Play Like a Girl did not start as a political statement, but as it is a very personal program for me, it has become a platform for my passions and beliefs. The preparation for this program heralded an emergence of a new voice alongside the exploration of the music.
The sounds of music, from medieval chant to math rock, are ringing out from a single set of offices in the Gus J. Solomon U.S. Courthouse in Portland, Oregon. Third Angle New Music is delighted to announce that it has established its new office in the top floor of the former courthouse, subleased to them by their friends Cappella Romana Vocal Ensemble. Since 2016, Cappella Romana has been housed in the 1932 Renaissance Revival-style courthouse, downtown across from the Newmark Theatre and the Schnitzer Concert Hall.
Third Angle New Music is excited to welcome Lou Watson to the staff as the new Communications Coordinator. This position has previously been held by Evan Lewis and Kim Gumbel, both of whom did a tremendous job for the organization. Evan helped propel Third Angle to new heights with his expert grant writing and education skills. Kim stepped in over the summer in a temporary position and provided infrastructure with great organizational skills during a transition time. They both leave behind huge shoes to fill and we are grateful for all their hard work and now fondly wave them off to new career paths elsewhere.