Music in the Woods


2016-2017 Concert Schedule

Mary’s Woods 2016-2017 Music in the Woods concert series promises an array of musical wonders from artists both familiar and new.

Music in the Wood performances are free to Mary’s Woods residents, staff and Sisters.

Concert tickets are available at a rate of $25 per adult/$10 per youth (order online), or $30 per adult/$10 youth (pay at door). Concerts take place on Sundays at 2 p.m. in the Holy Names Chapel, unless otherwise noted.

NEW Youths 12 and under, ticket only $10


Announcing the 2016-2017 Concert Schedule

December 4  Holiday Special – Affiniti & Howard Crosby
The trio returns to open our third season with guest performances by Howard Crosby (Bing’s nephew) and the accomplished and powerful Marylhurst Chamber Choir.

January 22  Arnica String Quartet
Anyone who thinks that a string quartet is basic, polite, ordinary chamber music obviously has never encountered Portland’s Arnica String Quartet, especially with their seriously elegant Beethoven playing and David Ludwig’s “Pale Blue Dot,” inspired by photos of Earth from space ships!

February 26  Rebecca Anderson, violin & Anna Petrova, piano
Anderson and her peerless collaborator, Bulgarian pianist Anna Petrova, both having recently achieved distinguished degrees, won countless honors, and commenced enviable concert careers, return to Oregon for this unique showcase recital, sure to be spell-binding.

March 19  Musical Emergency Response Team
Those zany artists from MERT, The Musical Emergency Response Team, are always ready for flights of fancy, rapturous beauty, and challenging compositions, most of all when returning to their favorite hall at Mary’s Woods!

April 9 – Songs of Spring
When flutist Amelia Lukas and her fellow cello, piano, and soprano friends get together to create a paean to spring, you can expect lots of French romantic music and other delights. This “sonic bouquet” will be just the thing as the days lengthen and winter will finally be past.

May 7  Darrell Grant and company, jazz program
A virtuoso quartet of musicians led by jazz pianist Darrell Grant revisit the wonderful sounds of the historic Modern Jazz Quartet. Modern Jazz New carries on the tradition of merging classical music, American song, and blues, as well as performing sophisticated original arrangements from composers as diverse as Chopin and Sting.
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June 11  Northwest Art Song
Remember that tune from when you first fell in love? Or, that one that you just can’t get out of your mind’s ear? No one ever gets to hear enough songs. You will with this fine program from the wonderful artists of Northwest Art Song, including soprano Arwen Myers, mezzo-soprano Laura Beckel Thoreson, and pianist Susan McDaniel.
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Pastoral-1Performance Venue
Music in the Woods concerts take place in the beautiful and acoustically sound Chapel of the Holy Names on the second floor of Mary’s Woods historic Provincial House. Complimentary refreshments are served in the auditorium following each concert and include the opportunity to meet the artists.

Complimentary valet parking is available in front of the Mary’s Woods Provincial House (Main Entrance).

Music in the Woods is an annual concert series offered by Mary’s Woods, a nonprofit organization offering housing, health, educational and cultural programs and services for older adults. Inspired by the values of our founders, the Sisters of the Holy Names, Mary’s Woods is committed to the full development for every individual at each life stage. Music in the Woods is one of the many ways Mary’s Woods demonstrates its commitment to vital aging, community building and the celebration of life.

For questions or more information, please contact Linda Werthessen at 503.675.2442 or