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March 2019


Because Of Her, We Make Songs: ​Music for Female Poets

March 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm

The Old Church,

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland,

OR

97201-3304

United States


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With a title borrowed from a poem by Luci Tapahonso, the first Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nations, this concert focuses on musical settings of text by women poets from around the world. The program features songs by Ricky Ian Gordon, Florence B. Price, Jenni Pinnock, and Lee Hoiby, among others. $10 Online Presale Students/Seniors…

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April 2019


Hearing the Future, Young Composers Project

April 28, 2019

Lincoln Hall, PSU Room 75,

1620 SW Park Avenue

Portland,

OR

97201

United States


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$10 – $20

2:00 PM and 4:00 PM Tickets: $10 students $20 General admission (day of/door prices same as advanced sales) Buy tickets Donate to Fear No Music Donate! Buy Fear No Music Paraphernalia FNM Goods

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May 2019


Japanarama: The ​Ongoing​ Influence of Japanese Culture

May 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm

The Old Church,

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland,

OR

97201-3304

United States


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For a country the size of California, Japan has long provided an outsized influence on Western culture. In this special collaboration with Portland Taiko, Fear No Music celebrates continuing trends in today’s musical world. As part of the steadfast work of looking beyond borders with curiosity and respect, this program highlights the diverse fabric of…

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June 2019


Folk you, too!

June 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm

The Old Church,

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland,

OR

97201-3304

United States


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A re-airing of last season’s bonus concert, this program is a vibrantly diverse and creative showcase of music from countries around the world that have been maligned and misunderstood in our national conversation. Featured composers are Arturo Corrales of El Salvador, Joshua Uzoigwe of Nigeria, and Haitian-American Nathalie Joachim. The concert coincides with President Donald…

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September 2019


HEARINGS: New Music Inspired by the 2018 “Kavanaugh Hearings”

September 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm

The Old Church,

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland,

OR

97201-3304

United States


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$10 – $25

This program features eight World Premiere performances of new music which draws on the watershed moment of the 2018 Kavanaugh Senate Confirmation Hearings as inspiration. Works utilize text from the hearing transcripts, elements of audio material from that proceeding, and other creative means. Composers include Andrea Reinkemeyer, Daniel Felsenfeld, Ruby Fulton, Carolyn Quick, Stacy Fahrion,…

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November 2019


The F Word: A Memorial to Mulugeta Seraw

November 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm

The Old Church,

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland,

OR

97201-3304

United States


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$10 – $25

Fear No Music reflects on the first thirty years since the brutal murder of Ethiopian student Mulugeta Seraw on the streets of Southest Portland with a multimedia performance curated by composer (and Portland native) Ryan Francis. A World Premiere by Francis titled Night Walk (for flute, clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello, piano and percussion) makes…

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January 2020


Locally Sourced Sounds VI

January 20 at 7:30 pm

The Old Church,

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland,

OR

97201-3304

United States


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$10 – $25

Facing unnecessary injustices passed down through decisions made by prior generations, Millennials are often the most passionate and active organizers offering fresh solutions to decades of accumulated problems. Fear No Music celebrates their voice and talent with this year's iteration of "one of Oregon's most valuable music series." (Oregon ArtsWatch) Music by Allen Skirvin, Li…

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March 2020


Just Us ***CANCELLED***

March 23 at 7:30 pm

The Old Church,

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland,

OR

97201-3304

United States


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$10 – $25

An evening of meditations on our connection to our environment, to each other, and to our inner selves. Our shifting climate and landscapes have profound effects on both the natural world and our way of life. Fear No Music explores the ramifications through pieces by Carmen Braden, Dorothy Chang, Katherine Balch, David T. Little and…

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May 2020


Haters Gonna Hate

May 18 at 7:30 pm

The Old Church,

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland,

OR

97201-3304

United States


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$10 – $25

This is a celebration of works that survived initially dismissive reviews and vitriolic objections to emerge as landmarks of innovation in the trajectory of the concert music tradition. Alex Temple describes her Viola Joke as “a comedy routine for an apocalyptic nightmare universe.” Morton Feldman’s King of Denmark for percussion solo is a quiet study…

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June 2020


Folk you, too!

June 8 at 12:00 pm

The Old Church,

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland,

OR

97201-3304

United States


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$10 – $25

The annual reprise of 2018’s bonus concert, this program is a vibrantly diverse and creative showcase of music from countries around the world that have been maligned and misunderstood in our national conversation. Featured composers are Arturo Corrales of El Salvador, Joshua Uzoigwe of Nigeria, and Haitian-American Nathalie Joachim. The concert coincides with President Donald…

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