Two acclaimed Northwest chamber groups – 45th Parallel and 3 Leg Torso – will present “To Hungary and Beyond” Friday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, located in Melrose Hall at Linfield College.
The concert, sponsored by the Linfield Lively Arts Series, will open with the Sextet in C Major, Op. 37 by Hungarian composer Ernő Dohnányi (1877-1960). This work will be performed by 45th Parallel musicians Janet Coleman, piano; Sean Osborn, clarinet; Joseph Berger, horn; Gregory Ewer, violin and artistic director; Adam LaMotte, viola; and Justin Kagan, cello. Following an intermission, 3 Leg Torso will present their own version of elegant and daring modern chamber pop music arranged for their lively instrumentation.
45th Parallel, founded in 2009, produces and presents chamber music concerts featuring musicians of the Pacific Northwest with occasional guest artists. Creative programming and intimate concert experiences are hallmarks of 45th Parallel, which brings the Northwest’s rich chamber music culture out of the living room and onto the stage.
3 Leg Torso, formed in 1996, is a quintet that performs original compositions based on an eclectic synthesis of chamber music, tango, klezmer, Latin and Roma music. As principal composers, founding members Béla Balogh, violin and trumpet, and Courtney Von Drehle, accordion, provide the core of 3 Leg Torso’s cinematic sound. They are joined by Gary Irvine, mallets and percussion; T.J. Arko, mallets and percussion; and Mike Murphy, bass.
The concert is sponsored by the Linfield Lively Arts Series, which features guest artists in concerts and in outreach activities, including master classes, open rehearsals and “Meet the Musicians” events with students and local audiences.
Tickets are $10 at the door and free for Linfield students with current ID. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.