Linfield recital to feature violin, piano

Casey BozellThe Linfield College Music Department will present a violin recital featuring violinist Casey Bozell and pianist Chris Engbretson.

The performance, “American Characters,” will be held Saturday, March 2, at 3 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield. The program will consist of old and new American music, such as Copland, Kroll, Barber and O’Connor. Bozell will also present two world premieres and one West Coast premiere of pieces she commissioned for this occasion. She will be joined by Engbretson, visiting professor of music, on piano.

Chris EngbretsonBozell earned her bachelor of music performance degree from the University of Northern Colorado, and her master of music performance degree from Northwestern University. She is an active solo, chamber and orchestral player, holding positions with the Portland Opera Orchestra, Oregon Ballet Theater, Linfield Chamber Orchestra and Eugene Symphony. Bozell has performed as a chamber musician with the Portland-based TARDIS Ensemble, of which she is a core member. She has performed as a soloist with both the Linfield Chamber Orchestra and the Central Oregon Chamber Orchestra. Bozell has been a featured chamber player in the Oregon Coast Music Festival and serves on the faculty at the Young Musicians and Artists Camp in Salem. She is an instructor at Concordia University in Portland and Corban University in Salem.

Engbretson earned his bachelor of arts degree in music from Linfield and his master of music degree in choral conducting from Northern Arizona University. Over the past decade, he has worked extensively as a pianist, chorister, vocal coach and conductor both locally and abroad. He recently appeared alongside Susan McDaniel, adjunct professor of music at Linfield, at Musique à Beaumont, a summer institute for two pianos in the Loire Valley, France.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public. For more information, contact the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275,