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June 2021

MusicWatch Monthly: Get outside

As vaccination rates rise and infection rates fall, Oregon’s music world starts to take to the great outdoors.

Classical Up Close 4: High on a hill

An open-air concert lifts spirits with the sounds of Brahms and Strauss and contemporary percussionist Andy Akiho.

Classical Up Close 3: Tango Plus

The series of free outdoor concerts spotlights Black and contemporary woman composers, and tango, too.

“Unlike engineering, where having a really good solution is important, in art the process is just as important as the solution,” says Shu-Ju Wang. . “Having a good solution is good, but there may be a hundred different solutions when you’re making art.” Photo by: Sankar Raman/The Immigrant Story

Exploring patterns of identity

Shu-Ju Wang’s art combines her interests in mathematics, her Chinese heritage, and the climate crisis.

Now Hear This: June edition

Now Hear This scours Bandcamp for new work from local artists. This time around, that includes surprisingly polished folk demos, “rock music?”, propulsive punk for smashing stuff, and plenty more–just in time for Bandcamp’s next Fee Free First Friday.

June DanceWatch: Back on stage

Oregon Ballet Theatre unveils two world premieres in its first concert since the pandemic. And there’s lots more live performance to cheer on, too.

Classical Up Close: sweet & live

As the world opens up, a group of elite Oregon musicians kicks off a series of intimate outdoor concerts.

Regarding Henrys

Original Practice Shakespeare dives into the “Henry” trio of plays for three straight nights – online.