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May 2018


Hope in the Dark

May 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm

The Old Church,

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland,

OR

97201-3304

United States


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$10 – $20

New Music That Searches for Beauty in Times of Adversity We end our season-long journey through the intersection of music and social advocacy with a moving evening of inspirational beauty. Each work on this special program was a composer’s artistic response to a tragic event, whether personal or public. Rather than turn to cathartic expressions of…

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June 2018


Worldwide Welcome

June 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm

The Old Church,

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland,

OR

97201-3304

United States


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$10

New Music from Misunderstood Countries This concert is FREE for season ticket holders, and $10 general admission. Buy tickets Donate to Fear No Music Donate! Buy Fear No Music Paraphernalia FNM Goods

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September 2018


Song of the Swifts

September 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Steel Door Gallery,

2412 NW Raleigh Street

Portland,

OR

97210

United States


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Guest pianist (and Portland native) Kathleen Supové guides the audience on a musical exploration of natural phenomenon centered around the yearly Vaux’s Swift Migration. Touching on themes of immigration and open borders, these performances are offered in partnership with the Audubon Society of Portland and serve to remind us of the close, harmonic company we…

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Shared Paths: The Music of Migration

September 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm

The Old Church,

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland,

OR

97201-3304

United States


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Guest pianist (and Portland native) Kathleen Supové guides the audience on a musical exploration of natural phenomenon centered around the yearly Vaux’s Swift Migration. Touching on themes of immigration and open borders, these performances are offered in partnership with the Audubon Society of Portland and serve to remind us of the close, harmonic company we…

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December 2018


All of The Future: In Celebration of Children

December 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm

The Old Church,

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland,

OR

97201-3304

United States


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Fear No Music in partnership with Outside In, SMYRC, New Avenues for Youth, and BRAVO Orchestras, presents a concert performance of emotional new works that tackle major issues for today’s youth such as gun violence, homophobia, migration, suicide and grief. Famously described in a 1981 US Department of Health Survey as “one-third of the population…

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January 2019


Locally Sourced Sounds

January 21 at 7:30 pm

The Old Church,

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland,

OR

97201-3304

United States


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Fear No Music has a long tradition of championing and supporting local talent and culture. This annual program celebrates music created right here in the Pacific Northwest by the composers living among us. Come hear brand new music, including the premiere of a work generated by the group’s Call For Scores. A post-concert reception offers…

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March 2019


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

March 25 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

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 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 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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