11-03 Chamber Music Northwest

Chamber Music Northwest’s broadcast comes from its 40th anniversary season as an important part of Portland’s musical life.  There are thirty concerts in a five-week span, playing to full houses in a variety of venues.  Portland is famous for many things including good coffee, a pro-bike attitude, great music and favorable winds, especially at nearby Hood River OR, a great place for kiteboarding.

For more information visit http://www.cmnw.org/

Music

Dohnanyi: Serenade for String Trio
Mozart: Wind Serenade: Adagio
Seiber: Wind Sextet: III
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet: I, IV
Shostakovich: Concertino for Piano 4-hands
Shostakovich: Scherzo from Octet for Strings
Brahms: Piano Trio in C Minor

A different kind of music: Sean MacLean records the wind and the waves on the Columbia River, near Portland — from a kiteboard!

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Artists

David, Shifrin, Artistic Director, Now in his 30th year as Artistic Director of Chamber Music Northwest, Mr. Shifrin was honored in October 2000 with the coveted Avery Fisher Prize. One of America’s most sought-after clarinetists, Mr. Shifrin enjoys an active career as soloist, recording artist, chamber music collaborator, and educator. In 1989 he became an Artist-Member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and from 1992-2004 he also served as the Society’s Artistic Director, concurrently with his role with Chamber Music Northwest.More

Toby Appel, Viola – Mr. Appel has appeared in recital and concerto performances throughout North and South America, Europe, and the Far East. He has been a member of such renowned ensembles asTASHI, and the Lenox and Audubon Quartets. Mr Appel has been a guest artist with the Vermeer, Manhattan, and Alexander Quartets as well as a frequent guest with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society and with jazz artists Chick Corea and Gary Burton. Festival performances include those with Mostly Mozart (NY), Santa Fe (NM), Angel Fire (NM), Seattle (Wa), Bravo! Vail Valley (Co), Chamber Music Northwest (Or), and Marlboro (Vt), as well as festivals in England, France, Korea, Germany, Italy, Finland, and Greece.More

Theodore Arm, Violin – Audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan have responded with warmth and excitement to the artistry of violinist Theodore Arm. He has appeared as soloist and recitalist and has been guest artist with such well known organizations as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Group for Contemporary Music and Bargemusic Ltd. Arm has been a member of the highly acclaimed chamber group TASHI since 1976 and has performed with Lukas Foss, Chick Corea and Gary Burton among others. He has had works written for him, most recently a violin concerto by Allan Leichtling and a suite for violin and piano by David Schiff. More

Emerson Quartet – The Emerson String Quartet stands alone in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: over thirty acclaimed recordings produced with Deutsche Grammophon since 1987, nine Grammy® Awards (including two for Best Classical Album, an unprecedented honor for a chamber music group), three Gramophone Awards, the coveted Avery Fisher Prize and cycles of the complete Beethoven, Bartók, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich string quartets in the world’s musical capitals, from New York to London and Vienna. The Quartet has collaborated in concerts and on recordings with some of the greatest artists of our time. After more than 33 years of extensive touring and recording, the Emerson Quartet continues to perform with the same benchmark integrity, energy and commitment that it has demonstrated since it was formed in 1976.(Photo credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco) More

Julie Feves, Bassoon- Julie Feves is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music. She has performed extensively as a soloist, chamber performer and orchestra principal in music ranging from the baroque to the avant-garde. The New York Times has praised her “virtuosic flair” and The San Francisco Examiner admired “the sureness of her pitch and the tenderness of her phrasing.” Ms. Feves has appeared with numerous orchestras throughout the United States, including the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the American Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Aspen Festival Orchestras. More

Gary Hoffman, Cello – Gary Hoffman is one of the outstanding cellists of our time, combining instrumental mastery, great beauty of sound, and a poetic sensibility in his distinctive and memorable performances. Mr. Hoffman gained international renown upon his victory as the first North American to win the Rostropovich International Competition in Paris in 1986. More

The Jasper Quartet - The Jasper String Quartet has been hailed as “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” (The Strad) and as having “played with sparkling vitality and great verve… They are polished, engaged, and in tune with one another.” (Classical Voice of North Carolina) This unity comes from a quartet belief in the timeless pursuit of music’s depth and meaning. They share a commitment to exploring each work to its fullest and to discovering new musical connections through each performance. More

Jon Kimura Parker, Piano - Mr. Parker is Professor of Piano at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. A committed educator, he has given master classes at the Steans Institute, the Banff Centre, the Brevard Festival, Caramoor’s Rising Stars, and The Juilliard School. He has hosted the television series “WholeNotes” about classical music, and gives recitals and lectures in remote regions of Canada as a founding member of “Piano Plus.” (photo credit: Tara McMullen) More

Cho Liang Lin, Violin – Violinist Cho-Liang Lin, is lauded the world over for the eloquence of his playing and for the superb musicianship that marks his performances. In a concert career spanning the globe for thirty years, he is equally at home with orchestra, in recital, playing chamber music, as in a teaching studio. (photo credit: Paul Body) More

Sylvia McNair, Soprano – Two-time Grammy Award winner and regional Emmy winner, Sylvia McNair lays claim to a stellar, twenty-five-year career in the musical realms of opera, oratorio, cabaret and musical theater. Her journey has taken her from the Metropolitan Opera to the Salzburg Festival, from the New York Philharmonic to the Rainbow Room, from the Ravinia Festival to The Plaza, from the pages of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal to the London Times. She traveled through a fierce, well-fought battle with breast cancer filled with surgeries, chemo, and radiation to end up in the trenches helping others survive. More

Paul Neubauer, Viola – Mr. Neubauer’s exceptional musicality and effortless playing distinguish him as one of this generation’s quintessential artists.  Balancing a solo career with performances as an Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Neubauer at age 21 was the youngest principal string player in the New York Philharmonic’s history.  He is the Orchestra and Chamber Music Director of the OK Mozart Festival in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. (Photo credit: Bernard Mindich) More

Daniel Phillips, Violin – Violinist Daniel Phillips enjoys a versatile career as an established chamber musician, solo artist and teacher. Mr. Phillips has performed as soloist with many of the country’s leading symphonies, including Pittsburgh, Houston, New Jersey, Phoenix, San Antonio and Yakima. He appears regularly at the Spoleto, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, and the International Musicians Seminar in Cornwall, England. Currently violin soloist with the renowned Bach Aria Group, he has toured and recorded in a string quartet for SONY, with Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, and Yo-Yo Ma. More

Anna Polonsky, Piano – Ms. Polonsky has appeared with the Moscow Virtuosi under Vladimir Spivakov, the Buffalo Philharmonic with JoAnn Falleta, the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and many others. More

William Purvis, Horn – Mr.Purvis made his debut as soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony at the age of 18, performing the Strauss Second Horn Concerto; today he pursues a multifaceted career as French horn soloist, chamber musician, and conductor. He is a member of the New York Woodwind Quintet, Speculum Musicae, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, performing frequently as soloist with both orchestras. Mr. Purvis appears frequently with such organizations as Tanglewood, Aston Magna, the Salzburg Festivbal, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. A frequent performer on “early horns,” he has performed and recorded with the original instrument sextet Mozzefgiato and with the Amadeus Winds. More

Fred Sherry, Cello - Cellist Fred Sherry has introduced audiences on five continents and all fifty United States to the music of our time through his close association with such composers as Babbitt, Berio, Carter,Davidovsky, Foss, Knussen, Lieberson, Mackey, Takemitsu, Wuorinen and Zorn. He has been a member of the Group for Contemporary Music, Berio’s Juilliard Ensemble, the Galimir String Quartet and a close collaborator with Chick Corea. A founding member of Speculum Musicae and Tashi, he has been an Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1984 and was its artistic director from 1989 to 1993. He is on the faculty of the Juilliard School, the Mannes College of Music, and the Manhattan School of Music. More

Sospiro Winds - Hailed a “superb ensemble” by New Music Connoisseur, New York-based Sospiro Winds has established itself as an exciting new force on the chamber music scene. Originally formed in 2004, the ensemble began performing while at the Yale School of Music. Since then, Sospiro has continued its efforts to bring the wind quintet repertoire to many varied audiences throughout the United States. Last season, Sospiro joined the roster of Musical Connections, a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Institute of Music, and participated in Chamber Music Northwest’s Protege Project in Portland, OR. More

Ronald Thomas, Cello – Cellist Ronald Thomas sustains one of the most active and varied careers in today’s music world as performer, teacher, and artistic administrator. His solo appearances with orchestra include the Philadelphia Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Handel & Haydn and Pro Arte Chamber Orchestras of Boston, and the Blossom Festival Orchestra among many others. Mr. Thomas has played recitals in virtually every state in the U.S. including the cities of New York, Washington D.C., Boston, and Los Angeles as well as numerous concerts in Europe and Asia. More

Milan Turkovic, Basson – Milan Turkovic originates from an Austro-Croatian family, grew up in Vienna and today is among the few internationally-known bassoon soloists.  He was a founding member of the Ensemble Wien-Berlin, a woodwind quintet which he formed along with the principal players of the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic. Since 1967 he has been a member of the Concentus Musicus of Vienna and has also been a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York since 1993.  For the past fifteen years, he has been active as a conductor and has appeared in Vienna, Salzburg, Graz, Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome, London, New York, Tokyo, Osaka and Brisbane.More

Allan Vogel, Oboist - Hailed as “an aristocrat of his instrument” (Los Angeles Times) and “undoubtedly one of a few world masters” (San Diego Union), Allan Vogel is one of America’s leading wind soloists and chamber musicians. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout the country and has been featured at the Marlboro, Santa Fe, Aspen, Mostly Mozart, Summerfest, Sarasota, Oregon Bach, Music@Menlo and Chamber Music Northwest festivals. More

Orion Weiss, Piano – Mr. Weiss has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Chicago Symphony. He won the 2005 Juilliard William Petschek Award and made his New York recital debut at Alice Tully Hall that April. More