2017-18 Walters Concert Series

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Folk, Americana, Opera, Jazz, Classical, Country, Soul, Roots & More...

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The Walters Cultural Arts Center will be closed for renovations from January 8 - 20. Online ticket sales will still be open during this time. You can also call 503-615-3485 from 8:30 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday, to purchase tickets and place them in "Will Call."

Rio Con BrioRio Con Brio
Friday, January 26 | 7:30 pm
$15 advance | $20 day of show

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Brazilian, Guitar & Mandolin. Rio Con Brio captivates audiences around the country with their intimate performance of the beautiful Brazilian repertoire known as Choro, the early 20th Century street music of Rio de Janeiro. Influenced by equal parts Afro-Brazilian and contemporary European rhythms, this music evokes in turn the carnival of Rio and the cafés of France, Spain and Portugal. An evening with Mike Burdette and Tim Connell—“fiery and energetic, soulful and evocative” (Mandolin Magazine)—is a deeply stirring musical experience that has delighted loyal audiences time and time again. rioconbrio.net

Liz ViceLiz Vice
Friday, February 2 | 7:30 pm
$15 advance | $20 day of show

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Soul, Gospel, R&B. As soon as you hear one note, you’ll be hooked on Liz Vice. Her “dynamic, soulful vocals” (Willamette Week) have drawn comparisons to Adele, Mavis Staples, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and her powerful voice “draws on a well of deep emotion and faith” (Afropunk), capturing all ears with its surprising, soulful magic and message of enduring hope. Originally from Portland, she’s been touring nationally with big name acts like the Avett Brothers and Blind Boys of Alabama, attracting rave reviews. Join us as this rising star returns to the Northwest for an unforgettable performance. lizvice.com

Tony FurtadoTony Furtado
Friday, February 23 | 7:30 pm
$18 advance | $22 day of show

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Roots, Americana, Slide Guitar. One of the region’s most beloved artists, Tony Furtado is a virtuosic multi-instrumentalist who refuses to conform to simple categorization. Integrating American Roots music—Bluegrass, Appalachian Folk, Celtic, Indie Rock, and Blues—and his own progressive use of melody, rhythm and improvisation, Furtado has proven himself a powerful, evocative and soulful singer and songwriter. Relix describes Tony’s latest album “as his most polished release yet, incorporating several genres while retaining his inherent charm.” Don’t miss this “world class performer” (OPB), known for his authenticity, mesmerizing talent and show-stopping live performances. tonyfurtado.com

Teatro MilagroMijita Fridita (My Daughter Frida): Teatro Milagro
Saturday, March 10 | 2 pm
$5 advance | $10 day of show
Recommended ages: 10 & up

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Theatre, Family-Friendly. Portland’s Teatro Milagro is a groundbreaking theatre company known for their extraordinary performances and arts education experiences which seek to make their audiences “think, feel, and imagine.” Their return to the Walters’ stage tells the story of young Frida Kahlo’s remarkable journey and irrepressible creative imagination. Strong, spirited, and resilient, Fridita discovers how to overcome hardships while staying true to herself. Join us for this special matinee and performance discover how Frida became the legendary artist that continues to inspire generations—and audiences of all ages. Bi-lingual performance in English and Spanish. 60 minute program.  milagro.org

The Gothard SistersThe Gothard Sisters
Friday, March 16 | 7:30 pm
$18 advance | $22 day of show

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Celtic. One of the most compelling and celebrated acts in Celtic music today, Greta, Willow, and Solana Gothard create an irresistible blend of violin and fiddle, acoustic guitar, stunning vocal harmonies and the powerful rhythms of the Irish Bodhran. Their rousing, energetic live performances incorporate Irish Dance and infuse the time-honored tradition of Celtic music with modern Folk influences. Don’t miss these fiercely talented, Northwest sisters with a loyal national following to begin your St. Patrick’s Day weekend. “This is a trio that comes off like an orchestra” (Celtic Beat Magazine). gothardsisters.com

Carrie CunninghamCarrie Cunningham
Friday, April 6 | 7:30 pm
$15 advance | $20 day of show

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Acoustic Country, Singer + Songwriter. New Country/Americana artist, Carrie Cunningham has shared stages with the likes of Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Reba, Kacey Musgraves and numerous Country luminaries. Her vocals have drawn comparison to Martina McBride and Miranda Lambert, combined with the sweetness of Pam Tillis. This beloved singer-songwriter has recently relocated to California, but fans can rejoice—she returns to the Northwest for one night at the Walters to share her talent and new album with adoring fans in a special, intimate acoustic performance. carrielive.com

The Incredible Journey of Jazz with PDX JazzThe Incredible Journey of Jazz: PDX Jazz
Friday, April 20 | 7:30 pm
$5 youth | $10 adult
Recommended ages: 10 & up

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Jazz, Family Friendly. This “living experience of jazz” is a “foot-tapping, heart-flooding, laugh-inducing” educational and fun evening exploring the classic genre’s rhythm, melody and history. The PDX Jazz Festival’s performance recounts America’s original musical art form as we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with some of the region’s outstanding musicians. Explore the story of Jazz from its beginnings in Africa, development in America and impact on our past and present. Along the journey gain a deeper understanding of Jazz’s ability to weave global cultures together—and excite audiences of all ages. 60 minute program. pdxjazz.com

Merideth Kaye ClarkeJoni Mitchell’s Blue: Merideth Kaye Clarke
Friday, May 4 | 7:30 pm
$20 advance | $25 day of show

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Folk, Piano. Without a doubt, Joni Mitchell’s BLUE is one of the most iconic albums of all time—and here it is played from beginning to end in the original keys by Broadway star Meredith Kaye Clarke. “Clark is a masterful performer and she has an amazing voice” (broadwayworld.com). Clark’s live version first premiered at Portland Center Stage with sold out performances—her “openness and happiness on the stage is pure delight, the joy and empathy she has in and for Mitchell’s work coming out in every note” (Edge Media Network). Don’t miss this special dedication to one remarkable performer by another. meridethkayeclark.com

Acoustic Guitar SummitAcoustic Guitar Summit
Featuring Mark Hanson, Terry Rob and Doug Smith
Friday, May 18 | 7:30 pm
$18 advance | $22 day of show

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Fingerstyle Guitar. Grammy Award winners Doug Smith and Mark Hanson and Oregon Music Hall of Fame member Terry Robb are Acoustic Guitar Summit – one of the region’s most accomplished musical groups. Performing together for over 20 years, the three bring a diverse musical journey to the stage with their impressive fingerstyle guitar and unique versions of classic favorites, Blues, Jazz, and Hawaiian slack key. Their wide-ranging, genre crossing repertoire rejoices in the rhythm and power of the instrument. acousticguitarsummit.net


Concert concessions available from Longbottom Coffee & Tea
With special thanks to our season sponsor, The Orenco Hotel
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