Posted on October 6, 2021

James Shields (clarinet), Emily Cole (violin) & Monica Ohuchi (piano) Thursdays @ Three: James Shields (clarinet), Emily Cole (violin) & Monica Ohuchi (piano)

This week on Thursdays@Three James Shields (clarinet), Emily Cole (violin), and Monica Ohuchi (piano) will play trios by Milhaud and Khachaturian. Also on the program: works by Kenji Bunch, Germaine Tailleferre, and Lili Boulanger. Listen at 89.9 FM in Portland or anywhere in the world via our online stream.


About James Shields:

James Shields joined the Oregon Symphony in the autumn of 2016. Before relocating to Portland, James was principal clarinet of the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, as well as the New Mexico Philharmonic in Albuquerque. A graduate of The Juilliard School (B.M., Clarinet Performance) James studied with Ricardo Morales, principal clarinet of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Keep reading at


About Emily Cole:

Emily Cole joined the Oregon Symphony in 2011. An avid chamber musician, Emily is a member of the Mousai Remix string quartet with fellow Oregon Symphony musicians Shin-Young Kwon, Jennifer Arnold, and Marilyn de Oliveira. She has also performed locally with Third Angle Ensemble, fEARnoMUSIC, 45th Parallel, and Northwest New Music. During the summer months, Emily has performed with the Oregon Bach Festival, the Seattle Opera, and the Apollo Music Festival. Emily is on the faculty at Lewis & Clark College; she also coaches chamber musicians with Portland Summer Ensembles and Seattle’s Music Northwest. Keep reading at


About Monica Ohuchi:

Hailed by the New York Times for her “commanding pianism”, Monica Ohuchi maintains an active international career as a soloist, chamber musician, and piano pedagogue. Ms. Ohuchi has performed to wide acclaim from audiences across the United States, Canada, Japan, and Europe. Her concert engagements have brought her to such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Meany Hall of Seattle, the Canadian Opera Company’s Richard Bradshaw Amphitheater, and Hakuju Concert Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Ms. Ohuchi is regularly seen and heard on television and radio broadcasts across the country. Ms. Ohuchi made her orchestral debut at age ten with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto. Now, a seasoned performer, Ms. Ohuchi has been invited as guest soloist with numerous orchestras from coast to coast and abroad, most recently including the Colorado Symphony, Marin Symphony, and the New Millennium Symphony Orchestra of Gijon, Spain. Learn more on her website.

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