Eleventh Anniversary Season
What: Concert on Celebration Works: Music & Art at First Presbyterian series, 11th Season
Where: Sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 1200 SW Alder, Portland 97205; Free parking during concert in underground garage at corner of SW 12th and Morrison
When: Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Tickets: Tickets are sold at the door. General admission: $12. Seniors/Students: $10.; Cash or checks only.
Contact: Ann van Bever, Celebration Works Administrator; firstname.lastname@example.org; 503-228-7331
About the concert:The unique musical ensemble, Bird in My Horns, will perform their distinctively Portland mix of classical music and indie pop in the next Celebration Works concert on Sunday, May 19, at 2 pm. The three musicians that make up the group are flutist Elise Blatchford, French hornist Leander Star and pianist Maria Choban. All three musicians seek to bring their classical music sensibilities to chamber music that aims to touch a casual but vulnerable place in their listeners. In addition to standards by Brahms and Bach, the group also features arrangements of songs by Portland singer-songwriters like Katy Davis and Laura Veirs, and evokes nature with a series of piccolo solos mimicking bird calls.
Elise Blatchford and Leander Star are a talented married couple, two-thirds of the woodwind quintet known as the City of Tomorrow, who have made Portland their home for the past several years. Leander grew up in Portland and loves the city, its people and its music scene. The pair plans to move to Memphis, TN this summer where Elise will join the faculty of the University of Memphis as flute professor, so this will be one of their final concerts in Portland. Pianist Maria
Choban is well-known to Celebration Works audiences; not only has she performed several times as a solo musician but she is also the pianist for The Mousai trio.
First Presbyterian Church is located at 1200 SW Alder in downtown Portland. Tickets are sold at the door. Cash or checks only. Parking in the church’s underground garage at SW 12th and Morrison is free. For more information, please visit Celebration Works on FaceBook.