“Bring it on, Makrokosmos Project”

Oregon Arts Watch, July 20, 2017

“It was American Berserk at its best, making a glorious noise in the world”

Oregon Arts Watch, July 11, 2016

“One of 2015’s peak Oregon musical moments”

Oregon Arts Watch, October 18, 2015

“It was standing room only.  Kudos to all the players and sponsors who made it happen”.

Rhonda Rizzo, Writer and Pianist, August 9, 2015

makrokosmos_logo_WP, a new festival in beautiful downtown Portland, brings cutting-edge contemporary American music to chic, accessible urban settings. makrokosmos_logo_WP features world-class performers and composers from the greater Portland area. makrokosmos_logo_WP teams up and partners with local food, wine and arts organizations. makrokosmos_logo_WP is about the best of Portland, Oregon.

Featuring Steve Reich’s SIX PIANOS and PDXs own intrepid PORTLAND PERCUSSION GROUP!

JUNE 29, 2017, 5PM-10PM

 

Happy 80th birthday, Steve Reich!  Come celebrate with us the music of the trailblazing American minimalist who has inspired generations of composers.

Reich’s pulsating SIX PIANOS will receive a rare PDX performance with our stellar team of pianists.  The exciting Portland Percussion Group is joining us to spice things up!

Come check out our new space! The Vestas building, formerly the historic Meier & Frank warehouse is a state of the art urban setting with a built-in auditorium.

EVENTS

5PM Vestas Happy Hour!  Steve Reich:Drumming, Part 1, Clapping Music  Portland Percussion Group

6PM Textures  John Adams: Road Movies  Ron Blessinger, violin  Saar Ahuvia, piano  Paul Lansky: Textures (2013)  DUO Stephanie & Saar, pianos  Portland Percussion Group

7:30 Mostly PDX  Kenji Bunch: Etudes  Monica Ohuchi, piano  Augusta Read Thomas: Etudes  Deborah Cleaver, piano  Branic Howard: New work, Makrokosmos Project commission  DUO Stephanie & Saar  Michael Johanson: Grooves and Diversions  Portland Percussion Group

8:45 Gates  John Adams: Phrygian Gates  Susan Smith, piano  Steve Reich: Six Pianos  Monica Ohuchi, Alexander Schwarzkopf, Jeff Payne, Lydia Chung, Julia Lee, Deborah Cleaver, pianos

DUO Stephanie and Saar

DUO Stephanie and Saar

Lydia Chung

Lydia Chung

Susan Smith

Susan Smith

Deborah Cleaver

Deborah Cleaver

Julia Lee

Julia Lee

Monica Ohuchi

Alexander Schwarzkopf

Alexander Schwarzkopf

Portland Percussion Group

Ron Blessinger

Michael Johanson

Kenji Bunch

Jeff Payne

Branic Howard

INFO:

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017. 5-10pm

Venue: Vestas, 1417 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

Pianos: Generously provided by the PHENOMENAL Portland Piano Company. The BEST in the business.

Food + Wine: The best that Oregon has to offer!

Tickets: $15 advance, $20 day of show, $10 students and seniors.  Ticket price includes complimentary food and wine!

 

PHOTOS & VIDEO

MAKROKOSMOS PROJECT 3: REICHMOKOSMOS! VESTAS, JUNE 29, 2017

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