Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival Portland Oregon

April 2021

A life in the dance theater

Former Oregon Ballet Theatre star Gavin Larsen’s “Being a Ballerina”: a memoir to sweep you off your feet.

Hat Dance

It’s the top of a new day for heads in hat-happy Portland. K.B. Dixon’s street portraits show off the evidence.

Wyatt True, Eric Alterman and Kimberlee Uwate,of the Delgani String Quartet, rehearse new music for string trio by OCF composers. Photo by Gary Ferrington.

A year of hope and resilience

Eugene’s Oregon Composers Forum is taking its Music Today Festival online – with more than 60 new works.

Women of Art ~ A Visual Life, 3

In the final of a three-part series, Pat Rose talks with photographer Susan Bein abut her influences and her iPhone art.

Dennis Cunningham: The last catch

Sue Taylor considers the work of Dennis Cunningham, whose deft linocuts of Oregon fishing reflect the fabric of life in the state. Cunningham died last week.

Madeline Ross in 'Secret Diaries of Pennsylvania Avenue.' Photo courtesy of Renegade Opera.

New horizons

“… Maddy called me up a year ago, and she was like, let’s start this thing. I have an idea, it’s called Renegade Opera.”

Bass-baritone Damien Geter.

Songs of Love and Justice

Though each of the six pieces is contemporary — written in the late 20th and early 21st centuries — Geter chose somewhat established works as well as freshly minted ones…