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OUR TEN WILLAMETTE VALLEY OFFSPRING

ERIK PETERSON, violin, is a member of the Colorado Symphony and Denver’s Ivy Street Ensemble, and founder and artistic director of this festival. Erik performed June 17, 24, 26, and 28 and at the June 19 Donor Gala.

KENJI BUNCH, viola, of Brooklyn, NY, is an Oregon native and a multi-award-winning composer. He performed June 21, 24, 26, and 28.

JASON DUCKLES is cellist of the renowned Amelia Piano Trio and has appeared in several Chintimini seasons. He now lives in Corvallis and conducts the Eugene Youth Symphony. Jason performed June 17.

ADAM ESBENSEN, cello, a founding Chintimini player, is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Cello Quartet. Adam performed June 26 and 28 and in the Children’s Concerts at the library June 22.

SARAH KNUTSON plays first violin in the San Francisco Symphony. Sarah, a founding Chintimini musician who grew up in Corvallis, performed June 26 and 28 and in the Children’s Concerts at the library June 22.

LINDA LARSON, soprano, first performed in Chintimini in 2002; in 2005 she premiered a song cycle commissioned by the Festival. Linda sang Respighi in the closing concert, in the CHS Main Theater.

ADAM MATTHES, viola, Corvallis offspring and already a veteran of four Chintimini festivals, performed June 17, at the Donor Gala, and Beethoven’s Op. 130 June 26.

KATHERINE McLIN, violin, a Salem 15-year-old when she made her concerto debut with the Oregon Symphony, is on the faculty at Arizona State University. Katherine performed June 21 and 26 and at the Donor Gala June 19.

ANNE RIDLINGTON, cello, of the Eugene Symphony, the Oregon Mozart Players, and the Corvallis-OSU Symphony, performed June 17 and 21.

NOAH SEITZ, cello, of the Oregon Mozart Players, also grew up in Corvallis. Noah performed June 24 and in the Donor Gala June 19.

GUEST ARTISTS and COMPOSERS

SILVER AINOMÄE, principal cello of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, performed June 24 and 26.

BOB BRUDVIG, of the Oregon State University music faculty, a national and international solo percussionist, performed in the final concert June 28, in the CHS Main Theater, and in the Children’s Concerts.

ERIN FURBEE, assistant concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony and founder of Tango Pacífico, has been featured in many Chintimini festivals. Erin joined the chamber orchestra on June 22.

FRITZ GEARHART, violinist, of the Oregon String Quartet, has often performed at Chintimini since 2002. He was heard June 21 and 26.

ANTHEA KRESTON, violinist of the Amelia Piano Trio, has been a part of several Chintimini seasons since 2003. She and Jason now live in Corvallis, where she leads the school strings program. Anthea performed June 17.

JESSICA LAMBERT of Oregon State University, concertmaster of the Corvallis-OSU Symphony, performed June 17, 21, 24, 26, and 28.

MONICA OHUCHI, pianist, has delighted audiences in three previous seasons. She joined violinist Katherine and clarinetist Abby June 21 in Peter Schickele’s Serenade for Three.

PHILLIP STEVENS, violist, is a member of the Colorado Symphony, and, with Erik and Cathy Peterson, of Denver’s Ivy Street Ensemble. A major presence in nearly every Chintimini Festival, he performed June 17, 21, and 24.

ABBY RAYMOND, Colorado Symphony clarinetist who first played at Chintimini in 2004, was back for Schickele June 21, Stravinsky June 28, and the Children’s Concerts June 22.

DAVID SIMMONS, singer, actor, radio personality, and now medical student, has delighted all ages in Chintimini Children’s Concerts for the past three years. He did it again June 22!

TOMAS SVOBODA has created the first movement of his String Quartet No. 12 on commission from the Chintimini Festival. It premiered June 17.

Five more instrumentalists, three actors, and a conductor appear in the final concert June 28, in Stravinsky’s L’histoire du soldat. Joining Festival musicians were Evan Kuhlmann, bassoon, Drew Giambrone, bass, Sarah Viens, trumpet, Ryan Chaney, trombone, Robert Delk Hirsh, The Devil, and Josh Lawrence, The Soldier. Adam Flatt conducts and David Ogden Stiers narrates.

 

 

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