All concert participants gather! Be sure to mark Sunday, January 22nd for an afternoon of chamber music by the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA).
What kind of music is chamber music? CGOA’s Mark Steighner said: Large ensembles are great, but they can also be anonymous. Chamber music gives you a more personal musical experience. ”
The annual chamber music afternoon was a popular staple of the pre-pandemic CGOA season, but like many things had to be shelved for several years. But now, with a full season, the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association is back offering a wide range of musical experiences, including chamber music.
One of the unique aspects of chamber music is the collaborative preparation of performers outside of regular orchestral rehearsals. “For most musicians, it’s fun to use their skills and take responsibility for their musical choices,” he said Steighner.
While the final lineup of performers has yet to be determined, the program will include a string quartet, piano and cello solos, duets, and the Riverside Community performing Eric Whitaker’s ‘Sing Gently’ accompanied by a string quartet.・Includes a special appearance by the Church Chansel Choir. Whitacre’s music was originally written for a virtual choir made up of tens of thousands of singers around the world.
The afternoon chamber music concert begins at 1:30 PM at Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Road, Hood River. No fees or tickets are required, but donations to CGOA are welcomed at our doorstep.
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