Music

As one of the primary performing arts, this website celebrates music in all its forms - from student-made to community-based and professional. Find events reflecting music of all styles - classical, chamber, medieval, vocal, jazz, rock, blues, roots, Celtic and more - played in a variety of ways - solo, duo, band, ensemble, group, symphony. Venues vary as well, from tiny corner cafes to huge auditoriums.

Individual music performances are posted as events and can be found in the event calendar. Contact information for music performances and classes can be found by viewing the individual events.

 

Upcoming Events in Music

  • Lincoln County OMTA – Classics You Love

    September 24th, 2017 to September 24th, 2017

    The Lincoln County District of the Oregon Music Teachers Association will present their annual fall concert, "Classics You Love" on Sunday, September 24 at 2 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • INHOUSE Jazz with Steve Christofferson & Dmitri Matheny

    September 24th, 2017 to September 24th, 2017

    INHOUSE Jazz is a series of Sunday afternoon house concerts, from spring to fall along the Central Oregon Coast, held in private residences featuring a variety of jazz artists. Small audiences relax within the comfort of someone’s home. An informal atmosphere provides an inviting and enjoyable experience. The music is as in a jazz club, but without the noise associated with restaurants and bars. Seating is limited. Reservations are by invitation and made by calling Annie Averre (360-606-7136) or email aaverre@hotmail.com., Directions are provided once confirmed. Audience members often bring their own beverages and a potluck treat to share (optional). INHOUSE Jazz is an official member of The Folk Alliance International.

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  • Andreas Klein-Renowned pianist from Germany

    September 24th, 2017 to September 24th, 2017

    Amazing classical music pianist from Germany presents a live concert in Brookings on Sunday, September 24, 2017

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  • LCCC Presents: Sofia Talvik

    September 24th, 2017 to September 24th, 2017

    The LCCC’s New Folk series will begin with Sofia Talvik, a singer/songwriter playing Americana with Swedish roots. She’s a North Sea siren, blending sparkle and melancholy as she creates her own special niche, guitar and voice. Since she first began touring the US more than 10 years ago, Talvik has released six full-length albums and a number of EPs, as well.

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  • Oregon Coast Jazz Party 2017

    October 6th, 2017 to October 8th, 2017

    The Oregon Coast Jazz Party, now its 14th year, celebrates great live jazz – and the dedicated fans who love it – October 6-8, 2016 in the beautiful town of Newport, on the central Oregon coast. Expect multiple sets from renowned jazz stars, nightcap performances, and educational events during your stay.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 1

    October 6th, 2017 to October 6th, 2017

    Session 1, Kickin' It Off, features a "Meet the Artists" Opening Night Set at 7 p.m., followed by a set featuring guitarist Russell Malone with bassist Mary Ann McSweeney and drummer Jeff Hamilton at 8 p.m. Next up, at 9 p.m., is the George Cables Trio, led by pianist George Cables with bassist Essiet Okon Essiet and drummer Victor Lewis.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 2

    October 6th, 2017 to October 7th, 2017

    The Friday Nightcap All Star Jam Session at the Shilo features guitarist Russell Malone, backed by bassist John Clayton and drummer Ryan Shaw, with special guests Greta Matassa on vocals and Thomas Marriott on trumpet.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 3

    October 7th, 2017 to October 7th, 2017

    Session 3, The Small Sets, features sets by guitarists Russell Malone and Ed Dunsavage; pianists George Cables, Mike Wofford, and Gerald Clayton; and bassists John Clayton, Mary Ann McSweeney, and Essiet Okon Essiet. After a 15-minute break, Chuck Redd performs on vibes, followed by Holly Hofmann leading "Some of My Best Friends Are:" Russell Malone on guitar, Mike Wofford on piano, and Jeff Hamilton on drums. Then more small sets by drummer Victor Lewis, Hamilton, and Ryan Shaw.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 4

    October 7th, 2017 to October 7th, 2017

    Session 4, Specialty Sets, kicks off with "Father, Son & Godfather" – with first the duo of John Clayton on bass with Gerald Clayton on piano, and then the trio of the Claytons plus drummer Jeff Hamilton. Next up is Chuck Redd honoring vibes legend Milt Jackson, backed by Russell Malone on guitar, bassist Mary Ann McSweeney, and drummer Ryan Shaw. Rounding out the session is a "Jazz 101: What to Listen For?" lecture sponsored by Just Jazz, featuring pianist Mike Wofford, John Clayton on bass, Hamilton on drums, and Holly Hofmann on flute.

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  • Airto Moreira Band

    October 7th, 2017 to October 7th, 2017

    The legendary Brazilian jazz percussionist Airto Moreira is bringing his 6-piece band to the Florence Events Center on Saturday, October 7th. Any jazz enthusiast will recognize the work of Airto Moreira. He is a pioneer in his genre among a select group of elite musicians who contributed to the creation of Jazz Fusion and World Music. Featuring vocalist Diana Purim Moreira Booker, with the accomplished accompaniment of Krishna Booker playing percussion, Michael Shapiro on drums, Andre De Santanna on bass and keyboardist Marcos Silva - this promises to be an incredible night of jazz music.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 5

    October 7th, 2017 to October 7th, 2017

    Session 5, The Tributes, features a salute to Richard Rodgers led by Houston Person on tenor sax, with pianist George Cables, Essiet Okon Essiet on bass, and Jeff Hamilton on drums. Next up is vocalist Greta Matassa's tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, with pianist Mike Wofford, bassist John Clayton, and drummer Chuck Redd. And rounding out the session is "Marriott Plays Miles," with Thomas Marriott on trumpet backed by pianist George Colligan, bassist Mary Ann McSweeney, and drummer Chris Brown.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 6

    October 7th, 2017 to October 8th, 2017

    The Saturday Nightcap Houston Dance Party at the Shilo features Houston Person on tenor sax, with Mike Wofford on piano, Mary Ann McSweeney on bass, and Jeff Hamilton on drums.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Jazz Panel Discussion

    October 8th, 2017 to October 8th, 2017

    Join the Oregon Coast Jazz Party for the Sunday Rap Session, the popular free jazz panel, where OCJP Music Director Holly Hofmann talks with John Clayton, Mary Ann McSweeney, and Chuck Redd, followed by Q&A with the audience.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 7

    October 8th, 2017 to October 8th, 2017

    Session 7, Sunday Wrap Up, begins with a set by the George Colligan Trio – pianist George Colligan with bassist Chris Higgins and drummer Chris Brown, followed by a set by the Bossanaire Septet (a bossa nova rhythm section with two female vocalists) and then the George Cables Trio, with pianist George Cables, bassist Essiet Okon Essiet, and drummer Victor Lewis.

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  • Sound of Nature, Sound of Art IV

    October 10th, 2017 to October 10th, 2017

    The LCCC is proud to present this fourth annual collaboration of art, music and ecology, a celebration of Cascade Head Scenic Research Area and the rare natural beauty of the Oregon Coast. This year’s featured ensemble will be the Three Centuries Ensemble, the performing works inspired by nature. The music, in turn, will inspire invited artists, who will respond to both the beauty of Cascade Head and the music itself, while the audience looks on. Co-sponsored by the Studios to Schools project, U.S. Bank, the Local 99 AF of M and the members of the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

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  • Met Opera: The Magic Flute

    October 14th, 2017 to October 14th, 2017

    Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length, German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism, in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Harvest Gold: Tribute to Neil Young

    October 14th, 2017 to October 14th, 2017

    Neil Young interpreter Richie Bean is joined by Chris Ochsner, Monte Allen and Eric Jerde, as they take a journey through the Young’s remarkable career

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  • Lincoln Pops Orchestra Big Band Dance

    October 19th, 2017 to October 19th, 2017

    Lincoln Pops Orchestra is a 25-person big band, including three vocalists. Dance to the music of the swing era, Latin jazz, polka, waltz, you name it. . . . . .

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  • LCCC Presents: Jamie Stillway and Ben Bonham

    October 25th, 2017 to October 25th, 2017

    Jamie Stillway and Ben Bonham are setting out on their "mostly annual" fall tour, and will be stopping in Lincoln City for a performance at the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Wednesday, October 25th. Their eponymous debut release snagged serious accolades from all corners, and was named one of the top albums of the year by Willamette Week. "Stillway and Bonham cut through the clatter of pop music with a package that’s part Django Reinhardt and part Rev. Gary Davis, tied up with a ragtime bow. Jamie Stillway not only comps big, fat, swinging and expensive jazz chords but picks with a ferocity that would make Django proud, and her technique is commanding and artful. Ben Bonham devilishly evokes front-porch picking sessions and Hawaiian luaus with his liquid strokes but can cop a nasty swing on demand--both guitarists are supremely accomplished” --Don Campbell, The Oregonian.

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  • Met Opera: Norma

    October 28th, 2017 to October 28th, 2017

    This new production of Bellini’s masterpiece stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her rival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts, in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • The Jazz Kings - Keep Your Sunny Side Up

    October 29th, 2017 to October 29th, 2017

    For their 2017-18 season, Jesse Cloninger and the Emerald City Jazz Kings present another great year of historic jazz and popular music. They start things off with KEEP YOUR SUNNY SIDE UP, a celebration of the wonderful songs of DeSylva, Brown and Henderson. Please join us! Tickets are $25.

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  • NSO with Edmund Stone and Chad Alexander

    November 4th, 2017 to November 5th, 2017

    Edmund Stone provides commentary on two film scores and NSO’s Chad Alexander performs Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s Suite-Concertino for Bassoon and Orchestra, op. 16

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  • Mayuko Kamio - Award winning violinist from Japan

    November 12nd, 2017 to November 12nd, 2017

    Highly awarded classical violinist Mayuko Kamio live and in concert in Brookings on Sunday November 12, 2017

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  • The Black Market Trust

    November 15th, 2017 to November 15th, 2017

    The Black Market Trust is a small gypsy/jazz band that plays big, acoustic sounds. Contagious, upbeat, toe tapping joy they deliver a fresh approach to old classic songs. Influenced by Django Rhinehart, Frank Sinatra, the Beatles, and the Beach Boys, these five world-class musicians are bringing their amazing sound to Florence! Pre-concert talk at 6:15.

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  • The Black Market Trust - SEAcoast Entertainment

    November 15th, 2017 to November 15th, 2017

    The Black Market Trust is a small gypsy/jazz band that plays big, acoustic sounds. Contagious, upbeat, toe tapping joy they deliver a fresh approach to old classic songs. Influenced by Django Rhinehart, Frank Sinatra, the Beatles, and the Beach Boys, these five world-class musicians are bringing their amazing sound to Florence! Pre-concert talk at 6:15. Tickets are $32 (adult) and $10 (for those 18 and under).

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  • Met Opera: The Exterminating Angel

    November 18th, 2017 to November 18th, 2017

    The Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s "The Exterminating Angel," inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name – the third opera in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Christmas Unplugged with John Doan

    December 9th, 2017 to December 10th, 2017

    John Doan presents a traveling music and history show using a range of historical instruments, many of them no longer in use.

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  • The Jazz Kings - An Old Fashioned Christmas

    December 13rd, 2017 to December 13rd, 2017

    As always, we will bring you another heartwarming Jazz Kings' Christmas show, AN OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS, with Shirley Andress returning as artistic director. Please join us!

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  • Zivian Tomkins Duo returns to Brookings

    January 14th, 2018 to January 14th, 2018

    The Zivian Tomkins Duo returns with violinist Axel Strauss - They'll perform a program of romantic music featuring Franck and Tchaikovsky live Sunday, January 14, 2018 in Brookings.

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  • Quattrosound - SEAcoast Entertainment

    January 17th, 2018 to January 17th, 2018

    Quattrosound is an innovative ensemble that fuses Classical Crossover, Latin Pop and Jazz to produce a performance to be remembered. These four musicians combine violin, cello, guitars, and percussion with sparkling lead vocals and 4-part harmonies.

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  • NSO with Kenji Bunch and Erik Peterson

    February 3rd, 2018 to February 4th, 2018

    Newport Symphony with Adam Flatt, Conductor, with guest artists Kenji Bunch and Erik Peterson, present works by Copland, Griffes, Bunch, and Barber.

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  • The Jazz Kings - A Pocketful of Dreams

    February 11st, 2018 to February 11st, 2018

    Begin the New Year with The Jazz Kings’ A POCKETFUL OF DREAMS, which celebrates the career of Bing Crosby. Please join us!

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  • Nordic Voices

    February 11st, 2018 to February 11st, 2018

    Don't miss this brilliant a cappella sextet from Norway live in concert on Sunday February 11, 2018 in Brookings.

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  • Met Opera: Tosca

    February 17th, 2018 to February 17th, 2018

    Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Mandy Harvey Concert - SEAcoast Entertainment

    February 21st, 2018 to February 21st, 2018

    Singing without sound? Mandy Harvey is an award-winning jazz singer with an invisible disability. Having suffered profound hearing loss at the age of 18, Mandy’s timing and pitch are perfect and her passion is tremendous. Music is her life and Mandy has a mission to encourage, inspire and assist others to break through their personal barriers. Her moving, mellifluous voice will astound you.

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  • Met Opera: La Bohème

    February 24th, 2018 to February 24th, 2018

    The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo, in the fifth production of the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Minetti Quartet - Sensational string quartet from Austria

    March 4th, 2018 to March 4th, 2018

    Award winning string quartet presents a live classical music concert in Brookings on Sunday, March 4, 2018.

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  • Met Opera: Semiramide

    March 10th, 2018 to March 10th, 2018

    This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium, in the sixth production of the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Met Opera: L'Elisir d'Amore

    March 17th, 2018 to March 17th, 2018

    Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima," in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Newport Symphony Orchestra - SEAcoast Entertainment

    March 23rd, 2018 to March 23rd, 2018

    Orchestra at the Ocean: The Newport Symphony Orchestra is the only year-round, professional symphony orchestra on the Oregon coast. Adam Flatt will conduct with Narek Artyunian as guest soloist on the clarinet. NSO will bring Haydn, Wagner, Mozart and Franz Liszt alive on the Florence stage. Pre-concert talk at 7:00 in the theater. Tickets are $32 (adult) and $10 (for those 18 and under).

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  • NSO with Narek Arutyunian

    March 24th, 2018 to March 25th, 2018

    Young Concert Artist Narek Arutyunian performs clarinet in this concert with the NSO.

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  • Met Opera: Così fan tutte

    March 31st, 2018 to March 31st, 2018

    A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island, in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Met Opera: Luisa Miller

    April 14th, 2018 to April 14th, 2018

    James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love – and the penultimate event in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Rastrelli Cello Quartet

    April 15th, 2018 to April 15th, 2018

    This four German cello virtuosi is not to be missed! Live and in concert in beautiful Brookings Oregon on Sunday April 15, 2018

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  • GENTRI - SEAcoast Entertainment

    April 19th, 2018 to April 19th, 2018

    GENTRI – (The Gentlemen Trio) is comprised of three highly trained tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever. Pioneering a signature sound that can only be described as “Cinematic Pop,” the music of GENTRI is transfused with lush, epic orchestrations and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies all composed by the group’s producer Stephen Nelson. Pre-concert talk at 6:15.

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  • Met Opera: Cendrillon (Cinderella)

    April 28th, 2018 to April 28th, 2018

    When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in "Manon" at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation, in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • The Jazz Kings - You Asked For It!

    May 6th, 2018 to May 6th, 2018

    The Jazz King concerts close in the spring with YOU ASKED FOR IT! - a program of The Jazz Kings very best, which we'll design with you, our patrons. Please join us!

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  • Alexander Tutunov presents awards to scholarship students - FREE Concert

    May 20th, 2018 to May 20th, 2018

    Alexander Tutunov, Professor of Piano Presents awards to scholarship students of So. Oregon University in Brookings on Sunday, May 20, 2018. This concert is FREE to all!

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  • Vivace - SEAcoast Entertainment

    May 24th, 2018 to May 24th, 2018

    Vivace is a modern and thrilling combination of four unique and exceptional pop and classical singers. Their stirring combination of powerful voices come together to create a sound that is exclusively their own. With a rich and diverse repertoire ranging from pop, to arias, to their own self-written material, Vivace undoubtedly puts a fresh new take on the classical and modern music of today. Pre-concert talk at 6:15.

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