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Plans for Winter Fest February 28 – March 1, 2020
We once again plan Winter Fest events to highlight OCMA chamber musical performance. Our Festival Orchestra musicians Shelley Mathewson and Sharon Eng (Madrona Viola Duo) will play an interactive concert for the area students on Friday morning, February 28 at Marshfield Auditorium. This event is coordinated with instructors at Marshfield and North Bend schools. On Saturday, February 29th, the Madrona Viola Duo will provide a special benefit at the Coos History Museum’s Sprague Gallery. We plan to reveal our new festival image at that event. On Sunday afternoon, March 1st, we have special benefit event scheduled for Black Market Gourmet with a return by Aaron Johnson to play a jazz chamber concert. Tickets for both benefits will be available starting in Mid-December.
Duo Amabile Returns to Charleston April 4th
Steven Moeckel and Paula Fan are scheduled for an- other amazing concert in the auditorium of South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. Steven was named as concert master of the Santa Fe Opera, and will not be available for our July Festival, but his love of all things on the South Coast is bringing him and his colleague Paula Fan to plan another benefit for us this April. Tickets will be available in mid-December.
Ron Blessinger Selected as New OCMA Concert Master
Violinist Ron Blessinger has accepted our offer to serve as OCMA concert master. A member of the Oregon Symphony, Ron as frequently appeared with them as a soloist and chamber music performer. Ron serves as executive director of 45th Parallel Universe, a musician managed collective that presents nine concert series in Portland. He has performed on and served as executive producer for recordings of contemporary classical music. and collaborates with major arts institutions in the Portland Area.