2019-2020 Season

Sponsored by Ronni Lacroute



This way to the future….

Third Angle’s 2019-20 season takes you for a walk on the wild side. Our Concert Series stages a raucous rebellion against the stories we tell ourselves—about where lines are drawn, the consequences of our actions, and the depth of loss we face should we fail to immediately acknowledge and step up to mitigate climate change.

In the Studio Series, we’ll bring you the movers and shakers of next-gen contemporary music. From Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw, to superhero women of the nation’s top brass sections, to Oregonians sharing the inspiration they received growing up in this special homeland, we’ll quench your thirst for the new and defiantly creative.

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


Concert Series

In Wildness 

Sept 12, 2019 @ 7:30pm
In Wildness takes on the most poignant challenge of our time as we connect with our miraculous and irreplaceable world. 3A leads you on a journey through the Arctic and its vanishing polar ice, warming temperatures, rising sea levels, and threatened wildlife habitats through works of George Crumb, John Luther Adams, and Mary Kouyoumdjian. A powerful lighting design, masked performers, and ethereal sounds of wildlife promise to transport our audience into both the present and aftermath of this global climate crisis.

Back in the Groove
@Jack London Revue

Nov 5 & 6, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Third Angle leads you past the pool tables and down the back stairs for an underground set of music that grooves. Hear works of Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Shelley Washington, Lee Hyla, and Eve Beglarian in one of Portland’s favorite jazz clubs as 3A blurs musical boundaries and gets your feet tapping.

@North Warehouse

Apr 23-25, 2020 @ 7:30pm
Gentrification in Portland and the city’s redlining past go under the microscope in Darrell Grant’s jazz-classical chamber opera, Sanctuaries, with a libretto by two-time National Poetry Slam Champion Anis Mojgani and directed by Alexander Gedeon. Focusing on personal stories from the Albina neighborhood, this latest site-specific commission challenges Portland as a community to truly listen to and acknowledge marginalized voices while addressing issues of white privilege, racial equity and inclusion, and economic disparity.

Studio Series @New Expressive Works, Studio 2


Oct 17 & 18, 2019 @ 7:30pm
There must be something in the water here! Join Team 3A for a celebratory homecoming of composers who honed their craft in Oregon before heading out to take the music world by storm. Featuring newly commissioned works by Aaron Helgeson, Phil Taylor, Lisa Neher, and Mario Díaz, plus works from Kenji Bunch and Andrea Reinkemeyer and a collaboration with Oregon's Poet Laureate Kim Stafford.

Genghis Barbie

Feb 6 & 7, 2020 @ 7:30pm
Genghis Barbie, the world's "leading post-post-feminist all-female horn experience," delivers to you a visceral and unadulterated musical adventure. The Barbies, who include stellar members of the New York Philharmonic and Seattle Symphony, will perform their own arrangements of everything from pop music and rock to contemporary classical works and beyond. Expect the unexpected from these four powerhouse women who play by their own rules.

Caroline in the City

Mar 5 & 6, 2020 @ 7:30pm
Composer, instrumentalist, and vocalist Caroline Shaw is a triple threat and the youngest Pulitzer Prize-winning composer in history. Meet Caroline in the intimate venue of Studio 2 for the world premiere of her latest string quartet, commissioned by 3A, and her own special performance of her favorite new works.


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  • Invitations to special Third Angle New Music events

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