2018-19 Season: New Horizons

Dear friends,

There is always a point at the end of the concert season when performers exist in two places at once. We’re throwing our souls into rehearsing, into being present with the art that we’re making right now, and at the same time next season’s I’s are being dotted and T’s are being crossed.

This season, Team 3A has bathed in the tranquility of the Japanese Garden and experienced the clean lines and structure of modern design through Phillip Glass’s music and the showroom at Design Within Reach. We’ve featured the Quince Ensemble, Tony Arnold, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Marilyn de Oliveira. And over the past few weeks, the music of Elliott Smith has felt like a holy experience for us all.

But now that the final notes of “Everything Means Nothing to Me” have spiraled upward into the ether, it’s time to turn ourselves fully toward what is to come.

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 composers by commissioning and premiering groundbreaking works, to joining the conversation about our ever-changing city’s present and future, 3A will take you on a wild ride that promises to be anything but ordinary.

From all of us here at Third Angle, thank you for being a part of this season, and the next one. There’s no one we’d rather be on this journey with than you.

Wishing you a warm and peaceful summer,





Sarah Tiedemann
Interim Artistic Director

Thurs Sep 13 & Fri Sep 14, 2018
Concert Series @ PICA/TBA
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.

Play Like a Girl
Thu Nov 1 & Fri Nov 2, 2018
Studio Series @ Studio 2
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.

Indian Music Now 
Thu Jan 10 & Fri Jan 11, 2019
Studio Series @ Studio 2
Indian music and dance intersect with the West in this stunning performance of works by composers Asha Srinivasan and Nina Shekhar, featuring original choreography and contemporary Bharatanatyam dance by Portland’s Creative Laureate Subashini Ganesan.

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

Thu Mar 7 & Fri Mar 8, 2019
Studio Series @ Studio 2
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.

Everything That Rises 
Wed Apr 10 & Thu Apr 11, 2019
Concert Series @ OMSI
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.

For tickets and more info on all of these shows, click here.

Third Angle