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fEARnoMUSIC presents “David Schiff: 70th Birthday Celebration”

Sunday, September 20, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Kaul Auditorium
This event is open to the public.

fEARnoMUSIC presents “DAVID SCHIFF: 70th Birthday Celebration”

Longtime Portland composer, author, teacher, conductor, and mentor to generations of Reed College students, David Schiff has a milestone birthday this year, and fEARnoMUSIC celebrates the occasion with a concert devoted to his chamber music.  Renowned NYC saxophonist Marty Ehrlich will join fEARnoMUSIC as a special guest for a performance of Schiff’s seminal work “Singing in the Dark” for alto saxophone and string quartet.

fEARnoMUSIC’s program will span more than 30 years and a wide gamut of compositional styles.  In addition to “Singing in the Dark,” the program will include the early Joycesketch II (1981) for solo viola (performed by FNM Artistic Director Kenji Bunch) and Schiff’s jazz-inflected love letter to New York City, New York Nocturnes for piano trio (performed by Jeff Payne, Inés Voglar, and Nancy Ives).

Combining the craft and complexity of American modernism, the rhythmic vitality and harmonic bite of jazz, and a soulful expression rooted in deep spirituality, Schiff’s has been one of the most important and unmistakable musical voices in the Northwest region for several decades.

Schiff himself will appear before the concert at 6:45 p.m. for a talk with All Classical Portland radio host Robert McBride. 

Tickets ($10-$30) are available for purchase online.

Reed students, faculty, and staff are free with valid Reed ID.

For more information, contact Robert Brigham or visit:

Posted on Aug 31, 2015


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