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WindSync with CMNW; Porchello

February 15, 2024: Host Christa Wessel welcomes WindSync presented by Chamber Music Northwest, and Porchello to the Roger O. Doyle performance studio.

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Versatile and vibrant, the musicians of WindSync “play many idioms authoritatively, elegantly, with adroit technique, and with great fun” (All About the Arts), showing off the uniquely wide-ranging sonorities of the wind quintet. The group’s charismatic and personal performance style, combined with a three-pronged mission of artistry, education, and community-building, lends WindSync its reputation as ”a group of virtuosos who are also wonderful people, too” (Alison Young, Classical MPR).

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Now in its 53rd season, Chamber Music Northwest serves more than 50,000 people annually in Oregon and SW Washington with exceptional chamber music through over 100 events, 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.

Chamber Music Northwest presents WindSync’s signature concert program for children and families celebrating storytelling through music. Find all the details at

Dieter and Erin Ratzlaf are The Porchellos. Not only are they performing live stream concerts but they are also Suzuki and traditional method instructors of cello, providing group and individual instruction in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA.

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