Linfield faculty, students to present chamber music

Carnival of the animalsLinfield College will present “The Carnival of the Animals: An Evening of Saint-Saens,” featuring the Linfield Faculty-Student Chamber Ensemble, Thursday, March 9, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

Camille Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals” will be performed in its original chamber version by the Linfield Faculty-Student Chamber Ensemble with guest narrators, Ronni Lacroute and John McKeegan. The ensemble will also perform Saint-Saens’ “Septet for Trumpet, Strings and Piano,” featuring Linfield faculty Joan Paddock, trumpet; Victoria Gunn, viola; and Albert Kim, piano. Kim also serves as director of the Faculty-Student Chamber Ensemble series.

Now entering its second season, the Faculty-Student Chamber Ensemble provides advanced Linfield music students with the opportunity to perform chamber repertory alongside professional mentor musicians.  It is made possible by the generous support of our music community.  Student performers are recommended by the music faculty on the basis of outstanding performance juries. Mentor musicians represent Linfield College, the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Willamette University, Concordia University, the Portland Opera Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Chintimini Chamber Festival, TableTop Opera and Universidad Juan N. Corpas.

The performance is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Linfield College Department of Music. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit linfield.edu/arts.