Portland, Oregon is a progressive city known for many creative endeavors, but it’s resident composers have rarely been highlighted. That’s beginning to change. Brett Campbell has written an article for Artslandia that highlights a number of trends happening in the composing world and mentions the City’s foremost organization for classical piano, Portland Piano International.
The list goes on: Muse:forward, a monthly open mic for contemporary classical, electronic, and experimental music founded by former Classical Revolution PDX Executive Director Christopher Corbell, offers a regular showcase for new Portland music from different traditions. And thanks to a grant from Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights program, Portland Piano International—normally a bastion of standard European repertoire—recently announced a new series of recitals featuring rising young keyboard stars playing music by Northwest composers.