Kendall Concerts Presents David Helfand & Justin Lader

Apr 28, 2019 | 7:00PM

Doors open @ 6:30PM; Music starts @ 7:00PM | $15 tickets | Parking is free


Beer, wine, snacks and more!  Concessions available for purchase at the Empirical Theater Cafe.


Kendall Concerts: Music Under the Dome is a monthly planetarium concert series combining live performances with stunning visuals in riots of color, shape and movement, enveloping the audience into an adventure of the senses without ever having to leave their seat.



Kendall Concerts Presents: David Helfand and Justin Lader – Through the Portal and Beyond


David Helfand and Justin Lader return to OMSI for their second prodigious performance of space-inspired soundscapes.  After their acclaimed album release of “Through the Portal,” a narrative cosmic journey of searching for lost loved ones, they return with a performance combining new instrumental pieces and classic selections from their album.   This concert will showcase the duos new compilation album, “Valley of the Moon.”  The album premieres celestial themed pieces, such as, "Crescent Sun," a piece inspired by the 2017 solar eclipse that was viewed largely across Oregon.  All music will be visually choreographed with the Kendall planetarium's pairing of stunning astronomical images.  We invite you to join us in a musical journey beyond the portal!


This performance will integrate an eclectic mix of instruments: Celtic Harp, viola, guitar, octave mandolin, percussion, keyboards, and the mellotron – an evocative synthesizer used in much progressive rock and music from the late 60’s through 70’s,  including The Moody Blues, King Crimson, and Genesis.




Kendall Concerts is an all ages, monthly music series.  For more information please contact




OMSI’s building has accessible entrances, and the Kendall Planetarium is located on the ground floor.

Accessible Seating
OMSI reserves accessible seating space for patrons using wheelchairs and their companion(s).  You can purchase wheelchair seating by phone, in person, and online. For more information about accessibility, please contact Kathleen Meyer at 503.797.5411 or at

Patron Drop-off Zones
Curbside drop-off zones are located along the front plaza, with easy access to the Kendall Planetarium.

Courtesy Wheelchairs
Patrons who wish to use an OMSI wheelchair may request a courtesy wheelchair from the Concierge window located next to the Main Lobby. We encourage you to notify OMSI in advance at 503.797.4511 as courtesy wheelchairs are limited.

Accessible Restrooms
OMSI has public restrooms that are wheelchair accessible. Gendered public restrooms are located in the Kendall Planetarium hallway. Companion care and non-gender-specific restrooms are located in the Turbine Hallway.

Parking is free in either of OMSI’s designated parking lots.  There are 5 wheelchair accessible parking spaces in each lot, for a total of 10 spaces.