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    Announcing the 2023-24 Reser Presents Season  

    The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts (“The Reser”) announces its 2023-24 Reser Presents season. The Reser proudly presents an eclectic international mix of artists and performances that promise to captivate and inspire audiences of all backgrounds.

    A vibrant cultural hub in the heart of Beaverton, Oregon, The Reser celebrates the diversity and richness of the performing arts, showcasing talent from various disciplines and cultures. Prepare to embark on a thrilling artistic journey that transcends borders and connects us through the universal language of the arts.

    Season highlights include performances by Tiempo Libre, Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret with Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro, Chris Thile, Mark O’Connor, Kalani Pe’a, Las Cafeteras, North: The Musical, and many more…

    Tiempo Libre will open the 2023-24 season on September 23 in The Reser’s intimate 550-seat Mainstage Theater.

    “Our international programming resonates with our community, across genres and borders,” said Chris Ayzoukian, Executive Director of The Reser. “This year, we are thrilled to welcome a diverse season of artists and attractions we feel you deserve to experience up close at The Reser. I hope you will join us on a journey of discovery with award-winning artists and art gallery exhibits.”



    Tiempo Libre is a Grammy-nominated Cuban music band known for their vibrant and energetic blend of traditional Cuban rhythms with modern influences such as jazz and Afro-Cuban fusion. The Reser’s Opening Night Celebration includes an Opening Night Party with Tiempo Libre.

    Love in Exile: Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, & Shahzad Ismaily Trio September 22, 2023
    Tiempo Libre September 23, 2023
    Lyric & Spirit: An International Celebration of Women’s Voices October 25, 2023
    Jarabe Mexicano October 27, 2023
    Nella November 9, 2023
    Las Cafeteras May 3, 2024

    Diverse and Inspiring Programming for Multigenerational Audiences
    This year, The Reser is excited to present three projects that will enchant the whole family. In November, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band bring their whimsical, multilingual “kindie rock” that’s sure to get everyone from toddlers to grandparents dancing in the aisles. February marks the Oregon premiere of NORTH, a new musical by award-winning musician and writer Ashli St. Armant (also known as Jazzy Ash). NORTH takes audiences on a journey of hope and exploration alongside Minnie and her son Lawrence as they escape the South for a new life via the Underground Railroad. NORTH is a story that explores Black American life during the antebellum period, acknowledging the realities of slavery in concert with themes of optimism, bravery, playfulness, and wonder. Finally, the Alphabet Rockers will bring their Grammy-award winning, kid-friendly hip hop to The Reser stage, uplifting and inspiring the next generation of music- and change-makers.

    After his debut with Pink Martini last fall at The Reser, NPR host and local hero returns with his friend and Tony Award winner Alan Cumming in a night of comedy, storytelling, and Broadway music.

    MacArthur Fellow and Grammy Award-winning mandolinist and singer-songwriter Chris Thile—who The Guardian calls “that rare being: an all-round musician who can settle into any style, from bluegrass to classical,” and NPR calls a “genre-defying musical genius”—is a founding member of the critically acclaimed bands Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek. With his broad outlook, Thile creates a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike.

    Uplifting Women’s Voices
    Reser Presents is proud to highlight the diverse talents and uplift the voices of female artists. From beauty queen Katie Harman’s bombastic autobiographical cabaret show Bring My Crown to Arooj Aftab’s Sufi-influenced Urdu vocals with Love in Exile, a wide range of talented performers will grace the Main Stage. The season also includes Haley Reinhart’s jazz-tinged pop, Nella’s Venezuelan grooves, Lyric & Spirit: An International Celebration of Women’s Voices, Soul Goddess Saeeda Wright in collaboration with the Portland Cello Project, and more yet to be announced.

    Return of Audience Favorites
    Reser Presents welcomes back audience favorites from last season, proudly creating new traditions here in Beaverton. Kalani Pe’a’s Hawaiian Christmas show returns to The Reser this holiday season, along with virtuoso violinist Mark O’Connor’s Appalachian Christmas, and the wildly popular Portland Cello Project. Community collaborations include performances co-presented with Chamber Music Northwest, Oregon Symphony, and Live Wire.

    The wide-ranging season includes cutting-edge music, theater, and film by award-winning artists and emerging talent working across a broad range of performances.

    The Reser Presents 2023-24 Season schedule includes: 

    In addition to Reser Presents, The Reser is thrilled to host many performances and presentations by arts and culture organizations from across the Metro area. Performances by visiting presenters will be announced on a rolling basis and can be found here:

    Art Gallery at The Reser 2023-24 Exhibitions
    Thought-provoking exhibitions that surprise, evoke curiosity, and encourage deeper conversations. During the 2023-24 season, The Reser will feature an array of exhibitions celebrating artists from diverse abilities and backgrounds.

    Our exhibition lineup includes:

    The Art Gallery at The Reser 
    Converge 45: Stagings/Escenarios & Endless Pigeons | Aug – Oct 2023
    Small Works – Small Wonders Exhibition & Sale | Nov – Dec 2023
    Dialogues – Emerging Artists Showcase | Jan – Feb 2024
    Rhythms of Timbre | Mar – Apr 2024
    Infinite Possibilities | May – Jun 2024

    Upper Galleries
    Perceptive Omissions | Aug – Oct 2023
    Small Works – Small Wonders Exhibition & Sale | Nov – Dec 2023
    Dialogues – Emerging Artists Showcase | Jan – Feb 2024
    Predictions | Mar – Apr 2024
    Fading Memories | May – Jun 2024

    The Commons
    Subconscious Conversations | Aug – Oct 2023
    Small Works – Small Wonders Exhibition & Sale | Nov – Dec 2023
    Dialogues – Emerging Artists Showcase | Jan – Feb 2024
    Currents | March – Apr 2024

    Art Installation
    Across Oceans: A Printstalaltion by Regional Artist Kanani Miyamoto
    On view | May 2024 – May 2025