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Irish Composer & Pianist Philip Hammond

September 15, 2019 | 3:00 pm

Tickets:  online here, at NCRD Welcome Center (Mon-Fri, 8:00 am – 5:30 pm) or at the door

Please note:  This performance will be held at the Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church, 36050 10th Street, Nehalem.

Dr. Phillip Hammond benefit piano concert in support of the NCRD new pool campaign. Dr. Philip Hammond has pursued an encompassing musical career in teaching, performing, writing and composition. He retired as a Director of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in 2009 after twenty years which included two years designing, programming and managing an international arts festival in Washington DC complementing Northern Ireland’s presence at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 2007.

In retirement, he has been engaged as a presenter and correspondent by the BBC and RTÉ (Ireland’s leading broadcasting company) and he writes for the Belfast Telegraph and various websites. He is well known in Ireland as a composer and a respected arts journalist. His large choral work “Requiem for the Lost Souls of the Titanic” was performed and broadcast worldwide in April 2012 and a new piano concerto commissioned by BBC Radio 3 was written for Irish pianist Michael McHale and premiered by the Ulster Orchestra in January 2015. It was given a repeat performance by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland in Dublin three weeks later in a concert totally devoted to his music.

Naxos Records under its Grand Piano Label has released a second CD of his piano music, entitled Miniatures and Modulations, once again featuring Michael McHale as the pianist . McHale recorded the piano concerto for the RTÉ Lyric FM label with the young Belfast-born conductor Courtney Lewis who currently conducts the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in Florida. The CD was launched in Dublin in September 2016. He has been commissioned to write for many leading individual musicians such as Sir James Galway, Sarah Walker, Suzanne Murphy, Tasmin Little, Barry Douglas, Michael McHale, Nikolai Demidenko and Dame Ann Murray.

Portland Opera to Go presents La Bohème

November 15, 2019 | 7:00 pm

Tickets:  online here, at NCRD Welcome Center (Mon-Fri, 8:00 am – 5:30 pm) or at the door

La Bohème – Portland Opera To Go A candle gutters. Two hands meet. Love kindles into flame. Puccini’s classic love story La Bohème is a beautiful, accessible introduction the world of opera—and Portland Opera To Go creates an bite-size Bohème perfect for those new to the opera and a delightful diversion for those familiar with Puccini’s gorgeous melodies. Our fully staged and costumed adaptation runs a lean 50 minutes and is performed in English with some of the most exciting young talent North America has to offer. So, bring a child you love and introduce them to this dynamic art form; bring a date and fall in love all over again; or bring yourself and revel in the lush music and passionate love story of Puccini’s La Bohème. It will be an evening to remember. This performance is a benefit fundraiser for NCRD’s new pool campaign.

Our thanks to Portland Opera for sponsoring this fundraiser.

3rd Annual Nehalem Winterfest 2020 featuring:

Marlin James Band | March 6, 2020 | 7:00 pm

Eagle Eyes | March 7, 2020 | 7:00 pm

Mel Brown Quartet | March 8, 2020 | 2:00 pm

PRESALE NOW through Sept 30 ONLY – Festival Ticket $49 plus ticket fees:  online here or at NCRD Welcome Center (Mon-Fri, 8:00 am – 5:30 pm)

Marlin James Band is one of the Northwest’s most requested Country/Rock bands! They have been recognized as Band of the Year by 8 Seconds Saloon in Indianapolis and recorded the hit song ‘That Old Familiar Pain’ on the hit TV Show ‘Supernatural’ -Season 8, episode 9. As well as performing original music, they are influenced by Zack Brown, George Strait, Keith Urban, Charlie Daniels, Joe Keffer, Mom, Dad, Darren Wayne and Eddie Van Halen!

Eagle Eyes is a tribute band to the legendary music of the EAGLES. Eagle Eyes has taken great care and dedication recreating the harmonies and capturing the live true magic within the harmonies that the Eagles were renowned for. Hailing from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, the four members of Eagle Eyes have over 120 years of combined experience as professional touring musicians honing their musical and vocal skills. This band’s love for the Eagles songs helps them construct and finesse their on-going sold-out performances!

The Mel Brown Quartet came together in the fall of 2002 at Jimmy Mak’s, a popular jazz club in Portland, Oregon. All seasoned jazzmen, the group has become a mainstay in the Portland jazz scene playing to enthusiastic, full capacity crowds at every appearance. Mel performed with Motown legends Diana Ross and The Temptations, Martha and the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, and Marvin Gaye. In the 1999 Brown was inducted into the Jazz Society of Oregon Hall of fame. Throughout his career he also played and performed with the Oregon Symphony.

 View the 2019/2020 Performing Arts Center Event Schedule here and save the dates!