Multi-genre performers.

music & conversation.

Community ~ Co-creation ~ Collaboration

welcome to Connections Concert Series

Stay tuned — much beauty is brewing.


Exploring connection through music


Western culture has relegated live music to formal concert halls and late-nights in frenetic, crowded venues. In settings like these, it’s easy to disregard the profound impact that can be had when music is used as conduit of connection and presence.

We are changing that paradigm.

Connections Concerts put community and care into the forefront of the live music experience.

Based on values of deep listening, respect, vulnerability, and inspiration, our concerts are designed to welcome audience members to an intentionally-curated space for music and conversation.

Connections Concerts are an answer to a plea for togetherness and unity. An opportunity for deep presence and pleasure, and an invitation for a societal shift toward love, respect, and inclusivity.

The magic of Connections Concert Series lies in our commitment to creating:

A unique, connective concert experience featuring music and conversation.

A diverse lineup, with multi-genre musicians performing solo and collaborating in realms of classical, jazz, pop, folk, blues, and beyond.

A rare opportunity for audience members to be exposed to some of the greatest Pacific Northwest performers, across musical genres, sharing their talent and artistry.

A forum to truly LISTEN. To extend outside of normally-frequented soundscapes, and be exposed to new musical flavors.

A chance to open a dialogue, within a safe and supportive container, about the WHY behind music, the WHY behind community, the WHY behind arts education, the WHY behind deep listening — and how open, accepting listening can and will change the world.

Sophie Lippert, CEO 

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We believe in harnessing music as a powerful conduit for connection and community.

We believe in capitalizing on creativity, collaboration, humor, and hope.

We believe in using an artistic platform for the good of all people.

We believe in embracing diversity and fighting inequality.

We believe that musicians and concert-goers have the power to co-create a better and more beautiful world.




Connections Concerts are unique experiences featuring music and facilitated conversation. Each concert features 2-4 performers from diverse musical genres: classical, jazz, pop, folk, blues, and beyond.

Join Portland’s finest musicians for events filled with songs and stories, collaboration and conversation!

We’re cooking up some incredible shows for our inaugural season. Here’s a sneak preview:

JUNE 2019: Soft Launch event at The Little Church
JULY 2019: Fundraiser & Dinner Concert at The Little Church
SEPTEMBER 14, 2019: Mainstage Show at The Old Church
OCTOBER 17, 2019: Jazz Show at Classic Pianos
DECEMBER 1, 2019: Mainstage Show at The Old Church
JANUARY 2020: VIP Event at The Little Church
MARCH 2020: Mainstage Show at The Little Church
MAY 2020: Mainstage Show at The Old Church

Featured performers include:

Joe Kye. Max Ribner. Saffire Bouchelion. Claudia Cuentas. Amenta Abioto.
Paula Byrne. Tim Gilson. Courtney Freed. Niema Lightseed. Sophie Lippert.

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Since our musical feast is hot but not yet bubbling, enjoy some vignettes from Connections Concerts CEO Sophie Lippert, pianist. Visit her on Instagram for connection through music, musings, & beyond.

Violinist-looper/composer Joe Kye and pianist/cellist Sophie Lippert recorded live at B-Side Studios in Portland, OR, 8/2018. Enjoy this peek at their magical co-creation.