Noon Concert Series - Fall 2020

Thursdays, October 1 - December 3 at 12:00 PM

Live-streamed on Facebook

Facebook: facebook.com/somtpdx

The Noon Concert Series is a weekly opportunity to experience the sounds of the PSU School of Music & Theater. Join us on Thursdays during Fall, Winter, and Spring terms for a diverse program of concerts featuring students, faculty, and special guests. 

This Fall we've moved the series entirely online, and are focusing on highlighting Black artists within our faculty and the wider Portland music community. You'll be able to watch each concert on our Facebook page at facebook.com/somtpdx.

October 1 Title Card

October 1 - Addressing Institutional Racism in the Here and Now

A panel discussion and Q & A with members of the PSU SOMT community about racism, its impacts, and how SOMT might pursue anti-racism and decentering whiteness in relation to our curriculum, policies and program.

Alex Addy title card

October 8 - Alex Addy

Alex Addy is director of Ghanaian Music and Dance and West African Rhythm at Lewis & Clark College. He comes from a long line of drummers in the Addy family and is the son of Obo Addy.

Medler Sextet title card

October 15 - Ben Medler Sextet

Jazz at it’s boiling point! Dynamic horns mixed with lively percussion, soulful grooves, and rich harmony. The Medler Sextet takes listeners on a journey with alluring Latin rhythms and original compositions. Some of the Northwest’s finest musicians are regular members of this Portland, OR based ensemble.

Adam Eccleston title card

October 29 - Adam Eccleston

Mr. Eccleston is former principal flutist of The Eastern Festival Symphony Orchestra, and is the Program Director for Portland's BRAVO Youth Orchestras. He has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in the United States and Europe, and has performed in venues such as the Kurhaus Wiesbaden and Jordan Hall. 

Machado Mijiga title card

November 5 - Machado Mijiga

A Portand native, Machado Mijiga is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, audio engineer, and music educator. He is the leader/drummer of Djungol Jim, Tour de Force, DoubleDash, and Dingus, produces lo-fi hip-hop under the alias "Gohan Blanco", and plays Sax/Drums for Portland collective Thankusomuch. 

20 Digitus Duo title card

November 19 - 20 Digitus Duo

Selected by Artslandia magazine as one of their top 50 favorite artists, 20 Digitus Duo has been hailed by the press as “Dynamite”, “Intrepid” and “Impressive”. Their goal is to create exciting musical experiences and offer an eclectic choice of music in collaboration with other art forms.