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Flutist Brian Dunbar

March 9, 2023: This week on Thursdays @ Three, host Christa Wessel welcomes flutist Brian Dunbar to the Roger O. Doyle performance studio.

Brian will preview his upcoming performance with the Portland Columbia Symphony, including the West coast premiere of Movements for Flute and Orchestra, a new work by trailblazing composer Carlos Simon.


ABOUT

Dr. Brian Dunbar, a native of St. Augustine, FL, enjoys performing as a soloist, orchestral performer, and chamber musician, in addition to his activities as a flute instructor. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts from Louisiana State University, Master of Music from the University of Michigan, and Bachelor of Music from Stetson University. Dr. Dunbar is the Assistant Professor of Flute at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. Previously he held teaching positions at Southern University and A&M College, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Louisiana State University.

Learn more at briandunbarflute.com.

Since its founding in 1982, Portland Columbia Symphony has become a staple of Multnomah County’s arts scene, bringing 62 paid core musicians together each year to perform a classical subscription series and myriad education and outreach events for audiences based in both Portland and Gresham. What started out as a volunteer orchestra formed by Jerry Leudders would soon become an incorporated non-profit organization, when John Trudeau took over as PCSO’s music director and conductor in 1986. Huw Edwards served in that same role from 2000 to 2012, before Steven Byess took the reins in 2014 after a national search.

Learn more at pcsymphony.org.


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