Chamber Music Northwest
The group presents its 49th annual Summer Festival, June 24-July 28, at venues around the city.
It features an array of chamber music and opera, jazz, world premieres and more, all performed by top musicians from Portland and around the world, including Edgar Meyer, Yura Lee, Jeffrey Kahane, Gilles Vonsattel and artistic director designees, Gloria Chien and Soovin Kim. Current Artistic Director David Shifrin also will perform with his quartets; Chien and Kim will replace Shifrin as artistic director after next year's 50th festival.
Tickets range rom $10-$62.50, and are available at www.cmnw.org.
Coming to venues this week (tickets still available at press time):
• The Oregon Music Festival, taking place at Portland venues, features classical music by the world's great composers, through July 14. For complete info: www.oregonmusicfest.org.
• David Gray, one of U.K.'s leading artists with three No. 1 albums, will play Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, on his "Gold in a Brass Age" tour. Tickets: $39.50-$79.50, www.portland5.com.
• At ilani Casino Resort in Ridgefield, Washington, Creedence Clearwater Revisited plays the great songs of yesteryear, featuring founding members Stu Cook and Doug "Cosmo" Clifford, 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20. For more: www.ilaniresort.com.
• Who doesn't know the song "867-5309/Jenny" from Tommy Tutone? It's perhaps the catchiest song of the catchy 1980s, and Tommy Tutone — Portlander Tommy Heath and members — plays the big hit and other songs as part of a homecoming show, 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St. Tickets: $20, $24 at door, www.albertarosetheatre.com.
• Portland's Kate and the Crocodiles, featuring singer/songwriter Kate Morrison, perform songs that combine musical influences as disparate as Bing Crosby, Leonard Cohen, Judy Garland and Allison Krauss. They'll play Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Tickets: $20, www.portland5.com.
• Lucinda Williams performs at the Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road — it's a 20th anniversary show for her acclaimed album "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road," along with Cass McCombs, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Tickets: $35, $65 reserved, www.zooconcerts.com.
• Judas Priest, the legendary heavy metal band, stops in Portland on its "Firepower" tour, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Moda Center. Tickets: starting at $30, $17 parking, www.rosequarter.com.
• The previous night's show is sold out, but it looks like tickets remain for Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St. Tickets: $37.50, $40 day of show, www.revolutionhall.com.
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