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Luxury on the Lake 2! Party of Note

Friday August 24, 2012    7:30pm

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!”

Delicious dinner & drinks provided.

$75 per person

Invite your friends!

To attend, please email Allison Howard at allisonhowarddesigns@yahoo.com

Space for each event is very limited.

Three is Not a Crowd! Party of Note

April 27th, 7:30pm

Cellist Trevor Fitzpatrick, violinist Ryan Lee and Silu Fei on viola explore the easy listening of the string trio in the setting it was truly meant for!

Held at the Rummer designed, Beaverton area home of Phil Mandel.

Enjoy wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert.

When: Friday, April 27,  2012
Time:  7:30pm
Cost: $60

For inquiries and reservations please contact Allison Howard at allisonhowarddesigns@yahoo.com

Celebrating the 17th and 18th Century – Party of Note

March 23, 2012

Tim Scott turns back the hands of time with an event showcasing the glorious past of both the cello and the viola de gamba.  This evening of great music will not only entertain you but you may learn a bit as well.

Held at the glamorous West Hills home of Carey and Cam Wiley.

When: Friday, March 23,  2012
Time:  7:30pm
Cost: $60

To secure your spot contact Allison Howard at allisonhowarddesigns@yahoo.com

Nubi Woodwind Quintet- Party of Note

Nubi Woodwind Quintet

March 2, 2012

Alicia DiDonato Paulsen, flute; Marty Hebert, oboe; Mark Dubac, clarinet; Carin Miller, bassoon; and Alicia Waite, horn will perform lively and beautiful works from the woodwind quintet repertoire.

Held at the stunning Eastmoreland home of Drs. Cliff and Karen Deveney.

When: Friday, March 2,  2012
Time:  7:30pm
Cost: $75
Enjoy a special tasting of local cottage wines with heavy appetizers and dessert.

To secure your spot contact Allison Howard at allisonhowarddesigns@yahoo.com

Fall in love at our “Love Stories” Party of Note

Fall in love at our “Love Stories” Party of Note.

Not just for couples.

Join violinists Keiko Araki and Lynn Finch, violist Leah Ilem and cellist Ken Finch as they play music inspired by love stories.

Held at the delightful Beaverton home of Lael and Forrest Seitz.

When: Friday, February 10,  2012
Time:  7:30pm
Cost: $60
Enjoy wine, heavy appetizers and dessert.

To secure your spot contact Allison Howard at allisonhowarddesigns@yahoo.com

Jan 20th, 2012 – Not Just a Pretty Bass!

This concert featuring Ted Botsford will showcase the bass as a solo instrument and will feature bass music written by bass players.

Such a versatile instrument allows for influences from all different genres from classical to jazz to bluegrass.

Music by Edgar Meyer, Francois Rabbath and Nicholas Walker with help from OSO violinist Emily Cole and guest violist Marissa Winship. Held at the chic Beaverton home of Karen and Keith Johnson.

When: Friday, January 20,  2011
Time:  7:30pm
Cost: $60
Enjoy wine, heavy appetizers and dessert.

To secure your spot contact Allison Howard at allisonhowarddesigns@yahoo.com

November 4, 2011 – Party of Note Tango with the Arnica String Quartet

There may not be quite enough room for dancing, but you are certain to be swept off your feet by this performance of tango music.

Let the Arnica String quartet transport you; they are Charles Noble (viola), Heather Blackburn (cello), Fumino Ando (violin) and Shin-young Kwon (violin). Held at the gorgeous Irvington area home of George and Lucy Shanno.

When: Friday, November 4,  2011
Time:  7:30pm
Cost: $60
Enjoy wine, heavy appetizers and dessert.

To secure your spot contact Allison Howard at allisonhowarddesigns@yahoo.com

October 28th – Halloween Party of Note String Quartet “Tricks n’ Treats”!

Start your Halloween festivities with an evening of Chamber Music fun!

Marilyn  de Oliveira, Shin-young Kwon, Emily Cole and Jen Arnold invite you into the “frightful” world of un-rehearsed music.

“Trick” them into sight-reading quartets YOU select, or let them “Treat” you with their own sight-reading favorites.
These symphony musicians “un-mask” themselves while you discover the thrilling experience of spontaneous music-making.

Costumes required!

Held at the beautiful Elizabeth Leach Gallery in the Pearl District.

When: Friday, October 28, 2011
Time:  7:30pm
Cost: $60
Enjoy wine, heavy appetizers and dessert.

To secure your spot contact Allison Howard at allisonhowarddesigns@yahoo.com