Dear Friends of Piano & Song: Cascadia Composers presents a Melodious Late Autumn After of Musicosyncratic Quirks, Crotchets, Maggots & Mood Slides from the Inextricable ’New Perplexity’: a recital of art songs and piano works by Gary Lloyd Noland featuring world premieres of his settings for soprano and piano of poems by acclaimed novelist/poet/essayist Alexander Theroux and several virtuosic solo piano works.

Sunday, December 4th, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.

Lincoln Recital Hall (Room 075) at Portland State University

1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201 (use Broadway entrance)

The Alexander Theroux settings will be performed by soprano Hsin Yi Lin and pianist Asya Gulua. Three solo piano works, spanning almost fifty years, one of which (Golden Gate Rag) is a “live” world premiere, will be performed by pianist Myrna Setiawan, and another work (Tabloid) not heard in almost thirty years will be performed by Kaori Katayama Noland. The composer will be performing a new work (composed for Belgian pianist Lukas Huisman) for improvised piano & electronics titled James Webb Space Telescope Photo Montage. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please take note of the Parental Advisory the composer’s conscience compels him to include as a caveat, due to a single strong one-syllable word employed in one of the poems by Alexander Theroux. Rest assured, no other word in the English language (a word that composer/diarist Ned Rorem advises all writers to use sparingly for maximum effect) could have been used to express the sentiment conveyed in the poem at issue. Its employment is for naught but strictly artistic/expressive purposes. That said, please don’t fail to bear in mind H.L. Mencken’s famous definition of “puritanism,” namely: “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy!” — Gary Lloyd Noland

Tickets are available now!

Prices are $20 for general admission, $10 for seniors and working artists, $5 for students.