Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)
1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204
Community Music Center
Friday, March 15 2013, 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Your musical night out with the kids
Event Types > Arts/Culture/Recreation
Family Friday Showcase Launches Festival Making Musicians
What: Family Friday Concert, a free event for all ages
Where: Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis Street, Portland, 97202
When: Friday, March 15, 2013, at 7:15 pm.
Cost: Free with suggested donation of $5.00 ($15 for a family of any size). Fresh popcorn, snacks, and refreshments are sold at the door for a minimal price. NOTE: limited seating, no reserved seats – doors open at 6:30; house opens at 6:50 pm.
More Info: Community Music Center: www.communitymusiccenter.org or 503-823-3177
The Family Friday Series features popular local musicians and is proudly sponsored by Larkins Vacura, LLP,Trial Attorneys. Concerts are run by volunteers, and all proceeds benefit scholarships and other programs at the Community Music Center (CMC). From beginning level students just staring grade-school to high-school-age virtuosos, the March 15 concert will show attendees a musical glimpse at the variety and quality of the Community Music Center’s programs. Performers include Suzuki group violin class students of Elizabeth Peyton, Suzuki group cello class students of Jon Cheskin, viola choir students of Cynthia Scott, The Center Singers youth choir directed by Mark Woodward, and two chamber music ensembles, coached by David Kerr and Andrew Ehrlich.
Future Family Friday concerts:
April 19 White Rhino Marimba
May 17 Oregon Renaissance Band
The March 15 Family Friday concert begins CMC’s Making Musicians Festival of two dozen concerts this spring, showcasing the students and faculty of the Community Music Center, and raising funds for need-based music scholarships. (See full schedule below.) Sponsorships may be made online, over the phone, or in person at the Community Music Center. Donations go to the non-profit Community Music Center, Inc. and are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Making Musicians Festival 2013 Schedule
Note: concert days/times subject to change.
15 Family Friday Concert Series - CMC Showcase. A concert featuring talented students of theCommunityMusicCenter. 7:15pm. Free Admission. Sponsored by Larkins Vacura.
16 CMC End of Term Concert featuring CMC choirs, classes, and private lesson students. 1:30pm.
13 Cello Recital featuring students of Katherine Schultz. 5:00pm.
14 CMC Chamber Music Master Class. 2:00pm
20 Violin Recital featuring students of Elizabeth Knopp. 3:00pm.
27 CMC Faculty Showcase - The talented faculty of Community Music Center present a concert to benefit students in need. Proceeds from the concert go toward the CMC Scholarship fund. 7:30pm. Sponsored by First Citizens Bank.
12 Violin Recital featuring students of Andrew Ehrlich. 3:00pm.
18 Piano Recital featuring students of George Cheshier. 3:00pm.
19 Violin & Viola Recital featuring students of Jen Arnold. 1:30pm.
25 Violin Recital featuring students of Clarisse Atcherson. 2:00pm.
26 Two Piano Recitals featuring students of Zita Jefferson. 5:00pm and 6:30pm.
31 Violin & Piano Recital featuring students of Brian Bennett. 7:00pm.
01 Violin & Cello Recital featuring students of Samantha Kushnick. 7:00pm
02 Violin & Viola Recital featuring students of Cynthia Scott. 3:00pm.
02 CMC Youth Chamber Music Program Concert. The end-of-year showcase event for CMC's youth chamber music program directed by Andrew Ehrlich. 7:00pm.
05 String Orchestra Concert featuring CMC's Adult String Orchestra directed by Jon Cheskin. 7:00pm. (GroutElementary School auditorium).
05 Early Music Recital featuring Renaissance & Recorder classes taught by Phil & Gayle Neuman. 8:00pm.
07 Betty Gray Memorial Awards and Honors Concert featuring CMC Orchestras, conducted by Margaret Murer, and CMC student Soloists. 7:00pm
08 CMC Inc. Annual Meeting and End of Term Concert featuring CMC choirs, classes, and private lesson students. 1:30pm.
08 Violin & Viola Recital featuring students of Kendra Law. 5:00pm
09 Madrigal Concert featuring CMC Madrigal ensembles directed by Anna Briscoe. 1:30pm.
09 Piano Recital featuring students of Zita Jefferson. 6:30pm.
10 Old Time String Band Class Recital. Directed by Andy Emert. 7:00pm.
16 Violin Recital featuring students of Luise Grube. 3:00pm.
The Community Music Center (CMC) is a Portland Parks & Recreation facility in partnership with an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that raises money to help subsidize tuition fees at the school. It serves families across the Portland area and supports those with limited economic means by increasing access to music performances and educational opportunities. Benefit concerts such as this one support a need-based scholarship fund that enables students to follow their dreams in music. For more information, call 503-823-3177 or visit www.communitymusiccenter.org.