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Yo-Yo Ma, friends put on 'Not Our First Goat Rodeo'; Plaza Del Toro offers free nibbles at first Thursday events

Yo-Yo Ma, friends put on 'Not Our First Goat Rodeo'

Oregon Symphony and Edgefield Concerts will present "Not Our First Goat Rodeo" Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at the McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale.

The concert features Yo-Yo Ma on cello, Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Edgar Meyer on bass and Chris Thile on mandolin, reunited for the first time in nearly a decade. Joining them will be vocalist Aoife O'Donovan. The artists come together to create a singular sound that is part composed, part improvised and uniquely American — music so complex to pull off that the group likens it to a goat rodeo, airplane pilots' nickname for a situation in which many different things need to go right to avoid disaster.

The Oregon Symphony does not perform.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale and range from $69.50 to $225, plus handling fee. Order online at orsymphony.org/concerts.

Plaza Del Toro offers free nibbles at first Thursday events

Plaza Del Toro, at 1203 N.W. Glisan St. in Portland, will host first Thursday tasting events with free bites from their kitchen and featured beverages available for purchase.

Each month they will showcase the work of a different nonprofit with proceeds from the beverage sales supporting the nonprofit's mission.

The April 2 event will present Women in Wine, and features women from five wineries visiting from Spain and France.

Featured guests include Louise Chereau, co-owner and co-winemaker at Chereau Carre Muscadet Sevre Et Maine; Mariasun Saenz de Samaniego, co-owner and director of sales for Ostatu Rioja; Itziar Insausti, co-owner and winemaker at Doniene Gorrodona Bizkaiko Txakolina; Amaya Rodriguez Hernandorena, co-owner and viticulturist for Remelluri and Barbara Mesquida Mora, owner and winemaker of Mesquida Mora Mallora.

The beneficiary will be Rahab's Sisters, a nonprofit offering "radical hospitality" to vulnerable and exploited women in the Portland metro area, especially those who have been impacted by the sex industry, domestic violence, poverty, substance abuse and homelessness.

Learn more online at plazadeltoropdx.com.

Youth Music Project announces summer camps

Youth Music Project is offering six sections of its Rock and Pop camp. The weekly sessions will start June 22, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27 and Aug. 3.

The Teen Week 2020 camp will be held the week starting Aug. 10.

To learn more visit youthmusicproject.org or call 503-616-5967.

PCS to cancel or reschedule performances through April 8

Portland Center Stage at The Armory will cancel or reschedule all performances and large community events through April 8, in keeping with Oregon's temporary health restrictions on public gatherings. Patrons with tickets to performances during that time period will be contacted and offered options of either donating their tickets and claiming a tax deduction for the total ticket price, or credit their ticket value towards a future performance in The Armory's 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 season.

To learn more visit pcs.org/covid-19-update.


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