Events at Reed

Stimulate your intellect! More than 200 public events are offered on the Reed College campus each year, including lectures, concerts, plays, and other programming. All events are free, unless noted otherwise, and our events email will keep you informed.

March 10-May 31, 2016

The Book of Kells: Insular Script and Celtic Decoration

Library Flat and Wall Cases

The new exhibit focuses on the Book of Kells and its Insular Script, a half-uncial form of handwriting, and Celtic ornamentation.



May 6

Concert: Friday @ 4: Chamber Music Ensembles

Friday, 4 p.m., Eliot Hall chapel

This concert features the Reed College chamber music ensembles in concert.


May 6-7

Spring Dance Concert

Friday-Saturday, 7-10 p.m., Greenwood Performance Stage

The Reed College Dance Department presents the 2016 Spring Dance Concert, featuring student created choreography as well as pieces developed in dance courses throughout the semester.


May 8

Concert: Portland Baroque Orchestra, "Vivaldi's Spell"

Kaul Auditorium, 3 p.m.; Pre-concert talk in PAB 320, 2 p.m.

The most virtuosic of the Brandenburgs, No. 2 featuring trumpet, and No. 4 with its Italianate details, match up with works by Vivaldi, the most important composer of the Italian concerto. Hear works by Vivaldi that Bach knew intimately. Featuring Josh Cohen as trumpet soloist.


May 23-24, 2016

New Frontiers in the Study of Medieval China: On Muzhiming

Monday and Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Performing Arts Building 332

The New Frontiers in the Study of Medieval China workshop series will focus on one of the most important and influential new sources in the study of medieval China, muzhiming—stone slabs interred within a tomb and typically inscribed with a biography, an account of the burial, and a rhymed eulogy.


May 23

Portland Choirs: Everybody Rejoice ~ Season Celebration Concert

Monday, 6 p.m., Kaul Auditorium

Hear Ovation, Ovation Training, Advanced Boys, and Intermediate Boys - independently and together in a grand year-end celebration with live band. 


June 4

Concert: Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, “In the Shadow of Beethoven”

Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Kaul Auditorium

The Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Jeffrey Specht, presents Beethoven's Wellington's Victory, Brahms' Symphony No. 1, and new work by the winner of the 2016 John Kenneth Cole Composition Prize.


June 21-25

Tango for Musicians at Reed College Concert and Event Series 2016

Times and locations vary

Join Tango for Musicians at Reed College, North America's leading tango workshop for musicians, for a five day series of public events, including concerts, film screenings, and milongas (social dances) featuring tango dance lessons and live music.


June 25–July 31

Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival

Kaul Auditorium

Attending a Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival concert is so much more than just hearing a concert.