2018-2019 Season

Sponsored by Ronni Lacroute





Stretching towards new horizons….

The 2018-19 season stretches Third Angle toward new horizons. Our Concert Series of next-level immersive experiences features voices of the trans community in music and film, the tale of Orpheus set as an electric guitar opera, and John Luther Adams’ transcendent Everything That Rises performed at OMSI’s Kendall Planetarium. In our intimate Studio Series, we’ll present powerhouse percussionist Luanne Warner Katz, breathtaking Indian-American music and dance, and an introspective look at the Portland of today through the eyes of local composers.

From creating a platform for underrepresented communities, to supporting today’s coosers by commissioning and premiering groundbreaking works and joining the conversation about our ever-changing city’s present and future, 3A is headed for a wild ride that promises to be anything but ordinary.

Purchase tickets online here, call the Third Angle Box Office at 503-331-0301, or email us your request. 



Concert Series

Sponsored by
George Rowbottom & Marilyn Crilley

Contralto @ PICA/TBA

Thu Sep 13 & Fri Sep 14, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Described as “imaginative, resourceful, witty, defiant” (Steve Smith, National Sawdust), Sarah Hennies’ powerful work for film and live instruments unites voices of transgender women with a dense and varied musical score. This work exists in-between the spaces of experimental music and documentary and is presented as part of PICA’s TBA Festival.

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Orpheus Unsung @ Holocene

Wed Feb 20 & Thu Feb 21, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Explore the blurred lines between opera, experimental music, and rock as composer and electric guitarist Steven Mackey and percussionist Jason Treuting (Sō Percussion) bring to life their unique twist on the Orphean myth in this wordless guitar opera.

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Everything That Rises @ OMSI

Wed Apr 10 & Thu Apr 11, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Join us at OMSI’s Kendall Planetarium for a 360° explosion of color, sound and sky in the NW premiere of John Luther Adams’ string quartet Everything That Rises. Featuring the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer’s own lighting design, this promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Studio Series

Sponsored by
David & Julie Machado and Vern Rifer & Linda Czopek

Play Like A Girl @ Studio 2

Thu Nov 1 & Fri Nov 2, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Virtuoso percussionist Luanne Warner Katz in a tour-de-force evening of thrilling music for percussion that proves a woman’s place is on the stage. Featuring works by Eve Beglarian and Steve Reich.

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Indian Music Now @ Studio 2

Thu Jan 10 & Fri Jan 11, 2019 @ 7:30pm. Show added: Fri Jan 11 @9pm.
Indian music and dance intersect with the West in this stunning performance of works by composers Reena Esmail and Nina Shekhar, featuring original choreography and contemporary Bharatanatyam dance by Portland’s Creative Laureate Subashini Ganesan.

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Habitat @ Studio 2

Thu Mar 7 & Fri Mar 8, 2019 @ 7:30pm
As Portland’s skyline reaches higher each day, natural beauty and urbanization collide. 3A explores the realities of this brave new world through soundscapes commissioned from local composers Branic Howard and Loren Chasse.

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