Yes, we see those rainclouds in the forecast. Friday, June 11th looks particularly rainy. However, we will have a canopy for the musicians and will still perform unless there is wind and rain blowing sideways. Please bring an umbrella or rain jacket and enjoy the music.
This year we're in driveways, yards, and porches.
This year's festival is composed of 14 FREE outdoor concerts in neighborhoods that are near and dear to our musicians' hearts. You don't need a ticket, but you might want to bring a lawn chair or a blanket to make yourself comfy as our concerts this year are hosted by our musicians or their friends in friendly homes and residential areas. We will help you figure out where the musicians will perform, and all you need to do is pick a spot to settle in when you join us for our live music at these casual, intimate, fun performances.
When we say all over town, we mean it!
The 2021 interactive map to all of our FREE concerts is available now. Which concerts are closest to you? Check our interactive map to find out! And then click the markers to get the details for each location. We'll see you soon.
The programs for our 14 outdoor concerts are available now on our Events page. From Mozart to Akiho and Marsalis to Brahms — our musicians have chosen richly diverse pieces to perform for you. We hope you will join us at one (or more) of our intimate outdoor concerts!
What is Classical Up Close?
About this video:
"Mary Weisensee (Creative Services Manager at Tualatin Valley Community Television) contacted Classical Up Close in November 2018, and we expressed our interest in doing something with them. She facilitated a meeting with Thaddeus Girard, MACC Administrator and Kevin Howard, production manager, and we talked about Classical Up Close and what kind of production we could do together. Kevin has been the point person ever since. He’s wonderful to work with!" said Nancy Ives, Classical Up Close co-founder and Oregon Symphony principal cello.
We are very grateful to Kevin for his hard work and the beautiful production of this video spotlight on our mission and music. It is currently playing on TVCT, but you can watch it anytime here. We hope you enjoy it!
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