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March 31, 2022

Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music with the Oregon Symphony

"Fabulousness can come in many forms, and Taylor Mac seems intent on assuming each and every one of them” (NY Times). Named “one of the most exciting theater artists of our time” (TimeOut NY), Mac has created internationally award-winning performance events that at once provoke and embrace diverse audiences.

Taylor Mac’s “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music” is a highly immersive and outrageously entertaining crash course in the 240 years (and counting) of the history of American culture and dysfunction. Told from the perspective of groups whose stories are often “forgot, dismissed, or buried,” the show highlights various musical styles and artistic voices ranging from murder ballads to disco, Walt Whitman to David Bowie and beyond. Joined by your Oregon Symphony, Mac appears on stage decked and bedazzled in gloriously irreverent regalia for a night that is “Startlingly unique…a must-see for anyone who wants to see a kinder, gentler society” (Huffington Post).

Time Out New York Critic’s Pick

The Mercury News, San Francisco

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Alan Pierson, Conductor
Taylor MacFeatured Artist
Oregon Symphony

This concert may include mature content and is intended for adult audiences.

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Tickets start at $29

“Fabulousness can come in many forms, and Taylor Mac seems intent on assuming each and every one of them.”
The New York Times

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