Win Tickets ($30): The Von Trapps Holiday Show @ Mississippi Studios | Great Grandchildren of The Captin & Maria, Harmonies

We are giving away a pair of tickets to 9 p.m. The Von Trapps Holiday Show @ Mississippi Studios on December 26. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, December 26.

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From our sponsors:
The Von TrappsThe Von Trapps
December 26, 2014
Doors 8:30 p.m. / Show 9 p.m. | $13-$15 | 21+

Mississippi Studios
3939 North Mississippi Avenue, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 288-3895

You cannot find another name as universally beloved as von Trapp. The story of the family who escaped Austria, moved to the United States, and toured the world singing for two decades has inspired generations since the film The Sound of Music was released in 1965. The history continues as the great-grandchildren of the Captain and Maria von Trapp take up the family tradition anew. Meet Sofi, Melanie, Amanda, and August von Trapp, four siblings that, for the last 12 years, have been singing on stages around the world to critical acclaim and packed houses.

Sofi (25), Melanie (23), Amanda (22), and August von Trapp (19) have toured and traveled over five continents – Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa and North America – and performed extensively in the UK, New Zealand, China, Japan, and the Philippines. They have appeared in concert at the Hollywood Bowl, The Sydney Opera House, The Forbidden City in Beijing, Seoul Square, Korea, the Grand Ole Opry, Austin City Limits and at La Nuit des Choeurs Festival in Belgium. The von Trapps made their Carnegie Hall debut in December 2012 with Pink Martini and the New York Pops Orchestra under the direction of Steven Reineke. They have also appeared with dozens of major symphony orchestras in the United States and Canada, including the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Toronto Symphony, the Pacific Symphony, and Nashville Symphony among others. They have appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, The View, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

The four siblings originally began by singing Austrian and American folk songs their grandfather, Werner von Trapp (portrayed as Kurt “the incorrigible” in The Sound of Music), taught them at the family home in Kalispell, Montana. The four simply knew their grandfather as “Opa,” and when he suffered a stroke 12 years ago, the siblings made a recording of the songs to cheer him up never expecting it would inspire a new musical legacy. Since that beginning, they have recorded six albums, a concert DVD, and are currently working on a number of musical projects to be released next year. They have recently collaborated on a song with Rufus Wainwright called “Kitty Come Home” which was released in September 2013 as part of Pink Martini’s new album Get Happy.

After many years of extensive touring, the four siblings have relocated to Portland, OR and have completed a new collaborative album with Thomas Lauderdale and Pink Martini. The album, Dream a Little Dream, which was released March 4, 2014, is their first major international release, and features guest appearances by The Chieftains, Wayne Newton, Charmian Carr, and Jack Hanna. They are also writing original songs and generating a new international, multi-lingual repertoire that honors their family legacy as well as their own immediate past.

These four musical siblings are ambassadors of music, heritage, and hope. Their deep connection to the hope-inspired impact of music brought them to Rwanda in 2009, where they taught music at an orphanage. They then learned the Rwandan National Anthem to honor the country’s message of forgiveness and hope and performed it for the Rwandan President. He was so moved that he gave 13-year-old August a cow from the presidential herd. The cow, however, opted to stay in Rwanda.

Despite their deep family allegiance, there are aspects of the von Trapp legacy that this generation has chosen to leave behind. “Lederhosen and I have been inseparable since the earliest childhood, even before our musical career,” August recently told the Austin American-Statesman. “We’ve been through it all together! However, despite a very sentimental attachment to the past, I look forward to a future of more modern attire. Who knows though, maybe they will come back into fashion?”

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27 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): The Von Trapps Holiday Show @ Mississippi Studios | Great Grandchildren of The Captin & Maria, Harmonies

  1. Emily December 19, 2014 at 10:49 am #

    Sounds fun! Pick me, pick me. :)

  2. Dillan December 19, 2014 at 11:46 am #

    New to Portland and have heard great things about this group. Would love to check them out!

  3. Shaun December 19, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    My wife loves the Von Trapps and Dec 26 is our anniversary. It’s perfect.

  4. E.A. December 19, 2014 at 2:58 pm #

    I would love to treat my sister to this special show!

  5. Yume December 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    I only recently found out, via Instagram of all places, that the VonTrapps had relocated to Portland. It’d be really interesting to see them perform live.

  6. Angie Kopshy December 19, 2014 at 9:15 pm #

    I would love to see this show. I’m so proud of Portland for being their relocation destination of choice!!

  7. Lynn S December 19, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

    I really enjoy their music and have never been to a show at Mississippi Studios before.

    • Heidi December 21, 2014 at 8:43 am #

      I would love to see this with my daughter for the holidays! Thanks!

  8. Megan December 19, 2014 at 11:56 pm #

    I read the book and would love to see their great-grand kids perform.

  9. Holly December 21, 2014 at 9:22 pm #

    This looks like fun – I would love the chance to go!

  10. Nichole December 21, 2014 at 9:43 pm #

    Just watched sound of music sing a long and would love love love to see the Von Trapps perform.

  11. jack December 22, 2014 at 10:08 am #

    awesome, this would be fantastic!

  12. Elyse December 22, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

    It would be wonderful to hear the Von Trapp family sing!

  13. Kory keagy December 22, 2014 at 6:37 pm #

    I absolutely would Love to go out and see this show, I never get chances to do this, seems to me like am enjoyable enlightening show. Please pick me(:

  14. Emily December 23, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    I’d love to go and learn some new tunes to share with my class, and have a great story to tell them too!

  15. Linda S December 24, 2014 at 9:30 am #

    Nice way to relax after a busy day

  16. Marissa December 24, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    This sounds great, love Mississippi studios!

  17. Mary December 24, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    I love music and enjoy holiday events.

  18. Tracer December 24, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    Wouldn’t it be lovely to bring my out of town guests to a wonderful show? pretty please!

  19. Hope December 24, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

    I would love to see the Von Trapps! They are amazing!

  20. Margaret H December 24, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

    Love the Von Trapps and holiday music!

  21. John Barinaga Sr. December 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    it’s time for a little holiday culture for a change if we win. Money’s tight and it’d be so right ✌️ out !!

  22. Tyler Whiteside December 25, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

    My wife and I are traveling up to Portland from California just to see the city this New Years eve and would love to win free tickets for a show….Pick us!!!

  23. Brian December 26, 2014 at 12:37 am #

    yes please!

  24. Niki December 26, 2014 at 4:11 am #

    Why? Mostly or my mum. It’s a long thing to explain, but it would touch her heart i think, and she really needs some healing!

  25. Niki December 26, 2014 at 4:11 am #

    Why? Mostly for my mum. It’s a long thing to explain, but it would touch her heart i think, and she really needs some healing!

  26. Edwin December 26, 2014 at 11:39 am #

    Love to get my Sound of Music groove on, yeah baby!

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