Portland Columbia Symphony Adelante Voices of Tomorrow Beaverton and Gresham Oregon
April 2024
Cascadia Composers May the Fourth be with you Bold new music for winds and piano Lincoln Recital Hall PSU Portland Oregon

OSU’s new cultural hub throws a party

The university swings open the doors of its new $75 million PRAx arts and performance hall and kicks off a creative space for students, artists, and the surrounding community.

DramaWatch: Rock around the Fertile Ground clock

Ready for the sprint? Portland’s foremost festival of new works returns with 65 projects over 10 days April 12-21. Plus: Carol Triffle goes Neanderthal at Imago, NYC kudos for PDX, more.

Bobby Bermea: Six picks from Fertile Ground

As Portland’s sprawling 10-day festival of new performance prepares to hit the stage running, the creators of half a dozen fresh shows talk about what they’re doing and why.

A farewell to Christopher Durang

The brilliantly brittle comic author of “Beyond Therapy” and “The Marriage of Bette and Boo,” who has died at 75, left a lasting mark on Oregon’s theater scene beginning in the 1980s.

News & Notes: Reshaping the arts plan

Our Creative Future, which is shaping the Portland metro area’s public approach to arts policies, will have a Virtual Town Meeting April 9. And the City of Portland shifts its cultural lineup.

Regrowth: Fertile Ground rises again

Greater Portland’s festival of new performance returns after a long dry spell to showcase and generate new sprouts of Oregon-grown theater.

Thérèse Murdza’s paintings in the shape of sounds

From clouds to sounds, an artist’s path: “I hear a lot in the paintings … some movement, something that comes after and before and above and below. Like a cropped photograph or a clip from a melody, you know there is more.”

Ned Blackhawk and the Rediscovery of America

Blackhawk, winner of a 2023 National Book Award for his history of Native life in the U.S. and its historical misrepresentation, speaks in the Oregon Historical Society’s Hatfield Lecture series.

VizArts Monthly: Blossoms and pollen

April ushers in spring and plenty of new exhibits and shows. Jason N. Le rounds up some promising offerings from around the state.

Corvallis’s PRAx of life opens its doors

OSU’s new performance and exhibition space, a busy hub of activity from morning to evening, brings a chance to transform how people see the university – and it has an open house April 6.

Jordan Schnitzer gives $10 million to PSU’s school of art

The gift, which continues the Schnitzer family’s longtime support of Portland State University, will help fund a new home for the School of Art, support PSU’s Schnitzer Art Museum, and provide outdoor art and other enhancements on campus.

GRAMMY®-nominated musician and Eugene native Tracy Bonham (center) is joined by Eugene Ballet dancers Antonio Lopez and Hayley Tavonatti in works choreographed by Suzanne Haag. Photo: Antonio Anacan.

Dance Preview: Tracy Bonham with Eugene Ballet

Two-time GRAMMY® nominee and New York-based musician Bonham joins EB resident choreographer Suzanne Haag in a collaborative performance of song, sound, and movement, April 6 and 7.

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
Portland Baroque Orchestra Harmony of Nations Concert First Baptist Church Kaul Auditorium Reed College Portland 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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