Live Appearances

Liebeslieder Waltzes (Brahms)

The Episcopal Parish of St. John the Baptist, 6300 SW Nicol Rd, Portland, OR 97223

https://www.facebook.com/events/1864108310304579/

Ping & Woof Opera and the Coulter Concert Series present:

Brahms' Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52 and 65

Performers:
Jocelyn Claire Thomas, soprano
Hannah Penn, mezzo-soprano
Scot Crandal, tenor
Zachary Lenox, baritone
Brian Thomas, pianist
Hannah Brewer, pianist

Johannes Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes (Liebeslieder-Walzer) are distributed across two opus numbers: Op. 52 and Op. 65. The waltzes are a collection of love songs in Ländler style for SATB voices and piano four hands. The lyrics for the Liebeslieder come from Georg Friedrich Daumer's Polydora, a collection of folk songs and love poems. While there is no concrete record indicating the exact inspiration for the Waltzes, there is speculation that Brahms' motivation for the songs was his frustrated love for pianist Clara Schumann, composer Robert Schumann's wife.

The Coulter Concert Series has brought amazing musical experiences to St. John’s over the years, from classical singers to Gospel musicians, from the American Boys’ Choir to a Russian choir, from swinging jazz to Broadway belt, from a fully staged production of Hildegard of Bingen’s 12the century masterpiece Ordo Virtutum to the upcoming fully staged production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Opera on Tap

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Kennedy School (McMenamins), 5736 NE 33rd, Portland, OR 97211

Free! All ages!

https://www.ootpdx.com

https://www.mcmenamins.com/kennedy-school/things-to-do/music-events

Opera in Honors Bar with Opera on Tap As young musicians passionate about opera and about their hometown, Emily Nelson and Bethany Schweitzer Goshorn thought, "What better place for an Opera on Tap chapter than our fair city known for its beer, wine and cocktail culture?" Thus Opera on Tap PDX was born - one of 16 nationwide chapters of Opera on Tap. Northwest native Sadie Gregg joined the Managing Diva team in 2016, after singing with the Boston chapter.

Why are we so passionate about opera? Opera speaks to the human condition. It expresses human emotion and relationship in a very unique and profound way. The human voice in all its glory has a visceral effect on us. In a culture focused on instant gratification with short attention spans, opera demands your full attention and rewards you with a wild ride on the emotional roller coaster.

Chances are that people who say they don't like opera have never heard it live! Opera on Tap seeks to change this by bringing the genre back to the people in familiar places: community gathering spaces, restaurants, and bars - much how music was historically enjoyed in Germany pubs. We seek to share, educate and bring simply fabulous music to an audience that might not otherwise be able to enjoy the art form. So grab your friends and your favorite pint, and join us for Opera on Tap!

Opera On Tap Nationwide Opera on Tap (OOT) was born in 2005 at Freddy's Bar and Backroom in Brooklyn and incorporated in 2007 to promote opera as a viable, living, and progressive art form and to support the developing artists who continue to keep the art form alive. What began as a small monthly gathering of ambitious, classically trained singers looking for more performance opportunities has grown into a producing organization that has gained a loyal audience base and national recognition as an innovative force on the classical music scene. Through its Chapter program, which now has sixteen vibrant national chapters, OOT has created a large network of performers, creators, and supporters.

Liebeslieder Waltzes (Brahms)

Grace Episcopal Church, 1535 NE 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

https://www.facebook.com/events/899366660187197

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebeslieder_Waltzes,Op.52

Ping & Woof Opera presents:

Brahms' Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52 and 65

Performers:
Jocelyn Claire Thomas, soprano
Hannah Penn, mezzo-soprano
Scot Crandal, tenor
Zachary Lenox, baritone
Brian Thomas, pianist
Hannah Brewer, pianist

Johannes Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes (Liebeslieder-Walzer) are distributed across two opus numbers: Op. 52 and Op. 65. The waltzes are a collection of love songs in Ländler style for SATB voices and piano four hands. The lyrics for the Liebeslieder come from Georg Friedrich Daumer's Polydora, a collection of folk songs and love poems. While there is no concrete record indicating the exact inspiration for the Waltzes, there is speculation that Brahms' motivation for the songs was his frustrated love for pianist Clara Schumann, composer Robert Schumann's wife.

Pagliacci (singing the role of Peppe)

The Episcopal Parish of St. John the Baptist, 6300 SW Nicol Rd, Portland, OR 97223

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/509367176218619

Pagliacci, or "Clowns" is a verismo opera with both words and music by Ruggero Leoncavallo. Based on an actual crime, Pagliacci owes its continuing success in part to the composer’s ability to balance humour, romance, and darkly violent moods. It premiered in Milan on May 21, 1892, with the conductor Arturo Toscanini on the podium. The opera’s most-recognizable aria is the leading tenor’s aria “Vesti la giubba,” which occurs midway through the opera.

Pagliacci was the second of the nine operas by Leoncavallo. In a prologue and two acts that span about an hour’s time in performance, it tells the story of an acting troupe led by a jealous man who is ultimately driven to murder his actress wife and her lover.

Cast: Canio - Brennen Guillory, tenor Nedda - Jocelyn Claire Thomas, soprano Tonio - Deac Guidi, bass-baritone Peppe - Scot Crandal, tenor Silvio - Zach Lenox, baritone Pianist - Evan C. Paul

Donation based admission

Pagliacci (singing the role of Peppe)

The Episcopal Parish of St. John the Baptist, 6300 SW Nicol Rd, Portland, OR 97223

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/509367176218619

Pagliacci, or "Clowns" is a verismo opera with both words and music by Ruggero Leoncavallo. Based on an actual crime, Pagliacci owes its continuing success in part to the composer’s ability to balance humour, romance, and darkly violent moods. It premiered in Milan on May 21, 1892, with the conductor Arturo Toscanini on the podium. The opera’s most-recognizable aria is the leading tenor’s aria “Vesti la giubba,” which occurs midway through the opera.

Pagliacci was the second of the nine operas by Leoncavallo. In a prologue and two acts that span about an hour’s time in performance, it tells the story of an acting troupe led by a jealous man who is ultimately driven to murder his actress wife and her lover.

Cast: Canio - Brennen Guillory, tenor Nedda - Jocelyn Claire Thomas, soprano Tonio - Deac Guidi, bass-baritone Peppe - Scot Crandal, tenor Silvio - Zach Lenox, baritone Pianist - Evan C. Paul

Donation based admission

Jazz Duo - Private Party

Scot Crandal, piano & vocals Colin Crandal, drums

Portland Opera - Big Night

Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay Street, Portland, OR 97205

https://www.portlandopera.org/production/big-night-2019

A RED-CARPET NIGHT AT THE OPERA

Join us for a one-night-only celebration concert and enjoy some of the most beautiful music ever composed! Our chorus and orchestra take center stage, joining soloists for a special program of operatic gems and beloved arias.

Walk the red carpet, and enjoy an unforgettable night out! We’ll add to the celebration with a special reveal of our upcoming 19/20 season, and perhaps even a surprise or two.

Featuring the Portland Opera Orchestra and Chorus.