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.
Concert: Friday @ 4: Chamber Music Ensembles
Friday, 4 p.m., Eliot Hall chapel
This concert features the Reed College chamber music ensembles in concert.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Attending a Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival concert is so much more than just hearing a concert.