PRESS RELEASE • Paradigm • June 30, 2019


Connections Concerts announces its first concert, “Paradigm,” featuring local performers and promising unique concert experiences.

PORTLAND, OR — Connections Concerts is proud to announce its inaugural series soft launch with its first concert, Paradigm, on Sunday, June 30th at 7:30pm at The Little Church, located in the heart of the Alberta Arts District.

Connections Concerts is the brainchild of noted concert pianist and powerhouse performer, Sophie Lippert, solo pianist with Seattle Symphony, Seattle Philharmonic, and the Olympia Symphony. The monthly series will feature artists from different genres who will not only perform their music, but will invite the audience into conversations with them. As an added feature, each concert will feature the art of a local artist in its promotional materials.

“My deepest fulfillment comes from connecting people more deeply to themselves, their work, their communities, and their purpose.” says Lippert. “I am passionate about using music as a medium of connection, and making music more accessible, approachable, and engaging. These concerts will incorporate conversations and group exploration into the experience of live music.”

The first concert of the series will include Lippert playing both piano and cello, and renowned local craftsman and musician Miguel Medina on flute, handpan, and vocals. Lippert and Medina will share stage and stories, performing both solo and in collaboration. Audiences should expect a rich evening of classical and jazz piano, flute and ceremonial song, and original compositions. Refreshments will also be available from local artisan and chocolate maker Kristina Pescatore.

“My hope is that people will leave feeling more connected both to the music and to the people who shared the evening with them. All are welcome to join us for a rich evening that celebrates music, community and connection.”

Connection Concert Series presents: PARADIGM  
WHEN : JUNE 30 2019
The Little Church — 5138 NE 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211
Featuring Sophie Lippert and Miguel Medina
Featured Visual Artist:
Beth Lorio

$15 STUDENT (with valid student ID)
$5 ARTS FOR ALL (with valid ID)