May 7 2:00 pm

All are welcome! This 35-minute concert includes flexible seating (or standing!) options, comfortable lighting, and lower volumes to accommodate listeners on the autism spectrum and/or those with sensory sensitivities. Fidgets and a nearby quiet room will be available.

Now in its 33rd season, PSG singers experience the challenge of mastering complex and exciting music; make lifelong friends in a unique musical community; work with world-class choirs, composers, and conductors; and perform beautifully. Singers in four ensembles, ranging in age from 5 to 18, travel from the greater Portland metro area and SW Washington to participate in Girlchoir’s comprehensive choral music program. Widely acclaimed by composers, conductors, and music educators for its musicality, adventurous programming, and dynamic performances, the Portland Symphonic Girlchoir offers a performance-based choral music education for girls who love to sing.

Under the direction of Founding Artistic and Executive Director Roberta Q. Jackson and Co-Conductor & Vocal Coach Debra D. Burgess, each Girlchoir ensemble enjoys the benefit of a unique collaborative approach using the artistry and skillful teaching of both conductors and the outstanding talents of pianists Rodney Menn and Cindy Mair. Girlchoir provides a rewarding experience valuing the tradition of live performance, featuring the compelling sound of young women’s voices. With this dedicated group of young artists, we are creating an important community for the future while giving girls and young women their distinct voice today.

Rainer Eudeikis was appointed Principal Cellist, The Miriam & John Conant Chair, of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 2019. He was previously the Principal Cellist of the Utah Symphony for five seasons, and has performed in the same role at the Mainly Mozart Festival, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, and the Central City Opera.

Recent performance highlights include Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major with the Atlanta Symphony and Donald Runnicles, Schumann’s Cello Concerto and Strauss’ Don Quixote with the Utah Symphony, and Beethoven’s G minor Cello Sonata with pianist Emanuel Ax.

He has participated in numerous international festivals, including the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (Germany), Britten-Pears Programme at Aldeburgh (UK), and the Académie Musicale Internationale de Vaison-la-Romaine (France). Rainer was a two-year fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival, and was a member of the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, where he was Principal Cellist in 2011.

Born in Texas, Rainer began cello studies at the age of six. Following studies in Colorado with Jurgen de Lemos, he attended the University of Michigan as a student of Richard Aaron, completing his B.M. in 3 years with highest honors. He received his M.M. from Indiana University, where he studied with Eric Kim. In 2014, Rainer completed his Artist Diploma at the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with Carter Brey and Peter Wiley.

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