Music is varied at Portage concert series

Written by Nicholas Serrano. Posted in Community News

Published on August 31, 2011 with No Comments

Portage Township Live Entertainment kicks of its Fall concert series at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 with a performance by Qwindessence at Portage High School East Auditorium.

Qwindessence

exists to make sure you never have another boring wind quintet performance. With five orchestral wind instruments (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn), this ensemble performs a variety of genres including classical, Latin, jazz, show tunes, pop and even animal inspired tunes. They have performed from recital halls to Chicago public schools to piano bars. If you never thought winds could boogie, check this out,

A Tribute to Frankie Valli

is next up is, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, also at the high school venue. For the past two years, The Unexpected Boys have amazed audiences all over the world with their award-winning tribute to one of the most recognized bands — Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

They have headlined in such cities and venues as The Atlantis in Dubai, Istanbul, Athens, the Caribbean, and all over the U.S. They present hits like “Sherry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Let’s Hang On,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and many more.

Bottom Line Duo

, Friday Feb. 3, again at the auditorium, a 300-year-old Italian string bass, a 140-year old French cello, 18 years of marriage — a touch of humor – all blended together for an evening of good music, humor and fun. It is the only bass and cello duo show in the world, playing a concert of classics and pops.

Metales M5,

on Friday, April 13, is also at the high school venue. Mexico’s leading brass quintet, this unique style combines fine chamber music with popular entertainment. Their programs break the barriers of musical genres as they take the Blues to the opera and Bach to the roads of America.

A season ticket to the Portage Concerts allows patrons to attend reciprocity concerts in Munster, Valparaiso, LaPorte and Warsaw at no additional charge.

Single admission on night of concert is $15 for an adult and $5 for a Portage student, A $45/adult and $15/student annual season ticket allows attendance at 23 concerts in northwest Indiana offered by concert organizations in Portage, Munster, Valparaiso, LaPorte and Warsaw.

In addition, ticketholders of the Portage Live Entertainment series will also be allowed, at no extra charge, to attend one of the many theater performances by Portage Community Theatre during their upcoming season.

For more information about Portage Live Entertainment, call 219-762-5025 or visit www.portagemusic.com.

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