May 5-7, 2023

Conjuring a promenade along a mighty river or through an art exhibition, our season-closing performance is an exquisite journey that reunites JáTtik Clark with PCSO to perform composer Michael Daugherty’s exciting Reflections on the Mississippi. Maurice Ravel’s brilliant orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and John William’s thrilling Devil’s Dance add to musical memories that will embed themselves in your heart.

NEW! Free pre-concert talk given by our very own violinist and concertmaster Casey Bozell. Arrive early to get a unique glimpse of a performer’s perspective, learn the history and musical themes of the pieces, and deepen your appreciation for the music!

Single tickets start at $30.


John Williams  Devil’s Dance
Michael Daugherty  Reflections on the Mississippi
Modest Mussorgsky  Pictures at an Exhibition

Friday, May 5, 2023, 7:30 pm at First United Methodist Church, Portland – doors open 6:30pm and pre-concert talk begins 6:45pm
Sunday, May 7, 2023, 3:00 pm at Gresham High School Auditorium – doors open 2:00pm and pre-concert talk begins 2:15pm.

Click here to read and learn more about the background and history of the pieces.

JáTtik Clark began his professional music career as Principal Tuba of the Oregon Symphony in the fall of 1999, after being chosen for the position in May of the same year, at age 23. Since then, he has also become active as a chamber musician, soloist, instructor, and clinician both locally and nationally.

As an orchestral tubist, JáTtik has been invited to perform with the Chicago, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Grant Park, and Seattle symphonies. His varied chamber music experience includes performances and recordings with numerous groups including Pink Martini, Big Horn Brass, Third Angle Music Ensemble, Chamber Music Northwest, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He has performed as a featured soloist at the Grand Teton Music Festival, Vancouver (WA) Symphony, and the Corvallis-OSU Symphony, in addition to the Oregon Symphony. He also gave the Northwest premiere of Oregon Symphony Pops conductor Jeff Tyzik’s Dance Suite for Tuba and Orchestra with the Portland Columbia Symphony. Additionally, JáTtik was featured as a guest co-soloist with the “Pershing’s Own” United States Army Band in Washington, D.C.

JáTtik also serves as Co-Principal Tuba of the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, WY, and Principal Tuba of the Sunriver Music Festival. He also holds the teaching position of Applied Tuba-Euphonium Instructor at Portland State University and Lewis & Clark College, along with being Co-Instructor of Tuba-Euphonium at Oregon State University.

JáTtik earned a bachelor’s degree in music performance (cum laude) from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His primary teachers were Timothy J. Northcut and Dr. Ronald Davis, with additional instruction from Gene Pokorny, Floyd Cooley, James Jenkins, Michael Grose, Steve Norrell, and Michael Mulcahy.