fEARnoMUSIC sets concert to celebrate composers with mental illness

fEARnoMUSIC posterPortland Mental Health Examiner, Oct. 1, 2014

As part of Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 5-11, 2014), fEARnoMUSIC will perform an evening of chamber music written by composers with mental illness. The concert will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at The Secret Society in Northeast Portland. Doors open at 7 PM; the show begins at 8 PM.

The 21-and-over event, presented by Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, will feature works from Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Wolf and Donizetti. Tickets are $20 in advance or a $25 suggested donation at the door.

The fEARnoMUSIC ensemble is made up of three current, and one former, members of the Oregon Symphony:

  • Inés Voglar Belgique, Oregon Symphony Orchestra assistant principal 2nd violin
  • Paloma Griffin Hèbert, former violin member of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra
  • Joël Belgique, Oregon Symphony Orchestra principal violist
  • Nancy Ives, Oregon Symphony Orchestra principal cellist

An event listing on the venue’s website says, “Since 1992, Portland’s fEARnoMUSIC has been challenging and thrilling audiences with its contemporary performances and earned a reputation for pushing the boundaries of chamber music with extraordinary programs and collaborations.”

So don’t be surprised if things get atonal!

2014 fEARnoMUSIC members

2014 fEARnoMUSIC members

Event Information

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Presents fEARnoMUSIC: An Evening Celebrating Composers with Mental Illness

Date: Wed, Oct. 8, 2014

Time: Doors 7 PM / Show 8 PM

Cost: $20 in advance • $25 suggested donation at the door

Where: The Secret Society, 116 NE Russell, Portland, OR, 97212

This event is 21 and over

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