Portland Opera Puccini in Concert Keller Auditorium Portland Oregon
April 2022
Portland Opera Puccini in Concert Keller Auditorium Portland Oregon

May DanceWatch: From Harlem to the Moon

In the spirit of International Dance Day, a busy month in Oregon ranges from Dance Theatre of Harlem to a circus moon shot, steampunk Shakespeare, flamenco, contemporary and more.

Copy/Transform/Combine

Portland filmmaker Kirby Ferguson’s new documentary ‘Everything is a Remix — Remixed’ shows how artistic creativity really happens — again.

Dance: Kol B’isha/Voice Within Woman

Jennifer Gwirtz’s new full-length dance, at Performance Works Northwest through May 1, explores feminist Jewish themes through a universal lens.

Northwest choral community: Crossing the centuries

Area choirs collaborate on Ukraine benefit concert; the Tallis Scholars sing Antoine Brumel, David Lang, and Tomás Luis de Victoria; ISing brings “Stuck in the Americas” to The Reser; Willamette Master Chorus gives thanks to educators.

Composer Timothy C. Takach visits Choral Arts Ensemble in 2022. Photo by Daryl Browne.

Into the light: Local choirs and living composers

In Mulieribus performs Sungji Hong, Joanne Metcalf, Steve Reich, James MacMillan and James McCarthy; Choral Arts Ensemble commissions Timothy Takach; Oregon Repertory Singers pair superstar Eric Whitacre with Ily Matthew Maniano, Ko Matsushita, and Darius Lim.

Art Adventure: Heading to Hillsboro

From its Walters Arts Center to its Civic Center, a surprise Lee Kelly sculpture and more, Portland’s booming western neighbor offers a surprise for the eyes.

The Art of Tea

Through a lifelong study of the Japanese tea ceremony, Oregon’s Margie Yap learned how to brew an intentional life.

News & Notes: Designs on PSU

A big step toward a new home for the university’s School of Art + Design. “Merry Wives” sing out. In Salem, Putin on parade. Voices for Ukraine. A tribute to Lady Day. A memorial for Una Loughran. Wayne Brady in the house. Brunish takes on London.

News & notes: Haikus, radio, fringe fest

A Columbia Gorge haiku challenge. An interim leader for Portland Baroque Orchestra. Damien Geter and the Oregon Symphony go bicoastal. Classical jams. Oregon Fringe Festival.

VizArts Monthly: In or out?

April’s art offerings provide an opportunity to reflect on quotidian existence, the notion of home, and our relationship with the natural world.

Exquisite Gorge II: Felt Worlds

Artist Xander Griffith, part of Maryhill Museum’s collaborative Columbia River project, makes deeply dotted works in felt that create worlds of color and texture.

Dance: Austin & Hankins on a pink cloud

“These dancers fit together with a perfectly nonsensical logic”: Two seasoned choreographers dig into surrealist influences at Performance Works NW.

Remembering Linda Williams Janke

The Portland stage star, 78, took classic turns in plays by Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, Noel Coward, and G.B. Shaw.

Corrib Theatre From a Hole in the Ground Contemporary Irish Theatre Alberta House Portland Oregon
Kalakendra Indian Classical Instrumental Music First Congregational Church Portland Oregon
Portland Opera Puccini in Concert Keller Auditorium Portland Oregon
Portland Center Stage at the Armory Coriolanus Portland Oregon
Cascadia Composers May the Fourth be with you Bold new music for winds and piano Lincoln Recital Hall PSU Portland Oregon
Chamber Music Northwest Imani Winds and BodyVox Beautiful Everything The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Portland Columbia Symphony Adelante Voices of Tomorrow Beaverton and Gresham Oregon
Newport Visual and Performing Arts Newport Oregon Coast
Kalakendra Indian Classical Instrumental Music First Congregational Church Portland Oregon
Triangle Productions Perfect Arrangement Portland Oregon
NW Dance Project Moving Stories Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
Oregon Repertory Singers Finding Light 50th Season Portland Oregon
Portland Playhouse Passing Strange Portland Oregon
Imago Theatre Carol Triffle Mission Gibbons Portland Oregon
Maryhill Museum of Art Goldendale Washington
Portland State University College of the Arts
Bonnie Bronson 2024 Fellow Wendy Red Star Reed College Reception Kaul Auditorium Foyer Portland Oregon
PassinArt Theatre and Portland Playhouse present Yohen Brunish Theatre Portland Oregon
Pacific Maritime Heritage Center Prosperity of the Sea Lincoln County Historical Society Newport Oregon Coast
Portland Art Museum Virtual Sneakers to Cutting Edge Kicks Portland Oregon
High Desert Museum Sasquatch Central Oregon
Oregon Cultural Trust donate
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