Chopin & Champagne • Apr 6
Pianist Susan DeWitt Smith performs a glorious all-Chopin program in the elegant serenity of The Old Church. Toast pianist and composer at this festive champagne and dessert affair, hosted by Walt and Rosemary Ellis! Learn more!
Pavel Haas Quartet • Apr 3 & 4
Since winning the Premio Paolo Borciani competition in Italy in 2005, the Pavel Haas Quartet has established itself as one of the great chamber ensembles of today, performing at the world’s most prestigious concert halls and recording five award-winning CDs. Learn more!
Chanticleer • Mar 29
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, Chanticleer, celebrates its 39th season in 2016-17. Chanticleer is known around the world for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature. Chanticleer recordings have sold well over a million albums and won two Grammy awards. Learn more!
Quartet San Francisco with Alex de Grassi • Mar 26
There will be limited number of seats at the door.
International Tango competition grand prize winner and three-time Grammy nominee Quartet San Francisco has gained international acclaim as a group with no boundaries as it delves into tango, world music of all kinds, and jazz. For this concert they will be joined by Grammy-nominated steel string acoustic guitarist Alex de Grassi for a fun, eclectic program. Learn more!
VOCAL APPRECIATION CLASS • Mar 15, 22, & Apr 5
Whats in a song? We’ll be exploring Robert Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben—A Woman’s Love and Life. Metropolitan Opera Star Susan Graham has put together a brilliant program coupling each song in the cycle with pieces by other poets and composers. Graham ticket holders get to register for 50% off! Learn more!
Uniform Excellence • Mar 18
Just the facts please! Jim Quackenbush is a classically trained pianist — and a Portland police officer. Meet this fascinating musician/cop and enjoy his music in this delightful setting in Southwest Portland. For your guilty pleasure we offer fine wines and scrumptious appetizers. It would be criminal to miss this event! Learn more!
Trio con Brio Copenhagen • Mar 13 & 14
Trio con Brio Copenhagen explores the piano trio repertoire with freshness and curiosity as well as with respect and reflection. “Glowing reports hold true. The Trio con Brio Copenhagen clearly occupies a lofty perch in today’s musical scene.” Washington Post Learn more!
Ruska Roma • Mar 5
Violinists Tatiana Kolchanova and Mary Rowell join guitarist Peter Zisa to transport you to a bygone era with their passionate and vibrant Russian Gypsy program. The magic of this infectious music is complemented by delectable appetizers, wine, and spirits in the Zisas’ beautiful Alameda home. Learn more!
A Winning Combination • Feb 23
Stellar performances, engaging programs, fine appetizers and wines, and a stunning Southwest Portland home have made this event one of our most popular. This year, violinist Laura Ha*, baritone Kevin Walsh, and pianists Janet Coleman and John Strege present the best of Ralph Vaughan Williams including his popular The Lark Ascending and selections from Songs of Travel. Learn more!
Anderson & Roe Piano Duo • Feb 2
Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. With Billboard chart-topping albums, Emmy-nominated music videos, and an extensive international touring schedule, the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo aims to make classical music a relevant and powerful force in society. Learn more!
La Petite Soirée • Jan 29
Immerse yourself in this thoroughly French afternoon with mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres, imported wines, and French Baroque music in a charming home in Southwest Portland. The pièce de résistance is a program by violinists Adam LaMotte (of Portland Baroque Orchestra) and Greg Ewer (of the Oregon Symphony) performing works from their critically acclaimed recording of the sonatas of Jean-Marie LeClair. C’est si bon! Learn more!
Beloved Brahms • Jan 28
Clarinetist Steve Bass (also known as OPB’s President and CEO), cellist Suzanne Rague, and pianist Michael Liu share the beloved Brahms Clarinet Trio. Specially selected wines and tempting appetizers complete this memorable evening in a beautifully remodeled Alameda home. Learn more!
Pacifica Quartet • Jan 9 & 10
THE PACIFICA QUARTET CONCERTS WILL TAKE PLACE ON JANUARY 9 AND 10 AS SCHEDULED.
Please note program change for Monday’s concert. Learn more!
Old Church, New Year • Dec 31
Ring in the new year with FOCM! Join the incomparable Florestan Trio for a festive hour-long concert, with special guests baritone Kevin Walsh and pianist John Strege adding some vocal fun. Then move on to a grand dessert and champagne reception. Learn more!
Do You See What I See? • Dec 17
I saw (more than three) ships a-sailing, all alight for the Christmas Ship Parade - and you can too! Join us at the FOCM office for a perfect panoramic view of the Willamette while enjoying appetizers and holiday cheer! Pianist Jim Walls adds to the musical mood at this merry celebration of the season. Learn more!