2017-2018 Season


This is the kind of world in which we want to live….

This is the kind of world in which we want to live, a world of creative musical minds that inspire us with works of transcendent beauty; music as teacher, healer, provocateur.

Our 2017-18 season of concerts takes everything to a whole new level, with our Concert Series that features a transformation of the Japanese Garden and its magnificent new Cultural Village into a musical landscape, an 80th birthday celebration of iconic composer Philip Glass, and a groundbreaking re-imagining of the genius of Portland artist Elliott Smith. Our Studio Series presents three powerful feminine voices, featuring the spectacular soprano Tony Arnold and composer Gabriela Lena Frank, Third Angle rock star cellist Marilyn de Oliveira, and concluding with the award winning Quince Ensemble performing Morton Feldman’s legendary “Three Voices”.

This is the kind of world in which we want to live…




Japanese Music Now
Dai Fujikura @ The Japanese Garden
Tues Sep 19, Wed Sep 20, Thu 21, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Explore the peace and tranquility of the stunning Portland Japanese Garden with the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by leading composer Dai Fujikura, performed in architect Kengo Kuma’s awe-inspiring new Cultural Village.


Glass Within Reach
Philip Glass @ Design Within Reach
Fri Nov 10 & Sat Nov 11, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Third Angle celebrates Philip Glass’ 80th birthday with string quartet music in the stunning new Design Within Reach flagship store.  Be surrounded by textures and patterns while your ears are treated to patterns and sounds unlike any other.


A Fond Farewell
Elliott Smith Project @ Alberta Rose Theatre
Thu Apr 12, Fri Apr 13, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Six leading young composers have been commissioned to reimagine the music of Elliott Smith, and Third Angle and Hand2Mouth Theater are collaborating to create an evening-long performance that celebrates this Portland icon.




Tony Tony Tony
Gabi Lena Frank & Tony Arnold @ Studio 2
Thu Oct 19 & Fri Oct 20, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Female voices take the stage at a concert featuring a premiere by our friend Gabriela Lena Frank for string quartet and voice, showcasing the formidable vocal power of leading contemporary music soprano Tony Arnold.


A Family Affair
Marilyn de Oliveira solo cello @ Studio 2
Thu Jan 11 & Fri Jan 12, 2018 @ 7:30pm

We shine a musical spotlight on our fierce and fearless cellist Marilyn de Oliviera, in an evening of works for cello…with special appearances from her friends and family! Marilyn spearheads the programming for this intimate and fun concert where anything can, and will, happen.


Three Voices
Quince Ensemble performs Morton Feldman @ Studio 2
Thu Feb 8 & Fri Feb 9, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Feldman’s captivating Three Voices takes center stage at this performance by the young and exciting Quince Ensemble.  Hear the group being hailed as “a new force of vocal excellence and innovation” perform this rarely sung gem..