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Camerata PYP, the chamber orchestra of the Portland Youth Philharmonic, kicks off its sixth Music in the Pearl concert season at the Wieden+Kennedy building (224 NW 13th Ave., Portland, OR) on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 4 pm, with David Hattner, PYP Musical Director, as conductor. Camerata PYP marks its sixth season with music spanning nearly 300 years. The concert will open with Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6. The wind octet will be featured in a performance of Mozart’s Serenade No. 11 K.375 and later the strings section will shine in Georges Enescu’s Octet for Strings. “I am happy to feature music of Enescu alongside Bach and Mozart," says David Hattner, PYP Musical Director. "They are each among the greatest musicians in history. Enescu's Octet is a major work by a 19 year old prodigy, who was also a virtuoso performer on the violin and piano. It is also a major challenge for our performers. The Bach features our wonderful viola duo of Maia Hoffman and Samuel Zacharia, who have both won solo competitions for PYP. The Mozart gives our wind players a chance to shine in one of the most important works ever written for wind instruments.” Camerata PYP’s concerts feature a broad, adventurous range of programming in an intimate, engaging environment. Powerful programs take on a personal dimension in the cozy Wieden+Kennedy atrium, as audience members surround the musicians at such close range that they feel part of the ensemble. To purchase tickets, call the PYP office at 503.223.5939, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm or visit www.portlandyouthphil.org. CAMERATA PYP CONCERT – MUSIC IN THE PEARL January 25, 2015, 4 pm Wieden+Kennedy Building (224 NW 13th Ave) Concert Program: BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 MOZART: Serenade No. 11 K.375 for Wind Octet ENESCU: Octet for Strings Funding for PYP’s 91st Season is provided in part by the James and Marion F. Miller Foundation, the Regional Arts and Culture Council and Work for Art. The Portland Youth Philharmonic, founded in 1924, is America’s first established youth orchestra. Members of the association range in age from 7-23, are accepted based on audition and come from 100 different schools throughout northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. There are five ensembles under the PYP umbrella. The Philharmonic Orchestra presents a full concert series in the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall that closely parallels that of a professional symphony orchestra. More information is available at www.portlandyouthphil.org.
Upstream Public Health, a not-for-profit organization that advocates for public health policies benefiting all Oregonians, will celebrate its 10th anniversary by hosting Portland’s first-ever Search for the ‘Healthiest’ Beer event on Wednesday, June 4th, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at The Left Bank Annex in North Portland. Anyone 21 years of age and older is welcome to attend. This fun and festive evening will feature blind tastings from 12 local craft breweries, gourmet appetizers, a live auction and a panel of entertaining local personalities who will guide event attendees in selecting the “Healthiest Beer.” “As a longtime believer that craft beer is in fact a healthy beverage, it’s very exciting to do up a special brew and participate in Upstream’s Search for the Healthiest Beer,” stated Alex Ganum, owner and head brewer at Upright Brewing. “This is an event that is sure to celebrate Portland’s favorite fermented beverage in its true and tasty form.” In addition to Upright Brewing, other Oregon craft breweries competing for the title of “Healthiest Beer” include Boneyard Beer, Breakside Brewery, The Commons Brewery, Deschutes Brewery, Ecliptic Brewing, Harvester Brewing, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Migration Brewing, Oregon City Brewing, Pyramid Brewery and Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. The winning ‘healthiest’ beer will be featured on local taps around town. Mel Rader, Co-Director of Upstream, is excited about the event theme. “Obviously, beer is not the first thing that comes to mind when we think of a ‘healthy’ beverage,” said Rader. “We look forward to seeing how creative each of these local brewers will be with their version of a ‘healthy’ brew. Who knows, maybe we’ll be tasting gluten-free beer made with organically grown fruit!” A surprise participant or two will join the panel of judges that includes Lisa Sedlar, Founder and CEO of Green Zebra Grocery; John Foyston writer of ‘The Beer Here” column in The Oregonian and OregonLive; and Sam Adams, Executive of the City Club and former Mayor of Portland. General admission tickets are $75 each, or 4 for $250 and include beer, wine and appetizers. VIP tickets are $100 each and include a pre-event preview of beer tastings from 5pm to 6pm. All proceeds from the event will support Upstream’s work toward achieving Healthy Starts for kids, Healthy Schools, and Healthy Communities throughout the state of Oregon. Top tier corporate sponsors include: MODA Health, Columbia Sportswear, Cambia, Harbourton Foundation. A limited number of corporate sponsorships are still available. CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets online. For sponsorship or additional event information, contact Laura Heiser at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-284-6390 before June 1st. About Upstream Public Health Upstream Public Health is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization that advocates for policies that provide Healthy Starts for kids, Healthy Schools, and Healthy Communities. Upstream works for ‘upstream’ solutions that address health issues at the source so they do not become chronic down the line; ultimately making Oregon a better place to live, work, and play. The organization’s key advocacy initiatives include Farm to School and School Garden programs, healthier snack and drinks in all schools, equal access to quality and affordable dental care, and safe transportation and land use.
The My Macy's Holiday Parade is just around the corner. The Parade will run through our neighborhood on November 29. Formation and disband will occur in the NW Park Blocks between Davis and Flanders Streets. The Parade will travel east on Davis, south on Broadway, east on Alder, north on 4th Avenue and west on Flanders to the disband area. The marchers will step off at approximately 8:45 a.m. and will follow the same route as last year. The Parade will be done at approximately 11 a.m. Should you have any questions about this year's Parade, please feel free to contact Denise Hinton at 503.248.5489.