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Music Population Orchestra Concert

Date: September 14, 2006 Location: Evans Music Auditorium

Evans Music Auditorium

And Upper Left Trio
Thursday, September 14, 7:30 p.m.
Evans Music Center

For the last year, the ever-evolving Music Population Orchestra has performed chamber music in galleries, bars, clubs, and most recently in a closed down street in downtown Portland. Appearing in configurations ranging in size between four and twenty, the ensemble strives to promote and play music by young composers whose music reflects our time and its aesthetics.

In a time where orchestras and performing arts organizations struggle to stay afloat, the MPO has a mission of giving chamber music to an audience who otherwise might not seek it out, by including styles and instruments that are less commonly found in a chamber music setting, and performing music that has an intuitive appeal to its audiences.

On Thursday, September 14th, the Music Population Project will bring these ideas into practice once again at Lewis & Clark College, inviting students, faculty and the surrounding Portland community to a free concert featuring both the Music Population Orchestra and Upper Left Trio. The two groups will join forces for parts of their sets in a unique collaboration featuring pieces from Upper Left Trio’s two CDs and the orchestral premier of “here we are in the stone age” by Brede Rørstad ’03. Performers in the orchestra will include James Brown ’07, Kelly Meyer ’06, Megan Moran ’05, Lynn Vannier ‘05, Michele Anderson ’04, and Jesse Brooke ‘03.

Free and open to the general public

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