Clatsop Community College and Oregon Humanities present Astoria Call to Life: An Earth Day Ingathering at Liberty Theater Featuring Performance by OSU’s Rachelle McCabe & Kathleen Dean Moore

Celebrate Earth Day Weekend at a free Liberty Theater event.  Friday April 20th at 6:30pm, Clatsop Community College with Oregon Humanities will host an unusual musical/literary collaboration. Writer/activist/philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore and concert pianist Rachel McCabe believe words alone cannot express the urgency of saving the planet’s great diversity of plants and animals from extinction. So the pair has turned to music, joining forces to create a dynamic performance which both educates and inspires. Moore weaves a literary call to safeguard Earth’s abundance of species into McCabe’s performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme of Corelli.” The synergy of words and music creates what an audience member called “as powerful a message as one could imagine.” Come learn about climate change, species diversity, and related environmental problems—as well as solutions.  This Earth Day, come open your heart to the needs of our planet.  

Audience should arrive by 6:30 to enjoy light refreshments, mood music by Skati, eARTh art activities, and information from community nonprofits and others committed to sustainable lifestyles and environmental stewardship here in the Columbia Pacific.  Moore and McCabe’s 45 minute performance will begin at 7pm with a guest introduction and poem from Robert Michael Pyle. The event will close with brief Q&A, other forms of audience engagement, and a heart-raising sing-along.

All ages are welcome to this free event—no tickets required.  Columbia River Maritime Museum field educators will host a Life Cycle of the Pacific Salmon interactive program for kids aged 6-12 in the lower lobby of the theater during the performance.  Other well-behaved youth are welcome in the main theater.  This is a live performance of classical music, and hence inappropriate for most young children.  Audience members are invited to enjoy a no-host Happy Hour with small plates and drink specials at nearby Carruthers Restaurant after the performance. 

This event is free to the public, thanks to an Oregon Humanities Responsive Program Grant and our generous co-sponsors: Columbia River Maritime Museum, Cannery Pier Hotel, Fort George Brewery & Public House, Pacific Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Blue Scorcher Bakery, Astoria Cooperative, and Three Cups Coffee House.  CCC also thanks the following community partners who will provide Earth Day inspired outreach and education in the Liberty Lobby prior to the performance: North Coast Watershed Council, Astoria Public Library, Indivisible North Coast, Haystack Rock Awareness Program, Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce (CREST), Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Pacific Windows Restoration, North Coast Wildlife Center, SOLVE, and maybe a few more.  We thank KMUN Community Radio and Hipfish Monthly for help with publicity.  

Kathleen Dean Moore, PhD is a career philosopher, retired professor, nature writer, and veteran climate advocate best known for her ability to weave ideas and emotions in her lectures and books. She is the author or co-editor of a dozen books, including Riverwalking, Pine Island Paradox, Moral Ground, Great Tide Rising, and the newest, a novel, Piano Tide. Rachelle McCabe, concert pianist and Professor of Music at Oregon State University, enjoys an international career as an artist-teacher and as a solo recitalist and highly respected chamber musician. She has performed extensively in the United States, Canada, Southeast Asia and England, and has been heard on NPR's Performance Today.  Both performers live in Corvallis. 


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Persons having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact JoAnn Zahn, Vice President of Finance and Operations, at Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Library Suite 110, Phone (503) 338-2421 or TDD (503) 338-2468. Please send special needs and accommodations requests HERE. Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event.

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Ayuda a personas discapacitadas

En cuanto a las personas discapacitadas, se les pide que se comuniquen con JoAnn Zahn, la Vice Presidente de Finanzas y Operaciones en Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Library Suite 110, número teléfonico (503) 338-2421 o a TDD (503) 338-2468. Haga el favor de noticar a la oficina para que se le pueda proporcionar apoyo. La comunicación debe tomar lugar por lo menos dos días de trabajo antes del evento por el cual se requiera tal ayuda.


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