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.

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

Ten Grands – Seattle

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Ten grand pianos. Ten concert pianists at Benaroya Hall. 

Giving the gift of music to children.

May 13, 7:00 p.m.

Ten Grands Seattle features ten grand pianos and ten concert pianists playing a variety of classical, jazz, boogie woogie, R&B and modern pieces simultaneously, as soloists and in various combinations. Presented just once a year in Seattle at Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony, the concert benefit music education. From 2008-2012 the beneficiary of Ten Grands Seattle proceeds was The Snowman Foundation which was created in Portland, Ore. in 1999 by composer-founder Michael Allen Harrison to “share the joy, the healing, the learning and the life-changing gifts music has to offer.”  In 2013, a new chapter opened with presenting partner Seattle Symphony: proceeds now support an array of education programs of the Symphony and other community organizations. Mr. Harrison continues as artistic director, and RBC Wealth Management continues as presenting sponsor.

A Star is Born – Friends of Chamber Music Dinner

A Star is Born – Dinner with Friends
A Friends of Chamber Music Event


Be on the lookout for future opportunities!

Hosted by:
Dick & Judy Audley

Sat, May 6 • 6:00 PM
12 guests • $125

Come hear the dazzling talent that won Colleen Adent a place in the prestigious Van Cliburn Amateur Competition this year. Then join Colleen at the table as she shares her unique story while you enjoy a mouthwatering dinner in this charming Lake Oswego home.


Concert of Remembrance

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Concert of Remembrance

March 12, 2:00 p.m.

As part of the Oregon Historical Society’s “Second Sunday” Series, this concert commemorates the 75th anniversary of FDR’s Executive Order 9066, which uprooted American citizens of Japanese descent all over the Western US and placed them in internment camps. In collaboration with Nikkei Legacy Center Japanese History Museum.

Oregon Historical Society Foyer
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR


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.

“The fact that children can make 
is less significant than the fact that music can make