Live Music at Club Mod a Real Hit

Club Mod uncorked a special live show at the studios of All Classical Radio on Saturday evening (December 3) that was delightful, informative, and extremely well played. The show was part of the Messiaen Mélange Musique festival that celebrated music created by or connected with Olivier Messiaen….McBride mentioned that Club Mod was in its ninth year. So it was high time to present a live concert, and this one was exceptional.

—James Bash, Northwest Reverb (read the full article)

Club Mod LIVE

Tune in as host Robert McBride presents a special Club Mod LIVE this Saturday beginning at 8pm, inspired by the Oregon Symphony’s first performance of Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphony. Quintessential music by Olivier Messiaen, Debussy, Saariaho, Stockhausen and local composers for various combinations of flute, cello and piano. Performers include Amelia Lukas, Valdine Mishkin, and Monica Ohuchi with special guest Ronni Lacroute. This edition of Club Mod Live is part of Messiaen Mélange Musique. Click here for All Classical Program Highlights.

MusicWatch Weekly: It’s beginning to look a lot like…

Oregon ArtsWatchThe former March Music Moderne has moved, for the nonce, to December, to coincide with the Oregon Symphony’s performances of the biggest music of one of its patron saints: Olivier Messiaen’s massive Turangalila symphony.  The December 2 concert includes a song cycle setting the composer’s own surrealist poems and more, while December 4’s show features string trios by Messiaen, Debussy, Gorecki and other composers, including MMMpresario and Portland composer Bob Priest.

—Brett Campbell, Oregon ArtsWatch (read the full article)

Oregon Symphony plays to the ears and eyes with ‘SoundSight’ series

The Oregonian“Turangalila” is part of a trilogy Olivier Messiaen composed about love. One of the other components, the song cycle “Harawi,” is featured in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Community Music Center, 3350 S.E. Francis St., as part of Messiaen Melange Musique, a festival of concerts and radio broadcasts perpetrated by Portland composer Bob Priest, one of Messiaen’s last students. Another free Messiaen-themed concert is at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Community Music Center.

—Brett Campbell, The Oregonian (read the full article)

MMM Preview on KBOO, Monday, Nov. 28

Electric Marzena Land & MMMessiaen Mélange Musique preview airs Monday, November 28th from 8-10 pm on KBOO 90.7 FM [streaming at kboo.fm]

KBOOMarzena’s Bob Priest appears on A Different Nature to talk about his latest project — MMMessian Mélange Musique — a series of free concerts and radio broadcasts timed to coincide with the Oregon Symphony’s first ever performance of Olivier Messiaen’s “Turangalîla.” Tonight’s program will feature world premieres of electro-acoustic pieces derived from the music of Messiaen by Antonio Celaya, James Harley, Andrew Hosch, and Robert McBride, which were commissioned for the occasion. Also, excerpts from Messaien’s Cinq Rechants, Harawi, Turangalîla, and music by RP Collier, Stuart Dempster, Henryk Górecki, Maurcio Kagel, plus a special Stockhausen music box, and more.


This show will be archived for future listening. Find it here.


Wanna Dance?

Maria Choban: Wanna Dance?
Friday, December 2 @ 7:30pm
Community Music Center:  3350 SE Francis

FREE!

Maria opens Friday’s program with one sadistic Tango by Igor Stravinsky, her own response to a misogynist dancer, and Antonio Celaya’s resounding Chongos Morongos!  If you’re late, you’ll miss it.

Olivier Messiaen’s 50-minute work, Harawi, for soprano (Hannah Penn) and piano (Jeff Payne) follows.

This show is not appropriate for youngsters with limited attention spans.

Don’t miss Bob Priest’s Messiaen Melange Musique: a 4-Day Festival feting the French composer, Olivier Messiaen.