Sep
30
5:30pm 5:30pm

IN A LANDSCAPE: Chief Timothy Park

Tickets: FREE. Reservations required. $25 suggested donation.   

In partnership with Confluence, Hunter Noack performs live on a nine­foot Steinway concert grand piano at the Listening Circle at Chief Timothy Park. Designed by Maya Lin, the Listening Circle sits atop an island in Nez Perce homelands, nine miles down river from the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake rivers outside Clarkston, Washington.

Of the six Confluence sites, Chief Timothy most closely resembles what Lewis and Clark saw 200 years ago. Here, Confluence is replanting a section of the island with native grasses and wildflowers. A large, basalt rimmed earthwork: the "listening circle" is sculpted out of a natural amphitheater located at the top of the island. The shape is inspired by a Nez Perce blessing ceremony performed here in spring 2005, at which the women were seated facing north, the men facing south, and the elders facing east, with no one allowed to pass behind them. The form of the "listening circle" also arises from Ms. Lin's initial response to this site, where she envisioned creating a modern­day hieroglyph, representing waves moving on the water. A pathway from the parking area will lead to the top of a hill, and around and down into the amphitheater before connecting with other trails on the island. Near the top of the island, at a slight outcropping facing the basalt cliffs on the opposite shore, Ms. Lin has set this passage from Clark's journal: “Worthy of remark that not one tick of timber on the river near the forks and but a fiew trees for a great distance up the River.” ­William Clark, Oct 10, 1805, 2 miles upstream. Visitors experience Ms. Lin's "listening circle," and focus their attention on the breeze through the trees, the gentle sound of the water, and the muted browns, greens and yellows of the enduring landscape that surrounds them. For more on Lin's work with Confluence visit www.confluenceproject.org.

Please arrive by 5:30. It is a 20-30 minute walk to the Listening Circle.                     

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Sep
29
2:30pm 2:30pm

IN A LANDSCAPE: Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Baker City

FREE. Reservations required. $25 suggested ticket donation to support the project.

Hunter Noack performs live on a nine-foot Steinway concert grand piano at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City, Oregon.  The 500 acre site tells the story  of Oregon Trail pioneers, explorers, miners and settlers of the frontier west and includes remnants of the historic Flagstaff Gold Mine, actual ruts carved by pioneer wagons, and magnificent vistas of the historic trail route. The performance will take place in the center of the covered wagon circle.

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Sep
28
2:30pm 2:30pm

IN A LANDSCAPE: Tamástslikt Cultural Institute

Tickets: Free concert, reservations required. $25 suggested ticket donation

Hunter Noack performs live on a nine-foot Steinway concert grand piano at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton, Oregon. The concert will take place in the Naamí Nisháycht outdoor living culture village.

ABOUT THE VENUE:

Immerse yourself in the history, culture and hospitality of the people who have lived on this land for more than 10,000 years. Tamástslikt celebrates the traditions of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla Tribes with interactive exhibits, special events and a Living Culture Village.

For those visiting Pendleton, we recommend making a reservation to take a tour of the historic Red Light District and Underground Tunnels. Experience the history of legal and illegal businesses being run in the same locations for over 100 years!

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Sep
23
3:00pm 3:00pm

IN A LANDSCAPE: Alvord Desert

Tickets: FREE. Reservations required. $25 suggested donation

Hunter Noack performs live on a nine-foot Steinway concert grand piano on the dry lake-bed near Alvord Hot Springs.  The Alvord Desert is a dry lakebed that sits in the rainshadow of Steens Mountain. 

All-Wheel-Drive vehicles recommended. 

HOT SPRINGS

The Hot Springs will remain open to the public ($5 entrance fee) until 9pm. 

LAKEBED ACCESS ROAD

There is a $5 access road to the lakebed.

CAMPING

Alvord Hot Springs campgrounds are SOLD OUT

If you want to camp, you are welcome to on the southern half of the lakebed, which is operated by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). We ask that you respect the land by adhereing to a Leave No trace policy.

 

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Sep
16
3:00pm 3:00pm

IN A LANDSCAPE: Suttle Lake Lodge

Tickets: FREE. Reservations required. $25 suggested ticket donation

Hunter Noack performs live on a nine-foot Steinway concert grand piano at Suttle Lake Lodge in Sisters, Oregon. 

ABOUT THIS CONCERT VENUE:

Suttle Lodge is a rustic resort on the shore of Suttle Lake in the Deschutes National Forest near Sisters, Oregon. The original 15.5-acre property is comprised of a large timber lodge, lakeside cabins, rustic cabins, and a boathouse restaurant with a dock and provision shop. Versions of this resort have been in continuous operation since the 1930’s. The style is a subversive embrace of the Pacific Northwest campground – a relaxed Cascade forest lodge as imagined by a gently debauched scout troop.

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Sep
14
3:00pm 3:00pm

IN A LANDSCAPE: Mt. Pisgah Arboretum

Tickets: FREE. Reservations required. $25 suggested ticket donation

In partnership with the Eugene Symphony, Hunter Noack performs live on a nine-foot Steinway concert grand piano at Mt Pisgah Arboretum in Eugene, Oregon. 

ABOUT THIS CONCERT VENUE:

Mount Pisgah Arboretum is a 209-acre living tree museum located within Lane County's Howard Buford Recreation Area. The Arboretum offers a beautiful natural retreat close to downtown Eugene. Folks come here to find peace along our quiet trails, learn about native plants from local experts, celebrate mushrooms and wildflowers at our annual festivals, and simply relax and enjoy the wonders of nature.

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Sep
13
3:00pm 3:00pm

IN A LANDSCAPE: Ernest Bloch Memorial / Agate Beach

Tickets: FREE. Reservation required. $25 suggested donation.

In partnership with the Ernest Bloch Legacy Project, Hunter Noack performs live on a nine-foot Steinway concert grand piano on the 9th fairway at Agate Beach Golf Course. 

The concert is part of the formal dedication ceremony for the Ernest Bloch Memorial Wayside that honors the Swiss-born American composer Ernest Bloch, who lived in Newport from 1941 to 1959.. Special thanks to Ramona Martin for providing the concert venue just across the road from the Wayside.

$25 suggested ticket donation

Special thanks to Ramona Martin for providing the concert venue a few blocks down the road from the Ernest Bloch Memorial Wayside.

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Sep
12
3:00pm 3:00pm

IN A LANDSCAPE: Oregon State Capitol Building

Tickets: FREE. Reservations required. $25 suggested donation.

In partnership with Oregon State Parks, Hunter Noack performs live on a nine-foot Steinway concert grand piano at the Oregon State Capitol Mall in Salem.

ABOUT THIS CONCERT VENUE:

The main structure of our current State Capitol was completed in 1938, at the height of the Great Depression, with the help of the federal government. Sheathed in brilliant white Vermont marble, the building is a landmark example of Modernist Art Deco design. The pinnacle of the building is a gilded bronze statue of the Oregon Pioneer.

Take a virtual tour of the Capitol here, or read more about Oregon’s capitol building.

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Sep
11
3:00pm 3:00pm

IN A LANDSCAPE: Crater Lake National Park

Tickets: FREE. Reservations Required. $25 suggested donation

***** LIMITED TICKETS *****

Hunter Noack performs live on a nine-foot Steinway concert grand piano at Crater Lake National Park's Skell Head Overlook, with its view of almost the entire lake and rim in this deepest lake in the United States.

There is a $15/car NP entrance fee.  SENIORS! Until August 28, lifetime National Park passes are available for $10! To receive in time for this concert you must purchase in person. If you order by mail, you will not receive the pass in time for this event. See this list for places to purchase.)     

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Sep
9
3:00pm 3:00pm

IN A LANDSCAPE: Fort Rock State Park

Tickets: FREE. Reservations required. $25 suggested donation.

In partnership with the 90th annual Christmas Valley Homesteaders reunion, Hunter Noack performs live on a nine-foot Steinway concert grand piano in the center of the caldera at Fort Rock.

*Please bring your own chairs or desert-friendly blankets to this event. We also suggest that you bring personal flashlights or lanterns for walking back to the parking area.*  

ABOUT THIS CONCERT VENUE:

Fort Rock is a nearly 4500-foot-tall volcanic ring located on an ancient dry lake bed in Lake County, Oregon. The nearby community of Fort Rock was established in 1908 and you can still visit the general store built over 100 years ago. Along with Silver Lake, Fort Rock is one of two remaining homestead-era communities in the area. See Travel Oregon's coverage of this unique Oregon landscape and traveler tips on TripAdvisor.

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Sep
5
3:30pm 3:30pm

IN A LANDSCAPE: Astoria Column

Tickets: FREE. Reservations Required. $25 Suggested Donation.

Hunter Noack performs live on a nine-foot Steinway concert grand piano at the Astoria Column in Astoria with its unrivaled view of Young’s Bay, the Coast Range, the mighty Columbia River and, in the distance, the Pacific Ocean.

Special Guests: TBD

This concert is made possible by Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Friend of the Astoria Column. Special thanks to Bruce Conner, Celeste Rose, Cannery Pier Hotel and Astoria Riverwalk Inn.

ABOUT THIS CONCERT VENUE:

Standing above the city–600 feet above sea level to be exact–the Astoria Column is the “crowning monument” in a series of 12 historical markers constructed between St. Paul, Minnesota and Astoria, Oregon. These markers were the pet project of Ralph Budd, who was president of the Great Northern Railroad at the time. Budd and other businessmen and scholars wanted to celebrate Astoria’s early settlers for their role in expanding the United States to the Pacific Coast.

While the city of Astoria is home to approximately 10,000 people, it’s estimated that 400,000 more visit the Astoria Column each year. The Column is among the most visited parks in the state of Oregon, and is one of the city’s greatest attractions.

Modeled after the Trajan Column in Rome, the Astoria Column features a hand-painted spiral frieze that would stretch more than 500 feet if unwound. The monument was dedicated in 1926, and has since undergone several restorations.

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Sep
3
3:30pm 3:30pm

IN A LANDSCAPE: Columbia Gorge Hotel

Tickets: FREE. Reservations Required. $25 Suggested Donation.

As part of Hood River's Performing Arts Initiative kick-off celebration, Hunter Noack performs live on a nine-foot Steinway concert grand piano at the mission style Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, outdoors overlooking the Columbia River Gorge. This concert is aimed to raise awareness and interest in the future multi-use 600-seat performing arts center that will be the home and showcase for a wide range of local and national talent, used year-round.

 

MORE ABOUT THIS VENUE:

The Columbia Gorge Hotel is a historic hotel in Hood River, built by Simon Benson, who was is responsible for the “benson bubblers” free fountains across Portland, preserving the Columbia River Gorge by purchasing 400 acres that includes Wahkeena Falls and Multnomah Falls and deeding it to the City of Portland, and Benson was instrumental in the construction of the Historic Columbia River Highway. He envisioned a hotel at the end of the highway, and completed the Mission style hotel in 1921.

 

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Sep
2
3:30pm 3:30pm

IN A LANDSCAPE: The Shire

Tickets: $50

Hunter Noack performs live on a nine-foot Steinway concert grand piano at The Shire, a private 75-acre waterfront site in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, directly across from Multnomah Falls.

***This concert is limited to 80 attendees***

The Shire is a 78-acre, 1-mile stretch of the Columbia Gorge directly across the river from Multnomah Falls. Architect and conservationist John Yeon purchased the land in 1965 when it was threatened with industrial development. Over the next 25 years, he shaped it with meadows, trails, and plantings into series of captured views of the Gorge and falls. It is the birthplace of the Friends of the Columbia River Gorge and the successful effort to pass the 1986 scenic act that now protects 292,000 acres of the Gorge. The Shire is now owned by the University of Oregon's John Yeon Center for Architecture and the Landscape.  

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