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Get this week's concerts and outdoor performances on your calendar now
The entertainment is free and fun! Pack a picnic or plan to purchase food from vendors at the events. Bring blankets or low sand chairs and enjoy an evening of music or theater. This weeks lineup includes:
Aug. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Music in the Park concert series presents funk-Latin fusion band Sabroso at Tanner Creek Park, 2345 Parker Road, West Linn. Sabroso (formerly Toque Libre) plays Latin to funk and everything in between.
Brothers Pablo and Ricardo Ojeda have been composing and playing music together for as long as they can remember. Their musical writing style has taken many forms during the evolution of their sound. The Ojeda brothers have continually produced eclectic musical incarnations that meld rhythm and melody together in a unique way.
Now calling themselves Sabroso, meaning flavorful in Spanish, their new sound starts where Toque Libre left off, offering sophisticated Latin rhythms. Sabrosos rhythmic foundation is provided by Pablo Ojeda on bass/vocals, Ward The Warden Griffiths on drums/percussion and Carl Hands of Fire Smith on percussion. The horn section showcases the talents of Paul Mazzio on trumpet and Josh Cliburn on saxophone. Adding to the depth of talent is the piano stylings of Dave Sprinkles Fleschner on piano and Ricardo Ojeda on guitar/vocals. Sabroso also welcomes the newest member Paul Creighton on vocals.Aug. 11, dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) Movies in the Park presents Monster University rated PG at Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St., Lake Oswego.
Aug. 12, 7 p.m. Summer on the Green presents 3 Leg Torso at Lajos Balogh Performance Shell, on Marylhurst University campus, 17600 S.W. Pacific Highway, Lake Oswego. 3 Leg Torso formed in 1996 as a violin, cello and accordion trio with the mission of creating original modern chamber music for their unique instrumentation. Over the years, the ensemble has expanded its musical mission and its size to become a quintet that now performs original compositions based on a synthesis of chamber music, tango, klezmer, Latin and Roma music.
As principal composers, founding members Béla R. Balogh (violin and trumpet) and Courtney Von Drehle (accordion) provide the core of 3 Leg Torsos sound. They are joined by T.J. Arko on mallets/percussion and Mike Murphy on acoustic bass.
The ensembles history began with street performances, which they titled Meestering, and has led to their releasing three award-winning instrumental albums (3 Leg Torso, Astor in Paris and Animals & Cannibals), East Coast and West Coast tours, performances with symphony orchestras and a profile on National Public Radios All Things Considered.
3 Leg Torso has a full concert set of arrangements for symphony orchestra, which has brought them together for sold-out performances with the Central Oregon Symphony, Pacific Crest Wind Symphony, Portland Festival Symphony and the Metropolitan Youth Symphony. Composers Balogh and Von Drehle were commissioned to write a full-length piece, Sinfonia Misterioso, to celebrate the Metropolitan Youth Symphonys 35th-anniversary gala concert.Aug. 14, 6-7:30 p.m. Moonlight and Music concert series presents the jazzy Hot Club Sandwich at Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St. Lake Oswego. Aug. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sounds of Summer concert series presents the six-piece variety band Dancehall Days at Westlake Park, 14165 Bunick Drive, Lake Oswego. Aug. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Music in the Park concert series presents Wil Kinky, a soulful bluesman with an alternative sound woven into his work, at Tanner Creek Park, 3456 Parker Road, West Linn.
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