3 Leg Torso Concert

3 Leg Torso Concert


February 18, 2024    
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Birkenfeld Theatre
75 S. Nehalem St., Clatskanie, OR, 97016, Columbia County

Event Type

The Clatskanie Arts Commission is pleased to present
3 Leg Torso
Sunday, February 18, at 3 p.m.
Birkenfeld Theatre, 75 S. Nehalem in Clatskanie

3 Leg Torso formed in 1996 as a violin, cello and accordion trio with the mission of creating original modern chamber music for their unique instrumentation. Over the following years, the ensemble has expanded both its musical mission and its size to become a quintet that now performs original compositions based on an eclectic synthesis of chamber music, tango, klezmer, Latin and gypsy music.

As principal composers, founding members Bela R. Balogh (violin and trumpet) and Courtney Von Drehle (accordion) provide the core of 3 Leg Torso’s sound. They are joined by the consummate mallet/percussion of T.J. Arco and the gentleman of the acoustic bass Mike Murphy.

Although the ensemble’s history began with street music, they have expanded to perform with symphony orchestras and have been profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered. They have also worked with film makers and had their pieces used in various movies and television series.

Ticket prices: Adults $25; Seniors (60+) and Students $23; Children $20

Tickets are available online at clatskaniearts.org or by calling Elsa at 503-728-3403. If available, tickets will be sold at the door on the day of the concert.

Other upcoming events:

Sunday, February 25, 3 p.m.: FREE family performance of Leapin’ Louie who uses circus, cowboy tricks, a six-foot unicycle, and lots of comedy to explore all those wild critters, including us, who fly.

Sunday, March 10, 3 p.m.: Skamokawa Swamp Opera – definitely not an opera!!

Just added:

Sunday, April 14, 3 p.m.: Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters featuring a 6-piece band. Tickets available at clatskaniearts.org.

Performance change:

Friday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.: Due to visa problems, Will Martin performance has been canceled and will be replaced by Spencer Day and his tribute to Frank Sinatra. Will Martin tickets will be honored for this performance.