Stephan Nance: Look at the Harlequins! - Audubon Benefit Concert
This is a past event. Friday, January 18 at 7:00pm 9:30pm
Classic Pianos 3003 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., Portland, OR 97202
Seldom on a winter’s night in Oregon can a birder rack up a checklist of more than 30 species in a single hour. But that’s exactly what listeners have in store on January 18, 2019, when Portland Audubon presents singer-songwriter Stephan Nance at Classic Pianos (next to Aladdin Theater) for the release of their latest, birdiest record, Look at the Harlequins!
Stephan’s music has drawn comparisons to basically any singer who ever played a piano — Regina Spektor, Ben Folds, Tori Amos — but truly occupies a niche of its own. In “Overwintered,” a suspenseful song inspired by visits to Klamath Falls, Stephan alludes to the wick-a call of a Northern Flicker. Another track, “Reverse Nature Shock,” describes the return of “an itinerant Song Sparrow” after touring Japan, with references to hashibuto and hashiboso garasu (large-billed and carrion crows).
Attendees will be encouraged to keep track of the birds on a checklist in the program.