East Coast Chamber Orchestra wows with stellar performance

by James Bash James Bash writes articles fora variety of publications, including magazines such as Opera America, OpenSpaces, Opera, MUSO, International Arts Manager, American Record Guide,Symphony, Opera Canada, and PSU Magazine. The newspapers include Crosscut, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Oregonian, The Columbian, The Portland Tribune, The Register-Guard, and Willamette Week. James has also written a number of articles for the Oregon Arts Commission andcontributed articles to the 2nd edition of the Grove Dictionary of American Music. James was a fellow to the 2008 NEA Journalism Institute for Classical Music and Opera. He is a member of the Music Critics Association of North America (mcana.org) and lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Kathy. 13.04.2012


"The East Coast Chamber Orchestra made an emphatic statement in its Portland debut on March 27th at Kaul Auditorium in a concert sponsored by Chamber Music Northwest. The ensemble, now in its tenth year, played works by Elgar, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Geminiani, and Portland-native Kenji Bunch with impeccable precision and verve........Their gorgeous quality of playing made it easy to luxuriate in the lush harmonies, the agile and unified accelerandos, the big crescendos, the whispery-clear tremolos, and the delicate pianissimos."

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