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Join OPACO for the Mad Hatter Ball Fundraising Gala on March 25!

More information at oregonproarte.org/gala

Upcoming for OPACO

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Classical Series*

Saturday, March 11, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Kaul Auditorium at Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR, 97202

Dr. Jeffrey Specht, conductor

Beethoven: Egmont Overture

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto
Nita Van Pelt, principal clarinet of OPACO

Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte Overture

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major

Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner and Auction

Saturday, March 25, 2017 – 6:00 PM
Eliot Center
1226 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR, 97205

Mad Hatter’s Ball

Put on your favorite hat and come support music for the future!

A silent auction and champagne hour starts at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner and a live auction at 7:00pm.

Tickets and table sponsorships available at http://oregonproarte.org/gala.
Mad Hatter Ball Gala 2017

Upcoming for Youth Orchestras

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Winter Concert

Sunday, March 12, 2017 – 5:00 PM
Spanish Seventh Day Adventist Church
10110 SE Linwood Avenue, Milwaukie, OR, 97222

Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner and Auction

Saturday, March 25, 2017 – 6:00 PM
Eliot Center
1226 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR, 97205

Mad Hatter’s Ball

Put on your favorite hat and come support music for the future!

A silent auction and champagne hour starts at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner and a live auction at 7:00pm.

Tickets and table sponsorships available at http://oregonproarte.org/gala.
Mad Hatter Ball Gala 2017

Holding auditions throughout the season.



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The OPACO family is deeply saddened by the loss of one of its great members, Willy Weeks. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones. Willy served as OPACO's principal bass for over 16 years and will be greatly missed. He was always quick with a smile and even quicker with his wit. He made our organization better through his talents and we will forever be grateful for the time we had making music together.

Willy was a very accomplished musician having a musical career that spanned many decades and who had played with greats like Igor Stravinsky. But Willy was also accomplished in many other ways. Here's a list of some of the things that Willy did in his lifetime:
-Wilford F Weeks PhD (U Chicago, Geophysics 1956)
-Prof. Geophysics Emeritus, U. Alaska Fairbanks 1996
-President, International Glaciological Society 1972-75
-National Academy of Engineering (elected 1979)
-American Geophysical Union Fellow
-American Polar Society, Honorary Member
-Seligman Crystal, IGS 1989
-Alumni Achievement Award, Department of Geology, University of Illinois, 1999
-Bronze Tablet, Univ. Illinois 1951
-Usibelli Prize for Excellence in Research, University of Alaska Fairbanks,1996.
-Phi Beta Kappa
-Phi Kappa Phi
-Sigma Xi
-Japan Society for Promotion of Science Visiting Professor, Institute of Low Temperature Science
-Lecturer, Advanced Study Institute on the Physics of Ice Covered, Seas, University of Helsinki, Finland
-Author, 303 technical papers + 3 books
-Speaker, IGS Conference on Sea Ice in the Southern Ocean, Univ. Tasmania 2015
-Who's Who in America 1979-present
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Classical Series

March 11, 2017, 7:30pm - March 11, 2017, 11:30pm

Join us for our Classical Series along with Nita Van Pelt, OPACO's principal clarinet, on March 11th at 7:30pm at Kaul Auditorium. Program will feature Mozart's elegant and beautiful Clarinet Concerto...

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Join us for our Classical Series along with Nita Van Pelt, OPACO's principal clarinet, on March 11th at 7:30pm at Kaul Auditorium. Program will feature Mozart's elegant and beautiful Clarinet Concerto and Beethoven's spirited Symphony No. 2 in D Major along with the overtures to Cosi Fan Tutte and Egmont to round out the evening. Tickets at the door or online at oregonproarte.org/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Classical Series

March 11, 2017, 7:30pm - March 11, 2017, 11:30pm

Join us for our Classical Series along with Nita Van Pelt, OPACO's principal clarinet, on March 11th at 7:30pm at Kaul Auditorium. Program will feature Mozart's elegant and beautiful Clarinet Concerto...

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A very interesting program by our friends at PBO, and an incredible contribution to the celebration of Black History Month! Bravo! ... See MoreSee Less

#BlackMozart: Chevalier Saint-Georges A Special Event in Honor of Black History Month THURS FEB 2 7:30PM Kaul Auditorium, Reed College Tickets: bit.ly/MozartChevalier Monica Huggett, violin so...

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Unfortunately due to the icy roads and expected poor weather in the forecast for Saturday, the OPACO concert on 12/17 will be cancelled and rescheduled for a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience. Stay warm and safe! ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us as we celebrate the Spirit of the Season with Renee Zhang--violin, winner of the 2016-2017 Emerging Artist Solo Competition, as she performs Max Bruch's tour de force The Scottish Fantasy. Also featured is Mendelssohn's brilliant Symphony No. 4 "Italian". We'll also be joined by the OPACO Youth Orchestra as they perform Corelli's Christmas Concerto! Guaranteed to be an evening full of excitement and passion! Tickets available at the door or online. ... See MoreSee Less

POSTPONED! Spirit of the Season - Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra

December 17, 2016, 7:30pm - December 18, 2016, 12:00am

Join us as we celebrate the Spirit of the Season with Renee Zhang--violin, winner of the 2016-2017 Emerging Artist Solo Competition, as she performs Max Bruch's tour de force The Scottish Fantasy. Als...

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Join us for a stunning evening of entertainment and delight. An all strings concert featuring some of the world's finest string repertoire, including Barber's haunting Adagio for Strings, Britten's Simple Symphony, Debussy's Clair de lune, Rutter's Suite for String Orchestra, Sibelius's Andante Festivo, plus works by Fuchs, Boyce, and more!

Tickets available at the door or online at: oregonproarte.org/
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Pulling Strings! Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra

August 13, 2016, 7:30pm

Join us for a stunning evening of entertainment and delight. An all strings concert featuring some of the world's finest string repertoire, including Barber's haunting Adagio for Strings, Britten's S...

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Come hear the amazing young bassoonist, Sam Rhoton, winner of the 2016 Emerging Artist Solo Competition, as he plays Weber's Bassoon Concerto with the Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra! ... See MoreSee Less

Come enjoy Spring Classics with the Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra on Saturday, March 12th at 7:30pm in Kaul Auditorium at Reed College. Treat your ears to the fun sounds of the overture to Mozart'...

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