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welcome to

Connections Concerts

Multi-genre performers.

music & conversation.

Community ~ Co-creation ~ Collaboration

Connections Concerts are unique experiences featuring music and conversation with Portland’s finest multi-cultural, multi-genre musicians. Join this revolution of connection and culture by purchasing single tickets or series subscriptions today!

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.

Awakened. Grounded. Deeply moved (to tears multiple times!). Connected. Inspired. Belly laughs. Community. LOVE. Soothed. Embodied.
What you’ve created is truly magical.

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.

 
Every expectation and hope I had was shattered. Not just the music: the innovation, courage, warmth,
capital-P Presence you all brought to it. So gracefully orchestrated.
Thank you, everyone involved, for an unforgettable evening.
 

Concerts

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

paradigm

JUNE 30, 2019

Sophie Lippert
and
Miguel Medina

THE LITTLE CHURCH

percolation

JULY 28, 2019

Max Ribner, Saeeda Wright,
Courtney Freed, Saffire Bouchelion, Liz Kohl, Sophie Lippert

THE LITTLE CHURCH

power

SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

Stephanie Schneiderman,
Marina Albero, Amenta Abioto,
Sophie Lippert 

THE OLD CHURCH

 
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Passion

OCTOBER 19, 2019

Paula Byrne
Tim Gilson
Sophie Lippert

CLASSIC PIANOS

PULSE

DECEMBER 1, 2019

Joe Kye
Niema Lightseed
Sophie Lippert

THE OLD CHURCH

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PARTY

MARCH 29, 2020

Amazing
performers
to be announced soon!

VENUE TBA

 
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Paradox

April 2020

Amazing
performers
to be announced soon!

VENUE TBA

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Peace (OUT)!

JUNE 7, 2020

Amazing
performers
to be announced soon!

THE OLD CHURCH

Join Today!

ATTEND ALL 2019-20 SHOWS

Choose from student, general admission, or enjoy priority seating with benefactor and VIP subscriptions

SUBSCRIPTION TYPES

I came in not knowing what to expect. I had only heard of one of the performers. What I heard was joy, passion, and magic. New sounds to open my horizons. It was also humbling to see so much talent on the stage but also at such a personal and intimate level. I will be back, and I will recommend this series highly to others.

 
The concert was truly riveting and inspiring experience! So many great talents shared in a close, intimate setting, each performer was committed and shared their story through the music in a captivating style.

SOCIAL

Moving, powerful, inspiring. Music has an incredible way of bringing people together and bring such healing.
Thank you for creating this beautiful and magical experience.


Connections Concerts CredO:

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.

Support Local

Connections Concerts is committed to supporting local female artists, creators, and business owners.
Every show features program art, swag for Benefactor ticket holders, and graphic design from Portland-based women.
Thank you for enlivening this incredible community of female entrepreneurs!

 

Season sponsors