been linked to Americana, folk, roots, country, punk, and indie rock, and Will himself has been described as an “Appalachian post-punk solipsist” with a voice that is “a fragile sort of warble frittering around haunted melodies in the American folk or country tradition.” He joins the ‘birds once again to perform a set of original songs, along with Frederic Rzewski’s iconic Coming Together a touchstone piece of classical music’s young, underground, independently minded set. The text for this piece is taken directly from a letter written by Attica Prison inmate Sam Melville in 1971, only months before the riots which he helped organized and that led to his death, and trace a descent from self control into madness.

“Their ability to synchronize in absolute lockstep was, in a word, amazing.” –Chicago Tribune

“The sextet Eighth Blackbird is simply the most exciting force for new music on the concert stage today.” –Cincinnati.com

$26–$36

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LOGAN BRILL

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!

EYELIDS

July 13

JULY 27

GARCIA BIRTHDAY BAND

AUGUST 10

THE YACHTSMEN AUGUST 17

MARY FLOWER AND THE BBQ BOYS AUGUST 24

RED BARAAT AUGUST 31

REDRAY FRAZIER AND MIC CRENSHAW SEPTEMBER 7

PEPE AND THE BOTTLE BLONDES

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KATHRYN CLAIRE AND BIG BRIDGES

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The ecstatic thump, rumble, and sheer brilliance of Coastal Columbia rhythms collide with the psychedelic guitar exploration of the Peruvian rainforest to create electrifyingly infectious ‘50s, ‘60s, & ‘70s cumbias. Orquestra Pacifico Tropical brings the house down, inspiring crowds in the clubs and forests of the Pacific Northwest into a blistering dance frenzy.

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Music on Main is back for its 11th year and better than ever!

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After turning heads with her explosive performance at the 2015 Stagecoach Festival, modern country star Logan Brill sailed onto Rolling Stone’s list of Top 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know. With strong country roots and an influence of blues, folk, and rock, this Nashville native is one contemporary country star you won’t want to miss.

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KATHRYN CLAIRE AND BIG BRIDGES

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Kathryn Claire exhibits a luscious style that seems all her own, blending traditional folk style and contemporary acoustic guitar with charisma and grace into soulful melodies. In collaboration with Big Bridges, the brainchild of Japanese rock guitarist Takashi O’hashi, Claire joins a host of Portland musicians to create a collection of songs carrying a thematic thread of international travel and relocation that echoes the cross-cultural nature of the band.

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JULY 27

GARCIA BIRTHDAY BAND 4 Garcia Birthday Band’s veteran musicians bring solid chops, tight arrangements, and fine harmonies to celebrate the vast repertoire of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. Always sure to raise the roof and keep the dance floor rockin’, hoppin’, and shakin’, Garcia Birthday Band brings to life the good ole’ vibes that were contagious ‘on tour’ back in the day!

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Red Baraat is a pioneering eight-piece band from Brooklyn, New York that merges hard driving North Indian Bhangra with elements of go-go, rock, and jazz. Fueled by three master rhythm makers, the muscle of horns, a raucous guitar and a booming sousaphone, it’s no wonder NPR famously dubbed Red Barrat “the best party band in years.”

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August 31

Portland super group Eyelids have soared to the top of the Pacific Northwest music scene, earning a spot in Willamette Week’s list of Best New Bands in 2015 and 2016 and featured on NPR’s Songs We Love with their hit “Psych #1”. Eyelids’ psych-pop stylings feature sparkling guitars and aching harmonies in tunes that are seriously catchy, haunting, and uniquely their own.

Performing individual sets and as a duo, Redray Frazier and Mic Crenshaw come to the stage for an unforgettable evening of soul meets hip-hop. Frazier delivers a seamless flow of rock, folk, and blues style in one unique sound that ignites the spirit, while Crenshaw effortlessly spits rhymes over a menagerie of horns, drums, and keys in a collective of juicy jams and skillful rhymes.

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EYELIDS

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Jazzy, funky, and vocally lush, The Yachtsmen embody the kind of laidback, hedonistic “lifestyle music” that lends itself to balmy happy hours on the beach. The Yachtsmen put their own unique stamp on 70’s “yacht rock” with danceable, club-rocking music and high-energy renditions of classic songs, perfect for an evening of spirited and well-meaning hedonism. August 17

MARY FLOWER AND THE BBQ BOYS 7 When award-winning fingerpicking guitarist, singer, and songwriter Mary Flower teams up with the joyous and upbeat blues stylings of the BBQ Boys, the perfect blend of jug band and swing is born. Flower’s honeyand-whiskey voice provides an ideal melodic accompaniment to the eclectic arrangements of the BBQ Boys for a toe-tapping and partner-swinging good time.

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Echoing the indulgence of 1950’s nightclub chic, Pepe and the Bottle Blondes is an eclectic, ‘Copacabana style’ ensemble of saxophones, congas and percussion, trumpets, and three-part harmonies. A visually arresting performance, Pepe and the Bottle Blondes blends dance, opera, and musical theatre with original songwriting and comedic wit to deliver a fresh and innovative performance not to be missed.

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DAVID BENOIT Fri, July 15 • 7:30pm WINNINGSTAD THEATRE

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Since launching his recording career in 1977, David Benoit’s expansive career as a contemporary jazz pianist and composer has included over 25 solo recordings. His ’80s releases This Side Up, Freedom at Midnight and the GRAMMY®-nominated Every Step of the Way are considered influential genre classics. Among his other GRAMMY® nominations are those for Best Instrumental Composition (for Dad’s Room, from 1999’s Professional Dreamer ) and Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance (for the GRP All-Star Big Band). His prolific output since 2000 includes several prominent Charlie Brown related projects (including Here’s To You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years and the star-studded 40 Years: A Charlie Brown Christmas) that reflect his lifelong passion for the music of original Peanuts composer Vince Guaraldi and solidify Benoit’s role as his musical heir. Benoit has also released the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charting albums Fuzzy Logic, Right Here, Right Now, Full Circle and Heroes, which paid homage to the pianist’s top jazz and pop influences. $30 & $35 *Ticket prices do not include fees.

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LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE Fri, August 19 • 8:00pm ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL

Los Tigres del Norte is a renowned norteño-band started by Jorge Hernández, his brothers, and a cousin. They began recording after moving to San Jose, California in the late 1960’s. They have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and were named as one of “The 30 Most Influential Latin Artists of All Time” by Billboard Magazine. In the diverse world of Latin music, there is the Regional Mexican genre 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.” The group has received countless Platinum records and numerous awards—including multiple 7 GRAMMY® and 7 LATIN GRAMMYS®, the Latin Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and The Hispanic Heritage “Legends” Award at The Kennedy Center. Milestones for the band in recent years have included headlining Mexico’s historic bicentennial celebration; the release of the first MTV Unplugged album dedicated to the Regional Mexican genre, “MTV Unplugged: Los Tigres del Norte & Friends,” headlining the Camino Americano Immigration March and Concert at the National Mall in Washington D.C., and inclusion in People en Espanol’s 2015 list of the world’s ‘most influential’ Latino figures. They have also donated performances for the USO, to entertain military personnel overseas.Even after an unrivaled four-decade career, Los Tigres continues to be at the forefront of Latin music popularity. $35–$85

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CONCERTS

BEBEL GILBERTO DUO

SIMPLY THREE

Fri, September 30 • 7:30pm

Sun, October 9 • 7:30pm

WINNINGSTAD THEATRE

NEWMARK THEATRE

World-renowned singer-songwriter Bebel Gilberto, who has earned multiple GRAMMY® nominations over the course of her career, has captivated fans and earned media acclaim worldwide with her trademark electronic bossa nova, taking over clubs around the world and positioning Bebel as one of the top-selling Brazilian artists in the U.S. since the ‘60s. Gilberto’s penchant for sonically transporting listeners to Brazil, with bright, incandescent bossa nova-infused melodies, lyrics about love, and a lilting performance style has earned her raves for her live performances.

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.

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“Bebel Gilberto has taken on traditional bossa nova rhythms and infused it with her trademark alluring vocals to create a hypnotic new sound.” –NPR “Atmosphere is everything to this music, and it’s an atmosphere that creates a cozy realm between the retro and the fashionable, and between Brazil and international clubland.” –The New York Times

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. $25–$35

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MARIACHI VARGAS DE TECALITLÁN Fri, October 28 • 8:00pm ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL

It is no mistake that Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán is esteemed as the foremost mariachi orchestra in the world. Five generations of talented and dedicated mariachi musicians are responsible for the creation of a uniquely Mexican national sound, upwards of 200 film features, and many priceless recordings. Each Mariachi Vargas performance is an unforgettable experience; a standalone snapshot of Mexican musical history and a lens into the celebratory traditions of the country. Founded in 1898, Mariachi Vargas emerged as one of the most celebrated mariachi groups, acquiring both national and international success. The group has proudly held the title of “World’s Best Mariachi” since the 1950s, and works year after year to develop a sound even more lush and iconic that that of the previous generation. Music-lovers and thrill-seekers alike find Mariachi Vargas’ performances to be pleasurably virtuosic, with impressively well-crafted orchestration and the chops of a group that has played together for a lifetime. Currently, Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlán continues to record and tour internationally. Mariachi aficionados agree that each Mariach Vargas tour captures an historic moment best experienced with all of the gusto of a live, en concierto setting. It is in this setting that life is given to the impressive array of instruments in the orchestra, from vihuelas and guitarróns and violins and harps. Mariachi Vargas’ historic instruments and modernized performance are great reasons to dedicate a night of celebration and gaiety to a contemporary rendering of traditional Mexican folk music. $25–$85

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HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE Wed, November 16 • 7:30pm

“Trafficking in a free-flowin g blend of jazz, hip-hop and Afrobeat, the group can resemble the world’s funkiest marching band one minute, an unhinged New Orleans funeral proces sion the next. ” –Los Angeles Times

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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are seven brothers from the south side of Chicago who come from an extraordinary musical family. The band freely mix the brass band tradition with generous doses of hip hop, soul and funk, creating an intoxicating and boisterous blend that is just barely contained on their newest release Fly: The Customs Prelude. They have toured throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America playing with everyone from Prince, Mos Def, Mick Jones (The Clash) and Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz). They’ve performed Coachella, WOMAD AU, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall. The documentary film Brothers Hypnotic, explores their music, work ethic, life and experience of being raised by their jazz legend father Phil Cohran. After screening in major cities and festivals, it aired on PBS. Their song, “War” was featured in the blockbuster hit movie, The Hunger Games. $24–$34

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WINDHAM HILL WINTER SOLSTICE 30TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT Mon, December 12 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE

Celebrate the winter solstice and its warm traditions with a concert of original and traditional acoustic music drawn from the multi-platinum selling Winter Solstice series as well as their many solo releases. Windham Hill founder and GRAMMY®-winning guitarist, Will Ackerman, and GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer, fiddler, pianist, and songwriter Barbara Higbie, and the GRAMMY®-nominated guitarist and composer Alex de Grassi come together to lead joyous holiday concerts. William Ackerman founded Windham Hill Records in Palo Alto in 1975. The label’s audiophile recordings were a run-away success with critics and audiences alike. Musicians including Michael Hedges, George Winston, Will Ackerman, Alex de Grassi, Barbara Higbie and Darol Anger and their group Montreux, Liz Story, Mark Isham, and Tuck and Patty quickly became internationally recognized. The name “Windham Hill” became synonymous with the best in acoustic music in the 1980s and 90s. Windham Hill’s 10 Winter Solstice compilation recordings, selling in the many millions, “changed people’s conceptions of seasonal music” (John Diliberto, Echoes radio show host). The Winter Solstice Concerts bring the music of Windham Hill full circle, 40 years after it was originally conceived on the Stanford campus. $28–$38

THE HOT SARDINES Tues, January 17 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE

Quality is timeless. Just ask The Hot Sardines. In the talented hands of the New York-based ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice. Bandleader Evan “Bibs” Palazzo and lead singer “Miz Elizabeth” Bougerol met in 2007 after they both answered a Craigslist ad about a jazz jam session above a Manhattan noodle shop. “We found ourselves in the perfect place at the perfect time,” says Evan. “As we explored this 100 year-old jazz, we began to look at it as a journey forward, not so much as a look back. This is music for today, not a museum piece.” Indeed, “People Will Say We’re In Love” from the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! gets reinvented as a tart tango. Jazz standard “Comes Love” starts as a minuet before vocalist Elizabeth, singing in her native French, conjures up spirits from the roaring ‘20s. The Hot Sardines even upend Robert Palmer’s 1985 classic “Addicted To Love” with Elizabeth’s cool vocals and hot horn arrangements. In the hot jazz movement, The Hot Sardines stand apart for the innovation, verve and sheer joy they bring to music, both new and old. “It’s a really cool time to be making music,” Elizabeth says. “Especially if you’re making music that started its life 100 years ago.” $35.50–$40.50 “One of the best jazz bands in NY today.” –Forbes

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BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST KURT ELLING Thurs, February 16 • 7:30pm

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NEWMARK THEATRE Presented in partnership with Portland Jazz Festival

The Branford Marsalis Quartet will be joined by guest-vocalist Kurt Elling in a singular collaboration of musical forces. The tight-knit working band featuring Marsalis on saxophones, Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Justin Faulkner on drums rarely invites other musicians into the folds of their nearly telepathically cohesive unit, and Elling’s deep jazz vocabulary, technical versatility, and outstanding intonation will enable the band to perform a variety of material in new ways.

“Saxophonist Marsalis leads one of the most cohesive, inte nse small jazz ensembl es on the scene today… .” –Charles J. G ans, Associated Pr ess

Energized by the artistic promise of this collaboration, the band members have all contributed new arrangements to perform with this special line-up and will be looking beyond the Great American Songbook. Although following the format of a standard jazz quartet with vocals, the collaboration between jazz’s most intense band and one of jazz’s foremost singer should prove to be anything but standard. $49.50–$69.50 *Ticket prices do not include service fees.

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MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS! Our office assistants are a strong group! Overall, we have twenty one volunteers in the office assistant role, fifteen of whom have permanent rotating positions.

AT THE FRONT LINES OF PORTLAND’5 You’ve already purchased a pair of great seats to a performance at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Your tickets are in your inbox or in your hand, and you’re just waiting for the date of the show. But you still have some questions. Questions like:

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What time do the doors open? What should I wear? Will there be any special restrictions on what I can bring inside? Who can I call to get answers to these questions?

Enter the volunteer office assistants at Portland’5! Our office volunteers are the front line of Portland’5, manning the post at our reception desk and answering over 1,000 phone calls each month ranging from “How do I buy tickets?” to “Is there an intermission?” In order to be an office assistant, volunteers must spend time as either an usher, gift shop staffer, or tour guide for at least six months before training for the office. Potential office assistants receive a training manual and then observe a shift to make sure the role is right for them. Once they are ready to move forward, our new assistants return two more times to answer phone calls under the guidance of an existing office volunteer. We’ve found that the best way for a new office volunteer to learn the ropes is to dive right in! But diving in doesn’t mean we expect our office assistants to know everything right away. We look for a good attitude and a willingness to learn, and the rest will follow. Over time, our office volunteers pick up a wide variety of knowledge about our theaters and programming. And our full-time staff members are always available to help our volunteers when they may not know an answer to something new!

“My office assistant volunteer job is the best of worlds because I get to help more people! I’m also an usher, a greeter, and a gift shop volunteer—all volunteer jobs I enjoy. But I help the most people when I am an office assistant.” –Elaine Lycan, volunteer for 23 years

“Working at the Front Desk is incredibly rewarding. Our patrons are so happy to talk to a real live human who will help them navigate our website, listen to their fervent desires to see a certain show and help them find any treasures they may have mislaid during the excitement of one of our presentations. Having participated in theater earlier in my life, I am particularly pleased to help new patrons gain access to all the performing arts. Helping create audiences ensures that theater will flourish!” –Sheila Koenig, volunteer for 2 years

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LILA DOWNS erican singer “The Mexican-Am ice, a conhas a stunning vo l vision ra tu fident multicul xtec Indian Mi r he grounded in roots.” es –Los Angeles Tim multiple “Ms. Downs has rborne nearai an m fro voices, a forthright falsetto down to emotive y, alto and a sultr contralto.” es –The New York Tim

Sun, April 2 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE

Lila Downs has one of the world’s most singular voices and innovative approaches to music. She is the daughter of a Mixtec Indian woman, Anastasia Sanchez, who ran away from her village at 15 to sing in Mexico City cantinas and a University of Minnesota professor Allen Downs, who saw her singing and fell in love. Lila grew up both in Minnesota and Oaxaca, and her music and vocal artistry has many influences, including the folk and ranchera music of Mexico and South America and American folk, jazz, blues and hip-hop. Many of her lyrics focus on issues relating to social justice, and often tell the stories of the workers who migrate from rural Mexico to work in the U.S. She studied classical voice and cultural anthropology at the University of Minnesota. $39–$69

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BLACK VIOLIN

CELEBRATE THEIR RETURN TO PORTLAND! Mon, April 3 • 7:30pm ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL Presented in partnership with Chamber Music Northwest

The opening and title track to Stereotypes, the major-label debut by Black Violin, serves as a mission statement for an ambitious and groundbreaking group. Wil Baptiste (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin) are a string duo from Florida with equal footing in the worlds of classical music and hip-hop. Though they have been playing together since high school, with Stereotypes, they take a great leap forward, from admirable rarities to significant innovators.

“Place hold “Our mantra has always been to engage the audience to look atethings r” from a different perspective,” says Kev. “At first, we leaned on the fact that we were –T different, heatemore rManthan ia on our technique—we wanted you to be confused. This time, we tried to keep our core message, but with more gravitas, more seriousness. Not just be crazy and different, but really step it up and be badass violinists.” “Wil and Kev’s DNA is all about shattering and breaking stereotypes,” says producer Eli Wolf, who has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Wynton Marsalis, and Elvis Costello. “We wanted the album to thread their sound through a kaleidoscope of styles, and bring out ways to break down categories and barriers into something multi-faceted and expansive.” With Stereotypes, Black Violin set out to achieve something more than just selling some records or gaining notoriety as a curiosity. “We want to really be something that young musicians aspire to,” says Kev. “For us, the violin is the vehicle for a bigger message, which is not to be afraid to be different.” $19.50–$39.50

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World Premiere

AMERICA’S FIRST FOODIE: THE INCREDIBLE LIFE OF JAMES BEARD Wed, February 22 • 7:00pm NEWMARK THEATRE Presented in partnership with Hollywood Theatre

Pacific Northwest film premiere! Food in the 21st century is much more than “meat and potatoes” and soup casseroles. Chefs achieve celebrity status regularly; recipes and exotic ingredients, once impossible to find, now are just a mouse click away; and major U.S. cities are better known for their gastronomy than their art galleries. Today’s American food movement can be traced back to one man: cookbook author, journalist, television celebrity and teacher James Beard. A champion of localism and sustainability long before those terms had entered the culinary vernacular; Beard appreciated what America had to bring to the table at a time of “all things French.” He introduced Julia Child to New York, boosting her place as a culinary grande dame. Child in turn once said, “I may have brought French cooking to America, but Jim brought American cooking to America.” His name graces the highest culinary honor in the American food world today: the James Beard Foundation Awards. While chefs all around the country aspire to win this “Culinary Oscar,” many of those same chefs know very little about the man behind the medal. Featuring interviews with culinary-world luminaries including Alice Waters, Wolfgang Puck, Ted Allen, Martha Stewart, Jacques Pépin, Ruth Reichl, Cathy Whims and Greg Higgins, this documentary chronicles a century of food through Beard’s life. Celebrity interviews, archival footage and whimsical animations combine in a rich recipe that reveals his impact, spirit and genius. Written and Directed by Elizabeth Federici. Produced by Elizabeth Federici and Kathleen Squires. A co-production of Federici Films and American Masters Pictures. Co-presented by Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, the Hollywood Theatre, the Portland EcoFilm Festival and festival founding sponsor, Chipotle Mexican Grill. $20 & $30 After Show VIP Party $30

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PORTLAND ARTS & LECTURES 2016/2017

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Dynamic events. Fascinating people. Captivating stories.

EXPLORING MARS Kobie Boykins, NASA Mechanical Engineer Fri, September 30 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE

NASA mechanical engineer Kobie Boykins is intimately involved with the planet Mars. As supervisor of the mobility and remote sensing teams for the rover Curiosity, Boykins has monitored headline-making studies, including proof of the former presence of water on Mars indicating that the red planet could have supported life. Join Boykins, winner of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal, as he shares his boundless enthusiasm for unraveling the mysteries of outer space and recounts the latest exciting chapter of Mars exploration. $20–$40 PHOTO COURTESY NASA_JPL-CALTECH

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A PHOTOGRAPHER’S LIFE OF LOVE AND WAR Lynsey Addario, Photojournalist Wed, October 26 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE

Why would anyone willingly plunge headfirst into the war-torn areas of Afghanistan, Darfur, or Libya? For photojournalist Lynsey Addario, the short, simple answer is also the title of her memoir: It’s What I Do. In focusing on humanitarian and human-rights issues, Lynsey has built her career on capturing powerful images in dangerous environments around the world. Despite death threats and kidnappings, she continues photographing pivotal subjects for National Geographic, The New York Times, and Time. Join the Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist as she chronicles her harrowing work and explains what drives her—despite having a family—to keep going back. Please note: This presentation contains graphic images suitable only for mature audiences.

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Dynamic events. Fascinating people. Captivating stories.

ON THE TRAIL OF BIG CATS: TIGERS, COUGARS, AND SNOW LEOPARDS Steve Winter, Wildlife Photographer Wed, November 9 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE

Hear about award-winning photographer Steve Winter’s journey to track elusive big cats from the Hollywood hills to the Himalaya. Go around the world in search of big cats with award-winning photographer Steve Winter. A determined explorer, Winter will lead you from Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist, to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow leopard. Follow him into the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive jaguar and to Hollywood in pursuit of the American cougar. He’ll share both dangerous and lighter moments: from getting stuck in quicksand to mishaps with remote-controlled cameras. Coauthor of the new National Geographic book Tigers Forever, Winter’s mission is to share the beauty of big cats while working to save them. $20–$40 PHOTO BY STEVE WINTER

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POINT OF NO RETURN Hilaree O’Neill, Mountaineer Wed, January 25 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE

In the fall of 2014, a National Geographic team set out on what they knew would be a harrowing journey to the summit of Burma’s Hkakabo Razi to determine if it is indeed Southeast Asia’s highest point. What they didn’t realize was that the greatest obstacle wouldn’t be their dwindling rations, or the grueling jungle hikes, or the life-threatening hypothermia. It was the force of conflicting personalities that threatened to unravel the entire endeavor. Leader Hilaree O’Neill recounts the tough decisions she had to make to keep the team together, accompanied by photographer Cory Richards’ dramatic stills and clips from Renan Ozturk’s searing documentary Down to Nothing. $20–$40 PHOTO BY CORY RICHARDS

THE MYSTERY OF OUR HUMAN STORY Lee Berger, Paleoanthropologist Fri, March 24 • 7:30pm NEWMARK THEATRE

It is no exaggeration to say that paleoanthropologist Lee Berger’s 2013 discovery of Homo naledi signaled a profound shift in our understanding of human evolution. In a secret chamber of the remote Rising Star cave system near Johannesburg, South Africa, a massive collection of bones was discovered by his explorers assisted by recreational cavers. So he rapidly assembled a team of “underground astronauts” with caving experience, scientific backgrounds, and the kind of physique that could fit in a chute averaging 7.9 inches in width. What they found suggested something unprecedented—ritual burial, a practice long thought to be unique to Homo sapiens. And that was just the beginning. $30–$50 PHOTO BY ROBERT CLARK


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TODRICK HALL: STRAIGHT OUTTA OZ Sat, July 9 • 8:00pm ALADDIN THEATER Presented in partnership with Aladdin Theater

Broadway Actor, MTV star, American Idol Finalist and Viral YouTube personality Todrick Hall is putting a new “twister” on L. Frank Baum’s most classic creation, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. With over 20 original songs, Hall brings to life this American Classic like you’ve never seen it before. This summer, you don’t have to go to Oz because “Straight Outta Oz” is coming to a city near you. Watch as Todrick and his talented crew tell the tale of Hall’s adventures from his small town in Texas, to the big Emerald City lights of “Oz Angeles.” How does a Hollywood hopeful succeed in the business while dodging falling houses, wicked witches and the infamous “Poppyrazzi.” This show is great for the family with powerful musical numbers, innovative sets, sensational choreography, dazzling costumes and a great social message. $27.50 General Admission $100 Meet & Greet with Gold Circle Ticket For more information about Aladdin Theater, visit www.aladdin-theater.com

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THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS TARGET EARTH A Live-Action Graphic Novel Fri, October 14 • 8:00pm Sat, October 15 • 8:00pm REVOLUTION HALL

Radio play meets comic book in a one-of-a-kind live spectacle for the kid in everyone.

Everything cool these days seems to be coming out of Austin, Texas, and this show is the latest example. Telling an all-ages adventure story set in the 1930s, The Intergalactic Nemesis mashes up comic-book and radio-play formats into a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience, a new art form, the Live-Action Graphic Novel. Three actors voice the dozens of characters, a Foley artist creates all the sound effects, and a pianist plays a cinematic score, while more than 1,250 individual full-color hi-res comic book panels tell a hilarious sci-fi adventure story visually from an enormous movie screen. And it’s all done live in front of your eyes. The Intergalactic Nemesis has been featured on NPR, PBS, Conan O’Brien,The Wall Street Journal, and dozens of other outlets. But don’t just leave it to the experts. See it for yourself. If you’ve got an inner twelve-year-old (or an actual one living in your home) The Intergalactic Nemesis is one show you don’t want to miss. $32.50 General Admission For more information about Revolution Hall, visit www.revolutionhallpdx.com.

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BROADWAY’S NEXT H!T MUSICAL Fri, October 14 • 7:30pm Sat, October 15 • 2:00pm & 7:30pm

HILARIOUS! -The New York Times

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Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny. The hysterical Broadway’s Next H!T Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full blown improvised musical—complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore. BNHM has been seen recently at The Triad, Tribeca Film Festival, and at the New York Musical Theater Festival, among many others. Under the direction of improv veterans Rob Schiffman and Deb Rabbai, TheaterWeek hailed the show as “brilliant” and The New York Post called Broadway’s Next H!t Musical “remarkable.” $32.25–$37.25

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SHAPING SOUND Fri, March 24 • 7:30pm ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL

Travis Wall’s SHAPING SOUND dance company returns to Portland with an exciting new show; The Emmy-Award winning choreographer known by his work on So You Think You Can Dance and frequent guest appearances on Ellen continues to electrify the dance world with innovative and explosive choreography and mash-ups of dance and musical genres. $35–$65

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PORTLAND’5 FOUNDATION Founded in 1994, the Portland’5 Centers for the Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring strong cultural arts presence in the community by supporting Portland’5 Centers for the Arts through advocacy, fundraising, and region-wide education programming and community outreach. Its work helps Portland’5 Centers for the Arts enrich our

community by offering free performing arts events to Title I school children in Portland and the surrounding region. In addition to supporting education and community outreach programming, the Portland’5 Foundation raises funds used for capital improvements, which help to maintain high-quality venues that attract premiere performers, keeping our city vibrant. Current Portland’5 Foundation projects provide support for the Portland’5 Educational Outreach Program concerts in 2016/17. The Portland’5 Foundation will also continue the Name a Seat Campaign, in which patrons and fans can make a tax-deductible donation to the foundation and have their name of choice engraved on a brass plaque attached to the armrest of a theater seat; and the Portland Walk of Stars, an event hosted by the foundation to honor key contributors of services, advocacy and/or financial resources to the arts and urban living in the greater Portland area. Honorees of the Portland Walk of Stars are recognized at this event with special performances and their own embedded granite star on Main Street. To learn more about the Portland’5 Foundation, or to make a donation, please call 503.274.6555.

Financial aid available! All levels welcome

RAÚL GÓMEZ, Music Director

2016-2017 Downtown Concert Series We have a place for you!

Audition in June, August, & January

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EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAM

In an effort to better serve our community and celebrate diversity, our Educational Outreach Program was designed to provide elementary school children a free opportunity to hear nationally celebrated musical artists, learn about the performing arts, and experience our venues. Each event offers a diverse range of ethnic and cultural perspectives and celebrates the rich heritage of music in all its forms and cultures while teaching children about music, musicians, and instruments.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Black Violin

Exploring Mars

On The Trail Of Big Cats: Tigers, Cougars, And Snow Leopards Steve Winter,

The first year of our Educational Outreach Program served over 6,000 students within the Portland Public School district. This year, we’re offering more student performances and expanding the reach of our program to include schools in other school districts within Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties. Featured performers for 2016/2017 include Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Black Violin and lectures from National Geographic Live speakers. For more information about our Educational Outreach Program, please contact Tom Sessa at 503.274.6557 or email tomsessa@portland5.com.

Kobie Boykins, NASA Mechanical Engineer

Wildlife Photographer

The Mystery of our Human Story Lee Berger, Paleoanthropologist

Transportation for these events generously sponsored by your local Toyota dealers. These free events are only available to participating school groups.

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FREE EVENTS

NOONTIME SHOWCASE

SUMMER ARTS ON MAIN

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

Wednesdays July–August 11:00am–1:00pm

Take a break during the busy weekday and stop by for Noontime Showcase, a series of free noontime events featuring a wide variety of performers and styles. The summer months offer outdoor performances on Main Street every Wednesday, July through August. The fun continues when the weather cools down with indoor performances in the Antoinette Hatfield Hall Rotunda every Monday, October through June.

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.

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

POETS ON BROADWAY Mondays October–April 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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ACCESSIBILITY

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

IF YOU’VE WALKED DOWN BROADWAY LATELY, YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED SOMETHING DIFFERENT ON THE SIDE OF THE ANTOINETTE HATFIELD HALL BUILDING! In February 2015, we updated our readerboard with a brand-new digital sign. Our new sign is lightweight, has a higher resolution, and uses better technology, including a cloud-based interface that allows our team to quickly and efficiently change out the display. The new sign is more energy efficient, too. Instead of using incandescent bulbs like the old sign, it features 45,000 LED light bulbs per side that not only contribute to the dynamic display, but also help save energy. With the upgraded light bulbs and technology, the new sign uses 66–78% less power than the old sign, which equates to an annual savings of more than 100,000 kilowatts per hour! It took a total of three days to dismantle the old sign and install the new, but it was well worth the effort! The new sign allows us to create extraordinary content showcasing the variety of performances that take place in our venues, all while supporting our sustainability and energy efficiency goals.

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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

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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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VENUE INFORMATION

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

1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, OR 97205 | 800.273.1530 Open Mon–Sat,10:00am–5:00pm Open two hours before events at Antoinette Hatfield Hall and Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

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KELLER AUDITORIUM

ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL

222 SW Clay St Portland, OR 97201 800.273.1530

1037 SW Broadway Ave Portland, OR 97205 800.273.1530

Keller Auditorium box office is only open on days of performances, two hours prior to performance times.

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall box office is only open on days of performances, two hours prior to performance times.

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A WORLD PREMIERE!

A WORLD PREMIERE!

FROM THE PORTLAND’5 BOX OFFICE: Purchase

THE MUSICAL

PHANTOM of the

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JANUARY 14–FEBRUARY 12, 2017

OCTOBER 22–NOVEMBER 20, 2016

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APRIL 1–APRIL 23, 2017

FEBRUARY 25–MARCH 26, 2017

MAY 6–JUNE 4, 2017

CRIBE S B U S DAY! TO

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

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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tickets to our events with confidence!

The Portland’5 Centers for the Arts box office is a hub of activity and information. In addition to ticket management for all Portland’5 Presents events, our staff supports all of our commercial and nonprofit rentals and resident performing arts companies. This past year alone, our box office staff worked with over 70 different organizations whose events all contribute to the performing arts backdrop of our community. With so many events comes a great demand for tickets, and with this demand arises ticket scalpers and other parties selling tickets at an inflated rate or selling tickets which are not authentic. We want to do everything we can to ensure that you, our patrons, have a great experience for every event at our theaters, which includes the process of purchasing tickets. When purchasing tickets, please beware of ticket broker websites or scalpers claiming to sell tickets to our events. Tickets to Portland’5 performances are available exclusively through the Portland’5 Centers for the Arts Box Office or online at www.portland5.com. 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 the authenticity of a ticketing site or want to check prices or availability, please call us at 503-248-4335, and we will be happy to assist you.


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PORTLAND’5 CENTERS FOR THE ARTS CHEF EARNS TOP CERTIFICATION! Portland’5 Centers for the Arts is pleased to announce that pacificwild Chef de cuisine for the Portland’5 venues (ArtBar & Bistro, Keller Café, and event catering), Shannon Wisner, has earned a Pro Chef II certification from the world renowned Culinary Institute of America increasing her culinary, leadership and financial skills. The ProChef certification is the only competency-based certification for professional chefs. In order to achieve ProChef Level II certification status a chef must demonstrate a number of skills to prove their culinary aptitude, leadership skills, and financial acumen. The rigorous four-day test assesses a chef’s proficiency in competency in basic food science, baking, and nutrition; personnel management and supervisory skills; and knowledge of basic concepts of financial controls of a food operation. Grading is done by Master Chefs within the Culinary Institute of America. Achieving certification is a milestone for chefs and is considered a stamp of recognition in the culinary industry. Shannon Wisner has been with pacificwild/Portland’5 for 6 years. She has a degree in Culinary Arts from the Western Culinary Institute and holds a certification in ProChef I amongst her credentials and experience.

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SCHEDULE TITLE

DATE

VENUE ALADDIN THEATER

TIME

TODRICK HALL: STRAIGHT OUTTA OZ

SAT, JULY 9, 2016

8:00PM

DAVID BENOIT

FRI, JULY 15, 2016

7:30PM

LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE

FRI, AUGUST 19, 2016

8:00PM

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: EXPLORING MARS

FRI, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

7:30PM

BEBEL GILBERTO DUO

FRI, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

7:30PM

EMERSON STRING QUARTET

SAT, OCTOBER 1, 2016

7:30PM

AKROPOLIS REED QUINTET

SAT, OCTOBER 8, 2016

7:30PM

SIMPLY THREE

SUN, OCTOBER 9, 2016

7:30PM

BROADWAY’S NEXT HIT MUSICAL

FRI, OCTOBER 14, 2016 SAT, OCTOBER 15, 2016

FRI 7:30PM SAT 2:00, 7:30PM

THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS: TARGET EARTH

FRI, OCTOBER 14, 2016 SAT, OCTOBER 15, 2016

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: A PHOTOGRAPHER’S LIFE OF LOVE AND WAR

WED, OCTOBER 26, 2016

7:30PM

EDGAR MEYER AND THE DOVER QUARTET

FRI, OCTOBER 28, 2016

7:30PM

MARIACHI VARGAS DE TECALITLÁN

FRI, OCTOBER 28, 2016

8:00PM

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: ON THE TRAIL OF BIG CATS: TIGERS, COUGARS, AND SNOW LEOPARDS

WED, NOVEMBER 9, 2016

7:30PM

CALIDORE QUARTET

THURS, NOVEMBER 10, 2016

7:30PM

HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE

WED, NOVEMBER 16, 2016

7:30PM

ANGEL ROMERO WITH ELIOT FISK

FRI, NOVEMBER 18, 2016

7:30PM

WINDHAM HILL WINTER SOLSTICE: 30TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

MON, DECEMBER 12, 2016

7:30PM

THE HOT SARDINES

TUES, JANUARY 17, 2017

7:30PM

PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS

FRI, JANUARY 20, 2017

7:30PM

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: POINT OF NO RETURN

WED, JANUARY 25, 2017

7:30PM

AVI AVITAL AND THE DOVER QUARTET

WED, FEBRUARY 15, 2017

7:30PM

BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST KURT ELLING

THURS, FEBRUARY 16, 2017

7:30PM

AMERICA’S FIRST FOODIE: THE INCREDIBLE LIFE OF JAMES BEARD

WED, FEBRUARY 22, 2017

7:00PM

LOS ROMEROS WITH ANGEL ROMERO

FRI, MARCH 10, 2017

7:30PM

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: THE MYSTERY OF OUR HUMAN STORY

FRI, MARCH 24, 2017

7:30PM

SHAPING SOUND

FRI, MARCH 24, 2017

7:30PM

LILA DOWNS

SUN, APRIL 2, 2017

7:30PM

BLACK VIOLIN

MON, APRIL 3, 2017

7:30PM

EIGHTH BLACKBIRD WITH BONNIE “PRINCE” BILLY

WED, MAY 3, 2017

7:30PM

WINNINGSTAD THEATRE

REVOLUTION HALL

8:00PM

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ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL

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