Tuesdays by Twilight Summer Concert Series

Tuesdays by Twilight Summer Concert Series

Tuesdays, July 10-August 7
Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.

The Northwestˇ¦s loveliest and most intimate outdoor summer music series is back for its newest season! Always diverse and dynamic, highlights of this season include Academy Award nominated guitarist and composer Stephane Wrembel, a fusion of Mex-folk from Y La Bamba and one of Portland’s favorite sons, Curtis Salgado performing with world class slide guitarist Alan Hagar. In addition, groove to the dynamic renditions of Beethoven and Brahms with Mousai Remix and dance the night away with the jazz, early country, honky tonk, bluegrass and pop of Torch & Twang.

We are proud to present this extraordinary lineup with substantial discounts for garden members and season ticket buyers. Season ticket buyers also enjoy early admission to the garden on concert nights.

New this year is your ability to pre-purchase dinner boxes for each show from food partner, f&b Cafe (see sample menus).


Member Series Pass - $89
General Series Pass - $99
Member Individual Concert - $21
General Individual Concert - $24

Purchase the Member Series Pass now!

Pre-Sale Special
As a special benefit for Lan Su members, pre-sale series pass tickets will be on sale exclusively for members online in the Garden Shop beginning April 4.  General Series Passes will be available online and in the Garden Shop beginning April 17. As a bonus, any Series Pass purchased before May 1 will receive two drink coupons good for any concert.

Purchase the Member Series Pass now!


Y La Bamba

July 10

Y La Bamba mesmerizes with a Mexi-folk magic that’s lyrical, rhythmic and bittersweet. Informed by bandleader Luz Elena Mendoza’s traditional Mexican upbringing, the band deftly blends old-world Latin music with an indie-pop aesthetic that’s won rave reviews from NPR and other critics. Their recent CD release, Court the Storm, is rich with lush vocal harmonies and compelling musical arrangements featuring Mendoza’s voice floating over brilliant chamber pop.

Curtis Salgado & Alan Hagar

Photo (c) Ross Hamilton
July 17

Back by popular demand! If youˇ¦ve ever seen Curtis Salgado, you know how the legendary soul and blues artist electrifies an audience. This is your chance to see him live in a rare setting with world-class slide guitarist Alan Hagar, performing earthy, early blues. Sparse and personal.

Mousai Remix

July 24

In ancient Greece, artists relied on Mousai—the goddesses of music, song and dance and poetry - to fire their inspiration. Featuring four young female artists, all members of the Oregon Symphony, Mousai Remix is busily inspiring modern audiences with their dynamic renditions of Beethoven and Brahms presented in non-traditional settings. Mousai Remix features Shin-young Kwon (violin), Emily Cole (violin), Jennifer Arnold (viola) and Marilyn de Oliviera (cello).

Stephane Wrembel

Photo (c) J. Elon Goodman
July 31

Called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone, Stephane Wrembel was recruited by Woody Allen to score the theme for last yearˇ¦s smash film Midnight in Paris, and he performed his catchy original song “Bistro Fada” live during the 2012 Academy Awards. To say that French-born guitarist/composer Stephane Wrembel—who learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside—has already had a remarkable career would be an understatement. But this virtuoso, who is now Brooklyn-based, has truly just begun to make his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music. Catch a star while you can.

Torch & Twang

August 7

If you like Billie Holiday and Patsy Cline, Henry Mancini and Hank Williams, youˇ¦re ready to Torch & Twang. Led by singer Mia Nicholson, the bandˇ¦s unique groove thrives on the intertwined roots of jazz, early country, honky tonk, bluegrass and pop. Torch & Twang features a stellar band of Portlandˇ¦s premiere cross-genre artists, including Paul Brainard on pedal steel, dobro and trumpet, Steve Christofferson on piano and harmony vocals, bassist Dave Captein and drummer Tim Paxton.

Box Dinners

New this year is the ability to pre-purchase your box dinner for each concert from food partner f & b cafe.

A choice of either vegetarian or regular box dinners will be available for purchase online with your ticket or in the garden shop for $8. A limited number of box dinners will also be available at each concert for $10.

Sample Menus

July 10       
Cobb Salad ?V butter lettuce, hard-boiled eggs, bacon, roasted chicken, blue cheese & tomato with bread
Banh Mi Vegetarian Sandwich ?V teriyaki eggplant & fried tofu, chili mayo, pickled carrots & cilantro on baguette

July 17       
Turkey Club Sandwich with Potato Salad
Asian Noodle Tofu Salad ?V udon noodles, Asian vinaigrette, roasted vegetables & marinated tofu

July 24       
Chicken Caesar Wrap with Orzo Feta Side Salad
Marinated Chick Pea Vegetarian Salad over spinach with Tahini Dressing

July 31       
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Orzo Salad with lemon, kalamata olives, cucumber, tomato, fresh marjoram & feta over greens
Caprese Salad with Mixed Greens and Croistini

August 7       
Tarragon Chicken Salad with Organic Greens
Banh Mi Vegetarian Sandwich ?V teriyaki eggplant & fried tofu, chili mayo, pickled carrots & cilantro on baguette

f&b cafe will also be offering the following for purchase at the concert only:
Sweet & Spicy nuts - $5
Fruit Bowl - $4
Brownies and/or cookies - $3

Please note: Pre-purchase sales will not be available on the day of each concert. A limited number of box dinners will be available for purchase at each concert.

Beer Sponsor

Full Sail Brewing


Wine Sponsor

King Estate Winery




Portland Classical Chinese Garden

NW 3rd & Everett Portland, OR 97209 503.228.8131 http://www.portlandchinesegardens.org/