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Linfield music groups present spring concert

The Linfield College Department of Music will present the spring band concert featuring the Linfield Concert Band and the Linfield Wind Symphony Tuesday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium at Linfield College. The concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Jay Chen, conductor of the Linfield College Band and Brass Ensembles, the band will present multiple pieces. The performance will include “Celebration Overture” by Paul Creston, “Suite Francais” by Darius Milhaud, “Trevelyan Suite” by Sir Malcolm Arnold, “Old Scottish Melody” arranged by Charles Wiley and “Second Suite for Band” by Alfred Reed.

Chen earned a bachelor’s degree from the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China and a master’s degree from Oregon State University. He directed the OSU Trumpet Choir which toured in China during September 2009. Currently at Linfield for the spring, Chen conducts the Linfield College Band and Brass Ensembles as a sabbatical replacement. He is the principal trumpet for the Portland and Eugene Operas and has worked with both the Oregon and Eugene Symphonies. He has performed in the Oregon Bloch Festival in Newport, the Oregon Coast Festival in Coos Bay, the Sunriver Music Festival and the Cascade Music Festival in Bend. He has been a brass faculty member at the Marrowstone Music Festival in Wash., and is currently on the trumpet faculty at the Young Musicians and Artists Summer Camp in Salem. Chen also serves as a soloist, clinician and adjudicator in China as well as throughout the Northwest.

For more information, call 503-883-2275.