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Oregon East Symphony announces upcoming concerts

Published on January 31, 2018 1:55PM

Violinist Hannah Leland and pianist Sue Nelson (not pictured) will perform Sarasate’s “Carmen Fantasy” as part of the Feb. 10 Winter Chamber Music Festival at the Vert Clubroom in Pendleton.

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Violinist Hannah Leland and pianist Sue Nelson (not pictured) will perform Sarasate’s “Carmen Fantasy” as part of the Feb. 10 Winter Chamber Music Festival at the Vert Clubroom in Pendleton.


Waiting list established for chamber festival

East Oregonian

Small chamber ensembles paired with hearty hors d’oeuvres and wine is featured during the upcoming performance presented by the Oregon East Symphony

The annual Winter Chamber Music Festival is Saturday, Feb.10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Vert Clubroom, 345 S.W. Fourth St., Pendleton. Tickets are sold out for the event, however, people may be put on a waiting list by contacting the symphony at 541-276-0320 or oesofficeinfo@gmail.com. In addition, some seats may be released on the day of the performance — allowing patrons an opportunity to purchase tickets at the door.

The performers include violinist Hannah Leland and pianist Sue Nelson, who will perform Pablo de Sarasate’s “Carmen Fantasy,” the Raising the Bar Players performing movements of Mozart’s “String Quintet No. 3,” principal flautist Cathy Muller leading performances of works by Luigi Boccherini and Dmitri Shostakovich, and perennial favorites the Pendleton Brass Quintet featuring Steve Muller, Jill Scanlan, Gary Ferguson, Andy Cary and Kaitlyn McMasters.

Tickets are still available for other upcoming Oregon East Symphony concerts. “A Soldier’s Tale” is Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bob Clapp Theater at Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton. Produced in collaboration with Pendleton Ballet Theatre, “L’Histoire du Soldat (A Soldier’s Tale)” is a theatrical ballet composed by Igor Stravinsky, which premiered in September 1918. The Faustian tale of a soldier, it centers around his homecoming from a great war and his exchange of his fiddle to the devil for a book of knowledge.

Also, the season finale is Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Vert Auditorium. It feature guest soloist Augusta Schubert on Felix Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto.” The program also includes Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 2” and the overture to Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.”

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors or $45 for a family of four. Advance tickets are available at www.oregoneastsymphony.org, Pendleton Art + Frame, 28 S.W. Court Ave., and the symphony office, 345 S.W. Fourth St. They also will be sold at the door. For more information, call the symphony office at 541-276-0320.



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