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Carl Herko
Vice President, Media & Public Relations
503-416-6347
cherko@orsymphony.org


February 22, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

‘WOMEN IN BLUES’ CONCERT BRINGS TOGETHER
A TRIO OF MUSIC’S MOST MEMORABLE VOICES


(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Three powerhouse performers of blues and soul will come together Mar. 15-17 for “Women in Blues,” a tour de force showcase presented by the Oregon Symphony that will feature some of the most unforgettable female voices in American popular music.

The trio of divas performing together at the concerts includes:

Three performances of “Women in Blues” are set for, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 15; 3 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 16; and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Mar. 17, in downtown Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The Oregon Symphony does not perform at these concerts, which are part of the orchestra’s Pops series.

The three singers bring with them a string of accolades that includes LaVette’s W.C. Handy Award for Comeback Blues Album of the Year and Living Blues Award as Best Female Blues Artist; Ball’s 2007 Blues Music Award for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year; and Copeland’s five W.C. Handy awards, five Living Blues awards and a Grammy nomination.

Tickets are available for $15 to $80 at the Oregon Symphony Ticket Office, 923 SW Washington St., Portland. Ticket office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets may also be purchased by phone at (503) 228-1353 or (800) 228-7343 during the same hours, or online at any time from the orchestra’s web site, www.orsymphony.org.

Tickets are also available through ticketmaster.com or by calling (503) 790-ARTS. Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more are available through the symphony’s group sales hotline, (503) 416-6380. Student rush tickets are also available for $10.

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