Classical Chinese Garden
NW 3rd and Everett, Portland, OR, 97208, 503-228-8131

Chinese Garden to shine for Tuesday evening concertgoers
May 29, 2022

PORTLAND, Ore. - Inspired by the lingering light of summer evenings and the magic of the garden at dusk, the Portland Classical Chinese Garden will present its first summer concert series, "Tuesdays by Twilight: Midsummer Music in the Portland Classical Chinese Garden."

The concerts, to be held on five consecutive Tuesdays beginning July 8, will feature a diverse mix of musical styles by some of the region's most exciting performers. The Garden will also offer fine Oregon wines and Pan-Asian bento boxes from Dragonfish Café for sale during the shows.

Individual tickets are $10, $8 for Garden members. A series pass is available for $40, $30 for members. All concerts begin at 7:00 p.m., and are for ages 21 and older. On performance evenings, the ticket window opens at 6:30 p.m. To reserve a pass or for advance tickets, please call the Garden's RSVP line at (503) 228-8131, extension 2001.

"Tuesdays by Twilight" is made possible by a grant from Millicent Naito, in memory of her husband Bill Naito, whose vision was vital to inspiring the Portland Classical Chinese Garden. Dragonfish Café has also made a contribution to the series.

The complete series line up is:

Tuesday, July 8: Mia Nicholson Jazz Quintet
A rising talent on the Portland jazz scene, Mia wins audiences with her disarmingly sincere delivery and sensitive interpretations of jazz standards. The quintet also features pianist Steve Christofferson, drummer Ron Steen, bassist Dave Captein and saxophonist David Evans.

Tuesday, July 15: Ramsey Y Los Montunos
We dare you not to dance! Ramsey Y Los Montunos is one of the hottest salsa bands around, featuring an irrepressibly rhythmic ensemble of bass, timbales, congas, horns and vocals led by pianist Ramsey Embick. Members of the group hail from Peru, Chile, Venezuela, California and Nevada.

Tuesday, July 22: LaMotte and Jones Classical Duo
Each a recognized classical luminary in their own right, violinist Adam LaMotte and pianist Janet Jones form a duo dazzling with verve and technical brilliance. For their garden appearance, the pair will perform selections from Beethoven, Enesco and other salon pieces for violin and piano.

Tuesday, July 29: Gypsy Cab
In pre-WWII France, gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli seduced Parisian café society with an infectiously bohemian, swinging sound known as gypsy jazz. At turns fiery, wistful and sweet, Gypsy Cab revives this tradition with authentic acoustic flair. The quartet features guitarist Jason Okamoto, guitarist Bryan Cole Darby, violinist Eddie Parente and bassist Craig Snazelle.

Tuesday, August 5: Portland Classical Chinese Trio
What could be more magical in a Ming dynasty-inspired garden than the evocative sounds of Chinese music written 500 to 1,000 years ago? The trio features Jerry Lin and Zhengyang Liu on erhu (Chinese violin) with Wen Kuo on Chinese zeng (a stringed plucking instrument).

The Portland Classical Chinese Garden is located at Northwest Third and Everett in Portland. The Garden is open daily Nov. 1 to March 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and April 1 to October 31 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Regular admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5.50 for students; children 5 and under are free. Tours are available at noon and 1 p.m. Gift or personal memberships are available at the Garden gift shop, office, or by phone at 503.228.8131. Visit the Garden's Web site at www.portlandchinesegarden.org.