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5/1/2009 Linfield concert series presents final performance

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         McMINNVILLE – International performers and recording artists Jill Timmons and Laura Klugherz, known as the Klugherz/Timmons Duo, will perform two upcoming concerts to close out the 2008-09 Linfield College Lively Arts Concert Series.

         The duo will perform Wednesday, May 20, and Thursday, May 21, at 8 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield.

         Timmons, artist-in-residence at Linfield, and Klugherz, professor of music and African/Latin American studies at Colgate University, will perform a blend of French and American works on the viola and piano. The music comes from artists such as Jean-Baptiste Sébastien Bréval, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Johannes Brahms, José Sabre Marroquín and Henri Vieuxtemps. The program will also be featured during a residency in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, May 7-11, and during a June festival in France.

         For over 20 years, Timmons and Klugherz have performed internationally and recorded as the Klugherz/Timmons Duo. They have performed at the Bösendorfer Hall in Vienna, the American Embassy in Hamburg, Merkin Hall in New York, colleges and universities throughout the United States and at numerous music festivals worldwide. Klugherz and Timmons also participate in master classes and workshops for string players and pianists and are frequently heard on NPR’s “Morning Edition.”

         Timmons has performed internationally as a solo and ensemble artist. She has been heard on National Public Radio, has performed under the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and has received awards from the NEA. As a co-author with Sylvain Frémaux, she won the “Wilk Prize” from the University of California for groundbreaking research on the Polish composer Alexandre Tansman. She has a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Washington and received her master’s degree in music from Boston University.

         Klugherz has performed as a soloist and chamber music artist throughout the world. She is a former concertmaster of the Munich Chamber Orchestra, a member of the North German Radio Orchestra in Hamburg and has won three Fulbright Awards. She is the director of Retiro Musical Curanilahu in Chile and the Chenango Summer MusicFest. She holds an artist diploma from the Bayerische Hochschule fuer Musik and has a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas, Austin. 

         Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. The concert series is sponsored the Linfield College Department of Music. For more information call 503-883-2275.