sixty years, seven days, seven concerts

William Crane

William Crane turns 60 this month, and to celebrate, he’s playing seven one-hour recitals with many friends-collaborators lending a hand. And no wonder. Bill is one of those people who is so excited about the prospect of making and sharing music, and once he sets his mind to doing a project, look out! He becomes a force of nature, bending down any obstacles in his path to musical nirvana.

The concerts early in the evening (6 pm) are short by design, so that, as he himself puts it “so that people can come after work and still have the evening free for other activities”. So practical, so Bill.

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Sat, Feb 25th
Grace Memorial Episcopal Church
1535 NE 17th Ave
“Les barricades misterieuses”
Piano recital
with Gretchen Corbett, actress

  • Francois Couperin, “Les barricades misterieuses” (from the 6eme Ordre)
  • Franz Schubert, Impromptu in G-flat Major, Opus 90, No. 3
  • Johannes Brahms, Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel (Variations for a dear friend)
  • Francis Poulenc, Babar the Elephant, with Gretchen Corbett, narrator
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff, Prelude in B-flat Major

FREE, ONE HOUR WITHOUT INTERMISSION, AND STARTING PROMPTLY AT 6 PM

Sun, Feb 26th
First Presbyterian Church
1200 SW Alder St
“My young life hath an end”
Organ recital

  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Variations on “My young life hath an end”
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Chorale-prelude on “O Lamm gottes” (Leipzig)
  • Paul Hindemith, Sonata I
  • Charles-Marie Widor, Symphony No. 5, first movement

FREE, ONE HOUR WITHOUT INTERMISSION, AND STARTING PROMPTLY AT 6 PM

Mon, Feb 27th
Eliot Hall Chapel
Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
“It has become that time of evening”
Vocal recital
with Cantor Ida Rae Cahana, soprano

  • Reynaldo Hahn, Four songs from “Melodies,” volumes I and II
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff, Two songs
  • Manuel de Falla, Seven characteristic folk songs
  • Samuel Barber, Knoxville, Summer of 1915

FREE, ONE HOUR WITHOUT INTERMISSION, AND STARTING PROMPTLY AT 6 PM

Tue, Feb 28th
Sherman Clay Pianos
Performance Hall
131 NW 13th Ave
“Notes flying all over”
Virtuoso chamber music
with Greg Ewer, violin, and Justin Kagan, cello

  • Johannes Brahms, Sonata in e minor for cello and piano
  • William Bolcom, Grateful Ghost Rag
  • Felix Mendelssohn, Second piano trio in c minor

FREE, ONE HOUR WITHOUT INTERMISSION, AND STARTING PROMPTLY AT 6 PM

Wed, Feb 29th
Body Vox
1201 NW 17th Ave
“La bouboisie dans la ville des roses”
A crazy music program with extras
with Daniel Kirk and Eric Skinner, dancers,
Sage Ricci, artist,
Brandon Nelson, Taylor Long
and Luke Young, percussionists

  • John Cage, Amores Suite for prepared piano and percussion instruments
  • Francois Couperin, Les barricade misterieuse (reprise)
  • John Cage, Suite for toy piano
  • “La bouboisie dans la ville des roses,” a performance piece for many artists, set to the Brahms left-hand piano transcription of the Bach violin chaconne

FREE, ONE HOUR WITHOUT INTERMISSION, AND STARTING PROMPTLY AT 6 PM

Thur, Mar 1st
Community Music Center
3350 SE Francis St
Vocal recital
with Lisa Mooyman, soprano, 
James Wilcox, bass baritone,
and David Hattner, clarinet

  • Georg Friedrich Handel, arias and duets from Giulio Cesare and Rodalinda
  • Gabriel Faure, Songs (Green, Notre Amour, Lydia, etc.)
  • Franz Schubert, The Shepherd on the Rock
  • Ned Rorem, Marc Blitzstein, & Ralph Vaughn Williams, Various wonderful songs
  • Giacomo Puccini, “Questo amor” from “Edgar”
  • Giuseppe Verdi, “Sempre Libera” from “La Traviata”

FREE, ONE HOUR WITHOUT INTERMISSION, AND STARTING PROMPTLY AT 6 PM

Fri, Mar 2nd
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Avenue
Organ recital
with Abby Mages, flute

  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Prelude and Fugue in e-minor (“Wedge”)
  • Jean Langlais, Two pieces from “Mosaique”
    • At Buffalo Bill’s Grave
    • Boys’ Town, place of peace
  • Frank Martin, Church Sonata for Flute and Organ
  • Maurice Durufle, Suite for Organ
    • Prelude, Sicilienne, and Toccata

FREE, ONE HOUR WITHOUT INTERMISSION, AND STARTING PROMPTLY AT 6 PM

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