Kendall Concerts Presents Naomi LaViolette

Dec 5, 2019 | 8:00PM

On December 5, 2019, Naomi LaViolette presents "Pictures in the Sky," a concert showcasing her songs that lyrically feature the stars or the sky and her new music singles released in 2019.  She will be joined by Bill Athens on bass, Ken Ollis on drums, Tim Karplus on guitar, and Peter Frajola of the Oregon Symphony on violin.


Doors open @ 7:30PM; Music starts @ 8:00PM | $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.


Portland, Oregon-based songwriter, pianist, and vocalist Naomi LaViolette has found her niche amongst retro-style grooves, cool jazz, and classical arrangements.  Naomi’s smooth vocals are remniscent of Norah Jones' sultry blues and the ambience of Sarah McLachlan, and her wide-ranging keyboard sounds evoke both the funky rhythms of Billy Preston and classic folk-rock of Carole King. 


Naomi has released four records, most recently Live at The Old Church with Members of the Oregon Symphony, released February 2019.  Her work with Steven Goodwin and the Saving His Music project has received prominent coverage in national and local news, including CBS Sunday Morning. Their record, entitled The Nature Of Love, spent three weeks on the Billboard New Age chart in January 2018.


Naomi’s roots are deep in classical music—she has a master’s degree in classical piano performance—but she has also immersed herself in jazz standards, folk songs, soul, pop, and gospel. Her original music has received great reviews and critical acclaim from media and she has performed at esteemed venues and festivals including the Portland Jazz Festival, The Doug Fir Lounge, and The Bite of Oregon. She has been the pianist for the Oregon Repertory Singers since 2004.









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.