Chamber Music Northwest & Aquilon Music Festival

July 6, 2023: Host Christa Wessel welcomes Chamber Music Northwest and the Aquilon Music Festival to the Roger O. Doyle performance studio.

CMNW will preview their upcoming umama womama concert, featuring flutist Valerie Coleman, violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama, and harpist Han Lash. The Aquilon Music Festival will share highlights from their upcoming events, including Mozart’s Don Giovanni and more.


Three years in the making, be among the first to hear the exciting West Coast debut of this powerhouse composer collective and stunning ensemble of performers. CMNW favorites, flutist Valerie Coleman, violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama, and harpist Han Lash came together to create umama womama, a unique three-composer trio, to help us celebrate CMNW’s 50th anniversary season.

Now in its 52nd season, Chamber Music Northwest serves more than 50,000 people annually in Oregon and SW Washington with exceptional chamber music through over 100 events annually, including a 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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The Aquilon Music Festival is based on the campus of Linfield University in the heart of picturesque Oregon wine country.  It is an intensive program dedicated to teaching and performing unknown and rarely-heard vocal repertoire.

‚ÄčTheir mission is to provide opportunities for students of classical singing to further their musical training and produce performances of the highest artistic quality for the enjoyment of the Willamette Valley community and beyond.

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