Event photography for RACC Grant receiver Sophie Lippert for her project Connections Concert Series: Power at The Old Church Hall in downtown Portland, Oregon.

This series POWER a community-oriented show that featured songs and stories from Marina Albero (Mediterranean jazz pianist), Stephanie Schneiderman (singer-songwriter), Amenta Abioto (psychedelic soul), and Sophie Lippert (piano and cello). Facebook Event Page

Reviewers and Participants

“EXPLORING CONNECTION THROUGH MUSIC. Western culture has relegated live music to formal concert halls and late-nights in frenetic, crowded venues. In settings like these, it’s easy to disregard the profound impact that can be had when music is used as conduit of connection and presence.

We are changing that paradigm.

Connections Concerts put community and care into the forefront of the live music experience.

Based on values of deep listening, respect, vulnerability, and inspiration, our concerts are designed to welcome audience members to an intentionally-curated space for music and conversation.

Connections Concerts are an answer to a plea for togetherness and unity. An opportunity for presence and pleasure, and an invitation for a societal shift toward love, respect, and inclusivity.” —Website

About Connections Concerts:
2019 marks the inaugural season of Connections Concert Series, Portland’s innovative multi-cultural concert experience featuring the area’s finest classical, jazz, world, folk, and pop musicians. Connections Concerts are dedicated to using music as a conduit for inclusivity, community, and collaboration. Hosted by concert pianist Sophie Lippert, and proudly sponsored by RACC and The Changemakers Hub. For more information, visit connectionsconcerts.com.

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