Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Portland musical history at the Central Library - the Neah-Kah-Nie String Quartet

Dana Carlile, composer, local historian, and one of Portland's most eclectic individuals, will give an interesting lecture and visual documentary about the life and times of Portland violin virtuoso Susie Fennell Pipes and the story of the Neah-Kah-Nie String Quartet. This lecture surveys Portland chamber music in the first half of the 20th Century includes Susie Fennell Pipes' most significant colleagues including violinist and conductor Theodore Spiering, cellists Ferdinand Konrad and Michel Penha, violists Alexander Vdovin and Abraham Weiss and violinist Hubert Sorenson.

Where: Central Library
U.S. Bank Room

When: Sunday, November 2, 2008 3:30-5 p.m


The Library has posted this lecture here.

CD Baby carries a recording of the music written by Ferdinand Sorenson (father of Hubert Sorenson and grandfather of Dana Carlile) and a more complete description of the quartet. Click here for more information.

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