An informal program of pieces for solo viola played via livestream by Oregon Symphony Assistant principal violist Charles Noble.
On Wednesday, April 1st at 5:00PM PDT I’ll be playing a set of solo pieces for viola on artslandia’s happy hour Facebook Live series. Instead of having a virtual tip jar for myself, a link to the Oregon Symphony’s donation page will be set up instead. I hope you can make it – it’s very nerve-wracking for me: it’s been years since I’ve played a solo recital, and doing so in my own studio without a visible audience promises to be very strange as well, but I’ve got a nice little selection of pieces picked out, and a Top Ten List of viola jokes for good measure! Please join me, and send a little love in the Oregon Symphony’s direction as well, if you’re able!
This Tuesday, December 4th, the Arnica Quartet will be playing a happy hour concert at Picnic House restaurant from 4-6 p.m. Picnic House is an enthusiastic supporter of the arts in Portland, and they also happen to be located just across SW Salmon Street from the stage door of Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. So, if you come, what will happen, exactly? Well, I don’t really know! We have arranged to get some space set aside in the restaurant, which is anticipating relatively heavy dinner rush before the show that happens at the Schnitz that evening. It’s not exactly a “sit down and listen quietly” sort of event, but it’s also not exactly “just background music”, since this is a fully rehearsed, serious, classical program of three great string quartets by Beethoven and Schubert. It’s more of an experiment: what happens when you plunk a string quartet down in a busy restaurant? Come find out with us!
There is no cover charge, but we do ask that you help support Picnic House by enjoying a cocktail or some appetizers, even if you’re just coming to hear us play.
Drinks, Dinner, Dessert – String Quartet!
Tuesday, December 4 @ 4 p.m.
Picnic House – 723 SW Salmon Street
Call 503.227.0705 for table/dinner reservations