2018-19 Walters Concert Series

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Folk, Jazz, Americana, Vintage Country, Opera, Dance & More . . .

 
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Aaron Nigel Smith

Aaron Nigel Smith

Saturday, January 26  | 2 pm matinee | 55 minutes
$5 advance | $8 day of show

Recommended ages: 2 - 8 years
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Children’s Reggae, Family-Friendly. Come sing and dance to uplifting reggae beats by this award winning performer, educator, and celebrated musician. Bringing beauty, harmony, and a messages of peace to every performance, Aaron Nigel Smith has inspired youth and families around the world through his music and the Emmy Award Winning PBS Kids show, Between the Lions. From original music to collaborations with Ziggy Marley, Smith has received numerous awards, including a Parents’ Choice Award and recognition in People Magazine. Get ready for an entertaining and empowering afternoon of joyful music. Visit Aaron Nigel Smith's Facebook page.

Craig Carothers

Craig Carothers

Friday, February 8 | 7:30 pm
$18 advance | $22 day of show

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Acoustic Singer + Songwriter. A Walters’ favorite with a loyal Northwest following, this talented singer-songwriter began his career in Portland before relocating to Nashville where he performs his own music at famous stages like the Bluebird Cafe, and writes for artists such as Trisha Yearwood, Kathy Mattea, and Peter, Paul & Mary. His music is heartbreakingly beautiful and scathingly funny, delivered with a lively deadpan smile and a voice that’s downright swoony. Discover why his performances over the years have been described as “truly magical,” and experience the moving compositions of this home-grown talent with national appeal. Visit Craig Carothers' website.

Seffarine

Seffarine

Friday, February 22 | 7:30 pm
$18 advance | $22 day of show

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Spanish Flamenco, Arabic, Andalusian, Persian, Jazz. Placing in top charts for World Music, Seffarine's international blend of sounds features soulful Moroccan singer Lamiae Naki and flamenco guitarist Nat Hulskamp. Their music embraces and extends Naki's rich heritage, which spans from Moorish Spain to the Sahara, mixing Arabic Andalusi music with the grooves of acclaimed bassist Damian Erskine, the phenomenal chops of Persian master multi-instrumentalist Bobak Salehi, and virtuoso percussionist, Manavihare Fiaindratovo. Seffarine delivers an original and intoxicating sound that Bass Player Magazine describes as a “gorgeous intersection” of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern genres and culture. Visit Seffarine's website.

Painted Sky Northstar Dance Company

Painted Sky Northstar Dance Company

Saturday, March 9 | 2 pm matinee | 50 minutes
$5 advance | $8 day of show

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Native American Dance, All Ages, Family Friendly. Painted Sky Northstar Dancers celebrate the richly layered traditions of Native American dance with powerful and life-affirming performances full of “energy and talent [that light] up the stage” (OPB). Their dynamic repertoire includes traditional dance forms and blended contemporary styles. Painted Sky is an Intertribal organization that honors Native American culture by building awareness of traditional and contemporary musical expressions through performance and education. Visit Painted Sky's website.

Robbie Fulks

Robbie Fulks

Friday, March 22 | 7:30 pm
$18 advance | $22 day of show

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Folk, Bluegrass, Vintage Country. Hailed as “one of the most observant and wry songwriters of the past two decades” (Rolling Stone), Robbie Fulks’ new album, Upland Stories, is garnering some of the most effusive reviews of his impressive career—along with two Grammy nominations for “Best American Roots Song” and “Best Folk Album.” Fulks’s rich, emotional storytelling is illuminated by his instrumental prowess and stirring vocals. As a musician whose picking is as sharp as his wit, take it from Tina Fey: “Fulks is an alt-country genius.” Visit Robbie Fulks' website.

Portland Taiko. Photo by Rich Iwasaki

Portland Taiko

Friday, April 5 | 7:30 pm | 50 minutes
$5 advance | $8 day of show

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Taiko drumming, Family-Friendly. Celebrate Portland Taiko’s 25th Anniversary with a special, all-ages, interactive performance at the Walters this spring! Taiko drumming fuses music and movement in electric, unforgettable performances that appeal to the young and young-at-heart alike. Founded on principals of innovation, respect and cooperation, this celebration of ancient music approached with a modern spirit affirms Asian American pride, builds community, and inspires and educates audiences about Japanese heritage and culture. Experience the unique impact of this dynamic, exciting, and continually evolving art form by one of the Northwest’s most celebrated performance groups. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Visit Portland Taiko's website

Neftali Rivera & Grupo Borikuas

Neftali Rivera & Grupo Borikuas

Friday, April 19 | 7:30 pm
$12 advance | $16 day of show

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Puerto Rican, Cuban, Afro-Caribbean. Bright and charismatic performers, Neftali Rivera & Grupo Borikuas capture the essence of Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Afro-Caribbean rhythms, bringing their passion for their heritage, music, and culture to the Walters’ stage. They convey a rich poetic lineage in their songs and beats, moving fluidly between love, loss, and joy, covering an impressive repertoire includes genres from a variety of Latin cultures. A Northwest treasure, they are sure to fill your heart and move your feet. Visit Neftali Rivera's website.

Acoustic Guitar Summit

Acoustic Guitar Summit

Friday, May 3 | 7:30 pm
$18 advance | $22 day of show

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Fingerstyle Guitar. Grammy Award winner Mark Hanson, Oregon Music Hall of Fame member Terry Robb, and special guest Jeff Peterson come together for an evening with Acoustic Guitar Summit. These three virtuosos 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. Jeff Peterson is a Grammy Award-winning musician and recipient of nine Na Hōkū Hanohano Awards in his native Hawaii. A celebrated slack key guitarist, Peterson has performed around the world with artists including Eric Clapton, Aaron Neville, Boz Skaggs, and many others, and was prominently featured on the soundtrack of the film The Descendants, starring George Clooney.  Visit the Acoustic Guitar Summit website.

Portland Youth Philharmonic

Portland Youth Philharmonic

Saturday, May 18 | 2 pm matinee | 90 minutes
$5 advance | $8 day-of show

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Classical. With a stunning repertoire that rivals that of major professional orchestras, Portland Youth Philharmonic brings together some of the country’s finest, emerging musicians known for excellent and adventurous performances throughout the region, based in Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. “America’s first youth symphony is a boon to our young community” (Portland Monthly), and classical music lovers of all ages will be stirred, delighted, and impressed by the offerings of this accomplished orchestra. This all new performance has been specifically created for the Walters Concert Series by PYP, bringing together a diverse group of composers to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Hillsboro and Washington County. Visit the Portland Youth Philharmonic website

 

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