We are giving away a pair of tickets ($30!) to Everyone Orchestra's Pre-New Years Portland party at Alberta Rose Theater. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn on Monday, December 27.
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The Everyone Orchestra
The Last Thursday of 2010! “A Resolution to Play More!”
Thursday, December 30, Doors 8pm, Show at 9pm
The Alberta Rose Theater, 3000 Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211
**EVERYONE ORCHESTRA CONDUCTS ALL STAR IMPROVISATION FOR A PRE-NEW YEARS EVE EVENT**
The Everyone Orchestra, a nationally touring improv-based all star band brings it's unique audience participatory show to Portland at the Alberta Rose Theater for a Pre-New Years Eve extravaganza show on December 30, to celebrate the Last Thursday of 2010 and to get started on "A New Year's Resolution to play more!" Conductor Matt Butler will facilitate the musical improvisation of a revolving cast of stellar musicians from bands like The Motet, The March Fourth Marching Band, Vagabond Opera, Peak Experience Productions, and YOU.
The show will provide an exciting forum for fans to actively participate in the hub of Portland's fertile music scene. Featuring an interactive art installation and ritual for creating new years resolutions and dreams, and live painting. Don't let the chance to participate pass you by.
“For music aficionados who know the journey is the adventure and the destination is a fleeting flash of never-to-be-heard-again euphony, Butler and his ever-shifting troupe are a true treasure.” – The Denver Post
About Everyone Orchestra
How do you fit into the Everyone Orchestra? The fully improvised performance is the brainchild of founder Matt Butler, who incorporates the skill set of the assembled all-star line up with the voices and sounds of the audience for an energetic and participatory musical experience. Literally an orchestra where everyone in the room takes part, the Everyone Orchestra brings together its own brand of musical improvisation that must be experienced to be believed!
The list of Everyone Orchestra participants is an increasingly wide and intercontinental group including members of The Grateful Dead, Phish, moe., String Cheese Incident, The Flecktones, Dave Matthews Band, ALO, Tea Leaf Green and Adrian Belew, Steve Kimock, Taj Mahal, Maria Muldaur, Tuvan throat singers, live painters, dancers, chanters, choirs, hula hoopers, firespinners, jugglers, stiltwalkers, storytellers, a presidential candidate and hundreds of others among a growing legion of other performers.
Butler's version of breaking down the barriers between musician and audience derives in part from desert art festival Burning Man's ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“no spectators, only participants' ethic and is undoubtedly influenced by his old friend and mentor Ken Kesey, the king of the Merry Pranksters. The Everyone Orchestra is dedicated to working for good and has performed numerous concerts for non-profit organizations, coordinated donation drives for the needy, and has brought their brand of participatory performance to student groups, schools, hospitals, an orphanage and more.
The Last Thursday of 2010! “A Resolution to Play More!” with The Everyone Orchestra
Jans Ingber (The Motet)
Robin Jackson (Vagabond Opera, March Fourth Marching Band)
Mimi Naja (Fruition)
Conductor Matt Butler plus Johnny Dwork as Father Time and other surprises