It wasn't long ago that Portlanders would have deemed the idea of a collaboration between the Oregon Symphony and Storm Large — the enfant terrible of Portland rock music — the most unimaginable of pairings.
But after her surprising and wildly successful orchestral debut before a sellout crowd at a 2010 Valentine's concert, and an appearance at the orchestra's "Countdown to Carnegie" benefit concert earlier this season, the orchestra and Large are now among one another's biggest fans.
It's a Storm Large event, so it's safe to say the audience should expect the unexpected. Some show tunes? Probably. Some classics from the Great American Songbook? Of course. Something edgier? For sure. More than that we really can't say, because a diva like Storm Large always reserves the right to tinker with her set list right up until it's time to walk out on stage.
Ticket availability is again very limited, and a sold-out performance is likely. Buy tickets early to avoid disappointment.