There’s lots happening in the musical world that affects P-town. Here’s the lowdown on what OAWers have heard this week.
- The 1905 jazz club is on the brink of financial collapse. The club is the only jazz venue that is open seven nights a week. A gofundme page has been set up and over $62k has been pledged at this point. The fate of upcoming concerts scheduled at the 1905—including tonight’s shows featuring the Michael Raynor Quartet—remains unclear. Time will tell if jazz-lovers will be able to rescue the situation. Fingers crossed!
- Portland-based composer Damien Geter has teamed up with lyricist Jerre Dye to create a new piece called The Path, which will be sung by the Soldiers’ Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band and Seattle Opera Veterans Choir in two performances, at 4 and 7:30 p.m. November 3, at Seattle Opera’s Tagney Jones Hall. The Path is based on interviews conducted with members of Path with Art’s veterans cohort.
- Carlos Kalmar, who left the Oregon Symphony to become the Orchestra Studies Director and Principal Conductor at the Cleveland Institute of Music, was accused of inappropriate conduct. He was cleared of those charges, but the students organized a sit-in, refusing to play at rehearsals. Consequently, Kalmar has taken a leave of absence through the end of the semester. In the meantime, Sameer Patel and Anthony Parnther are taking over the baton for CIM orchestra concerts.