Central Lutheran Church, 1820 Northeast 21st Avenue, Portland, OR 97212, United States



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Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 7:30-9pm
The concert title comes from the West African adage, "It takes a village to raise a child", and this theme starts with a choral setting of that text composed by Joan Szymko. The idea of unity in "It Takes A Village" is musically depicted in how the voices grow together. Szymko has, in her own words, "sought to embody the cultural concept behind the proverb-that it is truly ALL the individual parts linked and working together that create and support the whole." The "It Takes A Village"concert showcases music that reflects this celebration of unity. As usual, Sotori will include a rich and eclectic mix of musical styles-and for the first time will include the children's voices of Buckman Elementary School.
Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 7-10pm
350PDX Benefit Concert featuring Kathleen Dean Moore and Rachelle McCabe performing a program of words and music, with an interpretation of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme of Corelli.” Tickets are $8-$20 and will be available at the door and online (see above link) In this weaving of music and words, concert pianist Rachelle McCabe plays Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme from Corelli,” with its outpouring of descending chords giving voice to both grief and hope. Writer Kathleen Dean Moore weaves words into the silences between variations, calling on people to save Earth’s astonishing and sustaining lives. Convinced of the power of music and the need for action, Moore speaks of the performance as, “art that allows us to tell the terrible truths about global warming and mass extinction in a way that enters into people’s hearts rather than breaks them.” Performances in Corvallis and Seattle were met with enthusiastic ovations. Co-sponsored by KBOO Radio. Tickets available at http://350pdx.nationbuilder.com/in_a_time_of_extinctions_a_call_to_life http://www.facebook.com/events/1543557249292777/
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Friday, June 5, 2015 from 7-9:30pm
350PDX is hosting a benefit concert with the talented Kathleen Dean Moore and Rachelle McCabe. The truths of our time are deeply challenging – the on-rushing extinctions, the coming storms, and the moral necessity of safeguarding Earth’s abundance of lives. Words alone cannot express the urgency of action, and so we turn to music. Kathleen Dean Moore & Rachelle McCabe (OSU) present a program of words and music, based on an interpretation of Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme of Corelli,” Op. 42 (1931).  Kathleen Dean Moore is a philosopher, environmental advocate, and award-winning writer whose recent co-edited book is Moral Ground: Ethical Actions for a Planet in Peril. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emerita at Oregon State University, she speaks around the country about the moral urgency of stopping a global carbon catastrophe. Rachelle McCabe, concert pianist and Professor of Music at Oregon State University, enjoys an international career as an artist-teacher and as a solo recitalist and highly respected chamber musician. She has performed extensively in the United States, Canada, Southeast Asia and England, and has been heard on NPR's Performance Today, the CBC, and PBS television.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 6:30-9pm
There are a number of upcoming opportunities to raise our voices opposing oil and coal proposals and in favor of a clean energy future. If we can speak truth to power at the upcoming public hearings, we can beat destructive fossil fuel projects back. Our united people powered voice has led to recent victories in the Pacific Northwest -- stopping two propane proposals on the Columbia River and four coal export projects throughout the region. But we can’t do this without you! Attend a public forum to learn how to stop Big Oil and Dirty Coal companies from turning our region into a fossil fuel hub. At the forum, panelists will provide details about what’s at stake, how to protect our region from fossil fuel threats, and how you can take action at public hearings to stop these toxic proposals. WHAT: Portland Fossil Fuel Projects Forum WHEN: Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM for refreshments) WHERE: Central Lutheran Church 1820 NE 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97212 RSVP today to join local community leaders for an open dialogue about coal and oil projects in the Pacific Northwest. It’s up to us make sure that Washington’s Governor Inslee and decision-makers do all they can to prevent a massive increase in fossil fuel development and transportation across our region. The event is free and open to the public, but please arrive early for refreshments, seating, and to visit partnering organizations. As always, please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions!