Sunday 29th March 2020 Boat Race Breakfast – CANCELLED
Sad news about the Boat Races
From the organizers of the Boat Race:
“As a result of the current situation with COVID-19, The Boat Race on 29th March has been cancelled. This decision is based entirely on our concern for the welfare of our crews, our spectators, our staff and volunteers.
Robert Gillespie, Chairman of The Boat Race Company Limited, commented: “Given the unprecedented situation our country and each of us as individuals faces, the public good far outweighs all other considerations. Cancellation of The Boat Race is therefore clearly the correct decision, but it is not without sad consequence. Our thoughts are very much with the athletes who have worked so hard and made immense sacrifices to represent their University and are now unable to do so.
To cancel is not an easy decision and we realize this news will undoubtedly disappoint all those who look forward to the Race each year – whether watching on the riverbanks, on TV or online.
We would like to thank our partners, fans, the local businesses and community for their continued support.”
We’re sorry not to see you all at our annual breakfast, but this decision is definitely for the best. Stay safe and well!
Sunday 8th March 2020: Alum David Schiff’s Concerto in performance
Super-star jazz violinist Regina Carter (winner of a MacArthur grant) will play local alumnus David Schiff’s jazz violin concerto Four Sisters Sunday 8 March at 7:30 PM with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony. Regina has played this piece 8 times previously: twice with the Detroit Symphony (6 performances) and twice with the Chicago Sinfonietta.Carter joins MYS’s advanced Jazz students for some classics and a brand new piece from the Portland Jazz Composers’ Ensemble young composers program. The symphony also premieres a new work by 17-year-old composer Grace Miedziak (part of The Authentic Voice series). Tickets are available on the Portland5 website.
Thursday 14th May 2020 International Speaker Series at the Arlene Schnitzer – Special Alumni Discount
Oxford alumnus and Rhodes Scholar, Nicholas D. Kristof, award-winning NYT columnist from Oregon, will be speaking on May 14 on as part of WorldOregon’s 2020 International Speaker Series at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland. His talk is on Global Leadership & the Humanitarian Challenge – 35 Years of Covering the World. The other three speakers are Samantha Power, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Gen H.R. McMaster, former National Security Advisor, and Nadia Murad, the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
We have partnered with World Oregon to offer tickets to the series at a 10% discount. Use the code WorldPartner2020 on the Portland5 website https://www.portland5.com/