Upcoming PFA Performances

 

Music at Midweek: “The Undertaking
Feb 2, 2020 - 7 p.m. 

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Through an interdisciplinary blend of music, movement, and theatrical storytelling, “The Undertaking” uses actors and dancers to portray end-of-life care, using Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2, played live by Northwest Piano Trio. Mago Hunt Recital Hall, 7 p.m, FREE - no tickets, but seating is limited. 

Brothers, Sing On! — A Celebration of Choral Singing
Feb 9, 2020 - 3 p.m.

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This annual concert features the best choruses from the Portland area, including the members of the UP Singers and the Multnomah Athletic Club Balladeers.
Buckley Center Auditorium - FREE, no tickets.

Wind Symphony & Chapel Choir Concert
Feb. 15, 2020 - 3 p.m.

Chapel of Christ the Teacher, - FREE, no tickets. 

University Singers & Bel Canto Concert
Feb 16, 2020 - 1:30 p.m.

As part of the University’s year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, this concert will feature choral works that explore social justice and works by women composers. Buckley Center Auditorium - FREE, no tickets. 

UP Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Combo Concert
Feb 16, 2020 - 3:30 p.m.

Mago Hunt Recital Hall, FREE - no tickets.  

The Dragon by Lady Gregory,
directed by Angela Van Epps
Mar 11-14, 2020 - 7:30 p.m., Mar 15, 2020 - 2 p.m.

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Once upon a time there was a brave princess, a dire prophesy, and a fierce dragon. But what happens next might surprise you! Though it’s just recently turned 100 years old, this fairy tale play by one of Ireland’s great playwrights, Lady Gregory, still has the power to enchant and amuse.  Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Mago Hunt Theater, Wed–Sat, 7:30 p.m., Sun, 2 p.m. Tickets available March 6 at Mago Hunt Center Box Office - 503.943.7287.

Special invitation for Saturday March 14 performance only:
Ticket holders are invited to enjoy a complimentary wine and cheese reception as campus experts highlight what to look and listen for, courtesy of the Garaventa Center. Reception, 6:15 p.m., panel, 6:45 p.m., Mago Hunt Recital Hall.

55th Annual University of Portland Jazz Festival
April 8-9, 2020 - All Day

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The UP Jazz Festival showcases outstanding student musicians from Oregon and Washington Middle and High Schools as well as the University of Portland Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, and guest artists from around the nation. 

The guest artist for the 2020 University of Portland Jazz Festival will be Brooklyn-based saxophonist and composer Caroline Davis, winner of the 2018 Downbeat Critics Poll “Rising Star” category for alto saxophone. Dr. Davis will be presenting concerts with the UP Jazz Ensemble on Wednesday, April 8 and Thursday, April 9 (times TBA). She will also give master classes on Wednesday, April 8 at 12:30pm and on Thursday, April 9 (time TBA).

Updates to the Jazz Festival Schedule can be found on the UP Jazz Festival website: https://college.up.edu/pfa/jazz-festival/index.html.

Chiles Center, all day. Info: pfa@up.edu or 503.943.7228, FREE - no tickets.  

As You Like It by William Shakespeare
April 15-18, 2020 - 7:30p.m., April 19, 2020 - 2 p.m.

Exiled from her uncle’s court, Rosalind and her cousin flee into the Forest of Arden where Rosalind takes on the persona of a young man, Ganymede. While in this persona she encounters her beloved Orlando who takes Ganymede’s help (Rosalind in disguise remember) in how to woo Rosalind! Confusing? Maybe. Delightful? Definitely! Shakespeare’s buoyant comedy is filled with changing identity, changes of heart, and the pursuit of love. .

Mago Hunt Theater, Wed–Sat, 7:30 p.m., Sun, 2 p.m. Tickets available starting April 6 at Mago Hunt Center Box Office, 503.943.7287.

Special invitation for Saturday, April 18 performance only: All ticket holders are invited to enjoy a complimentary wine and cheese reception as campus experts highlight what to look and listen for, courtesy of the Garaventa Center. Reception, 6:15 p.m., panel 6:45 p.m., Mago Hunt Recital Hall.

University Singers present Peacebomb
April 18, 2020 - 3 p.m.

This powerful concert will explore themes of war, love, and peace, and will feature the world premiere of Michael Bussewitz-Quarm’s, Peacebomb, inspired by the story of Laotian families who once made spoons from the metal of unexploded ordnance, and now make jewelry from these bombs. Additional music by Eric Whitacre, Jake Runestad, Elaine Hagenberg and Frank Ticheli will also be featured. 

Buckley Center Auditorium, FREE - no tickets.  

Wind Symphony Concert
April 18, 2020 - 7 p.m.

The Wind Symphony concludes its season and celebrates its seniors with an exciting concert of new and classic American music. In addition to acclaimed works by such noted composers as Howard Hanson and Robert Jager, the Wind Symphony is pleased to present works by fresh voices in the band world. Included is Katherine Bergman’s energetic Dream Machine and the Western premiere of Kelijah Dunton’s hauntingly beautiful Stillwater. And a concert of American music wouldn't be complete without some iconic film music by John Williams!

Buckley Center Auditorium, FREE - no tickets.  

UP Orchestra Concert
April 21, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

Featuring student concerto contest winners Kay Smith, playing Rossini's Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra, and Aishani Saha, singing arias from Delibes and Arditi, as well as Texu Kim’s Blow, Fly, Pop!!

Buckley Center Auditorium, FREE - no tickets.  

Treble Night Out—UP Bel Canto and Guests
April 22, 2020 - 7:30p.m.

This annual concert features the best treble choruses from the Portland area, including UP’s Bel Canto, the members of the UP Singers, ensembles from Clark College, George Fox University, Linfield University and Pacific University.

Buckley Center Auditorium, FREE - no tickets.  

Best in the Northwest Choir Festival
May 8, 2020 - All Day

This year, the Best in the Northwest Choir Festival showcases outstanding middle school choirs from the Pacific Northwest.  Updates to the Festival Schedule can be found on the UP Best in the Northwest Choir Festival website: https://college.up.edu/pfa/choir-festival/index.html 

Buckley Center Auditorium, all day. Info: pfa@up.edu or 503.943.7228, FREE - no tickets.  

Opera on the Bluff presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore or “The Lass That Loved A Sailor”
June 5–6, 11–13, 18–20, 2020 - 7:30p.m., June 7, 14, 21, 2020 - 2:30 p.m.

Mock’s Crest Productions has now become Opera on The Bluff. In arguably the most popular G&S Show, we are taken aboard the HMS Pinafore where the captain’s daughter has fallen in love with a lower-class sailor, much to her father’s dismay.

Mago Hunt Theater, Tickets go on sale in April, website link TBA. 

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