2014 - 2015 Season

Tien Tsieh is a phenomenal concert pianist from China who immigrated to the US with her family when she was nine years old.  She has since developed into a remarkable musician giving concerts at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in New York City; the Lizst Museum in Budapest, Hungary; the Shanghai Conservatory; Seattle’s Town Hall; and many other venues up and down the West Coast and throughout the US and Europe.  She has several recordings out on the Titanic and MSR labels and has received critical acclaim from many quarters for her concerts and recordings.  She has also appeared as featured soloist with the Spokane Symphony, the Redlands Symphony, and the Houston Symphony.  Her concert repertoire spans the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and early Modern eras and she has been called “a formidable virtuoso and also a magnetic musical persona.”

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
Maier Performance Hall
Caballito Negro

This unusual flute and percussion duo “perform intercultural work, in a fearless, ecstatic blend of modern and traditional aesthetics … they collaborate with many prominent, innovative artists, creating contemporary music that pushes the flute and percussion repertoire to new heights …”.  New Zealand flutist Tessa Brinckman has been described as a “flutist of chameleon-like gifts and virtuoso elegance” and the “highlight of Portland”.  She has worked with many classical music ensembles in concert series in the US, South Africa and New Zealand.  Percussionist Terry Longshore’s genre-crossing work balances the artistry of the concert stage with the spontaneity of jazz and the energy of a rock club.  Dr. Longshore brings a dynamic voice to every musical encounter.  In addition to Caballito Negro, Dr. Longshore performs with Compás, Dúo Flamenco, Skin & Bones, and red fish blue fish.  The members of this duo have performed, collectively and separately, with the Oregon Symphony, the LA Philharmonic, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Cabrillo Music Festival and many other venues.  Their Maier Hall performance will include the Olympic Peninsula premiere of Dr. David P. Jones’ “Music for South Africa”.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:00pm
Maier Performance Hall
Timothy Hudson

Tim Hudson is one of the finest young trumpet soloists in the US.  His Principal Trumpet credits include the Knoxville Symphony, State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra of Northern New York.  He has also performed with the Oslo Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, and the International Orchestra. Conductors with whom he has worked include, Lorin Maazel, Yoel Levi, Mariss Jansons and Leonard Slatkin.  Dr. Hudson is the founder and leader of Carolina Brass, who have performed extensively throughout the US and recorded several CD’s on the Summit label.  As an artist/educator he has worked across the US, and in Mexico, New Zealand, the Far East and Israel.  He is also on the faculty of Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina.  Dr. Hudson’s program, sure to include a broad range of interesting and accessible works for trumpet, will also feature a composition written expressly for him by Dr. David P. Jones, Copper Lake Fantasy.  Dr. Jones will accompany out soloist at the piano.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 7:00pm
Maier Performance Hall