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Going Boldly pays tribute to Shakespeare

Sunday concert to feature premier of Linda Woody work

SUBMITTED PHOTO - The brass quintet performing on Sunday at the Going Boldly concert at Lake Oswego United Methodist Church  includes Scott Winks, Greg Garrett, Dan Partidge and Andy Harris.

“400 Years of Shakespeare” is the title of the third annual Going Boldly concert in Lake Oswego on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Lake Oswego United Methodist Church.

The performance will mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, who is widely recognized as the greatest dramatist in the English language.

This concert of chamber music will present works by Renaissance composers Anthony Holborne and Robert Johnson, 20th-century composers Ned Rorem, Stephen Warbeck and Leonard Bernstein and the premier of a 21st-century piece called “The Witches Dance” by West Linn composer Linda Woody.

Woody’s “Witches” promises to be a crowd pleaser since it is based on the famous scene in “Macbeth” when three witches reveal prophesies to Macbeth.

Performers will include Phil Neuman and Gayle Neuman, Renaissance instruments, tuba and vocals; Nancy Ives, cello; Sally Harmon, piano; Scott Winks and Greg Garrett, trumpet; Dan Partridge, horn; Andrew Harris, trombone; Mike Schneider, percussion.

Acclaimed Shakespearean actor Brian Allard will narrate from related Shakespeare texts between the musical works.

Tickets for the Going Boldly concert are $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, and are available at brownpapertickets.org or at the door.

Support for Going Boldly is provided by LOUMC and by grants from the Oregon Community Foundation and the Clackamas Cultural Coalition, made possible by funding from Oregon Cultural Trust and managed by the Clackamas County Arts Alliance.

Lake Oswego United Methodist Church is located at 1855 South Shore Blvd. in Lake Oswego.