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Summer concert series winding down


Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTOS: - The Bobby Torres Ensemble will play Latin jazz, samba and salsa Sunday at Millennium Plaza Park.

The summer outdoor concerts in the park are still pouring music into the open air, so pack your picnic, blankets or low sand chairs and head out to enjoy free entertainment. Warning, this is your last chance to see Masque Alfresco’s “The Would-Be Gentleman.” This week’s lineup includes:

Aug. 21

West Linn’s Music in the Park series continues with The Ty Curtis Band, 6:30 p.m., Tanner Creek Park, 3456 Parker Road, West Linn. Already known for his melodic, exhilarating vocals and unequivocal guitar playing, Ty Curtis’ new self-titled release is undoubtedly what everyone has been waiting for. The album shows off a brand new attitude and a refreshing splash of soulful, original music incorporating elements of rock, soul, blues and funk.

Concert Aug. 28 features Red Light Romeos

Aug. 22, 23 and 24

“The Would-Be Gentleman,” Masque Alfresco will perform Moliere’s Commedia dell’arte Satire at 7 p.m. at George Rogers Park, 611 S. State St. Lake Oswego, on the lawn in front of the iron smelter. Admission is free though the hat will be passed at the end of the show to defray expenses.

This is the final weekend for this show. This is appropriate for the whole family.

Aug. 21 through 24, and 27 through 30

A new series of free concerts begins at the Lajos Balogh Performance Shell on the Marylhurst University campus. All concerts begin at 6 p.m.

The lineup includes: Aug. 21 Jack Falk playing klezmer music; Aug. 22 the Krebsich Orchestra; Aug. 23 Viva Vivaldi featuring Pete Ziza on guitar, Jonathan Hwang on violin, Tristan Roland and Ivan Caluya on cello; Aug. 24 3 Leg Torso; Aug. 27 Marylhurst Chorale; Aug. 28 Michael Allen Harrison and Aug. 30 Marylhurst Youth Symphony percussion ensemble and youth strings.

Aug. 24

Moonlight and Music, 6 p.m. Millennium Plaza Park features Bobby Torres Ensemble. Playing Latin jazz, samba and salsa, the ensemble can flex from a tight trio to the full dozen with five sizzling Latin horns.

Aug. 27

Sounds of Summer, 7 p.m. Westlake Park, 14165 Bunick Drive, Lake Oswego features Hit Machine, playing hits from all eras. The band has synchronized dance moves and many ways to involve the crowd in the performance to make it an unforgettable event.

Hit Machine will sing classic hits of the 70s, 80s and beyond at the final Sounds of Summer concert at Westlake Park Wednesday.