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Our series continues with host Christa Wessel and Chamber Music Northwest on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 7:00 PM PT, with an encore broadcast on Sunday, October 31 at 4:00 PM.

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Jessie Montgomery (b. 1981)
Banner for String Quartet and String Orchestra (2014) (9’)

Performers: Jupiter Quartet (Nelson Lee, violin; Meg Freivogel, violin; Liz Freivogel, viola; Daniel McDonough, cello); East Coast Chamber Orchestra

Pierre Jalbert (b. 1967)
Sweet and Doleful Timbres
I. Flexible; Flowing
II. Freely
III. Freely; Presto agitato

Performers: Jason Vieaux (guitar), Timothy McAllister (soprano saxophone)

Hanna Benn (b. 1987)
Where Springs Not Fail

Performers: East Coast Chamber Orchestra

Aaron Copland (1900 – 1990)
Appalachian Spring

Performers: Earl Lee (conductor), James Shields (clarinet), Tara Helen O’Connor (flute), Monica Ellis (bassoon), Bella Hristova (violin), Sarah Kwak (violin), Rebecca Anderson (violin), Karla Donehew (violin), Paul Neubauer (viola), Kenji Bunch (viola), Fred Sherry (cello), Alan Richardson (cello), Braizahn Jones (bass), Monica Ohuchi, (piano)


Now in its 51st season, Chamber Music Northwest serves more than 50,000 people annually in Oregon and SW Washington with exceptional chamber music through over 100 events each year, including their flagship Summer Festival, year-round concerts, community activities, educational programs, broadcasts, and innovative collaborations with other arts groups. CMNW is the only chamber music festival of its kind in the Northwest and one of the most diverse classical music experiences in the nation, virtually unparalleled in comparable communities.

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