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NAOMI LAVIOLETTE – MUSIC & LEGACY

Wednesday, June 13

Pianist, singer and songwriter Naomi LaViolette performs a concert entitled, “Music and Legacy.” She will present original songs that preserve the stories and legacies of the people and occasion they were composed for. The program will also include songs from the Saving His Music project, which is her work to preserve the music of Steven Goodwin, a local composer with Alzheimer’s disease.

Portland, Oregon-based musician Naomi LaViolette has found her niche amongst retro-style grooves, cool jazz, and classical arrangements.  Naomi’s smooth vocals are remniscent of Norah Jones’ sultry blues and the ethereal approach of Sarah McLachlan.  Her wide-ranging keyboard style includes the precision of classical performance, the groove of jazz, and the ambience of folk-rock.  Her artistic and authentic live performance, whether solo or with a band or ensemble, is an intimate and inspiring experience.

Naomi has released three records, most recently Written For You in October 2017. Her work with Steven Goodwin and the Saving His Music project has received prominent coverage in national and local news, including CBS Sunday Morning.  Their record, entitled The Nature Of Love, spent three weeks on the Billboard New Age chart in January 2018.

Naomi’s roots are deep in classical music—she has a master’s degree in classical piano performance.  Her original music has received great reviews and critical acclaim from media and she has performed at esteemed venues and festivals including the Portland Jazz Festival, The Aladdin Theatre, Jimmy Mak’s, and The Bite of Oregon. She has been the pianist for the Oregon Repertory Singers since 2004.

DOUBLE REED DIVAS

Wednesday, June 20

The Double Reed Divas of the Oregon Chamber Players, Victoria Racz oboe/English horn, Ann van Bever oboe/English horn, and Dagny Rask Regan oboe/English horn/bassoon, perform a concert featuring works for this popular wind ensemble.

The Oregon Chamber Players was founded in 1995 by Timoteus Racz, along with his wife, Victoria Racz.  For 20 years they have provided musicians and audience the widest selection of composers and instrumentation for each concert – from early Baroque to contemporary (including commissioned works and premier performances) and everything from a solo serenade to a symphony – all conductorless!

Innovative with their concepts, they were the first in the region to present interactive children’s concerts with an Instrument Petting Zoo; Audience Select Concerts; and Mystery Pieces, among others.  They also featured a unique Student Apprenticeship Program where talented music students had the opportunity to perform Mock Auditions, receive private coaching from our players, and rehearse with the ensemble.

NO LUNCHTIME CONCERT – JUNE 27

Wednesday, June 27

Because of renovations, the auditorium will be closed.  Lunchtime Concerts will return on July 11.

NO LUNCHTIME CONCERT – HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Wednesday, July 4

Lunchtime Concert Series will return July 11, 2018.  Have a safe Independence Day!

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