The Oregon State University Chamber Music Workshop, co-sponsored by OSU Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) and the School of Arts and Communication, will offer several public performances here in July.
• The first concert, beginning at 7p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, will feature four members of the renowned Portland ensemble FearNoMusic. FearNoMusic is a professional teaching and performing ensemble dedicated to raising awareness of great music of the 20th and 21st centuries. The performance will be held in the auditorium of Ashbrook Independent School, 4045 SW Research Way. Admission is free. Donations for the OSU Chamber Music Workshop will be gratefully accepted.
Other concerts will feature students attending the second annual summer workshop, which is offered in two sessions in July. One of the few classical music workshops offered for youth in the mid-Willamette Valley, the OSU Chamber Music workshop is designed for advanced and intermediate youth string players, ages nine through 19, selected through an audition and recommendation from music teachers. These concerts will take place:
• Thursday, July 10 and Thursday, July 17 (Student Ensembles), 12:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Central Park, 650 NW Monroe;
• Saturday, July 12 (Student Ensembles), 12 p.m. in the auditorium at Ashbrook School;
• Thursday, July 17 (Student Ensembles), 12:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Central Park;
• Friday, July 18 (Workshop Chamber Orchestra), 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Ashbrook School;
• Saturday, July 19 (Student Ensembles), 12:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Ashbrook School.
Admission to all performances is free, with voluntary donations accepted to support the OSU Chamber Music Workshop.
New and experienced singers are invited to join the Oregon State University Summer Choir, which begins rehearsals on Monday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at Benton Hall on the OSU campus. Rehearsals will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m., also in Benton Hall.
For more information go to singorange.com/summer-choir.
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