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Liberty Presents 2016-2017 Concert Series

Ticket for the individual concerts will go on sale August 24, 2016.  All concerts begin at 7:30pm.

Storm Large is kicking off the series on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Storm shot to national prominence in 2011 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova. She sings vocals with Pink Martini and performs with her own band, Le Bonheur. Storm has performed with the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Detroit Symphony, the Oregon Symphony, k.d. lang, Rufus Wainwright and George Clinton. She will soon make her debut with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.

Quarterflash returns to the Liberty Theater on Saturday, November 5th. Marv & Rindy Ross, both Western Oregon University graduates, have performed together since the late 70’s. In 1980 their song “Harden my Heart” became their first hit. They have garnered gold and platinum records and have toured with Elton John, and Linda Ronstadt. In the 90’s they started the group The Trail Band after a commission from the State of Oregon to produce a musical based on the diaries of immigrants on the Oregon Trail. Quarterflash just released a new CD, “Goodbye Uncle Buzz”.

On January 13, 2017 the Portland Cello Project will be performing.  In the fall of 2006 a group of 10 cellists got on stage at Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge to perform western classical music in an informal setting. Many of the cellists that night thought it would only happen once.  But slowly that one-off event became a second, and a third, playing Portland's most popular clubs (Holocene, Mississippi Studios), and by 2009 the group had evolved into a nationally recognized performance and educational group with a revolving cast of cellists, releasing full-length albums, performing everywhere from punk rock clubs to, loading dock street parties, to exclusive private events, and symphony halls all over North America, spending more than a quarter of the year touring, and featuring a diverse repertoire of well over 1,000 pieces of music. While the group changed and evolved in a hundred different ways over the last decade, the one consistent focus has always been building bridges between different musical communities through collaboration with myriad artists to educational and community outreach at schools and universities around the country. The group absorbed an all-star team of Portland Cellists (including folks like Skip vonKuske, Diane Chaplin, Nancy Ives, and Kevin Jackson). Musical collaborators have included everyone from The Dandy Warhols to Garrison Keillor to Trampled By Turtles to Corin Tucker to Laura Veirs to Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, and cellists Maya Beiser, Ben Sollee and Zoe Keating.

California Guitar Trio appears on Thursday, February 9th. The Trio is celebrating 25 years of performing together. They explore the intersections of rock, jazz, classical and world music and occasionally throw in the occasional surf or Spaghetti Western tune for good measure. The trio is known for their dazzling musicianship and interplay. Their music has served as the soundtrack for coverage of the Olympics and NASA used their music to wake the crew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

The international a cappella vocal ensemble, Women of the World performs on Saturday March 11th. The reigning National A Cappella Champions, Women of the World brings musicians from across the globe to collaborate, create and share music. Since 2008, Women of the World’s repertoire spans 26 languages. Their music celebrates the differences in ideologies and cultures that exist throughout the world.

On Thursday, April 20th, Scottish fiddle star Alisdair Fraser and cello prodigy Natalie Haas will grace the stage of the Liberty Theater. Together they perform the infectious melodies and grooves of Scottish/Celtic music with dazzling teamwork. Alasdair is recognized as one of the finest fiddle players Scotland has ever produced. He has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, The Thistle & Shamrock, and has performed with violinist Itzak Pearlman. Cellist Natalie Haas is a Juilliard graduate and has toured with Alisdair Fraser for over 15 years. She has also performed with Mark O’Connor, Natalie MacMaster, Altan, Solas, Liz Carroll and Dirk Powell. She teaches at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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Sat 3/11/17 7:30 PM

Women of the World

Liberty Theater
Astoria, OR

Thu 4/20/17 7:30 PM

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Liberty Theater
Astoria, OR

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