Kate is the PDNA's Communication Committee chair leader.
At our upcoming annual meeting (October), we will need to fill 5 empty spaces on the PDNA board. If you are interested or know someone you'd like to nominate, now is the time. We need to receive all nominations by the end of September in order to have time to review each candidate before the meeting. You can fill out the form below or download the PDF and deliver it in person to Kate Washington or Jason Sharkey at either the board meeting (September 13th), Pearl Party (September 14th) or Communications Meeting (September 20th). Click here for more information regarding committee meetings or refer to our community calendar to the right. You can also email Kate or Jason to make a nomination for someone else, but please include contact information for that person. At the October annual meeting, we will vote to fill the empty spots and then the board will vote to fill any open officer positions.
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.
PORTLAND, Ore. – June 21, 2013 – In the spirit of imagination, possibility, celebration and love of film, the inaugural Portland Film Festival will take place Aug. 27 – Sept. 1, 2013. With a combination of indoor and outdoor screenings, the festival will feature the largest free outdoor screenings in the history of the city. Portland Film Festival is the brainchild of local filmmaker Joshua Leake who spent the last year traveling to film festivals around the world after his documentary, Emptys, won the world’s largest short film festival, Tropfest. “The Portland Film Festival is about bringing the community together to celebrate filmmakers from around the world and the power of a good story,” said Joshua Leake, director of the Portland Film Festival. “With room for 1,400 attendees, the outdoor film festival screenings will be the largest in Portland’s history. And, the outdoor screenings are free. My love of film combined with a desire to create a film festival experience that was truly accessible to everyone is what motivated me to create this festival.” Indoor Screenings Aug. 27 – Sept. 1 + Free Outdoor Screenings Aug. 30 – Sept. 1 A partnership with the City of Portland and the Portland Parks Bureau allows for three nights of screenings under the stars at the city’s new Fields Park located in the Pearl District on NW 11th and Overton Aug. 30 – Sept. 1. Along with a line-up of great films, the outdoor screenings will feature a beer garden, food carts, live music, and good company. Indoor screens are being planned at theaters throughout the city Aug. 27 – Sept 1. Additional details will be available in the coming weeks. Portland resident and seasoned TV/Film producer and director, Jay Cornelius, is charge of festival programming. With more than 15 years experience in the industry, he has shot and edited shows for National Geographic, The History Channel, A&E, PBS, HGTV, Discovery-Times Channel and the Outdoor Life Network. About Portland Film Festival Portland Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing filmmakers and audiences, while celebrating the power of a good story. The festival focuses on the people, ideas, technology, skills and artistry behind filmmaking and provides both entertaining and educational opportunities to the public. The 2013 Portland Film Festival takes place Aug. 27 – Sept. 1, 2013 and is anchored with three, free nights of outdoor screenings Aug. 30 – Sept. 1. In addition to showcasing films, the festival will feature filmmaker workshops and Q&As. Connect with the Portland Film Festival on Facebook and Twitter.