William Jenks and the Portland Classic Guitar Series will be presenting an end-of-the-season benefit concert for the series itself on Friday, June 10th, 8 pm at Marylhurst’s St. Anne’s Chapel. I am happy to be joining William, Peter Zisa, and the Oregon Guitar Quartet for a short set of Bach in a performance to help keep this fantastic series afloat.
William has brought some of the biggest names in the guitar world to our doorstep, and now it’s time to help keep this series alive. So mark your calendars for Friday, June 10th, at 8 pm in Marylhurst’s St. Anne’s Chapel. (Ticket information at the bottom of this posting).
Note from William:
We are writing to let you know about a very special benefit concert for Portland Classic Guitar, scheduled for June 10 at Marylhurst University. This not-to-be-missed event will feature an all-star lineup that includes the Oregon Guitar Quartet, Scott Kritzer, Peter Zisa, and PCG proprietor William Jenks.
It is sure to be a fantastic night of music–just consider the lineup. The much-loved Oregon Guitar Quartet comprised of Bryan Johanson, David Franzen, John Mery, and Jesse McCann excel at an impressive repertoire covering many centuries of musical history, and dozens of different genres of music.
Scott Kritzer has been hailed as an “intelligent,” “self-assured,” and musically sensitive guitarist by no less than the New York Times. Peter Zisa is an in-demand performer up and down the west coast, appearing in a multitude of festivals and competitions. And of course William Jenks is founder of both Portland Classic Guitar, and the series that bears its name.
Of course, an even more effective way to help the series would be to become a season subscriber now. In fact, until June 10, subscriptions to next year’s season are available for the low price of $250 (after June 10, that price will increase to $300). The stellar artists to be featured in the benefit concert provide a preview of the consistently excellent music you can expect from the Portland Classic Guitar series over the next year. Those of you who have been to our concerts in the past know that we have brought you such internationally renowned guitarists as Angel Romero, John Williams, and Eliot Fisk. For our next season we will maintain that high standard, presenting superstars like Ana Vidovic, The Paris Guitar Duo, Scott Tennant, and many others.
The PCG series continues to raise the cultural profile of Portland, putting it on par with cities like New York and London. Please consider becoming part of the excitement now by purchasing your tickets for our wonderful benefit concert, and by subscribing to next year’s season. Call PCG proprietor William Jenks today at 503-654-0082.
Thank you for reading, and thank you for your continued support!
Portland Classic Guitar
St. Anne’s Chapel is on the campus of Marylhurst University. The address is 17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43), Marylhurst, OR 97036-0261. To purchase tickets, call 503-654-0082