Music in the Woods

2018 Concert Schedule

The Mary’s Woods 2018 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.


Concert Schedule

January 21
A Mighty Wind – music for every wind instrument in the orchestra, solo, duet, five at a time, you name it, including the splendid Sextet of Francis Poulenc. The Chameleon Winds, led by flutist Abby Mages. You’ll be “blown away.”


February 11
Cellato! – So many cellos, it will seem like dessert! Portland cellist Justin Kagan has played our series every year from the get-go. Now he gets to bring along cellist friends for a cello-overwhelm, both wild and suave, just what we always expect from Justin.


March 18
A magic beyond all we do here! – For everyone who has ever had that wonderful, transformative experience of hearing voluptuous, transcendental choir music in a great cathedral, we present The Ensemble, Oregon’s acclaimed vocal chamber group, led by Patrick McDonough, in a program of grandeur and gracefulness, solace and exultation.


April 15

Astounding rising young soprano Antonia Tamer, recently a young Resident Artist with the Portland Opera, has chosen a beguiling program of art songs. From the passionate lieder of Brahms to the wondrously lyrical “Hermit Songs” of American composer Samuel Barber, listeners will float along on an exceptionally emotional and musical journey of the heart.


May 20
“Give me more of that jazz!” – Back by popular demand is no cliché here. We had to have the return engagement of the MJ New Quartet (pianist Darrell Grant and his wonderful colleagues) after their astonishing program in May, 2017. Suave, sophisticated, delicious, tuneful, lively . . . what’s not to love?


June 10
The wondrously talented, Portland native pianist Rosa Li has been off to Indiana University and the Juilliard School in New York perfecting her brilliance and gaining an astonishingly broad repertory of music from every corner of the globe. Just returned to her hometown, she will give us a marvelous, virtuoso ride through music from the very familiar to some as new as spring flowers in China.


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 Stacy Sharma at (503) 675-2473 or