10/27/18 – Wedding @ The Benson Hotel

IMG_0487This Saturday night I played in the Crystal Ballroom at Portland’s iconic Benson Hotel.  This venue has an urban-vintage feeling; there’s such a solid feeling of craftsmanship in the building, lots of attention to every detail. The series of huge chandeliers put the “crystal” in this ballroom.  Whoever designed and constructed this building went all out on the ceilings!  So the next time you visit the Benson, be sure to look up.

This wedding marks the first time EVER I have finished Pachelbel’s Canon at exactly the moment the Bride reached the altar.  Seems the planets were perfectly aligned for this couple!

 

10/5/18 -Governor Kate Brown@ Wildwood Company, PDX

I was honored to be asked to play for a fundraising event for our Governor, Kate Brown.   Such an inspiring and strong woman!  Representative Blumenauer and Representative Bonamici were also in attendance.   The event was hosted downtown at Wildwood Company, an elegant store featuring fine bespoke suits, with an amazing space for hosting special events.  Governor Brown commented this was the first time she has ever had her picture taken with a cello!DSCF5808-Edit.jpg