Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Local talent in Chamber Music Northwest's Summer Festival

Chamber Music Northwest is famous for bringing many of the biggest names in chamber music making to Portland every summer. But it's fun to look at the roster and take note of the local musicians who will join in the fun. This year's brochure lists violinist and Oregon Symphony concertmaster Jun Iwasaki, cellists Hamilton Cheifetz, Nancy Ives, and Dorothy Lewis, the French hornist John Cox, and percussionist Niel DePonte.

DePonte will be playing in the Peter Schickele program on June 26 and 27.

Cheifetz, Ives, and Lewis will appear in the Holiday Hit Parade: Music of the Americas on July 3 and 4. This concert includes Villa-Lobos' Bachiani Brasileira No 5 for soprano and eight cellos.

Cox will play a Rossini sonata on July 7 and 8.

Iwasaki is featured in the Baroque Concerto Night program on July 10 and 11.

I had originally posted that Matt Haimovitz lived here, but I made a false assumption. According to his bio on Oxingale records, Haimovitz "lives in Montréal, Quebec with his wife, composer Luna Pearl Woolf, their daughter, and their Tibetan spaniel, Shoko." Thanks for fellow blogger and violist Charles Noble for pointing out my error. In any case, Haimowitz will be part of the Mark O'Connor Quartet, which performs on July 5. Haimovitz will also play in Holiday Hit Parade program on July 3 and 4.


nobleviola said...

I was not aware that Matt Haimovitz lived in Portland - is this true?

James Bash said...

Actually, I'm not sure. I made an assumption based on his numerous appearances here. I'll try to find out and respond with the answer.

James Bash said...

Thanks for catching that Charles. I've posted the correction.

SMB said...

Hi James - don't be afraid of reaching me, either! Always happy to help with those sorts of questions... Matt's connectivity to Portland musicians and musical organizations is manifold but, as you point out in your correction, he's not a PDX resident.

Thanks for chatting up CMNW - more good news coming your way about the summer season!