Chamber Music Northwest

The mission of Chamber Music Northwest is: to inspire listeners through concerts celebrating the richness and diversity of chamber music, performed by artists of the highest caliber. We value: Producing programs of the highest artistic quality, innovating while honoring the traditional repertoire, and performing in first class venues; Championing the intimacy of the chamber music experience; Collaborating with other organizations.
Nov 21, 2012

Planning underway for 4th Protege Project at CMNW

Early plans for our 4th Protege Project during the 2013 Summer Festival are coming together.  We will bring an emerging young string quartet, recent graduates of a top conservatory.  Look for the name of the ensemble to be revealed in a future update.  We'll also bring a pianist and several wind players.  The Protege Project will continue our popular club concerts with 3-4 shows in alternative venues around the city like the Doug Fir, Someday Lounge, and Alberta Rose Theater.  Proteges will also lead workshops for local music students and perform in a number of free community outreach concerts.  We look forward to sharing more with you as plans develop over the next few months!

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Sep 5, 2012

CMNW celebrates 3rd year of the Protege Project

2012 Protégé Project

In our 42nd annual summer festival, we celebrated the third year of our exciting Protégé Project, presenting dynamic concerts to many sellout crowds. Designed as a training, performance and outreach program for outstanding young emerging artists, we invited 10 young musicians in their mid-20s to be in residence during the five-week festival. They were mentored and coached by CMNW festival artists, performed with their older colleagues on the CMNW stage, and presented their own “Club Concerts” in alternative venues. The Protégés also coached Portland-area music students at local summer music camps, performed at retirement communities, and presented other free CMNW summer outreach events.

 The 2012 Protégé Project featured the Amphion String Quartet and additional instrumentalists, from piano and percussion to bass and trombone.  This year for the first time, we incorporated a Protege composer, Oregon's own Katerina Kramarchuk.  We also offered the musicians opportunities to perform in new combinations throughout the festival.  The Protégés performed three Wednesday night “club concerts” in alternative venues such as the Doug Fir Lounge and Alberta Rose Theater, a series of intimate and informal events for audiences of around 200. At the Alberta Rose Theater, we had a near capacity crowd of over 300.  The Protégés also performed many free outreach concerts around Portland, including at retirement communities and a downtown noon concert at the Oregon Historical Society. A highlight of the season was our joint series with BodyVox, combining live music and dance to create a memorable show for three sellout crowds at PSU's Lincoln Hall. 

 We are grateful for the support through Global Giving which helped us continue and expand this exciting new program. 

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Jun 19, 2012

2012 Protege Project just around the corner!

At the end of this week, our 2012 Proteges arrive in Portland to begin rehearsing for the first of their three concerts: 

  • Wed June 27 - Doug Fir Lounge - Amphion String Quartet playing Bartok, Berg and Brahms.
  • Wed July 11 - Someday Lounge - Amphion Quartet plus Gloria Chien, festival artists David Shifrin and Julie Feves performing music by our first-ever Protege composer, Katerina Kramarchuk.  The composer herself will also perform on piano.
  • Wed July 25 - Alberta Rose Theater - Edgar Meyer and his son George will perform with Protege brass and percussionists, along with the Amphion Quartet in a diverse program.

We're excited to announce that we're partnering with Young Professionals of Portland to host YPOP @ CMNW on 7/11 at the Someday Lounge.  We look forward to sharing the excitement of our Club Concerts with YPOP members for the first time this year!

We're also pleased to share that our Proteges will be performing on Intel's Jones Farm Campus for company employees on Friday, June 29th.  This is a component of our partnership with Intel's Great Place to Work program, and we look forward to welcoming Intel to our festival concerts. 

In addition to the Club Concerts, our 2012 Proteges will join Festival artists for main stage concerts and will perform around town in free public outreach concerts and private events, including at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, and a joint show at PSU's Lincoln Hall with the renowned local modern dance company, BodyVox.  

We hope you will join us for the exciting third year of the Protege Project!  Buy your tickets now, as the club concerts are selling fast!   More details are available on our website at the following link:

http://cmnw.org/education.html

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