May 21, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT — TBA:10 FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT
Where: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland
When: Sept. 9, 2010, at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $20-120, Available only from the Oregon Symphony online and at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office, 923 SW Washington St., Portland, starting Monday, June 7, at 10 a.m. sharp.
Classical Rufus, in Concert with the Oregon Symphony
Conducted by Carlos Kalmar
"The greatest songwriter on the planet." –Elton John
Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. In this symphonic collaboration, Wainwright will take the stage with the Oregon Symphony to songs by Hector Berlioz, selections from his pop albums and excerpts from his opera Prima Donna, performed by soprano Janis Kelly.
The son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright has achieved success by carving out his own singular sound in the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance and film. He has released seven albums and three DVDs, as well as collaborating with artists including Elton John, David Byrne, and Burt Bacharach. Wainwright was nominated for a Grammy for the live recording from his Judy Garland tribute concert, Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall. His opera, Prima Donna, premiered at the 2009 Manchester International Festival, and has been presented as part of Toronto's Luminato Festival and at London’s Sadler’s Wells.
Co-Presented with With Support from
The Oregon Symphony Parrilli Renison
About the Time-Based Art Festival
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s annual Time-Based Art Festival (TBA) draws artists from across the country and around the globe for a convergence of contemporary performance, dance, music, new media, and visual arts projects in Portland, Oregon. Entering its eighth year, the TBA Festival is presented September 9-19, 2010, with visual art installations running through October 17. TBA celebrates artists from across and in-between all mediums, and activates the entire community with art and ideas.
PICA presents a festival that bridges disciplines and geography with morning workshops, daytime installations, noontime lectures, afternoon salons, evening performances, outdoor happenings, and no shortage of late-night activity. Contemporary masters and significant emerging artists mix and mingle to bring you the best art of our time.
About Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)
PICA is about the activity generated by a community using its energy. Since 1995, we have built a citywide platform for the creation and discovery of contemporary art. PICA develops exhibitions and residencies, commissions new work, stimulates conversation and encourages the simmering of new ideas.
Patrick Leonard, Communications Director, PICA
Phone: 503-242-1419, ext. 224
Vice President, Media & Public Relations, Oregon Symphony