Portland, February 9th, 2013. Young Audiences supporters embraced the “Young At Art” theme during the nonprofit’s spring gala at the Multnomah Athletic Club. 225 guests cheered 5th Graders from Salish-Ponds Elementary School who performed their original material to captivate the audience. The event raised funds for local arts education programs. (Photo credit, Edis Jurcys)
Warner Munro, Board Member, Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund; Robin Mesher, Board Member, Young Audiences; Julie Brock, Account Executive, Business Development at NAVEX Global and Page Mesher, Owner, Off the Wall Magnetics
Dave Halsey, Vice President, Patrick Lumber Co.; Jill Abere, Vice President, Branch Manager at Chubb Insurance; Ken Abere, Partner, Cosgrave, Vergeer, Kester LLP; Judy Rompa, Executive Board Member, Young Audiences
With Julie Emry as their host, 225 guests enjoyed entertainment by Broadway Conductor Kurt Crowley with vocalist Rebecca Teran, 5th graders from Salish-Ponds Elementary School, and Young Audiences advocate Julianne Johnson. After the program supporters danced the night away with Portland dance band 5 Guys Named Mo.
Young Audiences Supporters Rick Mayo and Dalene Neville
Young Audiences is the region’s leading source of varied arts in education services and programs. For more than 50 years this organization has used the arts to engage young people, develop problem solving and creative thinking skills, and increase academic achievement. Young Audiences relies on the support of foundations, individuals and corporations that share our heartfelt commitment to improving the lives and educational opportunities for every child.
Marie VerMeer, Columbia Sportswear and Julianne Johnson-Weiss, Performer, Recording Artist, Choral Director and Arts Advocate
From Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington
Young Audiences of Oregon was founded in 1958 as a local chapter of the nation’s largest arts-in-education organization. In 1989, the Portland-based organization merged with a smaller chapter in Vancouver to become Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington. We have steadily grown in scope and programming, evolving from presenting only classical music performances in our early years to currently offering a full range of educational arts programming in multiple disciplines and cultures – the only arts organization in the region to do so.
Yamhill, December 1st. All Classical Portland unveiled new logo to an intimate gathering of friends including Jack Allen, All Classical Portland CEO and President; Ronni Lacroute, owner, WillaKenzie Estate Vineyards; Jelly Helm, principal, Jelly Studios. The new logo, which was unveiled at WillaKenzie Estate Vineyards, elegantly combines several key elements: the spirit and creativity of the great composers and the critical sense of place – with an overall feel for the 30-year enduring history of 89.9 FM.
Studio Jelly, headed by Jelly Helm, Northwest creative and former Executive Creative Director of Wieden+Kennedy, crafted the new name “All Classical Portland,” the hand-drawn logo (see above), and the positioning statement “we love this music.” Helm considers himself a storyteller, but he’s also a devoted All Classical Portland listener. Studio Jelly exists to help brands explore and tell their deep story, precisely at the heart of what All Classical Portland is addressing on the cusp of its 30th anniversary.
Jack Allen, All Classical Portland President & CEO, recognizing that securing a strong and independent identity for the future is vitally important, stated: “As with many small not-for-profits, All Classical Portland has evolved its name and brand over a significant period of time, often in reaction to abruptly and rapidly changing circumstances. In this instance we are thrilled that Jelly helped us with a carefully considered and strategic solution to the confusion and conundrum around our name. Our board of directors, staff, and volunteers, as well as the thousands of donors and hundreds of thousands of listeners in the local and global community we’ve built around this great music, can now carry the message and the merit of All Classical Portland forward without hesitation.”
From All Classical Portland:
All Classical is holding a Holiday Open House on Dec. 12, from 4 to 6, and rumor has it that Oregon Ballet Theatre will bring characters from their Nutcracker performances. Come by for a visit and a chat, and feel free to bring your children, your cameras and non-perishable food items for the Oregon Food Bank barrel. The address is: 515 NE 15th Avenue, Portland, 97232.
All Classical Portland is Oregon’s premier classical radio station and one of the highest-performing not-for-profit stations in the nation. Established in 1983, its mission is “to advance knowledge of and appreciation for classical music; to build and sustain culturally vibrant local and global communities around this art form; to reflect the spirit of the Pacific Northwest; and to foster integrity, quality, and innovation in all that we do.” For more information, visit www.allclassical.org.
Information submitted by:
Mary Evjen, All Classical Portland Director of Communications
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