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Ten Grands – Florida!

In February of 2018, the troupe heads to Florida for what is sure to be an outstanding performance.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

In a lavish and breathtaking display, Ten Grands boasts 10 grand pianos on stage at the same time. Several arrangements showcase all 10 pianists playing together, and each of the artists performs a solo as well. This exceptional evening also includes a medley from Phantom of the Opera featuring the Kravis Center’s George W. Mergens Memorial Organ.

Sponsored by Norma and Leonard Klorfine Foundation

Tickets: $25

Cascadia Composers Debussy Centennial

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March 25, 2018
7:30 P.M.

Community Music Center
3350 SE Francis St.
Portland, OR

Colleen will be joining Tatiana Kolchanova (Violin) in celebration of Dubussy’s Centennial Remembrance Concert.

Via Cascasdia Composers, “On March 25th, 1918, Claude Debussy died after a long illness, as German shells from the biggest artillery of World War I exploded in the streets of Paris around his home. 100 years to the day later, and much more quietly, ten Cascadia composers will pay musical tribute to Debussy’s life, work, and influence, echoing “Tombeau de Claude Debussy,” his postwar memorial concert, from “across the sea”.
Debussy’s masterwork “Songs of Bilitis”, sung by Hannah Penn with pianist Monica Ohuchi, will top off the evening. This concert concludes the March Music Moderne VI festspiel and was developed in cooperation with Bob Priest, MMM artistic director.”

Vancouver Piano Trio

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In March, the Vancouver Piano Trio will perform works by Dvorak and Mendelssohn. Tatiana Kolchanova, violin, Barbara Johnson, cello, Colleen Adent, piano. There are three opportunities to hear this delightful music!

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March 3, 2018 – 5 p.m.

Tony & Tatiana Home Concert
*Directions at bottom of the post
33605 NE 23rd St.
Washougal, WA 98671
Suggested Donation: $15
Please note, only the Dvorak Trio will be performed this evening
Food is potluck styled, bring something to share!
RSVP to Tatiana at

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March 4, 2018 – 3 p.m.

Glenwood Community Church
12201 NE 72nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98686
Free, donations welcome

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March 11, 2018 – 3 p.m.

Home of Barbara Johnston
**Directions at the bottom of this post
31880 Moon Ridge Court
Scappoose, OR 97056
Suggested Donation: $15
Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and music starts at 3:00 p.m.
SEATING IS LIMITED – please call or email to reserve a seat:
Barbara Johnston: 503-543-0945 or
Coffee, tea, wine and beer will be provided. We welcome donations of any snacks or hors d’oeuvres you may want to bring.

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Barbara Johnston, Cellist

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Barbara Johnston is the principal cellist of the Portland Columbia Symphony and of the Newport Symphony Orchestra. Among her teachers were Colin Hampton, William Pleeth and Raymond Davis. She has appeared frequently as a soloist with numerous orchestras in the Northwest. Now retired from the full-time practice of law, she is able to devote more of her energy to chamber music and orchestral performance.

Tatiana Kolchanova, Violinist

Tatiana Kolchanova holds a PhD from Moscow, Russia Tchaikovsky Conservatory. She worked as a violinist for the Russia Central Radio and TV Orchestra for eight years and was First Violin for the Glinka State (Russia) Quartet for ten years. Tatiana was touring extensively throughout the world performing with well-known musicians including famous Zubin Mehta and Jessye Norman. Tatiana has taught at the Moscow Conservatory, the Conservatory’s Academic Music College, Central Music School and “New Names” Foundation. /Currently Tatiana lives in Washougal, WA. She was an assistant of concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony for 6 years, a core violinist of Portland Opera Orchestra for 4 years, a substitute for the Oregon Symphony for 5 years. She is a founder and teacher of the Music&Arts Academy, Camas, WA; founder and conductor of the Camas-Washougal Community Orchestra.
Colleen Adent, Pianist
Colleen Adent is a classically trained, improvisationally minded pianist. She is a freelance musician, with over 35 years experience as a performer, arranger, and teacher. As one of the Pacific Northwest’s accomplished pianists, the uniqueness of Colleen’s artistry lies in her ability to improvise as well as perform as a classical musician. These two disciplines are often viewed as two separate worlds, but Colleen lives comfortably in both places, embracing the strengths of each musical world to create a fresh, dynamic, engaging listening experience. Whether playing solo or collaboratively, sacred or secular, from the concert hall to an intimate home setting, Colleen’s warm personality and skillful playing naturally invite the listener to join her in embracing the moment. Read more in Colleen’s Bio.

*Directions to Tatiana’s house: From Vancouver, head east on Hwy 14 and exit onto Washougal River Road, heading north. From Washougal River Rd, turn left onto SE 17th St. SE 17th St turns right and becomes SE Coffey Rd. Continue onto SE 312th Ave. Turn right onto NE 9th St. Make a slight left onto NE 322nd Avenue. Continue onto NE Ammeter Rd. Turn right onto NE 339th Ave. Turn right onto NE 23rd St. There will be three balloons at the last two gravel road turns as well as at the gate post, marking the long driveway entrance into 33605 NE 23rd St.

**Directions to Barbara’s house: From Portland, take Highway 30 toward the coast to the outskirts of Scappoose. Turn left at the first traffic light (at a Fred Meyer store) and go one block. Turn left on Old Portland Road, then third right on Callahan Rd. After 1.6 miles, make a soft left on Wayside, which soon becomes Moon Ridge Ct., and then our driveway. Park near the house or on the uphill side of the driveway. Alternatively, after turning off Callahan onto Wayside, stay left (continuing on Wayside). After passing three houses on the hillside to your right (the third one is ours), you’ll come to some graveled steps on the right, with plenty of parking on both sides of the road. Take the steps up to the house, and walk around to the front.

Cascadia Composers

Colleen will be joining Cascadia Composers on November 18th for

Nonsense: The Fantastical Musical Multiverses of Daniel Brugh

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The unusual spatial volumes of PLACE warehouse host a concert of multiple strange and unusual dimensions!

This free concert of fabulous music from the fringes includes synthesizer wizardry, unconventional tunings, creative sonorities, modern dance, zany flying fish and many more outlandish oddities from the brain of esteemed Beaverton composer and musician, Daniel Brugh and his talented cast of friends. Join Daniel as he guides you down the rabbit hole for a fun-filled evening. Noteworthy performers include: Dwight Uphouse, vocalist; Colleen Adent, piano; Karl Schultz, piano; Justin Bulava, clarinet; Jennifer Wright, keyboard; Maria Choban, narrator, and the Agnieszka Dancers.

Fri Nov 18, 7:30PM, PLACE – 735 NW 18th Ave., Portland, OR, 97209

40th Anniversary Celebration Concert

John & Mary Giger will be performing their

40th Anniversary Celebration Concert

featuring Colleen Adent

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Sunday, September 24th, 2017


Grace Chapel of Scottsdale Bible Church
SE Corner of Miller Road and Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ

Via John & Mary Giger:
“Now after four decades and 5000 concerts we must pause to celebrate God’s goodness and enabling. We also wish to express gratitude our many friends, partners, and supports over the years! The concert will feature: hymn arrangements, Christian contemporary selections, love songs, and a few media surprises as we reminisce through the years. We are especially excited to be assisted by Colleen Adent, pianist, our arranger and accompanist for 30 years. Colleen was recent quarter finalist in the International Van Claiborne Piano Competition. You will be thrilled with Colleen’s accompaniments and solo work throughout the evening. The Grace Chorale will accompany us on several selections!”

Read more here.

Trio Adrato – Glenwood Community Church

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Join us at Glenwood Community Church on June 10th at 4pm for an afternoon of fun and delightful music! We will be playing selections by Poulenc, Mozart, Charles Sayre, George Kostopolis and more!

Trio Adrato is comprised of Colleen Adent(Piano), Victoria Racz(Oboe), and Dale Tolliver(Cello).

This concert is free, donations are accepted.

June 10, 2017 @ 4:00pm

Glenwood Community Church
12201 NE 72nd. Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98686

Ten Grands on the Green 2017

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Ten Grands on the Green is back!

Sunday, July 30th at 6:00pm

One stage, one night, ten of the most accomplished pianists in the world performing music we all love- from Classical, Jazz, New Age, to Pop Contemporary- arranged by brilliant composer and musician Michael Allen Harrison.  Ten Grands has thrilled audiences in sold out concert halls since 2001 and now is presented in an outdoor venue.

Awe-inspiring guest performances from young musical prodigies astound and delight throughout this enchanting musical feast that is one of the hottest entertainment tickets in the Northwest.

Bring your blankets and stretch out as the sun sets and experience an evening like no other- great music, great community, the beauty of an amazing Oregon summer night on The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club.

Get your tickets here!

Trio Adrato – Old Church Concert

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On May 31, 2017, at 12:00pm, Colleen will be playing a concert at The Old Church Concert Hall in Portland as part of Trio Adrato! Bring a sack lunch and enjoy a free concert!

What is Trio Adrato? The trio consists of Victoria Racz, (oboe/English horn), Dale Tolliver, (cello), and Colleen Adent, (piano). The trio will be playing a series of classical arrangements.

For more information, visit The Old Church.


Trio Adrato will also be playing a concert on June 10, 2017 at 4:00pm at Glenwood Community Church. See concert details here.

Ten Grands 2017

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Hello friends! It’s four short weeks away . . . mark your calendars, set a reminder, grab your friends! Saturday, April 15th, 7pm,

You won’t want to miss Ten Grands!

Ten Grands is a benefit concert for Michael Allen Harrison’s Snowman Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing instruments, instruction and inspiration to deserving children. 

Saturday, April 15th, 7pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

This will be my 3rd year to participate with Michael Allen Harrison and friends. From jazz to inspirational, from boogie-woogie to classical, you’ll hear terrific performances by some of the area’s top talent.  And, I’ve arranged and will be playing an 8-hands number with three uber-talented teens as well!  It promises to be another great Ten Grands show and I look forward to seeing you there!


Tickets are available here at all levels.


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21st Century Artist Initiative Festival

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June 25th & June 29th

Colleen will be joining in two performances during the 21st Century Artist Initiative Festival.

Concerts will be on site for the 21st Century Artist Initiative.

Dickson Estates
26700 NE 223rd St.
Battle Ground, WA 98604

On Sunday, June 25th, Colleen will be playing with Letitia Jap and Jonathan Butler.

On Thursday, June 29th, Colleen will be joining the Arianna String Quartet.

Both concerts will begin at 7pm. Please contact Daniel Dickson with the 21st Century Artist Initiative to reserve your seating.

The 21st Century Artist Initiative is a festival empowering emerging string musicians to think as business executives, technology developers, and market strategists. All while perfecting skills as musicians.

The Arianna String Quartet –

Hailed for their outstanding musicianship, the Arianna String Quartet has firmly established itself as one of America’s finest chamber ensembles. Their performances have been praised for “tonal warmth, fastidious balance…expressive vitality” (Chicago Tribune) and “emotional commitment and fluent virtuosity,” (Pretoria News, South Africa). Formed in 1992, the ASQ garnered national attention by winning the Grand Prize in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, First Prize in both the Coleman and Carmel Chamber Music Competitions, and were Laureates in the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition.

The Arianna Quartet has appeared throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia, with frequent visits to Brazil and South Africa. They have collaborated with many of the world’s finest musicians, including members of the Vermeer, Tokyo, Cleveland and Juilliard Quartets, and their live performances have been heard on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today,” and “Live from Music Mountain”, which broadcasts to 125 stations in the U.S. and to 35 countries. The ASQ has recorded for Albany Records and Urtext Digital Classics, and has a long-term contract with Centaur Records. Their most recent release of the two string quartets of Janácek, which has already received critical acclaim, is now available.  (“These performances of the Arianna String Quartet demonstrate how technical excellence, in alliance with imagination and the human heart, can come to create something truly transcendent.” – Fanfare Magazine)

Celebrating their 25th Season, highlights for 2016-17 also include return trips to Brazil for the FEMUSC Festival in Jaragua do Sul, the Barra Mansa Music Festival, and concerts in Rio de Janeiro, as well as live performances on Chicago’s WFMT radio, returns to the Madeline Island Music Camp (WI) and Credo Festival, the completion of their recordings of the complete quartets of Beethoven for Centaur Records, and concerts throughout the United States.  The ASQ also looks forward to the continuation of the Arianna Chamber Music Festival, in St. Louis, where they have been full-time faculty at the University of Missouri-St. Louis since 2000.  The Arianna Quartet is Ensemble-in-Residence at the Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis, where they present their own series of concerts. (Biography from