White Bird Dance Trinity Irish The Reser Beaverton Oregon
September 2019
Composer Joan Szymko conducting. Photo courtesy of the composer.

Light amid darkness

This is what we fear…Nothing to think withNothing to love or link with From “Aubade” by Philip Larkin, excerpted in Shadow & Light. When Eugene Concert Choir and Vocal Arts director Diane Retallack approached Joan Szymko in 2014 to write a new

Composer Oscar Bettison. Photo by Sarah Bettison.

Building and rebuilding

Composer Oscar Bettison talks about making cool music and helping the Oregon Symphony kick off its season.

Vertigo goes dark and complex

“The David Lynch of Portland theater” strikes up its 22nd season with a broodingly funny world premiere.

Monica Setziol-Phillips carves at the same bench her father, Leroy Setziol, used. A resident of Sheridan, she is former president of the Yamhill County Cultural Coalition. Photo by: Stuart Eagon

Carving her own path

Monica Setziol-Phillips’ art is installed at Salishan, within steps of work by her famous woodcarver father.

Jess Perlitz Onward

The view from Portland2019

The Portland2019 Biennial at Disjecta offers a survey of socially and politically engaged local art.

“The happiness of the Ken Martin family is reflected in their smiles” notes the caption of an AP Wirephoto published in May 1959, the day after the body of 11-year-old Susan (far right) was found in a Camas Slough. Other family members are (from left): Virginia, 13; son Donald (no age given); parents Barbara and Ken; and Barbara, 14 (seated on floor). Except for Donald, the family disappeared in December 1958 on a Christmas-tree outing. Photo courtesy: JB Fisher

The family that vanished

Author JB Fisher discusses the 61-year-old mystery of what happened to the Martin family of Portland.

Art review: Through the pinhole, vastly

Julia Bradshaw’s “Survey” at the Truckenbrod Pop-Up Gallery in Corvallis investigates imaginary planets through a pinhole camera.

Hearing injustice

A FearNoMusic concert features new music composed in response to a Supreme Court confirmation battle.

Falling for wine country arts

Yamhill County kicks into fall with gallery shows, a Greek theater fest, an unsolved mystery, and more.

The Week: Art is where you look

From Eastern Oregon to a paint-out on the coast to queer opera and TBA in Portland to the New York streets, art is where you look.

The Week: TBA or not TBA?

As the contemporary arts festival surges onto an already bulging calendar, that is the question.

Art on the Road: Hudson Yards

An architectural enclave for the uber-wealthy rises in Manhattan, with a hollow folly in the middle.

Byrd is the wyrd

By BRUCE BROWNE and DARYL BROWNE At a recent social gathering, I overheard a person asking, in reference to Portland’s upcoming William Byrd Festival, “who wants to hear that old stuff, anyway?” To which I replied, eruditely, “it’s part of our musical

Linda Austin performs 'PS122: Insert Silence. Photo by Glenn Sogge.

The beginning of listening

The Creative Music Guild’s Extradition Series summer concert confronts the sounds of silence.

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