SEVENTH SPECIES

SEVENTH SPECIES COMPOSERS CONCERT SERIES


1990–2008:  Gary Noland is the founder and director of the Seventh Species Composers Concert Series.  He has organized and directed (or co-directed) 46 concerts featuring works (many of them world and regional premieres) by over eighty composers.  One of the only non-academic venues of its kind for new music in the Northwest.

I am reproducing some of the Seventh Species programs in reverse chronological order on the Seventh Species Concerts link (see above)—GN.


SEVENTH SPECIES CONCERTS, 1990-2006

 

November 10th, 2006: Sherman Clay, Pearl District, Portland, Oregon.

           

October 28th, 2006: Classic Pianos, Portland, Oregon.

 

October 6th, 2006: Sherman Clay, Pearl District, Portland, Oregon.

 

 May 27th, 2006:  Sherman Clay, Pearl District, Portland, Oregon.                       

 

 May 25th, 2006:  Day Music Auditorium, Portland, Oregon.                       

 

October 15th, 2005: Day Music Auditorium, Portland, Oregon.

 

August 18th, 2004:  Contemporary Crafts Museum & Gallery, Portland, Oregon (organized by Jackie T. Gabel). Featuring:  members of Fear No Music.

 

August 12th, 2004:  Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, Portland, Oregon (organized by Jackie T. Gabel). Featuring:  members of Fear No Music.

 

August 5th, 2004:  Paolo in the Pearl, Portland, Oregon (organized by Jackie T. Gabel).  Featuring: members of Fear No Music. 

 

November 12th, 2000:  Beall Hall, School of Music, University of Oregon, Millenium Festival 2000.

 

 June 22nd, 2000:  Newman Center, Eugene, Oregon.

 

June 21st, 2000:  Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, Oregon (organzied by Jackie T. Gabel).

 

May 1st, 2000:  Berbati’s Pan, Portland, Oregon (organized by Jackie T. Gabel).

 

April 8th, 2000:  Wiegland Hall, Marylhurst University, Portland, Oregon (organized by Jackie T. Gabel).

 

March 15th, 2000: Wiegland Hall, Marylhurst University, Portland, Oregon (organized by Jackie T. Gabel).

  

February 29th, 2000:  St. Anne’s Chapel, Marylhurst University, Portland, Oregon (presented in conjunction with North Pacific Music). C.D. release concert for Tomas Svoboda.  Tomas Svoboda playing recital of piano works.

 

November 10th, 1999:  Beall Hall, School of Music, University of Oregon, “Millenium Music Festival.”

 

October 30th, 1999:  Wiegland Hall, Marylhurst University, Portland, Oregon.  Featured guest ensemble at SCI (Society of Composers) conference.

 

June 16th, 1999:  Newman Center, Eugene, Oregon.

 

June 15th, 1999:  Newman Center, Eugene, Oregon.

 

November 17th, 1998:  United Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon.

 

October 27th, 1998:  United Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon.

 

October 26th, 1997:  Smith Recital Hall, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon.

 

October 25th, 1997:  First Christian Church, Eugene, Oregon.

 

October 24th, 1997:  Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon.

 

May 19th, 1997:  First Presbyterian Church, Corvallis, Oregon:

 

March 22nd, 1997:  Main Stage Performance Hall, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon.

 

November 22nd, 1996: The Blue Door Theatre, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon.

 

November 21st, 1996:  The Blue Door Theatre, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon.

 

April 7th, 1996:  The Community Music Center, Portland, Oregon.

 

February 22nd, 1996:  The Unitarian Church, Eugene, Oregon.

 

November 9th, 1995:  The Unitarian Church, Eugene, Oregon.

 

April 22nd, 1995:  The Unitarian Church, Eugene, Oregon.

 

January 22nd, 1995:  Smith Recital Hall, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon.

 

November 11th, 1994:  Central Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon:

 

December 5th, 1991:  Mills College Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland, California.  “Teatime in Purgatory” for narrator, piano improviser and pantomimists by Gary Noland.  Opal Louis Nations, narrator;  Gary Noland, pianist;  Guillermo Galindo, Director.

 

December 4th, 1991:  Mills College Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland, California.

 

October 26th, 1991:  Mills College Ensemble Room, Mills College, Oakland, California.

 

March 13th, 1991:  Mills College Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland, California.

 

February 21st, 1991:  Mills College Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland, California.

 

December 5th, 1990:  Merritt Junior College, Oakland, California.

 

November 17th, 1990:  Sherman Clay Recital Hall, San Francisco, California.

 

Selected Reviews of Seventh Species Concerts:

 

“...Cutting edge....The new concert series is one I heartily embrace: It provides a vital environment for new music....A splendid launch of an important new music series…”—Fred Crafts, KUGN’s Critic-at-Large of KUGN Newstalk 590, Eugene Oregon.

 

“…one of the major new music events of the year.”—Brett Campbell, the Eugene Weekly.

 

"...a promising and provocative new composers' collective...eclectic and widely varied...."—the East Bay Express.

 

“Often challenging, frequently whimsical and consistently intriguing, this novel combination of performance elements simultaneously offers entertainment and food for thought.”—The Berkeley voice.

 

 “…for the musically adventurous…”—Willamette Week.