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 presence and pleasure, and an invitation for a societal shift toward love, respect, and inclusivity.
The magic 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 chance to open a dialogue about the WHY behind music, the WHY behind community, the WHY behind arts education — and how open, accepting listening can and will change the world.
Connections Concerts is bringing something truly extraordinary to Portland. Each show features 2-6 performers from diverse cultures and musical genres. Join the Northwest’s finest musicians for events filled with songs and stories, collaboration and conversation.
2019-20 Inaugural Season
JULY 28, 2019
Max Ribner, Saeeda Wright,
Courtney Freed, Saffire Bouchelion, Liz Kohl, Sophie Lippert
MARCH 29, 2020
to be announced soon!