Event Calendar

Upcoming events

First Thursdays with Paul Safar at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette Street in Eugene. Paul will play the century old piano at the bookstore the first Thursday evening of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with a rather in the moment set list of classical, contemporary, jazz and original music. Feel free to sit down or wander the bookstore. Free but donations accepted go to the Burrito Brigade working to rid Eugene of food insecurity.

Cascadia Composers is excited to announce the opening concert of its 2021-2022 season: Crossing PathsNew Music of Healing and Renewal. This unique concert experience will be our first live event in many months and will take place at the Leach Botanical Garden (6704 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97236-5037) on Sunday, September 26th at 5 p.m.

Audience members may stroll the woodland grounds in a comtemplative setting between musical ensembles and sound installations creating an atmosphere of meditation and reflection.

Hear soothing and upbeat performances by Justin Bulava, clarinet, Amelia Lukas, flute, Alexis Mahler, violin Hannah Penn, mezzo-soprano, Kate Petak, harp and Dylan Rieck,


Soak in new sounds from composers David Bernstein, Antonio Celaya, Jay Derderian, Theresa Koon, Kevin Bryant Lay, Mei-ling Lee, Lisa Marsh, Jan Mittelstaedt, Paul Safar, Walter Saul, Greg A Steinke, Mark Vigil and Linda Woody.

Gate opens at 4 p.m. with the music beginning at 5 p.m.

Before the music begins, guests are welcome to explore the upper and lower gardens and enjoy a sound installation courtesy of Daniel Brugh. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and may pack in a picnic to enjoy on the upper garden grounds. Alcoholic beverages are permitted but no food or beverages will be sold on-site.

At 5 pm audience members will rotate through performances by three different musical ensembles spaced in different locations around the upper garden: solo flute; mezzo-soprano and harp; and violin, clarinet and cello. Concert guests may experience the music at each location in any order they choose. Each ensemble’s set will last approximately 20 minutes, with two 10-minute intermissions.


Currently masks are required in any crowded or indoor areas of the garden, including restrooms.

Tickets are $20 general admission/$10 seniors and working artists/$5 students/free for children under 12 and are available through

https://crossingpaths.brownpapertickets.com/ or at the gate
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