CASCADIA CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

CASCADIA CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Please join the Cascadia Chamber Ensemble, Elizabeth Doty violin, Alistair Kok viola, Tom Graves cello, and Hannah Brewer piano, for a program of cello sonatas by Chopin and Beethoven and an arrangement by Mozart of a Bach Prelude & Fugue for string trio.


Elizabeth Doty
, a Portland native, received her Bachelor of Music Performance degree summa cum laude from the University of Oregon, and went on to complete her Master’s of Music Performance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, where she held a string quartet fellowship. A core member of the Columbia and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras, Elizabeth also teaches violin lessons at the Rose City Music Academy.

Alistair Kok, viola, was born in Blacksburg, Virginia and is a graduate of Virginia Tech, the Ohio State University College of Dentistry, and the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He moved to Portland in 2015 and currently serves as violinist and librarian for the Newport Symphony, subs regularly as a violinist with the Yakima Symphony and Oregon East Symphony, and violist with the Vancouver Symphony and Salem Orchestra. Alistair also performs regularly in various venues around Portland and Newport with his piano trio, Trio Musicorum Medicorum (a trio of doctors with pianist Andrew Bonner and cellist Rebecca Reese). When he is not playing violin or viola, Alistair can be found on the ice training as a figure skater, taking care of his angelfish, and spending time with his dog, Willy.

Tom Graves, cellist, is a practicing attorney. He graduated with a double degree from Oberlin College & Conservatory. Tom has performed as a soloist with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, and also as a member of the Aspen Concert Orchestra, the Oberlin Orchestra, and more recently with the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra. With a renewed focus on chamber music, Tom has been performing with Cascadia since its inception in 2012.

Hannah Brewer is a Portland-based pianist, organist, and harpsichordist. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory, a Master of Music degree from Pittsburg State University, and additional degrees in art history. She is currently Director of Music & Organist at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church in Portland. In addition, Hannah accompanies a variety of choral ensembles in the Portland area, teaches organ lessons privately and as an adjunct instructor at the University of Portland, plays harpsichord with the Wildwood Consort, and sings with the liturgical choir, Cantores in Ecclesia

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