It will likely come as no surprise that our 2020 festival, which was to begin on April 13, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time when music lovers most acutely long for the solace and inspiration to be found when gathered together to hear great music, we especially regret that we have to cancel our free concerts in your neighborhoods.
However, please check your email inbox, our website, and our social media channels in the coming weeks as we will try to connect you with livestreaming events that can offer you a chance to connect with us and the wonderful music we are privileged to play.
For now, we wish you health and safety — and we hope to see you Up Close again soon.
What is Classical Up Close? Watch this video to find out!
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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