Project Chamber Music: Willamette Valley returns to the Elsinore Theatre, celebrating seven years of extraordinary, dynamic chamber music in Salem, and steadfast support for the Salem-Keizer Public School orchestra programs.
The award-winning Aeolus Quartet will return to the stage, alongside dancer Lesley Garrison, a member of NYC's famed Mark Morris Dance Group.
Of the upcoming concert, Project Chamber Music Artistic Director and Salem native Caitlin Lynch shares: "I've always been excited by cross-pollination in the arts, and captivated by the relationship between movement and music in particular. I was first struck by Lesley's artistry when my string quartet, the Aeolus Quartet, performed with the Mark Morris Dance Group in NYC. I was struck by how connected Lesley was to the music - how deeply she listened and responded to the music in real-time. Our collaborations later continued at the Smithsonian, where I first witnessed her gift as a choreographer. We are beyond proud and excited to present the world premiere of the next chapter in our artistic journey together: a brand new dance, choreographed and performed by Lesley Garrison, alongside the Aeolus Quartet." The concert features music by Jessie Montgomery, George Walker, and Antonin Dvorak.
To date, nearly $21,000 in Project Chamber Music ticket sale proceeds have been donated to provide private instrumental lessons for local students for whom the cost would be otherwise prohibitive. As is tradition, 100% of ticket sale proceeds from this concert will be donated for this purpose.