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2012 / 2013 Season

Parties of Note Summer and Fall 2012

Join us for this exciting and intimate series of fundraisers for the Oregon Symphony! Food buffet, drinks and remarkable performances by our symphony musicians.

To attend, please email Allison Howard at

Invite your friends!

August 24th, 7:30pm |

Luxury on the Lake 2!

Principal cellist Nancy Ives at Dr. Louis and Judy McCraw s gorgeous home, right on Lake Oswego.
While hiking recently in Belize, Nancy was inspired to create this evening’s program. In her own words: “The 20th century saw the emergence of the cello from the shadow of the violin thanks to greats like Pablo, Slava and Yo-Yo. (That’s Casals, Rostropovitch and Ma, of course!) I am always aware of how we cellists today walk in their footsteps — beauty, technique, repertoire and humanity. This summer, I’m doing a blog project focused on the Bach Suites, so Casals is on my mind. He’s the one who brought the Suites into the repertoire and his performances made the whole world fall in love with them. He inspired composers and collaborators, and did some composing himself. Music related to Pablo!”
$75 per person.

September 7th, 7:30pm |

Tango Music with Erin Furbee/Tango Pacifico, Carlos Kalmar and Colin Currie!

Joining Assistant Concertmaster Erin Furbee and bassist Jeff Johnson are members of their Tango Pacifico group, with special guest percussionist Colin Currie (who opens the season with the orchestra the next night). Also, Carlos SINGS!
Held at the beautiful Eastmoreland home of Drs. Cliff and Karen Deveney, who will once again be sharing their collection of cottage wines and amazing greenhouse full of orchids.
$75 per person

October 12th, 7:30pm

Mousaii Remix and the Mad Hatter!

Tumble down the rabbit hole with theĀ  lovely ladies of Mousaii Remix (violinists Emily Cole and Shin-young Kwon, cellist Marilyn de Oliveira and violist Jen Arnold) who will be inviting guests to challenge their skills by choosing music on the spot for them to play. This was a huge hit last year, with lots of laughter, audience participation and even some competition. Their level of playing will astonish you! Held at the Rummer-designed Beaverton home of Keith and Karen Johnson. We’ll be having wine instead of tea, but guests are encouraged to wear a chapeau or channel their favorite wonderland character in some way!
$60 per person

November 30th, 7:30pm |

Arnica String Quartet- A Few Of Our Favorite Things!

Assistant Principal violist Charles Noble, his cellist wife Heather Blackburn, with violinists Fumido Ando and Shin-young Kwon are always full of surprises! Held at another Rummer designed home in Beaverton, belonging to PON regular Phil Mandel.
$60 per person

Coming this winter/spring:
Assistant Principal Bass Ted Botsford, Jan. 25th
Assistant Principal Oboe Karen Wagner hosts at her home in Feb.
Nubi Quintet
Cellist Trevor Fitzpatrick puts together 7(!) musicians for “A Musical Joke”
And more…
About Parties of Note:

Presented by the Friends of the Oregon Symphony’s Urban Chapter (young professionals), this exciting series of intimate concerts take place on Friday nights at 7:30pm. The featured Oregon Symphony musicians have graciously donated their ideas, time and talent for these house parties and guests love the music as much as getting acquainted with some of their favorite symphony players! Your ticket price helps support a wonderful organization while you enjoy wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert. It’s a lot of food- let’s just say Dinner!

For inquiries and reservations please contact Allison Howard at

Space for each event is very limited.