October 5, 2019 | 7:30 PM October 6, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. Cerimon House | 5131 NE 23rd Avenue 

In the United States, almost half of all adults will experience a mental illness during their lifetime. Our opening concert, Beautiful Minds, focuses on the perspectives of those who experience mental illness and trauma. 

In honor of World Mental Health Day, we perform selections that share individual stories and challenge all of us to support those who are battling mental illness. 

Music will include Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Scenes from Unremembered, Jake Runestad’s Please Stay, a Sonic Meditation by Pauline Oliveros, An Atom of Faith by Lisa Bielawa, Melissa Dunphy’s O Oriens, an excerpt from Next to Normal, and the world premiere of Portland composer Brandon Stewart’s Alone. 

"[Brandon Stewart is]simultaneously innovative, intellectually stimulating, but most of all emotionally moving." —Maria Choban, Oregon ArtsWatch


Single Tickets available online September 1, 2019